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- ' ' - - PROTECTION! INDUSTRY 1 ENTERPRISE! PROSPKTilTV ?
APPEAL FOa ANNEXATION.
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1897.
AMERICAN PATRIOTS IN MAW All
Sons of the American devolution. Member
of the O. A.' R. sud Son bf Veterans.
Warn Their Comrade In This
Country That the Time
for Quick Decision
, Has Arrived.
Washington. July 11. An interest
ing addition to the literature respect
ing the proposed annexation of Hawaii
to the United States has just reached
here, in the form of an address by the
Hawaiian branches of the Sons of the
American Revolution, Sons of Veterans
and Grand Army of the Republic, to
Their compatriots in America. The
document was drawn and adopted by
the Sons of the American Revolution
on May 22 last, and subsequently was
adopted by the other organizations, in
each instance by a unanimous vote.
The total membership of these bodies
is about 150, and the titles and names
of officers follow:
Hawaiian Society of the Sons of the
American Revolution Peter Cushman
.Jones, President; Chief Justice Albert
F. Judd, Vice President; John Effinger
Secretary; Prof. William De Witt
Alexander, Register; William J. Forbes
George W. De Long Post 45, G. A,
R. Department of California R. J.
Greene, Post Commander; Fred Sher
man, Post Adjutant.
Capt. G. C. Wiltze Camp 4, Sons of
Veterans, U. S. A. Camp Council: L
K. McGrew, Captain; John W. Short,
Second Lieutenant; George Dilling
ham, Chaplain; James F. Hilbus.
The address says:
"These islands are the meeting place
of the East and the West, of the
American and the Asiatic forms of
civilization, and a few years will wit
ness the triumph of one or the other.
Few of our countrymen are aware of
the rapid changes taking place in the
condition of the Pacific Ocean.
Australia is becoming a mighty com
monwealth; Japan is plishing her way
to the front as. a naval and commercial
powrer; China is beginning to awake
out Qf her long .sleep, while Russia
Only awaits the near completion of the
Trans Siberian Railroad to compete
for the control of this ocean.
"The prophecy uttered thirty years
ago by William H. Seward bids fair
to be fulfilled, viz.: 'The Pacific Ocean
its shores, its islands, and the vast
regions beyond, will become the chief
theatre of events in the world's great
"The position of these islands show
that their relations are naturally with
the American continent. For that
reason they properly fall within the
sphere of the Monroe doctrine, and it
is certainly for the interest of their
people that they should be kept aloft
from the politics of the Old World. It
has been remarked that San Francisco
Honolulu, and Unalaska form an
equilaterieal triangle. The relation of
these islands to the Pacific coast of ,
America is very similar to that of the
Bermuda Islands to the Atlantic
The iutlueuce of American citizens
upon the history of the islands and
their preponderating ownership are
mentioned, and the address continues:
"This is not the place, nor is it
necessary to vindicate the revolution
of 1803. It may be truly said that it
was the same element that had pro
cured for the Hawaiian people their
lauds and their civil rights, that had
saved their independence, and had
borne v ith the Hawaiian monarchy
long after it had become a demoralizing
sham, and at lust was forced in self
defence, to put an end to it. The revo
lution was not the work of filibusters
and adventurers, but of the most con
servative and law abiding citizens, of
the principal taxpayers, the leaders of
industrial enterpries, who had en
dured the rule of carpet baggers and
palace parasites until forbearance
ceased to be a virtue.' There is
ample wealth and intelligence here to
carry on and to pay all the expenses of
territorial jrovernment under the
broad agis of the Union.
' "It may be said: 4 Why not continue
as you are for an indefinite period?'
We reply that we have arrived at a
turning point where things will not
long remain as they are. The irrepress
American civilizations is becoming
more intense and will not be decided
in favor of America except by annexa
tion. m "An active movement has been on
foot here for some time to abolish the
system of contract labor, and to seek
white workers from the United States,
under a system of profit-sharing whhh
is Already in operation on some of our
plantations, and has been successfully
tried in Queensland. Special efforts
have also been made by this Govern
ment, with a gratifying degree of suc
cess, to attract industrious farmers
from the United States to develop our
coffee lands. But'if our overtures for
a closer union with the mother country
are spurned, if our products are dis
criminated against in American
markets, and we are treated as aliens,
it is certain that neither of thete
undertakings can succeed. The un
certainty that will hang over the fate
of this country will deter the most
desirable class of setttlers from coming
"On the other hand, Japan is quietly
pouring in her people for the purpose
of making a peaceful conquest of the
islands, which is a perfectly legitimate
ambition. We can restrict or exclude
Chinese immigration, for we have no
treaty with China. But, unfortunate
ly, our treaty made with Japan in 1871
contains the 'favored nation' clause,
and under its provisions we cannot
prevent her people from com
ing as free immigrants. Five immi
gration companies are at work with
their agents in Japan, who resort to
every artifice to drum up recruits aud
to evade our immigration laws.
"The recent enforcement of a law
intended to exclude paupers has led to
a serious controversy between the two
Governments. The native press of
Japan, and many of her people resid
ing here plainly avow their intention
to possess Hawaii. It would not be
good diplomacy to admit officially that
any such intention exists, nor is it
necessary for Japan to use any force to
accomplish her ends.
"But the republic of Hawaii would
then be run by loyal subjects of the
Mikado, its markets would be filled
with Japanese products, its industries
carried on by Japanese planters and
manufacturers, and its ports filled
with ships carrying the victorious flag
of the Rising Sun. And if, when the
time is ripe, Hawaii should proceed to
ask for actual annexation to Japan,
who would have a right to interfere?
Certainly not the United States, after
having so long refused ail offers of an
nexation. The 'dog in-the manager'
policy will not succeed in the long
"Believing that no half-way measure
will meet the case, and that now is the
time for the United States to secure
this outpost of its western frontier,
not only for its security and the
development of its commerce, but for
the take of maintaining and extending
American principles at this central
meeting place of races, we request our
compatriots to give this subject a care
ful and calm consideration, and to
exert their influence for the cause of
freedom, either as individuals or
officiallv. as shall be deemed most
LABOR FIGHT IN ENGLAND.
THE GREAT STRUCK LE FOR THE EIGHT
HOUR DAY BEGUN.
It Promises te Be the Leafest aaS Meet Bit
ter of Recent British Later Wars
Shipbuilding la All Branches
Involved-Toe Men Have
a Strike Fan4 o4
London, July 10. The troubles in
the engineering trade, which have j
been pending for a long time, will
probably be fought to the bitter end
in what threatens to be the greatest
of recent English labor wan. It is
taking the form both of a lock out and
a strike. It is nominally a struggle
for an eight hour day.
The men, who are members of the
ten trades unions comprising the
Amalgamated Society of Engineers,
made a demand in April which was to
be enforced by a strike in the London
district. In anticipation of this the
London employers joined the already
existing Employers' Assoeiation.which
replied by the discharge of 25 percent,
of the workmen in the chief engineer
ing centres, in order to embaras the
unions and put an intolerable strain
upon their funds.
The unious have replied by calling
out the other 75 per cent, of the men
and issuing stringent directions to
their pickets to keep within the law.
Both the strike and lockout are
spreading throughout the country and
wilT probably become general.
The eight-hour-day battle does not
mean what the average man thinks.
The men do uot assert the right to
work eight hours a day only or forty-
eight hours a week. What they claim
is that all time over forty-eight hours
a week should be paid for at the extra
rates which belong to overtime. The
men have a strike fund of $1,750,000.
The employers declare that they
must win this fight or surrender their
business to foreign competition. The
struggle is likely to be long and
desperate, and as shipbuilding in all
its branches will be completely para
lyzed American yards will probably be
among those to profit.
SPAIN'S TROUBLES THICKEN.
It Is Admittec at Last That Gomel's Forces
Are Near Havana.
Madrid, July 12. A special de
spatch fcom Havana to the Heraldo
says that two of the princibal bands
of insurgents are now in the province
of Havana, and that arms and ammu
nition have beeu landed at various
points along the coast. Upward of
28,000 Spaniards are sick, and there
are 7,000 patients iu the Havana hos
pitals alone. There is also a great
scarcity of provisions, owing to the
delay of the authorities in making
pavments to contractors. The state
meut of the Official Gazette iu regard
to the affairs of the Bank of Spain has
caused a great deal of comment. It is
shown that the notes iu circulation ex
ceed the amount the bank i author
ized to issue by 130.000,000 pesetas.
Fact About North Carolina.
From many sources the following in
teresting facts about North Carolina
have been gathered. It will be well to
keep these for reference:
Number of counties, 90.
State area, 52,280 square miles.
Extreme length is 503$ miles.
Extreme breadth is 187$ miles.
Number of electoral votes 11.
Length of coast line is 414 miles.
Land surface, 48,500 square miles.
Water surface, 3,620 square miles.
Area Dismal Swamp, 150,000 acres
Number of miles of railroad, 3,579.
Indian population (census of 1890)
Inland steamboat navigation, 000
Total population (census of 1800) 1,
617,947. Average mean annual rainfall, 52
White population (census 1890) 1,049,
Colored population (census 190) 507,
170. Total water power, 3,500,000 horse
power. Western boundary longitude 81 de
grees, 42 minutes, 20 seconds.
Average winter temperature, 43 de
The highest point is Mitchell's Peak
Average arta of couuties is 507 square
Number of varieties ot inral dis
covered. Average umiuer teiuerature, 75 tie
Aw rae elevation of State above fa
level i 040 feet.
(From oar aVgvlar Corrpo .de.
Washixutos. July 12th, 1897 Al
though the secrecy maintained by the
Senator ami Repreentativ- ou the
conference committee which it at work
on the tariff bill Med b the Senate
lat wtt-k is agurnvatit.g to the news
gatherer, it is considered absolutely
neceary to avoid del y in the final
disposition of lite bill. If each agree
inent reached by the conference should
Le announced, there would be no
peace for the tucuiWr of the commit
tee, owing to the objections of tboee
who are interested. It has a'sD been
determined, to avoid delay, that no
partial reports shall be made to the
House and Senate, everything being
held back until a final agreement has
bden reached. Experience has proven
that partial reports are productive of
much delay, especially when the
measure under consideration is of such
a complicated nature as a tariff bill
necessarily is. Although there is
nothing official on the subject, I have
excellent reasons for saying that the
republican conferees the democratic
conferees will take no part in the con
ferences until the republicans have
reached an agreement ex ject to com
plete their work this week.
President McKinley has indicated
quite plainly to a number of promin
ent republicans that he has aout de
cided to modify Mr. Cleveland's orders
for the extension of the civil service
rules aud the President's order may
be expected at any time. It is not yet
certain how far this modification will
go, but it is the impression of those
who have talked with Maj. McKinley
on the subject that deputy collectors
of internal revenue, who have charge
of the distribution of stamps, and
deputy collectors of customs, who are
in charge of sub-stations, will be
among those placed outside of the civil
As was stated in this correspondence
several months ago. Mr. Cleveland's
consolidation of Pension Agencies, an
nounced to go into effect Sept. 1, 1897,
will not go into effect. The Cleveland
order will iu due time be officially re
voked by President McKinley, a thor
ough investigation having shown that
the government would save nothing
by the proposed consolidation, and
that it would greatly inconvenience
thousands of pensioner?.
The report that Japan will file an
additional and stronger protest against
the annexation of Hawaii excites such
very little interest in W'ashington that
nobody appears to care whether it
turns out to be true or not. Hawaii
will be annexed in due time, and Sen
ator Morgan, a dyed-Iu-the-wojl
democratic member of the comm ttee
on Foreign Relations, says that if
President McKinley wishes the treaty
to be ratified at the. preseut session of
Congress, instead of at the regular
session, next winter, he has only to
say so and it will be done.
The death of Senator Harris, of
Tenn., has once more made Represen
tatives McMillau and Richardson, of
that State, rivals; they both want to
go to the Senate, just k they both
wanted the miuority leadership iu thr
House, that went to Bailey, of Tela.
Secretary Alger has awe p ted an in
vitation to deliver au addre at a G.
A. R. reunion at Spirit Ike. Iowa,
on the 21st int , and troiu there te
will go to Chicago to be present at the
unveilinc of the Ican statue on the
W. B. Davis, of Lynchburg. Vv,
died suddenly on a railway train be
tween Danville and Greensboro Sat
urday. Heart Disease.
The commissioners of Craven county
adhere to their determination not to
order the August public school elec
tion. The8tate will force them to
The Charlotte Observer has put in a
new press, capable of turning out 5,-
0(0 complete papers per hour, and has
changed its form from a V column.
4 Iapr to 8 paxree of C columns
Governor Russell has a letter from
Charles Broadway Rouss, of New
York, saying he wants to give 1250
toward the monument over the North
Carolina dead in Stonewall cemetery,
at Winchester, Va.
The Marion Messenger says John
Holland, of McDowell, was handling
an nnloaded (?) pistol. The ball lodged
under the right jaw bone of his 19
year old sister but the physician
extracted it and think she will recover.
The News and Observer says a down
east Populist farmer has applied for a
positiouof weather observer at Raleigh
he belntr under the impression that
that the job was controlled by the
State Agricultural Department. It
belongs to Uncle Sam.
Editor Webstor of the Reidsvill
Weekly, and Prof. Synnot, superin
tendent of Reidsville graded school.
craped a little Saturday. Nobody
hurt. Pistols were flourished but no
shoot iug. Col. Webster says Synnott
is a drinking man and therefore unfit
for the position he holds. He has been
writing editorial paragraphs of three
or four columns each week about the
matter and this is what caused the
The residence of Mr. D. Schenck,
Jr., of Greensboro, was burglarized
Thursday night and Mr. Schenck's
u it of clothes taken. In his pockets
were $46 In money, a watch and two
diamond stones, Mr. Schenck was
awakened just as the burglars were
leaving the room, chased them and
shot at them, but without effect. The
same night the residence of Mr. T. B.
Mangum, of Greensboro, was entered
and Mr. Mangum's clothes taken. In
the pockets was $5. The clothes were
found next morning but the pockets
had been rifled.
Abram Davis, colored, and wife were
on their way home iu Charlotte Sat ur
day night when they met two white
boys. Davis was drunk and he aud
the boys engaged in a wrangle. Davis
stooped to pick up a rock when one of
the boys shot and killed him. The
ible contest between the Asiatic and J boys escaped.
Thr- l)-dly Ksttl-soakr.
ii I tmrxiav morning wini aiiliier
Rvi w.is cradling rye his mu Burton,
ad f.treeu. vva following him, bind
ing. Tue lather cut over where a
large r.itttrMiuke vkm lying, and when
the mjii came to bind the grain the
nake sank its fangs into him. V bis
key wa given Hie boy, but only a
pint was at hand, and a messenger
was seut for a doctor. When the
doctor got there the boy was uncon
scious and died about 5 o'clock. Hen
NO COON IN THE PACIFIC.
Forty thm 5n F read see Asveatarera
Sekif e Paretflse Give Up the ScWeae.
San FuaxcisCo July 10. The party
ofonehuudred men who sailed re
cently from this citj on the brigantlne
Percy Edwards for some A dam less
Eden in the South Bess, where pretty
native women yearned for spouses.
and where there was no harder work
than picking up coenanuts, have come
to grief in the Fiji Isdanp. A letter
from one of the colonists says that all
their dreams were Ului ions. No Islands
eould fo'iud that were not preempt
ed by Ktigtmd or Germany, and most
of th" td land was already in the
hand- f large corporations, which
have fenced their possessions with
barbed vrir- and" put up warnings
anin-t tr papers. Forty of 'the
oolnit decided to abandon their
dream of a coral ilnd Eden, and
thev eured land near Suva, Fiji, and
22nd iu.t. President McKinl.y u v.ry ""I P'-t it to bananas , which are a
piayinir crop, rmij v - - -
turer decided to work the brigantine
to Auckland. New Z-land. from which
plac the vrd will return here If no
suitable Uland is found. Most of the
eotonUt on the ve el are single men,
who became wrary of regular work
and bot-d to find ome South Bern
prdi where lei U re wruld be stupU
and food easv to get. One hundred
dollar was the price of a share in tb
colonv and the round trip.
anxious to be present at the latter
event, aui it Congress adjourns this
week, he will go. There is a trong
probability that Coutcre will adjourn
as boot) a the tariff bill ha been
agreed to, as it is unlikely that there
will be any t-eriou attempt to secure
action on the President's currency
commission recommendation at this
esion:at leat not in the Senate.
The Hou.e may act upon it. Present
indication are that the tariff bill will
le completed aud signed by the Presi
dent before the end of the week.
President and Mrs. McKinley have
decided to nend a greater itart of
their vacation on Lake Cham plain.
which luakewit certain that they will
not be able to make their contem
plated visit to the Pacific coast this
summer. They will not give op the
idea, however, as the President is very
HollaaS Weals Prea.
A ietition I b-iuf rirralatrd ir
Charlotte, pray ing president MeKlnUr
for 4 he pardon of one J. R. Holland,
who woe convicted In JW for embezil
ment of the fonda of the Merchants
and Farmers' National Bank of Char
lotte, and sentenced to seven years In
the Albany rriaon. The plea for his
nardon Is based on the fact that the
embexxler ha coo traded on Incurable
coo linemen t constantly
anxious to see that section of tbecoun- fj ft!ini by Uwyert, doctors
try and wilt go at the first opporton-1 4 other leadinjr citizens of Charlotte
ity, probably next summer. says the Observer
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