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A SYMPATHY STRIKE
i Swells Opposition to Packers
. / to Immense Proportions.
I
BITTER FIGHT IS MOW ON
Many Allied Trades Cast Fortunes
With Meat Cutters and Thirty
j ^ Thousand ''Workers aro Idle.
FaCrters arc Not Worried.
A Chicago apoclal says: With all
peace negotiations broken off and
with all the all.ed trudej unions employed
a* the different plants, with the
exception of t.he teamsters and the stationary
engineers, out on strike in
' Sympathy with the butcher workmen,
who quit wcrk two weeks ago,
tho stock yards strike Monday ,had
nettled Cowu to what promises td bo
one of tho bitterest iightj between
capital and labor in the history of
America.
As nas been threatened for some
tlmo, !V) allied trades employed in
the pack ng industry quit work when
called on to asa: the striking butch* I
ers in tlieir efforts to bring tho
packers to terms. In several instance*
the men did not wait for the official
notification from their leaders to go on
Htrlke, hut threw down their tools and j
quit work of their own accord.
All Union Men Out.
Late Monday the statement was
made l?y Michael J. Dounelly, president
of the "iftftchers union, that every
un.on man employed at the stock
yards, with the exception of the,
toanist ^rs and engineers, had re- |
spondel to orders for a general sym- j
pathetic s rlko. The engineers, he ?ie- !
clared, v/ru'd join the strikers, ami |
unless t'icro was speedy settlement of j
the difficulty he sai.1 the teamsters |
I would undoubtedly join their brother j
workmei In their struggle for su* j
premaey.
Roth siiles to the controversy de* |
clared that they are perfectly satisfied !
with the present state of affairs, and i
that they were willing to make' it a
fight *o a finish to determine who '
. shall d'date terms of tho settieHfeiL
' ',l wbr.t the Packers Say.
Accuvllng to the packers, a gon
mt eral r*il <e was a failure. It heins'
claimed i? thenj. that not one-half the!
Wr members of 'the allied trades quit I
' work vhon officially callod out by ,
rm.~ e u ? '
iui:n ifaucr?. 1 nu luriuur siaieillCIU |
wan mnde by tho packers that should j
nil tho i;nlon men decide to join tho .
strikers >t would make little dlltercnce i
to the employers, as they had sufflclent
remurcoB to contest the grounds
for an indefinite period.
A. new phas-o of the strike situation
developed late Monday afternoon when
) notice v?ns given by the unions to the
^ Independent packers at tho stock
' V yards tl at their men would not ho
| '\ allowed to handle animals which had
been brought into the yards or handled
in any way by non-union men.
The trpathetic strike of tho allied
trades miens brings the total of men |
now on strike in th<> Chicago packing j
houses to nearly 30,000. Tho number >
of men directly employed in killing, I
butchering and packing meat. who
were flrst ordered out is roughly estimated
r.t from 18,000 to 20,000. The j
sympathfllc striko Monday added the
iniiowing army or unemployed: FIro- j
men, 4'-0; engineers. 200 elect r!ci:uis, i
200 carpenters, 500; coopers, 000; j
boxmakers, M)0; machinists, 17.". boi?*'
or makers. 100; blacksmiths, 100; car
workers, 2.000; canmaker.s, 2,500; live
stock handlers, S00; steam fitters and
helpers, 500. Total men out on sympathetic
strike 8,955.
AMERICAN SHIP CAPTURED.
|
8teamer Arabia Taken in Charge by
Russian Vladivostok Squadron.
Tlio steamer Arabia reported captured
by Iho Russian Vladivostok j
squadron, Is believed to be the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company's
steamer Arabia, which sailed
from Portland for the Orient aboit
n month ago with a enrgo of flour.
Night Was Her Terror.
"I would cough nearly all night j
long,'* writes Mrs. Charles Applegato,
of Aloxandrla, Intl., "and could lmrdly
get any sleep. I had consumption .so
bi<lt that if I walked a block, I would j
cough frightfully and spit blood, but, :
"when all other medicines failed, throe i
$1.00 bottles of Dr. King's New Dis j
covory wholly cured me and t gained j
G8 pounds." It's absolutely guaran- J
tr o.l to cure Coughs, Colds, Da Grippe, '
Bronchitis and all Throat and Dung ,
Troubles. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial (
bottles free at Plckcns Drug Com- i
pany. tf
MURAVIEFF TARGET FOR STONES
Russian Minister of Ju3tice Assailed
at 8t. Petersburg.
A St. Petersburg special says: As
Minister of Justice Muravlcff was
,/\ \
dtk \ I driving to the Peterhof residenco
* Thursday afternoon to report tho assassination
of Minister of the Interior
Von Plehvo, stones were thrown at
him and his carriage windows v ere
broken.
Tho Identity of tho minister's assailants
has not been discovered.
. M - 'i
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RAISES GOVERNOR'S "AY.
Bill Passed in Georgia House Increasing
Annual Stipend from Three
to Five Thousand Dollars.
By a vote of 112 to 20 the Georgia
house of representatives, Tuesday,
passed the bill providing for an Increase
from $",000 to $3,000 for the
crnvorn/?t*
Ov ' ??"?
A vigorous flght against the measure
was made by those opposing it, but
they were defeated at every point,
and the bill was declared passed by
Speaker Morris, after he had had read
an opinion regarding the nature of
tho vote.
Bills providing for Increase of salary
of public ofllclals require a two-thirds
vote of both houses of tho general
assembly, under tho constitution.
There was a question involved as to
whether this meant two-thirds of all
tho members elected to both houses or
simply two-thirds of those voting, provided
the measure received a constitutional
majority. The constitution requires
thai all bills providing for constitutional
amendments shall receive
two-thirds of Um votes of all the members
elected to each house, but tho
requirement with regard to salary bills
is that they shall be passed by a twothirds
vote of both houses, and says
nothing ubout two-thirds of those
elected to either house.
Speaker Morris took the latter view
of tlio matter ami held that the hill
was passed if it received two-thirds
of the votes of those voting, providing
such two-thirds should he a constitutional
majority. He presented many
decisions in support of his attitude.
Mr. Slaton, of Fulton, made a
strong speech in favor of tho passage
i)i uitj diii, prusi'nuu;; UKiir< s ironi
other states showing that states with
far loss population and taxable
wealth than Georgia pay their governors
from $5,000 to $0,500. Mr. Slaton
showed how the present salary
was fixed at a time when conditions
were very different from what they
are now, and that an increase wa?
now necessary in order that the governor
might properly uphold tho dignity
of the state and have sufficient
to meet his necessary expenses. Tie
said that tVw> governor was eomp lied
to spend $1,200 a year for servants
and the keep of two horses alone. This
would leave him the small sum of
$1,800 on which to entertain visiting
delegations, associations and officials
of the state, city and country.
Mr. Slaton hold that these expenses
paid, the governor.left his position virtually
bankrupt, and in easo of death
would leave his family almost desti
tlltO.
iSIr. Knight, of Berrien, offered an
amendment making the amount $4,000
and Mr. Daniel, of Emanuel, wanted
to make it $(5,000.
BRITISH IRE UNAPPEASED.
Russia is Given an Emphatic CallDown
and Threats Made.
A London i.pocl?il says: Th> Brit
i-h governm-M; is taking energetic ac
'ion in the cj?}e of *.i" sinkir.y of theJntish
steam* r Knlg'-T Commamlor by
re Vladlvoniock squadron. Informa
"cn receivn l 1 y the government tends
. outonllcl) r t hn r?fPr?a 1 m itwl o )tn.
lief liiat an rage !u.b been commit
fed for whi.Mi no excuse exists in international
!: v.
While n uiallon { iotween Groat
P itain and Russia respecting tho llod
Tea seizure.} have 1 <en carried on
.:i the nio ;t eoneiliatoiy manner, the
soc dated Ptcs lo vrns that in tin
presentations nt St. Petersburg Foreign
Secretary I>ans-.'Owne declared
i'.at Great l'r-taln could not, in vlev.
r,f her treaty alliance with Japan, al
Ic.w any intoivrotatloa to bo placed on
ve treaties relating to tho Dardanelles
which we uld pjT.i't of tho free
I'issago of vessels of the Russian vol*
' ntcer fleet ft .m the l.dnek Sea to the
r edlterranor.a with trie view of thoii
."Psequont employment for war purr',ses.
Uritlsh sii.) owners are up in arms
< er the '^r.tfers which shipping Is
now running, ? nd ar* Lomharding tho
government with representations looking
to tho 'bo-ougb protection of their
interests.
i?-? num i iu NbUKOES.
Colored Realty Company In New York
to Combat Prejudice.
To combat negro prejudice against
negro tenants In white districts, in
Now York city, the Afro-Amerlear.
Realty Company iia? started an aggressive
campaign.
Negro real estate operators and investors
organized '!u> company recently
with a capital stock of 3500,000,
The company owns four five-story
Hats, valued at $125,000, and holds ten
other tiat houses under five-year
lyases.
BRITISH STEAMER SUNK.
Serious Charge is Brought Against
Czar's Vladivostok Squadron.
The foreign office at London has received
news of the sinking of the
British steamer Knight Commander
by the Russian Vladivlstok fleet.' and
has instructed the British consul at ,
Yokohama to make a full Investigation
of the case and report at once to '
Downing streot. Until this report la
recolved, no action will bo taken.
\
STATUS IS SQUALL!
England Reaches Point o
Boiling Over With Wrath.
RUSSIA MUST APOLIGIZl
Czar Is Also Ordered to Salute British
Flag and Make Other Amends
for Breach of International
Law.
A Ix>ndou special of July 27 says
The British government is sending ii
structfon to Sir Charles Hardlnge, th
British ambassador to Russia, to ei
ergetlcally protest against the sinjkin
of the British steamer Knight Con
mander by the Russian Vladivostok
squadron. Until the presentation t
the Russian government, the grea
est secrecy will be maintained i<
gardiug its contents, but it is know
that Premier Balfour and his co
leagues have decided to demand tha
thn fullest ronaratlnn shall i?<j mmli
by Russia, or measures will be takei
to follow up the diplomatic demands
The British note as Sir Charle
Har.linge will submit it, will not met
tion the amount of Indemnity Kussi
I must pay the owners of the ship am
| British subjects having goods 01
I board the vessels, but all that wil
be sought, will be the ostablishmen
of the principle of indemnity am
npologv. A snlute of the British flai
must also be conceded and the l'utun
protection of neutral shipping assured
The attitude of the British govern
orient is the result of the thorough con
sldemtlon given to the reports receiv
od from Sir Claude McDonald, tin
British minister at Toklo, an.I the ex
amination of international law author
ities by legal experts. The dispatche:
from Sir Claude McDonald conllrn
the reports that the Knight Commami
cr had no contraband of war on hoart
I for Japan. The government and al
I the British authorities, it i* asserted
! are united Cn the point that ther
j was no just illeat Ion f >r th .sinl\in<
| of the vessel.
A lengthy meeting of defence com
mil 1 HO tdfil nlocn V\- .....1
( VW"I* .*V. V II II lid V.
, tho presidency of Premier Balfour, a
\ which thi- attorney .general, H.r Hob
crt Finley, was present. The attorney
I general does not usually attend thes(
meetings, but it was stated that thi
questions at issue between Russia ant
Great Britain were under diseussian
and thut Sir Robert was called in t<
| advise as to tho questions of interna
tional law involved.
[t is reported that all orders for tin
' British nava-1 maneuvers have beet
countermanded; that tho varioii:
i squadrons have been ordered not t<
move; that all leaves of absence h*?
been canceled and that officers an.
men on furlough have been recalled
i The home and channel licet s alreadj
had been moved into position to un
dertake important maneuvers.
The Russian Attitutde.
It is not. known when the Vladi
vostock squadron will return to port
The commander of tho squadron, it i.
pointed out, unquestionably seized th<
papers of the vessel, Including hei
manifest and therefore will be a'nlr t(
present reasons to show why he sank
the ship, and with these reasons ir
their possession, tho Russian author
ities will be <\ble to complete their an
swer to the British representations
in inu uiiiuiiiu di iiiisse uipiomais ini
cargo, or at least a portion of the car
go of the Knight Command?!*, Includ
ed contraband of war under the Rus
sian declaration. The bridge worl<
among the cargo is said to have beer
destined for Fusan-Soul railroad,which
th<? Ja',)anese are building for mill
tary purposes.
The Russian declaration also an
nounced that rice and other foodstuff?
aro contraband if sent at the enemy's
cost or order. Attention Ik specifically
called to the feature of the deelara
tions saying that "neutral ships witl;
contraband of war of any sort can, i>?
cording to the circumstances, be noi
only seized but also confiscated." It
the ship can be confiscated, it is con
: tended that she can be sunk as well
M'DOW FOUND DEAD IN BED.
Sixteen Years Ag0 He Killed an Editor
of Charleston News and Courier.
Dr. T. 13. McDow, who sixteen yearago
shot and killed Captain F. Yv\
Dawson, <dilor of The NeA< and C ?!
rler. in the iliiolcr'.-; office, and tried
| to hide the body in an alleyway, was
| found dead in his hod at Charleston
j Tuesday. Then; wen- no signs ol' dis,
order, and physicians doelar <1 that
I death was due to lieart failure. . .10
i house in which he died was the scene
i of tho tragedy of sixteen years ago.
Chamberlaln'e Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy.
This remedy is certain to ho needed
in almost every home beforo the
| summer is over. It can nhrays bo
| depended upon oven in the most so
vere and dangerous cases. It. is esptcially
valuable for summer disorders
in children. It is pleasant to tako
and never fails to give prompt relief.
Why not buy it now? It. may mivo lifeFor
sale by I'lckcms I>rug Store,
Rarlo's Drug Store, T. N. Hunter, Liberty.
tf
( ROOSEVELT NOTIFIED.
Committee Calls Upon Chief Executive
at Oyster Bay and Informs
f H Im of Action of Convention.
A special from Oyster Bay sa>s:
President Kocsevelt opened the polit
leal campaign of 1904 at his beautiful
" country home, Sagamore Hill, We in as
day. Standing on a spot made deai
, by the associationj of a lifetime, snr
rolunded bv his lamilv ami rnlntlvoa
and friends, and in tho presence of an
assentl)lag> of men distinguished in
all walks of life, he formally received
and accepted the nomination of tht
republican party for president of tnc
United States.
Speaker Cannon and his committee
0 of notification, together with many ot
i- the invited guests, arrived at 11:35
K on a special train from Now York. The
i- attendance of the members of the com
mitteo was notably large, regrets be
o ing received from only throe. Janie.
I- N. Combs, of Florida; Senator Chatm
? cey M. Kepew, of New York, and Sen
u ator Clarence I). Clark, of Wyoming,
i- In all, about one hundred and twenty
.t five persons were present at the cer
a emony.
n President ""Imo evelt personally re
i. ceived the member^ of the committc
s and other guests as thej arrived, lit
i- | knew almost every man personally,
a After the visitors had b??n greeted
;l by the president, Secretary Ijoeh prt
u sented eac:h one to Mrs. Roosevelt
1 and to Miss Alice "Roosevelt. The
t guests were seated on the veranda,
1 where the notification ceremony was
i? held. As Speaker Cannon, attired in a
e dark gray frock suit, stopped upon a
I. chair standing near the veranda rail
i- ing, he was given a cordial reception.
While Mr. Cannon read his speech,
President Roosevelt stood at his right
? hand, giving close attention to the
address.
> Mrs. Roosevelt, surrounded by her
i children?Kermit, Kiln I and Quenlin?
i stood facing Mr. C inni n almost in the
- center of tlx' crowd. Mr. Cinnon was
1 interrupted frequently by applause.
1 President Roosevelt shook Mr. Can
lion's liand heartily at the conclusion
of his speech ami then mounted the
4 chair to deliver his address i-t re
sponso. Mo v/as given so cordi.il .1 re
eoption that it w is quit'? a minute l>or
fore lie could proceed. 14e was in ext
cellont voice, and though lie followed
:ho printed text (if his speech, he seir
dom referred to it. The address was
punctuated by applause
When he lul l concluded lie was most
1 heartily congratulated, first by Speaker
Cannon, then by Chairman Cor>
telyou and by cdhcrs present.
After the informal reception which
| followed the address, Speaker Cannon
| suggested that all the visitors assomi
| ble on the lawn at the foot of the
j veranda stops "in order that they may
> have their respective shadows secure 1
ere the substance fade." As the presI
ident descended the steps to fnee tho
photographer, he called for Governor
i Pardee, of California, and \V. S. Simpson,
of Texas, to stand near him.
These two. with Speaker Cannon.
Chairman Cortclyou. (governor Odell
. of New York; Cornelius N. iiliss and
Prink S. Black, were grouped about
j tho president as tho photographs were
taken.
A buffet luncheon followed and the
gliosis were served by the president's
children and hks nephews and nieces
HUNGER AN ALLY OF PACKERS
j Families of Strikers Suffer in Silence
! and With Heroic Fortitude.
A Chicago dispatch says: Despite the
Tact that a relief fund of has
!>een voted to alleviate the distress
: of strikers and their families who are
i in want, there was little change Wed
i nesday in the condition of thousands
of poverty stricken sufferers huddle.1
in i he squalid district, generally re
. ferred to as "hack of thf> yards." in
[ stead of complaining there is a disi
position to conceal destitution lest the
r fact of tho impoverishment of the
strikers becoming known might oper
i nte against the success of the union.
Like the Spartan mothers of old
hungry wives and mothers of strikers
' sit in silence in their spare homes pur.
posefy avoiding t.ho~o who might seek
| them out with charitable motives.
Safeguard the Children.
Notwithstanding all that is done by
hoards of health ami charitably inclined
persons, the death rati* amon?
small children is very high during
the hot weather of the summer
months in the large cities. There is
not probably one case of bowel complaint
'.a a hundred, however, that
could not be cured by the timely use
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
P.inrrhoea Rcnu dy. For sale by 1'ick
?>n.4 Drug Store, Marie's I>rug Store,
T. N. Hunter, Liberty. (f
COUNTY OFFICIALS GATHER,
Members of Georgia Association Hold
Annual Meeting in Macon.
County officials from every section
of the state of Georgia gathered at
neon Wednesday for Hie annual meeting
of the Georgia County Officers'
Association at Macon.
Sheriffs, ordinaries, clerks of superior
courts; In fact, county officers of
All classes were present and in the
throng were men prominent in the affairs
of the stato.
STRIKE WARMS UP
Incipient Rioting, Tumult and
Pandemonium at Chicago,
FIRE AT STOCK YARDS
Packers Refuse to Have Further Conferences
Looking to Settlement,
and Announce that Business
is Progressing.
A Chicago dispatch bays: Fire
broke out among the packing houses
in the stock yards Wednesday in the
lard refinery of Swift & Co., and soon
gained such headway that every available
lire engine in the stock yards district,
was called out.
Rumors of incendiarism wero rife.
I Examination, however, apparently
I showed the cause of the blaze to have
been an ov< rheated dynamo.
The building, 150 by fe'?t and
three stories high, was filled with i
tierces of lard, many of which < xplod
ed. spreading the burning greaso in !
, j 111 crj <.1;r* *'i it'll,
, ' Tho firemen were hampered in go!
ing into action l>y numbers of cattlo
I ! and sheep which wore1 being driven
along Exchange avenue, tin? main
j thoroughfare of tho stock yards,
i j Tho tire threatened a nuniTter of
I buildings nearby, but tin* firemen
: ! managed to keep the llamco from
i spreading.
I Tho building is a three-story strue- i
; turo. and with contents is worth
$400,000. Three hundred men. presumably
non-unionists, were in the
building, but all escaped. The fire
was under control with loss of loss
than $100,000.
The chief oxeitemont of the day
centered about tlie (Ire. While it ra^-d
i the whole of I'ackingtown was in r. |
i iiiiiniru ny mo nuiuirtMis.
I who had failed to k> lo work as a result
of tho action of ttioir joint conn'
cil. had added their numbers to those
; of the thousands of men who had already
been on strike and a large majority
of them were loitering about
the yards waiting for something to
i turn up. Th > lir?? was enougTT of an
i incentive to cause a wild rush from !
; all directions and despite tin' efforts
| of the police the fire engines found
J great difficulty in making a way
j through 'the crowds. The flames raged
I for afiout an hour, hut were kept,
j from surrounding structuros. though
' showers of sparks fell.
! Eight colored strike breakers on
j way to work iy the different plants I
I were arrested Wednesday. Alighting j
( from a street ear the non-union men j
wore surrounded by a crow 1 of strike 1
I sympathizers. Policemen who were |
on guard, saw" the negroes reach to- j
I wards their bin nockets An th.-. > .?
groer reached the entranee to tinyards
.he police stopped them and
searched them, finding a revolver on
each. Arrests followed, the'charge be|
ing carrying concealed ewapons.
Kitty English, forewoman in the
sowing department of Swift & C'o.'s
plant, was mobbed and badly hurt by
a crowd of girl strike sympathizers at ;
Halstoad and Root ptreets. Fully a
dozen girls took part in the attack. |
They beat the forewoman with their J
fists, tore her clothing and finally |
slashed her face with a knife. After
a desperate struggle. Miss English
escaped. No arrests were made.
Packers Make Statement.
I The following statement was signed
by the representatives of the packers |
and handed to the members of the I
state board of arbitration Wednesday I
I night at the end of a conference be- i
tweon the two bodies, held at the rv i
quest of th?? state board in an endeavor
to bring about another meeting be
iween i lie pnoKers ami the strikers:
"Wo had an agreement with Mr.
Donnelly's organization and the allied !
trades which thoy hav<? failed to live !
tip to, and under the circumstances wo 1
do not care io make any further agree- i
nients with them."
Wednesday each of the plants increased
their forces, all reporting ;
steady progress in every department.
When bilious take Chamberlain's
Stoma* h and Liver Tablets. For sa!< |
by IMck'-ns DriiK Store, Marie's Drug
Slore, T. N. Hunter, Liberty. f
Oaafnes? Cannot Bo Cured
by local applications, as they can- '
not reaeh the diseased portion of the c
enr. There is only one way to cure i
deafness, and that is by constitutional r
remedies. lxafness is caused by an in 1;
tiamod condition of the mucous lining ji
W1 uiv: JilinKirillUII 1 II ?!?. . Ml II I ins a
tube is inflame,1 you have a rumbling l
sound or Imperfect hearing, and whoa i li
it is entirely closed, Deafness is the s
result, and unless the inflammation |(
can he taken out and thin tubo restor- I
ed to its normal condition,. hearing j
will !>< destroyed forever; ntoe ca.scs !
out of ten are caused by Catarrh. F
| which 'h nothing hut an Indnmed con j
dltion of the mucous surfaces.
We will giv<> One Hundred Dollars |l!
for any enso of Deafness (caused l>y I
catarrh) that cannot lie cured by Tlall s ; si
Catarrh ("lire. Send for circulars free j K
R J. CHBNIOY & CO., Toledo, (). j w
Sold by Druggists, 75c. I T
Take Hall's Family Pills for con- ' *t
stipation. U
TOM TAGGART IS CHOSEN
As Chairman of the Democratic National
Committee at the Meeting
in New York.
A Now York special Bays: Harmony
was the watchword at Tuesday's
meeting of tin- democratic national
committee. Thomas Taggart,
o? Indiana, was unanimously elected
to the chairmanship. 1,'ry Woodson, of
Kentucky, was elected secretary; Edwin
Set ton, of Washington, was made
assistant secretary, and Colonel John
I Martin, ol' Mlsjouii. was rn-einrtnii
sergeant at. arms, and Colonel Sam
Donaldson, ot' Tennessee, asistant sergeant
at arms.
The organization of the campaign
will be completed by the selection of
vice chairmen, not to exceed two, an
executive committee ot rom live to
seven and a finance committee of nB
from three to live, all of these to bo
named later by Chairman Taggart.
The treasurer will be named by the
chairman and the executive committee.
The executive and finance committee
will be made up of eminent
democrats who are for the most part
at least not members of tin national
commit te< .
The main headquarters, Chairman
Taggart announces, will tie in New
York, but the Chicago headquarter ^
from which the western campaign wi
be managed, will be of practical
equal importance. Chairman Tagga HH
will divide his time between the two.
MEDICINE TAX ELIMINATED. H
Georgia Senate Committee Makes I
portant Changes in Bill.
Two important amendments to '
general tax art wev > adopted by
finance committee of tho Georgia
ate Tuesday morning, the first I.
the reduction of the tax on the ni
facluro of coca-cola to $4uo and
s?ootid being tho elimination of th&c
part of tlu> bill imposing special taxes
on dealers in certaiji specified modi- ;
cines and extracts.
Tho committee decided that tlie tax
on coca-cola should bo th? same as it. 1
is 011 other patent drinks, several cf
which are called by name in the bill. ,
Tho taxes on these latter are $10t?,
and the commit ten decided to reooniniend
that a similar tax be placed
upon the manufacture of cocjj coin
The part of the bill dealing with the
medicines reads as follows:
"I'pon every dealer in P< runa, dilute
tincture, extract or essence of
ginger, or any other medicinal preparation
which can be used as a beverage
which contains an amount of
alcohol equal to or in excess of 'lie
amount recognized by the I'nited
States pharmacopoeia as necessary for
a good wine for medicinal purjioses
tho sum of $200; provided that this
tax shall not be required of those dealers
who have paid the liipior tax as
provided in this act."
This was stricken entirely.
TO CURTAIL PRODUCTION.
Manufacturers of Cotton Goodi Decidc
on Retrenchment Plan.
At a mooting of cotton mill men
from North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia and Alabama, hold in Greenville,
S. Tuesday, it was decided
to curtail the production to a basis of
7"> per cent during the months <71 August
and September.
Hecause of the unsettled conditions
of the market and thy poor demand
f r finished goods, the spinners beI'eved
that 'his step was imperativo
and they acted accordingly, the vote ^
showing that more than 2,t><)0,0o() spin- /
dies wore represented. The anion
was almost unanimous.
not represent oil at tlie meeting
were nr^n*? 1 to agree to tin- curtailment,
while Hit* production will I reduced
25 per cent for sixty days.
This will he accomplished either by
running all machinery 7.1 per cent of
the time, or by stoppiuK all machinery
one-fourth ol the tinx ''.eports
submitted by a special inv> siting
committee showed that in tli four
states named the curtailment heretofore
had run anywhere from half to
onoquarler time A 'Vh schedule (
was adopted ft r M month of August,
and spinners oldU at d themselves not.
to sell below the p. ce stipulated.
FOR SEIZING AMERICAN GOODS.
3rotest Lodged With Navy Cenart
ment Over Action of Rus ians.
The state department a' Washington
ins finally received u formal protest
gainst the action of the Russian navy
11 seizing American goo Is au.l as the
esnlt of the preliminary study of the
aw anil precedents governing the sub
ret it is prepared to act energetically
nd promptly. This protest relites to
I. .. J -
im- seizure ot itn American enr.-.o on
ioard tho Hamburg-American linn
teamer Arabia hr?un<i from Portland,
>regon. for a Hongkong, China, firm.
VICTIM OF CHICAGO STRIKE.
irot Death Recorded as Result of
Assault on Non-Union Men.
A Chicago dispatch savs: Clarence
[all fs the first victim clainiod by
filth as a result of the stock yards
Irlke. Last Tuesday he, with R. F.
eating, Mb employer, an Ice dealer,
as driving past a crowd of rioters,
wo shots were fired, one of which
ruck Keating, passing through his
?g and struck Hull.

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