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COLUMBUS, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1902.
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A PHILIPPINE PLAN
Scheme For Government of the Peo
THE BILL IS FINALLY COMPLETED
Financial Plan Decided Upon - The
Silver Dollar is to Be Made a Legal
nrpscribitis a form of government
S? tSSS&a isla nds and . autlui
ized Senator Lodge to report it to the
Senate after voting down the Demo-
VUbf SSUSnS forrta cetusf
l0-That whenever the existing insur
rection in the Philippine Islands shal
lave leased and a condition of general
and complete peace shall nave een es
tablished therein, and the fact shall be
certified, to the President by the Philip
nine commission, the President upon
being satisfied thereof, shall order a
r;iSo nf the Philippine Islands to be
taken such cexlsus in its inquiries re
lating to the population shall take and
make so far as practicable full report
for all the inhabitants, of name age,
sex race or tribe, whether native or
foreign born, either in Spanish, natve
dialed language or in English; school
" attendance and ownership of home
and sjich other1 information separately
for each island, each province and
municipality, or other civil division
needful to inform the President and
Congress concerning the capacity, tit-
moa npcit! nt an me ueuyie vi.
the Philippine Islands, and of particu
lar islands, provinces, and municipali
ties, and other civil divisions,, for the
establishment and maintenance in the
Philippine Islands or certain of them,
of a permanent popular representative
After the completion of the census
the Philippine commission is required
to report fully to the President and
Congress, their recommendations based
on such census and upon the opera
tion of the local government provided
for, whether or not all or certain of
the Philippine Islands are capable, fit j
and ready for the establishment of a;
permanent, popular representative gov
ernment. The Philippine commission is con
tinued in effect and there is no further
hint than that above quoted of a pos
sible change. The following provision
is made for the extension of the com
mission's authority: "That the Philip
pine commission meantime are hereby
authorized and directed in their discre-,
tion to continue to establish additional
municipal and provincial governments
in the Philippine Islands, with popular
representative government so far and
so fast as communities in such civil
divisions are capable for the same, the.
qualification of electors in elections in
municipalities and provinces to, bo the
same as now providedby law for elec
tors in municipal elections; and said
Philippine commission, whenever they
find other male -inhabitants of lawful
age in such municipalities and prov
inces capable of self-government, with
the purpose of gradually extending to
municipalities and provinces perma
nent popular representative govern
ment." After authorizing the Philippine gov
ernment to establish a mint at Manila
and extending the coinage laws of the
United States so far as applicable to
the islands, the following is inserted as
a section: i
"That the said Philippine govern
ment is authorized to coin a silver dol
lar which shall contain 416? grains , of
standard silver, and! the standard of
said silver coins shall be such that of
1,000 parts by weight, 900 shall be of
Pure metal and 100 of alloy and the al
loy shall be of copper. And upon the
said silver dollar there shall be devices
and inscriptions to be prescribed by the
government of the Philippine Islands
with the Secretary of War of the Unit
ed States, which' devices and inscrip
tions shall express or symbolize the"
sovereignty of the United States and
that it is a coin of the Philippine Isl
ands, together with' the denomination
I the coin expressed In English, Fill
Jhio and Chinese characters, and the.
eof its coinage, ;
"That any owner of silver bullion
"jay deposit the same at the mint in
jae Philippine Islands, to be coined as
hereinbefore provided. Silver bullion
brought to the mint of the Philippine
isianas tor -coinage, shall be received
and coined by the proper officers for
tje benefit of the depositor: Provided,
that it shall be lawful to refuse at the
aunt any deposit of less than $100 and
aiso any bullion so :base as" to" be un
suitable for the operations of the mint.
And provided, also, that when gold is
combined with the said bullion in such
small proportion that it cannot be sep
advantageously no allowance
;Spi;r.5?ade for such sM to the
SERIOUS SOUTHERN FLOODS.
High Water Does Damage In Many
Meridian, Miss., Special. Meridian
Is entirely cut off from the outside
world, except that two Western Union
wires are still in operation, and not a
train is moving with 50 miles of the
city. A fast freight on the Northeast
ern Railroad is 6. feet under water and
the crew is In danger of being swept
away. Efforts to reach the train by
boats have been futile, owing to the
swift current. Tfyo relief parties start
ed to swim and wr.de streams, but noth
ing has been heard from them since
Thursday night. Water at Enterprise
12 miles south, Is rising at the rate of
18 inches an hour. There is no prospect
fer the .resumption of traffic for two or
three days. The southern section of this
city has been under 3 feet of water for
24 hours and many families have been
forced to leave their homes in the low
lands and escape to higher ground.
New Orleans, Special. The wind
and rain storm which has prevailed
over southern Mississippi for the past
48 hours has demoralized all railway
traffic and telegraphic communication
The town of Hazlehurst, Miss., has.
been completely isolated for the past
two days on account of the heavy rains.
Many streams in the country overflow
ed their banks and all traffic from the
country has been stopped, with no
trains or mails. The rainfall has caused
great damage by flood at Newton, Miss
and there, is little probability of the
trains running through for severa
days. About ten miles east the water 13
running over the railroad tracks six
feet deep and four or five miles wide
and two miles of track have been swept
away. Telegraphic lines are prostrated
on all locations. No mail has been re
ceived over the star routes since the
rain. - . . . .
Mobile, Ala., Special. The rain
storm that has caused serious floods
in the upper country set In here Friday
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w.in sieaay dui not neavy rain ana
w Ind. The outer bar is reported as ex
ceedingly rough. No vessels have at
tempted its passage since Thursday
ight and no vessels passed through
the ship channel since this morning.
The coast steamer Alpha, which is the
last to arrive, reports a very-rough ex
perience on the bar. The Louisville &
Nashville Railroad Is operating as
usual, no damage being reported. The
Southern is also operating. The Mo
bile & Ohio Is tied up at various points.
Jackson, Miss., Special. The flood
situation is somewhat improved so far
as the railroads are concerned, but
traffic has not yet been resumed from
New Orleans, Vicksburg or Meridian.
Mall from the North arrived Friday 36
hours late, but no mail has come in
from the South in two days. Pearl riv
er continues to rise and is now spread
out over a wide portion of country in
the vicinity of Jackson. The flood from
the upper country is being felt here
and Pearl river has already backed up
to within 100 feet of the old capitol.
Scores of families moved to high
ground. So far there has been no loss
of life. '
Meridian, Miss., Special. Eleven in
ches of rain has fallen here during the
past 45 hours. The streams are raging
and many farms are under water,
bridges have been washed away and
railway traffic in this vicinity Is at a
standstill. An Alabama Great South
ern freight went into a washout near
Newark, Friday night. Two trains
were lost on the Alabama & Vicksburg
this morning, and on the New Orleans
and Northwestern, 20 miles south of
Meridian. No trains have entered or
departed from Meridian since Thurs
day afternoon. ( Several serious wash
outs are reported. Many telegraph
wires are down and some points are
entirely cut off.; r
Mobile, Ala., Special. Traffic on the
Mobile & Ohio, Railroad in Mississippi
has been seriously interfered with by
the floods of the last two days. Friday
night a trestle 30 feet long, just souths
of Shuqulak, Miss., was washed out
and the track is under water from Por
terville, Miss., to Iron Bridge, a dis
tance of two miles. Minor washouts
are also reported between Artesia and
Tuscaloosa, The passenger train which
left Mobile larrt night was turned
back at Enterprise.
Decatur, Ala., Special. A very se
rere wind and rain storm ac'compaln-'
ed by a heavy fall of hall, struck here
about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, last
ing one hour. H&avy damage was done
and severe and serious washouts were
Incurred by roa ds. Haywood Roberts,
a white man, and Tom Evans colored,
were killed by live electric wires which
were blnwn down." Wires fell down
across street car tracks and killed two
mules attached to a car, the passengers
AN EASTER STORM
Does Serious Damage to Property in
FORTY PEOPLE BADLY INJURED
Wrecks a Church During Services
and a Panic Remits Heavy Dam
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Pittsburg, Special. Oone of the
fiercest wind storms ever known in
this section struck the city just be
fore noon Sunday ami did almost in
calculable damage to property and in
Jued many people, some of whom may
die from the effects of their wonuds
Scores of houses were unroofed, many
trees were blown down, mill stacks
toppled over and telegraph and tele
phone wires? generally disabled. The
most serious accident reported up to 9
o'clock was the unroofing of the Knox.
ville Presbyterian v church, in Knox-
ville. The church was filled with an
Easter congregation numbering about
600 persons. While the minister was
in the midst of hfs sermon, a strong
gust of wind- blew over the large
chimney, and lifted a portion of the
roof off the building. The bricks from
the chimney crushed through the roof
and carried a huge piece of the ceil
ing, measuring about 40 by 20 feet,
down -upon the worshipers in the
pews. An indescribable -panic en
sued and a frantic rush was made for
the doors and windows. The excite
ment was soon quieted and the work
of rescue begun. At least 40 persons
were caught by the wreckage and
more or less injured. Of this number
five may not recover. The more seri
ously Injured are: . ,
Dr R. J. Philipps, aged 40, concus
sion of brain, may die; Curtis Ray
McKnight, 4 years old, internal in
juries, both legs crushed, probably
fatal; Clarence McNulty, aged 17,
internal injuries, badly crushed, may
die; Fletcher Bryon, fracture at the
base of the brain, serious; David
Smith, 32, arm broken, head cut and
badly, battered, serious; Joseph
Adams, 21, badly crushed; Albert
Schmidt, 14, both arms broken and
head cut; John Meyer, 17, head and
fade cut; Thomas Meherlln, 18, arms
and head cut; Evan Jones, 22, seri
ous scalp wounds; Mrs. Rachael
Schultz, 35, arms broken. None of the
other injured are seriously hurt.
i In none of the other accidents re
ported throughout the city were there
any serious injuries to persons,
though many narrow escapes are re
corded. The towboat, Belle McGowan,
was blown "over in the Ohio river op
posite Mill Run and completely wreck
ed. Her crew narrowlyi escaped
drowning, but all were finally rescued
by harbor boats. The corrugated iron
roof of the union bridge at the point.
was lifted from its fastenings by the
wind and portions of; it carried a dis
tance of a. mile. The Whittler School,
near Mount Washington, was un
roofed and its walls badly twisted.
Jones & Laughlin's had 14 of their
furnance stacks blown down, necessi
tating: the shut-down of a portion
of their plant for weeks. Reports from
near-by ' towns are not coming in,
probably on account of the crippled
condition of the wires. It is feared
that much damage has been done in
As Rev. J. W. English, pastor of the
Robinson Run Union Protestant
church, near McDonald, was raising.
his arms to pronounce the benedic
tion, lightning struck the church spire
and it toppled upon the roof, crushing
it and injuring a number of worship-..
ers, two of whom will die. :The in
jured are: Robert Patterson, aged 10,
skull fractured, will die; Leon Averill,
11. skull fractured, will die. Mrs.
John Patterson, mother of Robert,
severely bruised about body; Mrs.
Mary Patterson, arm broken and
badly bruised; Miss Mary G. Wal
lace, badly bruised; Mrs. Averill,
mother of Leon, , head and arms cut
The spire and portions of the roof
of the Union Protestant church at
McDonald was torn off. and the build
insr considerably damaged, but no one
was injured. The Noblestown Presby
terian church was also unroofed, but
the congregation escaped injury. . s
The Forest ,011 Company had be
tween 200 and 300 ' derricks blown
down in its Mcponald region and con
siderable ;r damage was sustained ; by
Its pipe system. t v
The offices of the Monongahela Con
nectine Railroad; on Second avenue.
this city, were destroyed by fire dur
ing the afternoon, because no alarm
could be sent in either by telephone
or telegraph. The Armstrong Cork
Comoanv's Dlant on Libertv avenue!
between Twenty-fifth and Twenty
sixth streets, was unroofed and much
damage done to machinery and stock.
Reports from the different railroads
tonight show that all Buff ered-more
or, less from broken telegraph poles
and , crippled service. All, however;
were in good shape and trains "run
ning by 8 o'clock. I 1
The baseball park in Allegheny
lost one of its fences and a portion
of the grand stand roof. More than
2,500 lights of glass in the Philipps
conservatory were broken. The Mon
tana apartment house at Pennsyl
vania avenue and Fairmont street,
East End,., and the Idaho building
which adjoins it, were partially de
stroyed. The damage in the Mononf
gahela and Turtle creek valleys will
reach thousands of dollars but no
specially bad individual loss is re
ported. Almost the entire eastern dis
trict of this city is in darkness tb-
night, the electric lighting system
having been put out of commission by
the storm. The down-town portions
were repiared early in the afternooni
The Btorm, which came upon the city;
very suddenly, came up through the!
Ohio valley and passed on eastward.
It lasted only about 30 minutes, only
five minutes of which was at a vjel
locity unusually high. In- that five
minutes prctically all the damage
t done was accomplished
Tired of Rebellion.
Manila, By Cable. Rufino, who has
spent $30,000 in his efforts to incite
rebellion in the province of MlsamisJ
island of Mindanao, now says he iaj
tired of rebellion and has offered to
surrender, with 75 rifles, to the native
constabulary. General Chaffee will
leave Manila April 10, on a tour of in
spection to the island of Samar. He
will visit every port in the island, and
will witness the surrender there ohj
April 15, of the insurgent general!
Guevarra. After this surrender, the
American garrisons in Samar will be
Charleston May Get the Fight. T
New York; Special. James Jeffries
and Robert Fltzsimmons, having failed
thus f ar to agree on a location for
their proposed fight, will meet by
proxy and open bids that have been
received for their battle. The bids;
will be two in number. One .from the
Century Athletic Club, of Los Angeles
of $25,000 guaranteed, the other from;
the exposition company of Charles
ton, S. C., of $26,000 The World says;
that . the South Carolina offer is very
attractive to Fitzsimmons.
To Erect Monument.
Washington, Special. A movement
is under 'way for the erection of a
monument in this city in memory of!
the 1,457 soldiers, ex-prisoners of war i
from Andersonville and Cabala, who
lost their lives just the close of j
the civil war by the explosion of the
steamer Sultana, near Memphis.!
Tenn., on the night of April 27, 1865.
A bill appropriating $50,000 for the!
monument will be introduced in both
houses of Congress shortly.
Not After Atlantic Coast Ljne. i
Wilmington, N. C., Special. It is
known almost to a certainty here thatj
there is no truth in the report that the
Pennsylvania Railroad has purchased,
the Atlantic Coast Line. Railroad au-j
thorities here are disposed to treat
the rurmor Jightly and will not discuss
the matter for publication. It Is be-j
lieved, however, that a movement is on
foot for a joint operation of the Plant'
System by the Atlantic Coast Line and
Ajtuinaldo Not Allowed to Testify.
Manila; By Cable. Aguinaldo,with
General Chaffee's permission, was in
court in answer to a subpoena call
ing upon" him to testify in the suit
brought' against Senator yaledz, the
editor of a Spanish weekly paper here,
by two Filipino ; members of the Uni
ted States Philippine commission (Dr.
Pardo de Lavera, former president of
the Liberal party, and Benito Legarda)
but his evidence was not allowed, jon
the ground that the truth , of the ar
ticle complained of was : ; immaterial!
Dr. De Vedero and Legarda were also
not called for the same reason. . I
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Some Costly. Scenta. -
Lavender ' gives a n"et ' profit of $100
an acre. Pure lard saturated with the
seent of flowers ' (pomade) is worth
from $6 to $7.50 a pound. Cologne; of
the finest quality (obtained by soaking
the saturated lard In alcohol),' brings
as much as $17 a pint
CfllTTHEDNJ IlMniTCTDI A I
l UL1M 1 iUrlb
The South in Planufacturing.
Capt. W. H. Snow of High Point, N
C, the pioneer in the woodworking- in
dustry of that city, reviewing its prog-"
ress during the past twenty-five years,
shows that its population of 300, has
grown to one of 6000, of .whom 300O are - -employed
in nearly fifty . establish-
ments, receiving about $8500 in weekly
wages. More than $2,000,000 are in
vested in mills in machinery, and most
of taht money has been accumulated
from industry at High Point. The Wil
miongton Morning Star holds High
Point to be a striking lllustratibn ot
the . benefits of manufacturing to ! a
community, not only as a means of -
livlihood for direct employes, but also
for supplies of raw material and food. , ,
It finds other illustrations in Greens
boro, Charlotte and Fayetteville, andv
points the general moral that the rich
est community is not the one which
produces the greatest quantity of crude 3
material for industry, but the one
which converts that material into some ; .
useful article for. which there is a de
mand. 7. -( -. . ' .,.
At many points in the South the
truth of this moral is being emphasiz
ed, the more significantly because of
the long career of the South as a pro
ducer of the raw material which has.
been manufactured in other sections,- .
to their great gain. The- South? , was
gradually changing to a producer 'of
more or less finished articles when war
intervened, and it was hot until 1880
and later that its proper pace was set.
That it is coming into its own ,is
ikffi unOz eucJs.aFJl cmfw cmfw cmf
demonstrated by the fact;, that while
the value of manufactured products in."
the whole country increased 142 per,,
cent, between 1880 and; 1900, the value
of manufactured products in the South
increased in the, same period 220 per
cent. In the meantime the value ot
manufactured products in the, South
has increased from 8 per cent, to 11' .
per cent of the value of manufactured
products in the country. That fact,
taken in connection with the obvious
expansion of manufacturing in the
South during, the past ten years shows
that muchof ! the increase in its manu
facturing has been but ah increase in
the first handling of material for moro'
lucrative manufacturing elsewhere, for.
with a population of 23,000,000, the
South's manufactured products In 190O ,
were valued at $1,466,000,000, while tha
rest of the country, with a population
of 53,000,000, produced to the value of
$11,574,000,000. Still, the South has
the proper gait and the rise in recent
years of new industrial centers in near- .
ly every Southern State from West
Virginia to Texas, and the enlargement -of
undertakings in older communities,
with the ' manifest tendency toward '
diversification in manufacturing; ihdi- ,
cate the deterniination of the South to . .
use to the utmost all of its magnificent
resources for its own enrichment and
f or . the welfare . of the whole country,
Manufacturers' Record. '
Coolernee flills Developing.
The . extensive cotton . manufacturing .
enterprise of the Cboleemee Cotton.
Mills at Cooleemee, N. C, continues to
develop towards the ultimate size ori
ginally planned. Contracts have Just
been'awarded for the erection of nine
ty Operatives' cottages andve officers
a weinngs, wnicn will be required for
the additional employed kdon to bo '
needed. These employes will be re
quired because of the additional .5000
spindles and 168 looms just contracted
for, which latter will increase the full
complement to 25,000 spindles and
looms. The betterments connected with
the Improvements will cost nrobably
$100,000, the company's capitalization.
already being $250,000. The enlarged
plant will use about llOO horsepowers" ,
more than half that available from th I
cooleemee rails. Later on an electric- .
lighting and a sewerage system will be
established, and a 75-barreI flour milL
recently equipped, is already being '
operated. E. W Thomas. suDerlntend
ent, is now. planning to open a night .
textile . school' f o rthe operatives. .. .
Wagon Factory Fqr.Igh Point
A High Point, N. C., special to the
Charlotte Observer- says: ; .
The High Point Buggy Company haa
been organized . to do business-at? this
place, wth a capital of $125,000. .Tho
stockholders are J. ElwoodCox, Wes
cott Roberson- and othefs. Mr, TJ.'A,
White is secretary and treasurer of the
new enterprise. This will be among the
largest wood-working establishments
here. It will be located on the Kendlll.
Improvement Comp nys land. '
Tavora Cotton Mills of Yorktille, S.
C vrK 1 increase capital from $40,000 tc 1
$65,000. This company recently suc
ceeded Sutro Cotton Mill Ca, having
a 6912-spIndle plant. .'; '
Crawford Woolen' Co. of Martins
burg, W. Va., has declared an annual
dividend of 20 per cent; Its capital la i
$50,000, and the surplus at the end 'of
the year's business amounted to $134,-
being severely-shocked. - r .