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ROCK HILL, S. C., FRIDAY, J ANCTARF 26,1900.
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NO. 3.
I? Of ill,
?j. proceedings of The House
and Senate.
0>l BILLS ARE INTRODUCED
-?
, robers ^rc Working Hard and a
ft* . neal of Legislation is Bein*
5ENATB.
tr
The Senate's morning j
it, ! to the considera- j
le tire hill introduced j
v . ii::, which came over j
cesi?n. There was a j
'. !'s ? na rh>" measure but itt
. " . j i by a vote of 21 to j
.' L- : . . .:. : at llo'clcck and j
:. lered was the wide j
s&ssion lasting nearly ;
. . . night session being j
.. passage of second
y the morning session
new mils were intro
Ird: relativ* to new school dis
;.; fi rid; Manning, to regu
on mortgages of
??; Marshall, to require all j
. t?) - taxes to the State
i m ty auditors to return |
?ts as to townships in each
Marshall providing a capita
M? MX foi iik-hland; Mower, a
? io the examination of the j
- . : Slate treasurer, comp- |
?rm : . md the commissioners !
[ukin? fand: Connor, to amend
T >:'7l : ? of the second volume j
,. i. relating to the State
?*ntbry: Manning relating to th?,
v : -?:r:hs. marriages an? |
a amendments to the Sen
?o reduce the salary of the
. , . isix -ti - were agreed to
I passed ?is amended. This
-:t?ary of the inspector at
introduced by Senator Mc-1
by request to amend the conn
: ?i- ar law so far as it relates
. . ' :.: of the supervisor was
? .. ?ii the calendar and Senator
iaa ; I moved ro strike out the en
, rords. saying hp thougla the
oughj by all means to be
1 . : . hi people. The bill fixed
:-.. !: of supervisor at four years
sea i ??;* two.
rmi] Day.- The session of the Sen
i' voled principally to the eon
. ion of the second reading bills
i . alendar most of which ~"er%
pse?i to thc third reading. The Sen
; a; (1 until Monday night, and
[is probable that several night ses
vill be held :n order to dispose
!*! nuny matters before the assera
. blowing new bills were intro
?Sston. to give preferences to
- in hiring convicts. This is
- ? which nas passed the House;
bt to amend the act relating to
?rporaiion of towns of less than
datants: Archer, to repeal an
rewiring cotton buyers to accept
c.'.?nt.on weighing less than .'?00
. nmmittee OR education reported
(?raydon's dispensary bill
! recommendation.
v--..tor Henderson announced that
: received a telegram from Char
ds siving the sad news of the death
barnwell. He offered r?solu
Sympathy, which were adopted
potion, the Senate, as a further
? respect to thc memory of Gov
5 Bllerbe, adjourned.
ntii Hay.-When the Senate
il was after a recess since
; '.: and the Senators seemed dis
set down to steady work.
Sheppard, president pro tem.,
v ;lie chair in the absence of
T' a.* Governor Scarborough.
^proepfHlings were opened with
; " '-y Rev. J. E. M chaffey. The
? *hicb .vere on the calendar as
f : - for last night were pass
r ami continued as special oi -
, - ' Howinp new bills were intro
; v the Senators named:
relating to duties of sheriffs:
'? ' relating to duties of county
'rv Vldrich, to authorize pre
.' : .: -i at regular or special term
? . to appoint a stenographer;
v io authorize use of Chester
chain gang on Chesterfield
. ' railroad: Mower, to
defining rights of sink
ommi^sion as to unpaid tax:
ng law as to land
: ' : nus: also a bill to amend
r^U.owi^ WM? were passed:
. . \ \: - to require the county
5 ,"r !>! ^xington county to in
; faking fnnd all funds com
te ?V lum*s for past indebted- .
1 empower ^ ork
m- : ^ aers ro borrow mon
I 1 ; : av-ross Catawba
8* bill to create a sink
1 '. vonnty; Talbirds
? :;- salary of clerk of !
V' ': Anderson's bill to !
I '.works, sewers, ?
?:- - "V' * and towns: Ver
? f%: Blrv If"1 <>f N>iU W* I
H . ho >] money to
? it? rch. Greenville ;
" ?sc as a school !
WLw^ ? 1 :;' l" amend law to >
? ' i>o kr . o fa-* !
0f ; ;- ?*?y for thej
. r._ .;. 0 authorize the!
W?t-?V-ew - ' tl!ected for
ii,,.; ' :: .':;;i^a.i bonds:
aa t*a. J.i'^eJ? ^empt
Kj,^aa reK4?f derks 0?
R^??r-^a?;;^:^ ot the ttat?
?^?y'u; reported
K apeIt objectea to
the immediate consideration of the bill
and it went on the calendar.
HOUSE.
NINTH DAY.-The House of Repre
sentatives had another short session
and killed a few bills, among them
Mr. Wharton's to take ?hp oftV-e of
county dispenser into the primary. Mr.
Venter's to confine the operations of
the lien law to the cotton crop. Araorg
those which passed were the measures
to cede a part of Sullivan's island to
the United Staws government. Mr. Pat
ton's hill to sive Columbia clear ?ties
io the city hall property. Mr. Wilson s
bill to appropriate $10,000 for 'he
Chickamauga inonument md a bill re
organizing the system of health regu
lations in the State. The bill providing
for the hiring of convicts to counties
was sent back to the committee, not on
account opposition to the bill, but to
perfect it in some particulars.
The following new bills and resolu
tions were introduced:
N. G. Evans, a concurrent resolution
to authorize the attorney general to in
vestigate the sale or lease of the South
Carolina and Georgia by the Southern;
Efird, a joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the constitutionaffecting
the method of paying school funds;
Stevenson, to authorize the hiring of
convicts to counties for work on the
public roads: Dendy, to authorize com
missioner of Oconee county to co-oper
ate with authorities -of Hebersham
county. Ga., in building bridge across
Tugaloo river; Fairey, to validate the
municipal election at Fort Motte: Ash
ley, to regulate the sale of whiskey;
Wharton, to authorize county treasur
ers to pay certain school claims: La
ban Mauldin. to devolve the duties of
j supervisors of registration upon city
and county officials; Magill, to protect
primary elections: (-rum, to require
treasurers of State institutions to be
bonded officers and to regulate draw
ing of money from State treasury:
; Richards, to regulate the appointment
of beneficiary scholarships: Prince, to
provide for the further codification of
j South Carolina statutes; Prince, to
I authorize registers of mesne convey
! ance to record options, etc.; Patton, to
! protect gamp; Lockwood, to reqire
j phosphate commissioner to live in
j Beaufort county; Est ridge, proposing
i constitutional amendment repealing
I clause relating to lynching; Mehrtens,
: to prevent sale of merchandise in de
' fraud of creidtors. Mr. Mauldin want
j ed to recommit the bill relating to the
hiring of convicts to counties. The bill
1 as it passed Tuesday was preferable to
the original bill, but it was still not
such a measure as the people desire.
The bill was recommitted by a vote of
! 43 to 35. Mr. Moss' bill to increase the
number of judicial circuits was made
; special order for Thursday of next j
week. Mr. Blythe thought Mr. Ashe
ky's bili to reduce the tax on fertili- >
j zers to 25 cents a ton a menace to thc
; educational institutions of the State.
! and he wanted it taken up and acted
I on at once. But it was decided to wait ,
until the report of Clemson College ]
j should be sent to the general assem
bly, as that institution receives the in
? come from the fertilizer tax. Mr. !
! Wharton s bill to provide for the elec
: tion of county dispensers was next
discussed. Mr. C. E. Robinson moved
that the enacting words of the bill be
stricken out. Mr. Wharton claimed
' that the present method ol' selecting
dispensers is favoritism, and not Dem
ocratic. Let the people elect compe
; tent officials. Mr. Crum opposed the
bill. Mr. Yarn spoke in favor of the .
bill as ? means of stopping the vices
attendant upon favoritism. Mr. Mob
; ley said that the desire of the people is .
; to take the dispensary out of politics, j
The House killed the bill. Mr. Verner's
bill to limit the extent of liens and
mortgages for agricultural supplies
was taken up. The bill provides that ;
1 all liens and mortgages given for agri- :
cultural supplies shall be a lien upon
and cover only the crop or crops of cot- |
I tor. grown on the land upon which said
lien or mortgage is given, and upon no
o^her crop or crops whatsoever.
Tenth Day.-The House of Repre- j
! sentatives adjourned until noon Mon
? day. Little was accomplished at to
! day's session. Eleven bills passed
third reading, there being no question
i to any except Mr. Patton's to confirm
to the city of Columbia the title to the
: lot whereon stood the city hail, but af
j ter a short debate it also passed third
I reading. The bill regulating railroad
1 fares was* killed. This practically con
cluded the wo'-k of the day. The hour
of noon having arrived, the join me
morial exercises to the late Governor
. Ellerbe were held. The State officers
and supreme court attended in a
body. It was three years before, at the
! hour of noon, that he first subscribed
1 to the oath of office as governor, in the ;
hall where these exercises were to be
held, and just a year previous he had
delivered in this hall his second inau
gural address. A few days later he
was confined to his bed by the disease j
which wrought his death. The Senate
wide tire bill was read first time and
referred to the committee on roads,
bridges and ferries.
The following were among the new
bills introduced:
Whisonant. to amend the relating to
to barbed wire; Jackson, to prohibit
the hiring of children in payment of ;
obligations for debt: Jones, to amend
the law relating to tax sales: Wimber
ly. to amend the law relating to incor
poration of towns of less than 1,000
inhabitants; Wilson, to require thc
State to pay to counties and school dis
tricts taxes on land forfeited to State
for non-payment of taxes; Nettles, to
bond magistrates at $200; Caughman,
to include towns of not less than 140
inhabitants under act relating to re
turn and assessment of taxes.
The building of the State capitol,
stopped by the civil war. will probably
be completed at a cost of $250,000. A
monument to cost $10,000 will be erect
ed on Chicamauga battlefield.
Fourteenth Day-When the House
of Representatives assembled at noon j
a quorum was not present. A poll of
the House was made necessary.
The roll was called a second time j
and the members came in from the
committee rooms until a quorum was
finally reported present.
The following new bills were intro
duced after the House was ready for j
business:
Prince, to prohibit the sale or man
ufacture of liquor in this State; Patter- j
son,, to abolish the State board of con- I
trol and to regulate the sale and trans
portation of intoxicating beverages;
Patterson's bills were referred to the
judiciary committee as have been all
dispensary bills; Crum, to amend sec
ton 4 of the sinking fund act relating
to unpaid taxes etc.; Dendy, to validate
the municipal election of Walhalla; W.
H. Thomas, to provide for the forma
tion of lodges of fraternal orders, etc.
The rest of the day's session was oc
cupied in the discussion of 'Mr. Pat
ton's bill to amend the act defining the
method in which towns and cities may
increase or diminish their limits. Af
ter a lengthy debate final action was
postponed.
RACE GLEANINGS,
The Genteel Negro.
There are thousands of Negroes ?n
Virginia and all over the South who
ar?? as refined in their ways and as pure
ly their lives as are the blue blood ar
istocracy of the South. An indecent,
uncleanly, boisterous Negro is as re
pugnant lo them as he is to the most
refined white man or woman. With
this element, the respectable Negro
holds no communication, save as he
comes in contact with him in his daily
work. To this no well-bred white
C?an or woman will dissent, especially
those who employ first class Negro
ne-us? servants. And what is" true
">Mit this class of house servants, i3
squally true about a large number of
rthm. who are engaged in mercantile
pursuits, or as teachers, dentists, drug
gists, doctors, lawyers, etc.
We are a part and parcel of the
louth; this is our home, and we are.as
lunch interested in her welfare as are
Mir more favored white brother, and
.ve are opposed to lawlessness and dis
order. This -being the fact," we think
>t injustice for the dominant race to;
make us suffer for the disorder, bad
manners and offensiveness of the lower
classes.
Thus far Virginia, to a great extent,
iias not sought by law to humiliate
:he Negro, regardless of his. worth :or
education, but the proposed -"Jim
Crow Car" measure seeks that end.
Now, it does seem to us an act Qf
Injustice for those who have the power
so to do. to humiliate the "genteel" Ne
gro because of the short comings of a
few. '
These ''genteel" Negroes have made'
men and women of themselves, and are
striving Throng'! th. ir schools, Y. M.
C. A., churches," literary societies and
journals'to raise-their less thoughtful
and more ignorant brother to higher
planes of thinking and living.
For the legislature to enact a meas
ure that would compel refined Negro
men and women to ride in cars with
the lower and baser classes would for
ever destroy and block the noble work
that they are doing. The prosperity of
our Southland is to a great extent de
pendent upon the elevation of the Ne
gro, and the '.genteel" Negro's influ
ence over the ill-mannered members
of the race will be lessened when they
are humiliated by law to the same lev
el as the unmannered.
We feel certain that the breed of no
ble Virginians is not extinct, and when
thc facts are presented to them in their
true light, no separate car legislation
will be enacted that will humiliate re
spectable, well-behaved Negroes.
Race Items.
With the advent of the New Year
came a train of good resolutions and
the turning over of new leaves. Many
of these resolutions have already been
broken and on many of the new leaves
have been re-written our short com
ings of previous years. But the fact
that one resolves to do good and even
breaks the good intention, shows his
desire to do good. It is -said that the
road to perdition is paved with good
intentions and those who walk therein
are constantly, stumbling over them.
Better is it to intend good and attempt
to do it. than to make no attempt
whatever.
One of the first things which Con
gress will put its condemnation upon
ls the ex-slave pension fraud.
We favor a law which will give to all
railroad conductors full constabulary
powers to eject or arrest all disorder
ly characters who take passage on
their trains. '
Notes.
Cardinal Gibbons performed the
reremony at .the wedding at Utica, N.'
Y.. of Miss Issabella M. Kernan and
Clifford Lewis; jr. :
At the Mollineux trial at New York
a chemist testified that he- found cyan
ide of mercury in the powders given
Mrs. Adams.
Governor Taylor, pf Kentucky, has
filed a protest against the committee
which is to pass upon the contest for
his seat.
Chicago will operate its waterworks
and lighting plant by power furnished
from the flow of water in the drainage,
canal. ? . .
1..:' ':
President Deschanel. addressing, tho ,
French Chamber of Deputies, urged ' a
truce in party warfare during the Ex
position year.
Mir. H. A. Earnhardt, while sitting,
around his stove together with several
of his clerks and "friends a few nights
ago, noticed his dog chewing up some'
paper. For same pause or other he ex-.
amined what the animal had in fis
mouth and found'that it was masticat
ing two $5 bills. .Xhe money was se
cured and pasted the best possible, on
other paper, a part yet being intact.^
Salisbury Sun. : _
The York (Pa.) Traction Company
just organized, is projecting a network
of trolley lines through that portfo?of
Pennsylvania. -V;*
Genera! Butler's Advance on the
Boers' Entrenched Positions.
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j MEETS STUBBORN RESISTANCE.
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1 The Brit! ?lt G rad a al ly Forced the Kc? PIS
i
Back-Heavy Artillery Fire Covered
the Infantry Advance-Burgher* De.
fended Their Positions With Courage
.Fighting Uphill All the Way.
j
! LONDON (By Cable).-General Buller be
; fran 1?3 final move for the relief of Lady
! smith several days ago. He succeeded in
j crossing the Tunela River with hardly
* any opposition on the part of the Boers.
; General Buller's forces tlien advanced, and
j all reports showed that the armies of the
! republics made a fierce and determined
defense of their entrenched positions.
On Sunday the War Office received the
following dispatch from General Buller:
"Spearman's Camp.-General Warren has
been engaged all day, chiefly on his left,
which he bas swung forward about a
couple of miles.
"The ground is very difficult, and, as
j the fighting is all th? time up hill, it is
difficult to say exactly how much we have
gained, but I think we are making sub
stantial progress."
A press dispatch from Spearman's Camp,
dated late Sunday evening, says:
"After ten hours of continuous and terri
ble fire Saturday Generals Hart and Clery
advanced one thousand yards. The Boers
j TYPES OF BOER SOLDIERS RESISTING
I '
maintained an irregular fire during the
night, but the British outposts did not re
ply.
"At daybreak Tuesday morning the
.Boers opened a stiff fire. The British stood
.to tue guns, where they had slept, and the
engagement was resumed vigorously. The
field artillery poured shrapnel into the
enemy's trenches.
"A rumor that Ladysmith has been re
lieved enlivened the British, who sent up a
ringing cheer. This was taken for an ad
vance. The first kopje was carried at the
point of the bayonet, and the Boers re
treated to the next kopje, which, like most
others, was strewn with immense boulders,
surmounted by mounds on the summit.
"The British advanced steadily, and the
Boers relaxed slightly. The latter did not
show such tenacity a9 previously. Their
? Nordenfeldts fired at long intervals, and
their cannon fired but seldom. Apparent
ly the Boers were short of big ammunition
'.All day the roar of musketry continued.
The British took three Boer positions on
the mountain and found shelter behind the
boulders."
A dispatch to the Chronicle from Spear
man's Carno, dated late Monday, says:
"General Warren continues pushing the
?neray, though necessarily he is making
very" slow progress, the Boers being nu
merous and strongly intrenched on the
. kopjes they hold. They have several good
gcitf mounted, but the greatest effect is
produced Ly their Maxims and rifles.
"Our infantry is working over parallel
ridges with Lord Dundonald's cavalry ly
' irig well out on the left flank awaiting de
velopments. General Warren's artillery re
opened fire Monday morning. The Boers
did not reply and our fire f became less
? hot. The naval guns here have been
quiet.
' "A Boer prisoner here has boasted that
.. it would take us three months to reach
Ladysmith.''
, The censorship is very strict, but the
j latest telegrams allowed "to come through
j confirmed the reports that the progress of
: the British was very slow and difficult.
The telegrams, however, left too much un
.fcaid to enable a realization of the precise
.disposition of the British forces.
Meantime, the very moderate total of the
- :BriHsh casualties and the small proportion
,of deaths showed a very different handling
'? of the troops compared with many ot the
j previous engagements. It also furnished
j proof of the correspondents' statements
: concerning the growing skill of the British
j soldiers of availing themselves Of cover
like the Boers,
i An incident of Sunday's fighting was au
? attempt ot the Boers to turn the extreme
British left. The manouvre was defeated,
however, by the artillery and the Devon
shire Regiment.
I The Times's correspondent concurred
! with some others in saying that the Boer*
j used the guns captured at Colenso in op
posing the British advance.
The first public exhibition of the friction
which ls known to exist between imperial
officers and colonials is described in a dis
patch from Natal, which states that a num
ber of colonial officers are resigning their
? commissions and intend proceeding to
i Capa Town to lav their grievances before
I Slr Alfr?d Milner.
_ True Dream of a Neighbor's Death,
j John 'Morrison, of St. Joseph, Mich.,
dream? ct ?hat G. A. Reeves, a neighbor,
had died suddenly. At breakfast he told
the dream to his parents. Soon afterward
a messenger called at the Morrison resi
dence and informed the family that Mr.
Reeves; was dead.
Alleged Embezzler Caught.
Charles L. Foote, formerly Postmaster
and--?ity Treasnrer of Fall River,-Mass.,
-charged with the embezzlement of $6000 in
that city, has been arrested in Chicago.
'Foote'tas eluded the authorities . for over
three years. J
Body of Gtsorge B. Eyre Found In
the delaware River.
He Had Been Shot, Bmi Bi? Body Weight
ed Before Hein*? Pnt Into the
Water-Motive For Deed.
BRIDGEPORT, X. J. (Special).-The Cor
oner held an inquest U to the death of
George B. Eyre, the Che ter clubman and
athlete, whose body was i<>uad fcp the Dela
ware River, near here, Sunday. >j? the in
quest Dr. George C. Laws told of ?the dis
coveries he made at his antopsy on byre's
body. They prove the crime to have peen
most brutal, the murderer most deter
mined. They indicate that, although tEje
dead man was stripped of his valuables,,
some other motive than robbery incited the >
deed.
Eyre disappeared on December 21 last-,
while he was gunning on the Delaware.
Dr. Laws found that a charge of shot had
been fired from behind into the unfortu
nate man's head. And it had been ilred at j
such close range that a hole two inches in j
diameter had been made in the skull. .Some j
of the shot and two gun-wads remained j
imbedded in the brain.
No man could have lived an instant af- j
ter receiving so terrible a wound. Vet '
Eyre's savage assailant rained blow aller
biow on his head, smashing his -skull into
thirty pieces. Then the murderer tied a
weight to his victim's legs and dropped i
him overboard. But, happily, the weight
became detached and the river gave up its
secret.
From the character of the gunshot wound i
and the direction of the shot Dr? Laws is ;
certain that the gun was fired by a man
7^ 'ir I
S TAT lr ARTILLfcRV
THE BRITISH ARMY IN SOUTH AFRICA.
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taller than was Eyre. This is all that is j
positively known of the identity of the j
murderer. The Coroner's Jury found a i
verdict, "Death from gunshot wound at .
the hands of parties unknown." Eyre's >
body was taken to his former home at
Chester, Penn., where for a month his
mother and .sister have waited, praying
that he be restored to them in safety.
Chief of Police Berry, of Chester, had 1
two men under surveillance. Chief Berry j
gives much importance to an anonymous j
letter he received a fortnight after Eyre j
disappeared. This letter, written in a j
woman's hand, without attempt at dis- j
guise, informed the police that Eyre had j
been murdered for jeaiousy and that his ?
body would be found just where it was j
found.
Eyre was the admirer of an estimable
young woman who lives in Philadelphia.
He called on her the night before his dis- \
appearance. She strenuously denies [
knowledge of the anonymous letter.
LUNCH FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Sioux City Schoool Board Establishes a
Cheap Restaurant.
Sioux CITY,. Iowa (Special).-There is a 1
lunchroom tn operation in the basement of i
the Sioux City high school building. The
bill of fare with the schedule of prices is
as follows: 1
Hot soup, three cents: hot stew, three
cents; milk, three cents; beef sandwich, j
three cents; cold beef, three cents; rice and
milk, three cents; pudding, three cents;
cake, two cents: cookie, one cent. There j
is no toa or coffee, for the reason that so
many parents object to their children
drinking it. There is no pie.
It is figured that pupils of the school,
for whom the lunchroom was planned,
can get a good meal for nine cents. Many
of them take part of their luncheons and
get a howl of soup.
TOWN OF TAAL TAKEN.
_ i
Eight Hundred Filipinos Ronted-Plague
Case? Increasing.
MANILA (By Cabie).- Two companies of
i the Forty-sixth Infantrv, under Major
'? Johnson, aud three companies of the
I Thirty-eighth Infautry, commauded by j
j Major Muir, defeated ?00 insurgents at i
j Taal, province of Batangas, taking the
I town.
j The United States gunboat Marietta also ;
I shelled the place. The insurgents had
I four cannon, two of which were captured. I
I Two Americans were wounded and ten in- j
j surgents dead were lound on the field.
The plague statistics now show a total of
j fourteen cases and eieven deaths.
Navy Asks Army For Hi fies.
j The Bureau of Ordnance of the Navy has [
? made requisition to the Ordnance Depart- j
ment of the Army for 1200 army magazine !
rifles and 2.400,000 rounds of ammunition
for the use of the Marine Corps in the
Philippines. Requisition will soon be
! made for 2000 more army magazine rifles
1 Mr the Navy.
Cubans Who Want to Vote.
Civil Governor Nunez, of Havana, Cuba,
says the Cubans who have become Ameri
can citizens expect to be allowed to vote at
the coming election. He estimates their
number at about 25,000, and says they took
out naturalization papers in order to pro
tect themselves against Spain.
Two Michigan Miners Killed.
Two miners named Kratt and Sweet
dropped nearly 2000 feet in the Atlantic
Mine at Houghton, Mich. The accident
came throng h another accident at the
engine house disabling the holst? Both
men leave large families. '
fHE NEWS EPITOMIZED.
W?ish i nerton Items.
Officers of the State of Washington are
accused of having been instrumentai in
the kidnaping by British Columbian of
ficials of an American named Everett, and
the State Department will investigate.
The Navy Department has prepared a
tariff for Guam based on the schedules now
in use for Cuba and Puerto Rleo.
The Hoo9e passed the Senate measure to
build the League Island and Mare Island
dry docks of stone instead of timber.
The Senate resolved to make an inquiry
as to polygamy in the United States.
[ Colonel George M. Randall, Eighth In
fantry, and Cplonel James M. Belt. Twen
' ty-seventh Infantry, wen nominated by
the President for brigadier-generali?.
A delegation of Puerto Rican? appearer}
before Secretary Root to urge measures for
the relief of the people of the island.
The Senate bili increasing the power? of
the Director of the Census was passed,
with a proviso that the printing must be
? done by the Public Printer.
\ Representative James S. Sherman, of
?3ew York, has declined to accept the sec
retaryship- of the United States Senate.
Postmasters* have been notified that the
postage- on letters to the Philippines has
been reduced to- , wo cents.
In tho Senate Mrv Pettigrewrs Philippine
resolution waa tabu d and" au amendment
to tlie r?solution ft Senator Hoar, calling
on tho President to furnish copies of the
instmetioo?*.to the Peace Commissioners,
was defeated; The vote on the latter was
41 to 20.
The War Department reports that ex
ports from th? Vort of Iloilo during the
months of Febrimrv. March and April,
1899, aggrated $54$t?87.
The House Commu?e ou the Judiciary
fixed February 13 as t\e dato for a general
hearing upon the propped constitutional
amendment granting woVnan suffrage.
Our Adopted I*fe>Twlft.
Cuba. Hawaii aud Puerto jfcico will have
American exhibits, under "?id Glory," at
the Paris Exposition. \
General Maximo Gomez visited the Span
ish Club at Remedios, Cuba, aud\sked the
members to hoist the Spanish flag Wer the
club, which was immediately done.^
General MacArthur's troops arepurtr:t. \
many small bauds, killing numbers of % t*.
Filipinos and securing guns. <
General Otis at Manila reassured a ? . V
gation of Filipinos who feared the Un .. edi \
States would force the friars on the people.
Nine Americans are believed to be pris
oners of Philippine insurgents inTayatas
province.
The total customs receipts at the port of
Havana. Cuba, for the year ended Decem
ber 31, 1899, was $14,072,114.79.
Rafael Salsado, the Cuban patriot and
the first Mayor of Santiago de Cuba under
American rule, is dead.
Domestic.
Two daughters of the Rev. G. N. Day
were drowned in Shaffer's fork or Cheat
ftiver, W. Va. They were crossing the
river on horseback. The horse fell down,
;hrowing them from his back. The father
3aw the accident, but his skiff sank before
he could r^ach his children.
A church in Leavenworth, Kan., has ob* I
fained a Ci cuit Court judgment against j
the Chicagc and Great Western Railway
Company ior disturbing Sunday services
by working trains near the church.
Marshal O. Wagoner, of Toledo, Ohio,
the infidel whose conversion to Christiau
ity was recently announce'!, lias burned,
his fine library, consisting ot the writings
of infidels.
The British bark Inverlochy arrived at
San Francisco. Cal., 143 days from Swan
sea, and the British ship Kilburn, 150 days
from London.
William Hummell, held at Williamsport,
Penn., under the charge of quadruple mur
der of his family, has confessed. He re
fused to give any motive for the crime. He i
will be tried next March. . j
The Evening Post, of Louisville, Ky., has 1
? sensational article declaring that trea- ;
son and revolution are in progress. It says j
[that 100,000 men would go to Frankfort if
the situation was understood.
John H. Cook, a well-known undertaker j
of Baltimore, Md., was married to Miss !
Ruby Becker, in pursuance of the dying j
wish of Cook's first wife, who died several
days ago. Miss Becker had nursed her
during an illness lasting several years.
Albert Learned, formerly acting City
Auditor of Pittsfield, Mass., was sentenced j
to serve one year in jail, having been found '
guilty on a charge of forgery.
Edward Moore, an employe of the Hills- j
boro 0?ai Company, mistook his wife,Rose
C. Moore, for a burglar, at their home in ;
Hillsboro, 111., and killed her.
The Supreme Court of Deiaware has i
ruled that woman lawyers cannot practice !
before it on account of a Constitutional '
prohibition.
Attorney-General Knowlton, of Massa
chusetts, formally suggests that confine
ment for life supplant the death penalty
for murder in the State in the cases of !
women and minors under the age of eight
een.
The training ship Dixie left Norfolk, Va., \
for San Juan, Puerto Rico, whence she will ;
go to the Mediterranean fora cruise. She
has nearly four hundred landsmen on
board, and the object of the cruise is to i
train them for service on men-of-war. All
these men are American citizens.
Foreign,.
The Mexican Government is taking strict 1
means to prevent the introduction of the
bubonic plague, and has forbidden vessels
from Brazil to enter any Mexican port.
The Provincial Government of British
Columbia has declared its intention of so
amending its alien exclusion law as to
hereafter permit Americans to hold claims j
purchased from Canadian locators.
The officials of the Bank of Peru, at j
Lima, received from their branch bank in ;
London two boxes, each of which was sup- j
posed to contain $25,000, but upon being
opened one of the boxes was .found to be j
filled with bags of shot.
The whole Rhine district is threatened
with floods, owing to the masses of snow
and frequent thaws. A. number of the
Moselle towns are now flooded.
The 3Iinister of Bolivia had a conference
with members of the Brazilian Govern
ment. He claims the State of Amazonas is
aiding Galvez in Acre, and demands that
Brazil send troops and vessels to subju
gate the rebel Government.
The Duke of Teck, who died in Surrey?
England, had been insane since the death
of the Duchess, and had been constantly
under restraint. His death was hastened
by an attack of paralysis, which came on
suddenly.
The Russian ironclad Poltava, of 10,960
tons, ran ashore ?ear Liban, on the Baltic.
The Poltava was built at St. Petersburg in
1894 at a cost of Sf5.490.000.
Foreign bankers in Caracas were thrown
into a fortress for refusing to lend money
to the Venezuelan Government.
The Emperor of Austria accepted the re
signation of Dr. Von Witt'cka Cabinet and
named a nev* Cabinet, with Herr Koerber
as Premier.
Tho epidemic of influenza in London has
been productive ot so many deaths that
the coffin factories are unable to keep up
witt Ihelr orders. The reserve stock of
coffins has been exhausted.
The steamship Leon XIII, arrived at Bar
celona, ?pain, from Manila with a swarm
of Spanish prisoners. Tho men were ir
lamentable plight, having been poorly feel
and housed on^tbe long joy^;,.,..'
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SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
Central Time at Jacksonville and Savanaah.
Eastern Time at Other Point?t
Schedule in Effect December 10th, 1890,
xoRTH*yuxi>. I DZ?I?. j Daily*
Lv. JacEson^?Je,(P?ant ?j's. ~ 8 (JU a; 7 45 p
.* SavannahT(So. By ?..: 12 15 pl 12 05 a
Barnwell.: 4 02pl 4 00 a
" Blackville.- 4 17 p! 4 15 ?
44 Springfield.: 4 40pj 4 ?a
" Sally,.:; 4 48pf 4 47 a
" Porrv..j 4 55 a
Ar. Columbia,. _*L*LP' *??-?
Lv. Chariest*>n7< So." Ry. ~. ~ il 7 tn? a! ll ?Wp
44 Sommerville.I 7 41a 1200nt
M Branchville..I 8 55a 155a
" Orangeburg_..1 9 23 a 2 50 a
" Ringville. 10 15 a 4 30 a
Ar.Colombia. ll 00a 6 00a
Lv. Augusta^ so. Kv. ) ......... ? u> p 9 30 p
44 Granitevill* .. .*. 3 31 p 10 15 p
44 Aiken. 3 20p!.
" Trenton. 4 00 p; ll 00 p
44 Johnston. 4 14p ll 20 p
Ar. (Columbia.( Union Depot).. 5 50p1 2 10 a
Lv. Columbia,/ Blanding St .... 6 10 p. 6 15 a
44 Winnsboro.. 7 03p? 7 20 a
44 Chester.f 7 51 pi 8 10a
44 Rock Hill.! 8 23p 8 47 a
Ar. Charlotte..: \* 10j> J>J0*
Ar. Danville. . 7 12 ola _lJBp
Ar. Richmond . ^JTTT. 6 UOa; ? 2?p
Ar. Washington_ .. .1 7 35a 8 Vip
Baltimore,? Pa. R. R. t.' 9 12 ai ll 25 p
44 Philadelphia.!113*>a 2 50 a
44 N^w York. ...J 2 (?n- ? 28a
Lv.
Ar.
Ar.
Ar.
Ar.
Columbia. ll -loa. h ;*>a
Spartanburg.I 3 lCpj ll 25a
Asheville.I 7 00 p? 2 37 p
Knoxville.i 15 ai 7 30 p
Cincinnati _. 7 ?ip!'"7 45?
louisville.' 7 ?)P' 7 50 a
SOl'THBOCM).
j Lv. Louisville
Lv. Cincinnati
Ev
No. :53
: Daily.
J
i 7 45 a
J 8 Hi) a
No. 35
Daily.
7 45 p
-8 00p
Ar.
Knoxville..J 120a: 8 25a
Asheville.i 8 05 ai H 05 p
Spartanburg.; Il 45 a 6 15p
Columbia. ? 3rtr>i
i Lv. New York. < Pa. R. R. ? . . 3 uup? l^lour
I 44 Philadelphia.i 5 34 pi 3 50 a
I Baltimore.! 7 55pi 6 22a
j ^Washington. (So. Ry.)...._. .1 9 50 pl ll 15a
; Lv. Richmond . ll u)pi 12ulm
i Lv. Danville. " ' .j 4 38al-fi 48p
^ Lv. Charlotte. . ........... 8 15 ai li) U0p
44 Bock ffill.' ?)02a?10 50p
. Chester.j 9 35a ll 25p
* \ Winnsboro. 10 21 a 12.15 a
Ar. Columbia, <Blanding St.)..j ll 25at 1 20 a
Ly. t\>lumbia,(Union Depot > .. t 11 50 a 4 30 a
Johnston. 1 33 p 6 32 a
" Triton.i 1 45 p 6 48 a
Ar. Aiken.{ 2 20p 7 30a
Graniteville.! 2 15 o 7 18 a
Augura. . 2 50? 8 00a
Ly. Ooiumbii.^so. By. ).:..... 4 00 p 1 ?J a
Ringville . 4 43p 2 32 a
? Orangebui.g. 5 34 p 3 45 a
Branchville. ?02 pi 4 20 a
" Summervil?.,. 7 33 p 5 52 a
Ar. Charleston..\ ..,,,,. 8 15 p! 7 00a
Lv. CoUunWa,(S?7W.>. Il 3?"a 1 25 a
Ar. Perry.>^ . !
;; g*"* -.^?$.i?&?''???k
?Vn??^4.v.......... 12 50p! 2 45a
Blackville- ......... I - l 12 p 3 05a*~;
Barnwel.. x Wp aaoajT
" Savannah ... ... . aa0p 5 15af
Ar. Jacksonville) Plant 8yt?,).. j V *0pi 9 25 a/
Sleeping Car Service.
Excellent daily pasa&nger Hurvice betw^n
Floridtt and New York.
Nos. i and it?-New York and Florid* Ex
press. Drawing-room sleeping ?$?rs between
Augusta and New York. \
Pullman drawing-room sleeping cars be
tween Port Tampa, Jackson ville.- Savannah,
Washington and New York. . ?
pullman sleeping cars between Charlotte and
Richmond. Dining cars between Charlotte
and Savannah.
Nos. 35 and 36-U. S. Fast Mail. Through
Pullman drawing-room buffet sleeping cars be
tween Jacksonville and New York and Pull
man sleeping cars between Augustu and Char
lotte. Dining cars serve all meals enroute.
Pullman sleeping cars between Jacksonville
and Columbia, enroute daily between Jackson
ville and Cincinnati, via Asheville.
FRANK S. GANNON, J. M. (:ULP,
Third V P. ?fe Gen. Mgr., Traffic Mgr.,
Washington, 1>. ( '. < Washington, D. C.
W. A. TURK, S. H. HARDWICK,
?en. Pass. Ag* t.. A st Men. ?-as?. Ag t..
Washington, D. C. Atlanta, Ora.
RAM'S HORN BLASTS.
HE books of heav
en are written by
men.
Faith is reason's
telescope.
Christ is the
world's conscience.
None love life
like those who live
love.
The Christian is
never off duty.
No man *h i ts
higher than he
aims.
Death levels (Jown, but love levels
up.
Meditation is the breathing of the
BOlll.
True prayer consumes all pride.
Not need, but pride, keeps us poor.
Love lights up the loved with love
liness.
Patience is not necessarily a virtue
on a hot day.
True patriotism moves upward, rath
er than outward.
The way to get more is to make the
most of what we have.
He who fails to build up, sins as tru
ly as he who tears down.
To admit our imperfection is to move
toward perfection.
The shades that hide the flowers
brings out the blossoms of the sky.
God takes interest in us on His loan
while men take it out of us on theirs.
He who says we die as the beasts is
quite likely to shape his living on the
same rule.
Extinction oe i ?. ?J maori**
Judging from a recent report of the
registrar general of New Zealand,
that fine martial race, the Maoris, is
going the way of all aborigines whose
country has been colonized by the
whites. They may not becorr* abso
lutely extinct for a few more decades,
but their doom is sealed. Among ths
causes officially assigned for the thin
ning of their numbers are the high in
fantile mortality resulting ?f?fm im
proper food, exposure, MKT the vant
of ordinary care, consultions debil
itated by past debauchery, the belief
in native doctors and Neglect of thoj
sick, and the adoption of European
habits and costumes, leading to dis
eases of the respiratory organs. A
Maori M. A., Mr. Nagata, in addi
ing a recent conference of his
men, said that drink was pa*
them and sapping vitality,
don Cara

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