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J US Y LISTS.
The following are the jury lists for
the approaching term of court ; the
list for the second week was drawn yes?
terday :
GRAND JURY.
W. R Jenkins, Sumter.
J. W. Smith, St. Charles.
John F. Kelly, Bishop vi lie.
"W. J. Young, Rafting Creek.
W. J. Durant, Concord.
R. M. James, Rafting Creek.
J. D. Bianding, Jr., Sumter.
J. M. N. Wilder, Sumter.
Howard Jones, Concord.
R. M. Bradford, -=-.
S. W. James, Rafting Creek.
H. A. Lowry, Sumter.
J. H. Watson, Bishop ville.
J. G. R. Wilder,- Sumter.
C. S. Beasiy, Carters Crossing.
D. Bull* Stateburg.
F. C. Manning, Sumter.
PETIT JURY-FIRST WEEK.
W. E. Green, St? Charles.
H. E. Mooneyham, Elliott.
J. Singleton Moore, Sn niter.
J. J. Team, Bishopviile.
J. B. Baker, Sumter.
R. A. Dennis, Shiloh.
J.. W. Wilson, Magnolia.
Edwin Wilson, St. Charles.
J. S. Potts, Magnolia.
A. A. Brearlv, St Charles.
E. T. Mott Shiloh.
J. B. Kelley, Bishopviile.
E. B. Hogan, Sumter.
L. B. Jenkins, Privateer.
T. V. Walsn, Jr., Sumter.
T. B. Jenkins, Sumter.
T. D. Lowrance, Concord.
H. D. Cain, Middleton.
W. E. Pritchard Privateer.
W. M. DeLorme, Sumter.
O. E. Bostick, Sumter.
M. L. Hodge, Privateer.
M. E. Rivers, Privateer.
John J.Shaw, Bishopviile.
John F. Beard, Sumter.
< J. J. Harbv, Sumter.
W. W. Stuckey, Bishopviile.
W. J. Stuckey, Bishopviile.
L. B. Yates, Concord.
W. S. Reams, Sumter.
T. W. Belvin, Spring Hill.
W. E. Le m m on, Lynchburg,
J. E. Cresswell, Bishopviile.
C. R. McCaskill, Spring Hi IL
J. E. Rembert, Providence.
F. L. Stewart Sumter.
Petit Jury for Second Week.
D. L. Shaw, St. Charles.
N. Barnett Manville.
Thomas Childs, Sumter.
W. T. Howell,
Robert Morris, Rafting Creek.
F. C. Stoney, Sumter.
G. O. Rogers, Bishopviile.
Wade H. Hudson, Mayesville.
W. L. Branson,
H. V. Anderson, Magnolia.
R. D. Bradford, Sumter.
A. D. Owens, Sumter. >
T. S. Watts, Swimming Pens.
Thomas Benenha, Providence.
Peter McRae, Providence.
T. J. Boy kin, Mayesville.
E. L. Witherspoon, Sumter.
H. H. Wells, Privateer.
J. T. Edwards, Sumter.
Joel Davis, Concord.
W. D. McGrew, Sumter.
R. F. Jackson, Boy ki ns.
J. W. Rogers, Privateer.
Frank J. Bradford, Sumter.
J. N. Phillips, Sumter.
Phillip P. Finn, Sumter.
R. E. Muldrow, Bishopviile.
N. Talbert, Bishopviile.
H. W. Mathis, Bishopviile.
W. W. Winkles, Sumter.
R. C. Tisdale, Sumter.
C. A. Mitchell, Stateburg.
T. P. Sanders, Boykins.
T. B. Kennedy, Sumter.
G. W. McBride, Mavesvil.le.
W. H. Pate, Sumter*.
Citadel Correspondence. ?
Life is so busy here that a cadet
scarcely finds time to do anything out?
side of academic work, except on Fri?
day evenings, and then he feels like a
bird out of a cage, and wants to rid
himself of these walls-the company of
the gentler sex is always sought
Dress parade was begun on Friday
last and will continue to be held
until camp is broke. The young lady
friends of the cadets turn out in large
numbers to witness the parades, and
the occasions are, on the whole, very
enjoyable.
Cupid is always in attendance at
these functions and not a few victims
will he find between now and when
camp is broke.
Through our English professor, Maj.
St. James Cummings, we are in pos?
session of copies of Hon. B. R. Till?
man's speech, "Massachusetts and
South Carolina in the Revolution,"
delivered in the Senate on January
30th. Despite the recent wrangle in
the Senate, and the odious remark
which he made concerning South Caro?
lina in his apology to that august
body, he well portrays the noble work
which the State did in the struggle
for independence.
The corps took part in the mam?
moth parade on Military Day, march?
ing next to the United States marine
corps, which body led the parade. It
was the largest affair of its kind ever
held in Charleston, and was on the
whole very creditable.
The Gov. of West Virginia remark?
ed of the cadet corps, that they pre?
sented the best appearance, handled
their pieces with more precision and
kept the best allignment of any body,
in the parade, the marine corps not
excepted. He also commented very
favorably upon the military companies.
If anyone wishes to ge,t an idea of
the outside appearance of military life
and quarters he has only to visit the
Exposition, where the U. S. marine
corps have their model camp. Onlv
personal experience can teach what it
is though.
The marine corps and the cadet corps
of the S. C. M. A. acted as escort of
honor to Governor Yates, of Illinois,
on the 11th. That distinguished gen?
tleman in his short talk in the Audito?
rium at the Exposition, in which he
thanked the people of Charleston for
the courtesies shown him, remarked
that the cadet corps was the best mili?
tary body he had ever seen. He is
capable or judging, having been to a
military school himself and having
traveled extensively.
Parades to the Exposition grounds
are very tiresome, but we look forward
to them with great pleasure, as we
seldom have an opportunity to visit
the Exposition at any other time.
On these occasions we have time to go
over the grounds and see the many
interesting and instructive things.
Citadel, March]6, 1902. W.
LOCAL HEWS PARAGRAPHED.
The boys are beginning to play ball,
and top spinning will soon bs out of
fashion.
Mooday was the festival of St. Patrick
! and all true sons oE Erin wore the
j green.
! Elsewhere today there is published
a call for a mass meeting of citizens
I to consider the question of holding a
! firemen's tournament in this city.
I There bids fair to be a lively contest
for the appointment as Postmaster of
? this city. Several candidates are
' rumored to be in the field already.
I The ice men who were getting ready
^for business last week, encouraged by
I the prospect of an early spring are
resting on their oars for awhile until
the blizzard season is over.
The 25th Annual Convention of the
South Carolina Sunday School Con?
vention will be held in Greenwood
March 25 to 27th inclusive.
There is always a standard of excel?
lence in all lines and in ready-made
clothing the "E FF-E FF" brand,
sold by D. J. Chandler, is the stand?
ard in style, finish and quality. The
advertisement today has a few facts
about this line.
The petit'jury for the second week
of court was drawn yesterday and is
printed today; and the list for the
first week is also republished for the
benefit of those who may not have
seen it or may wish to refer to it
again.
Bishopville has another paper. The
Lee County Vindicator, the first num?
ber of which has been received at this
office. Mr. H. S. Cunningham, who
is the editor and proprietor is an ex?
perienced newspaper man, and his first
issue is full of live matter and is a
? credit to his ability.
Mr. Henry Von Ohsen, an extensive
manufacturer, dealer in and repairer
of wagons, buggies, harness, and doing
a general blacksmithing business,
has bought a lot of Mr. Graham, on
Republican Street, upon which he
will erect buildings to conduct a
branch of his business under the direc?
tion of his son, Henry Von Ohsen.
The clerk of Hollywood Camp,
Woodmen of the World received Mon?
day a check for $2,000 to be paid to
Mrs. Ellen Bultman, the widow of the
late C. F. H. Bultman who had a
policy for that amount in the Wood
! men of the World. The proofs of death
were forwarded on February 14th and
the check in settlement of the policy
was issued on March 14th.
Mr. John Young, of New Orleans,
La., has accepted .a position with
Messrs. Bultman & Bro., and will have
charge of their repairing department.
Mr. Young comes highly recommend?
ed as an experienced workman, having
held positions with some of the largest
German and American shoe manufac?
turers; and those having shoes for re?
pair would do well to see him.
Prof. Hitchcock of the U. S. Agri?
cultural Department remained in this
county Thursday and Friday of last
week making soil investigations.
Thursday afternoon he was taken out to
Mr.W. M. Graham's farm and inspceted
the field which Mr. Graham planted
in Bermuda grass a few years ago. In
the evening he left for lower Salem,
where he spent Friday as the guest of
Mr. E. W. Dabbs.
Two negroes were arrested by the
police last Monday for holding up
and robbing Alma Washington, a
negro boy on the street. Two other
negroes assisted in the robbery, but
they escaped arrest by running. Their
names are known, however, and they
will be captured by the police. The
four amateur highwaymen are Willie,
Harry and Walter Pinckney and Moses
Poole. Washington states that he was
not only robbed, but severely beaten
and his life threatened, a razor and
knives being drawn on him.
At a meeting of the Delgar Reel
Squad last week, the proposition that
has been made to have a firemens'
tournament here this spring was
brought up and discussed. The mem?
bers of the squad are unanimously in
favor of having the tonrnament and
inviting the State Firemen's Associa?
tion to hold its annual meeting in
Sumter at the same time. If the
citizens shall decide to take up the
matter the members of the squad will
lend their hearty and enthusiastic
support and do everything within their
power to make the event the most
successful gathering of firemen ever
held in the State.
The other wife of McDonald,
deceased, who was killed in an acci?
dent at the A. C. L. depot sometime
ago, had a hearing before Probate
Judge Walsh Thursday. The Florence
wife and the Sumter wife and their
lawyers are having a battle royal over
the right to administer on McDonald's
estate. Both appeared in the Probate
Court attired in sombre widow's weeds
and are each determined to make good
the claim to being the only real, sure
enough widow of the deceased. One
acquaintance of McDonald, hearing of
the claims of the rival widows, ex?
claimed, "Yo' don' say so! Only two
'ornans say * da' is widows? Wy'
McDonald done had fo' wife, I know,
fore he git kill."
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Mayesville News Notes.
Mayesville, March 12.-Miss Alma
McElveen and Mr. John Wilson were
married this afternoon at 3 o'clock, at
the residence of the bride's brother,
Mr. E. M. McElveen. Dr. W. J.
McKay performed the ceremony.
After "the ceremony the happy couple
left for the home of the groom in
Williamsburg County.
Capt. L. B. McCutchen, of Charles?
ton, is visiting his brother, Dr. T.
M. McCutchen.
Miss Annie Freeland, of rSumt.'
spending a short time with her Sister,
Mrs. Dr. W. M. Bradley.
Mr. George Graham, of Manning, is
in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thomas left yes?
terday for Charleston tojspend some
weeks at the Exposition.
The farmers in this section are tak?
ing advantage of the mild weather,
and pushing their farm work as fast
as possible.
Judge Purdy to Preside at Laurens.
Columbia, March 15.-The governor
yesterday ordered an extra term of the
court of sessions to be held in Laurens
County commencing on the second
Monday in April, and upon the recom?
mendation of the chief justice named
Judge-elect R. O. Purdy to preside.
This term was recently requested by
Solicitor Sease.
COUNCIL MEETING.
1 A regular meeting of the City Coun?
cil was held Wednesday night, with all
members present except Alderman G.
F.Epperson. Minutes of February 26th
and March 6th, were read and approv?
ed.
On motion of Mr. Boyle the city at?
torney was requested to prepare a con?
tract covering the agreement made on
March 6th with the Atlantic Coast
Line Company for drainage of Mary
Street, for signatures of the company
and the city.
I Mr. Brainard Wilson appeared be
; fore council and asked that in case
Church Street should be widened
north of Blanding Street the narrow
wedge of land adjoining premises ( of
, Mr. M. E. Wilson that would thereby
j be abandoned, should become the
j property of Mr. M. R. Wilson in
consideration of land donated for
widening Blanding Street. The re?
quest was referred to the Committee
of Public Works with power to act.
The Finance Committee reported
that the reports of the Clerk and
Treasurer for December, January and
February had been examined and found
correct ; and that all bills referred at
the last meeting had been approved
The Committee of Public Works re?
ported that the proposed extension of
water main in Washington Street,
from Bartlette to Graham and through
Graham Street to Cemetery Avenue
would require nearly one thousand
feet of pipe. On Mr. Finn's motion
the extension was authorized on con?
dition that the Water Company will
not require the City to take more
hydrants than one. .
Mr. Finn brought up request of
the Bartlette Street, Church for a
street lamp at their place of worship,
and suggested that they be given the
Kitson lamp now in Washington
Street and which seems to be of no
benefit at its present location for lack
of care and attention. The suggestion
was refeired to the Committee of Pub?
lic Works with power to act.
Request of Mrs. A. J. Reardon for a
drain in Republican Street was again
presented, with a diagram showing
direction and length of necesasry pipe.
On Mr. Chandler's motion the? request
was granted.
Messrs. Finn and Hurst reported
that a representative of the Post Office
Department is now in the City mak?
ing preliminary arrangements for the
early establishment of the promised
free mail delivery system.
A letter from the Health Officer to
the Superintendent of Streets was
read, suggesting that ail the ditches
in the city should be cleaned out
before warm weather begins-and call?
ing attention to the fact that Turkey
Creek ditch has been neglected the
past two years, and has therefore
become a matter of vital importance
from a standpoint of health. The
Committee of Public Works was asked
to have the work done without delay.
Bills presented were referred to the
Finance Committee and council ad?
journed.
Result of/Teachers' Examination.
County Superintendent of Education
announces that certificates to teach
have been granted to the following ap?
plicants who stood the examination
on February 21st :
Thomas Smoot, Smithville, First
Grade.
Miss Lucy Mellett, Wedgefield,
Second Grade.
Miss Nina Scarborough,[St. Charles,
Second Grade.
There were nine white applicants
and only the three above named pass?
ed.
The names of the successful colored
applicants will be given out next week.
WEDGEFIELD "iTEMS.
Wedgefield, March 18. -Ice was in
evidence this morning but it is hoped
the cool spell will not damage the
fruit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Corbett spent
two days in Charleston last week tak?
ing in the Exposition.
Miss Annie Whilden, of Privateer,
is spending some time with her broth
er, Mr. J. J. Whilden.
? Mr. 0. G. Keels left for Charleston
this a. m., for a stay of several days.
Miss Marie Hodges, of Orangeburg,
who has been on a visit to her brother,
Rev. F. E. Hodges, returned home
yesterday.
Miss Dora Bristow of the S. C. C.
I. of Edgefield is stopping over for a
few days with friends in town.
Miss Lucy Mellett is spending some
time with the family of Rev. G. H.
Poozer at Foreston.
Some farmers are preparing to plant
corn, and more will be planted than in
years. The oat crop outlook being so
poor, all see the necessity of plant?
ing more corn.
Mr. F. E. Thomas shipped a car
load of ax handles a few days ago to a
factory near Charleston to be finished
off, he expects to visit the factory and
inspect the machinery, and if pleased,
intends to put up a plant, to turn out
handles ready for the market. We are
always glad to acknowledge any new
industry that springs up in our midst.
I only regret the occasion seldom
presents itself.
New Railroad Projected.
The railroad commission has re?
ceived a letter from Mr. A. P. Lor
ing, who is connected with the ele?
vated electric railway lines in Boston.
Ir. Loring and friends in Boston
nave been working on a proposed line
from Southport, N. C., to Knoxville,
Tenn. Mr. Loring writes that the
chief purpose of the road is to get a
short cut road from the coal fields to a
good port, and that this proposed line
is the shortest cut that can be found.
The proposed road would cut directly
through the upper tier of counties,
and ought to run through Horry,
Marion, Chesterfield, Darlington, Ker?
shaw, Lancaster, Chester, Union,
Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens and
possibly Oconee.
This section of the State is practi?
cally without an east and west line,
and Mr. Loring thinks that this ought
to be a strong feature in favor of the
proposed line.
Mr. Loring asks for additional facts
and dates, so as to know how to work
out the problem to the best advant?
age.
A CHILD WIFE.
-
Florence, March 15.-Mr. R. L.
Crawley, of this county, and Miss
Pearl Collins, of this city, were mar?
ried on Thursday afternoon by the
Rev. Hugh F. Oliver at the minis
' ter's home. As soon as the father of
the happy young bride learned of the
affair a warrant was sworn out against
Mr. Crawley, charging him with a
misdemeanor. He was arrested and
locked up, but has since been released.
: Miss Collins, the bride, is less than
114 years of age and was attending the
; graded school. Thursday afternoon
; when school let out Mr. Crawley met
j her at the door and from there drove
: to the minister's house, where the
] marriage ceremony was performed. It
j was on this account that the irate
j father swore out the warrant. After
j thinking it over he decided today to
withdraw the charge and allow the
happy couple to go on their way re?
joicing.
McCrady's History.
The Secretary of State is making up
the list of libraries which are to get
copies of the third and fourth volumes
of McCrady's History. The State last
year bought and "distributed fifty
copies each of the first two volumes and
at the last session fifty copies of the
third and fourth volumes were bought.
The fourth volume will soon be issued
from the press. The list is being
made up and will include the fourth
volume. Preference will be given to
public libraries and the libraries con?
nected with schools will be provided
for. The purpose is to have formal
applications from all of the libraries
that want copies and the entries will
be made from those giving the best
promise of general use of the volumes.
The Florence Court.
.
Columbia, March 12.-Upon the
recommendation of the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court Governor
McSweeney yesterday appointed Judge
elect R. 0. Purdy, of Sumter, to pre?
side at the special term of Court order?
ed for Florence County beginning on
March 31. Though Judge Purdy was
elected to the Circuit Bench some
time ago he does not become Judge
until Judge Buchanan's term is out
next winter.
Need of Protection for Appalach?
ian Forests.
Recent investigations have shown
that wasteful methods of lumbering
and unchecked fires are threatening
the destruction of the forest in the
southern Appalachians. The heart of
this region, lying in western North
Carolina and eastern Tennessee, covers
an area of about 15,COO square miles
and contains not only the grandest
mountain scenery east of the Mississip?
pi River, but a variety and wealth of
forest growth to be found in few other
part of the country. Her? the trees
of northern and southern species
mingle, and here many of the import?
ant rivers of the South gather their
waters, which are afterwards used for
power and supply. The importance of
these rivers has of late years become
more thoroughly understood from the
results of the measurements to ascer?
tain the volume of their flow, which
the United States Geological Survey
is conducting, and also the part play?
ed by the forests in protecting their
head waters and helping to equalize
their flow. Thus, the protection of
these forests is of great importance,
no only for thewood, tbutf alsoor the
water supply of the Soutj. The Uni?
ted States Bureau of Forestry has
made a study of the conditions in the
southern Apalachian region, and has
offered recommendations for the practi?
cal care of the standing timber in a
recent bulletin and made suggestions
for its scientific cutting which will
preserve and not destroy the forests.
U. S. Geological Survey.
Columbia, March 15. - Governor
Nash, of Ohio, has declined to author?
ize the extradition of William Sims,
who is wanted in Union County on
the charge of violaring the dispensary
law.
Union, March 15.-T. S. Johns was
..rrested today aud put in jail to wait
a preliminary hearing before United
States Commissioner W. W. Dixon on
a charge of fraudulently using cancel?
ed potsage stamps. The case was
worked up by Postmaster Inspector J.
J. Smith, who is here now.
Augusta, March 15.-At a meeting
tonight the labor unions called off the
strike which was to go in effect Mon?
day on account of the strike at Fall
River, where they expected to get
help. They will take the matter up
as soon as the Fall River strike is
settled.
Manila, March 16.-Gen. Chaffee
has signed an executory contract 'for
the purchase of a site for an army post
at a point seven miles up the Pasig
river. The site is a mile and a quarter
wide by two miles and a half long.
It is bounded on one side by the
Pasig river and on the other by the
Laguna de Bay. It is on high ground
and overlooking Manila. Building
on this site will commence as soon as
the purchase has been approved by
congress.
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Major Appel, in charge of the Gov?
ernment Soldiers' Sanitarium at Fort
Bayard, New Mexico makes the posi?
tive declaration that consumption can
be cured in all its stages, and Gen.
MacArthur, who has visited the sani?
tarium and witnessed the cures effect?
ed, endorses his declaration. The
treatment adopted is principally "out
door life, careful diet and absolute
rest in the case of reduced patients."
This is somewhat confirmatory of the
the contention of Dr. Flick of the
Pennsylvania Hospital for Consump?
tives in Philadelphia, the principal j
difference being that he says "forced i
feeding" while Dr. Appel says "care?
ful diet." _
In his recent widely published arti?
cle on Gen. Sherman Col. A. K. Mc?
Clure discusses Shermans' march
through Georgia, the outrages his sol?
diers committed and the devastation
they left behind them. Col. McClure
says: I met Gen. Frank P. Blair soon
after the army returned to Washing?
ton. He had commanded a corps un?
der Sherman in South Carolina and
when I asked him to tell me to what
extent charges of destruction of homes
and property in South Carolina by our
soldiers were correct, his answer was:
.Well, we left them the walls.' "
THE WORK OF CONGRESS.
Ship'Subsidy Bili Was Voted on
in Senate Monday.
Washington, March 16.-In accord?
ance with the agreement reached a
week ago the senate will begin voting
on the ship subsidy bill and amend?
ments tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
There will be no speceh making after
the voting begins. The senate will
meet at ll o'clock, an hour earlier
than usual in order to give senators
who may still wish to be heard an
opportunity to speak on the bill before
the time to vote arrives.
With the ship subsidy bill disposed
of, the bill introduced by Senator Hoar
for the protection of the president of
the United States from assassination
will assume first place on the calen?
dar, having been made the unfinished
business, lt is not expected, how?
ever, that there will be prolonged de?
bate on this bill, and either the oleo?
margarine bill or the Chinese exclu?
sion bill will be made the unfinish?
ed business to succeed the president?
ial protection measure. The Nicara?
gua canal bill is pressing for atten?
tion but according to present under?
standing will be compelled to wait on
both the other bills. There is a sug?
gestion to allow the Chinese bill and
the oleomararine bill to run along
side by side, one of them occupying
the morning hour, and the other tak?
ing the time after the expiration of
that hour.
HOUSE FORECAST.
Washington, March 16.-The house
during the present week will pass the
river and harbor bill, will decide the
contested election case of Moss vs.
Rhea from the Third Kentucky district
and will consider the bill for the
retirement of officers of the revenue
cutter service. Such is the programme
of the house leaders. The report in
the contested election case is against
Mr. Rhea, the sitting member, who is
a Democrat, and it is regarded as a
foregone conclusion that he will be
unseated. The revenue cutter service
bill was defeated in the last congress I
but its friends claim to have hope that
it will meet a better fate now. It is j
believed that the river and harbor
bill will not consume more than two
days. A few members who are dis?
satisfied with appropriations for im?
provements in' their districts will
make an effort to amend it on the floor
to meet their individual wishes, but
the committee believe they will have
strength enough to prevent any at?
tempt to amend it and that it will
pass in the form in which it was re?
ported from the committee.
THE SUBS?DTSTTAL
PASSES THE SENATE.
Senator McLaurin Sticks to His
Republican Confederates.
Washington, March 17.-After pro?
longed debate, the senate today passed
the ship subsidy bill, the final vote
being 42 to 31. Senators Allison and
Dolliver of Iowa, Spooner and Quales
of Wisconsin and Proctor and Dilling
ham of Vermont, Republicans, voted
against final passage of the bill, and
Senator McLaurin of Scuth Carolina,
voted for it.
Some amendments to the bill were
adopted but they were all agreeable to
those in charge of the measu-re, the
friends of the bill voting down all oth?
er amendments. With the exception
of amendments offered by Mr. Allison
and accepted by Mr. Frye, limiting
the time of the operation of contracts
made under the provisions of the bill
to July 1, 1920, and providing that
the amount of the expenditure
under the mail subsidy paragraph
should not at any time exceed S8,000,
000 annually, none of the amendments
agreed to materially affected the bill
as it was reported from the commerce
committee.
The voting upon amendments began
at 3 o'clock and such a flood of them
was offered shat a final vote upon the
bill, as amended, was not reached until
just before 6 o'clock. Amendments
offered by Mr. Vest of Missouri, pro?
viding for "free ships" and for the
application of the provisions of the
anti-trust law to the shipping industry
were rejected, as was the amendment
proposed by Mr. Patterson, of Colo?
rado, providing that no Chinese person
should be a member of the crew of a
subsidized vessel. Mr. Pettus of Ala?
bama, offered an amendment providing
that the total expenditure under the
bill should not exceed $9,000,000 in any
one year. It was adodpted in commit?
tee of the whole but later in the senate
was rejected.
The senate agreed to an amendment
offered by Mr. Spooner providing that
congress should have power to amend
or repeal the act without impairing
any contract made under its authority.
Mr. Hanna of Ohio offered and the
senate adopted three amendments ap?
plying directly to the acquisition by J.
Pierpont Morgan and his associates
of the Leyland line of British ships.
They provide that no foreign built
ship shall participate in the proposed
subsidy, that nothing in the act shall
be construed to prevent American citi?
zens or corporations from holding or
operating foreign ships in the ocean
carrying trade, and that no foreign
built ship of any line thus acquired by
American citizens shall be admitted
hereafter to American registy.
Life Savers Drown.
Chatham, Mass., March 17.-Seven
life savers, practically the entire crew
of the Monomoy station on the south
end of Capt. Cod, met death today at
their post of duty, and with them
into the sea which capsized the life
boat, went five men from the stranded
barge Wadena, whom they tried to
bring in safety to the shore. One
man, Lemuel Ellis, through the heroic
work of Capt. Elmer Mayo of another
stranded barge, the John C. Fitz?
patrick, was rescued from the bottom
of the upturned life boat. Among
those lost was Wm. H. Mack of Cleve?
land, O., who was on the barge repre?
senting his company, the Boutell Tow?
ing and Transportation company of
that city, while Capt. Marshall N.
Eldridge, one of the oldest life savers
on the cnast, went down with his men.
I All the life savers came from Chatham
I and Harwich.
?fi ATTACK ON THE
SOUTH'S ELECTION LAWS.
Democrats Will Fight the Crum
packer Resolution.
Washington, March 17.-The house |
committee on rules by a divided vote
on party lines today decided to report j
the resolution of Representative
Crumpacker, of ?ndi?na, for a special
committee of 13 members to investi?
gate and report on tho alleged dis?
franchisement of voters in some of ?
the States.
The two Democratic members of the 1
committee, Representatives Richard
son of Tennessee, and Underwood of
Alabama, protested against reporting
the resolution. When it was ordered
to be reported by the affirmative votes "
of the Republican members of the com
mittee. Speaker Henderson and Repre-..'
sentatives Dalzell and Grosvenor, the:
Democrats of the committee consulted
their colleagues on the floor of the %
house and began considering the ad?
visability of expressing their dissent
by resorting to the most extreme
device of parliamentary procedure,
even to the extent of stopping the
regular procedure of the house. That :??
this extreme shall be taken has not
yet been decided upon, -as Messrs.
Richardson and Underwood, after con?
ferring with other Democratic mem?
bers, stated that action of the charac- \
ter contemplated should not be taken f
unless there is the most complete con-.
currence by the entire minority and a
determination in advance to make a
most determined contest. To this end
it is the intention to submit the mat- .
ter to a Democratic caucus probably
on Wednesday night. A caucus already
has been called for that night to con?
sider the Boer war. Under the caucus
rules it will require unanimous con?
sent to consider anything outside of
the Boer subject. But in view of
the general sentiment among Demo?
cratic members, it is expected that
unanimous consent will be given to
consider the disfranchisement ques?
tion. Otherwise another caucus will
be called.
One of the minority parliamenta?
rians said :
"The business of the house is large?
ly done by 'unanimous consent.' the
courtesy of the minority yielding a %
strict conformance to the mles. But
the minority has the power to with?
hold 'unanimous consent' and to re?
quire a constitutional vote under the
rules on every question arising. With?
out unanimous consent, even the ap- -
pro val of the journal will require a
roll caH, and it will take a week to
pass a bridge bili. The minority will
be cautious in going to this extreme *
and will not take such a step unless
assured in advance of*a united follow?
ing. If the step is not taken it will
be only because of the majority resort?
ing to such extremes."
It is stated that the movement on
the part of the minority is directed
not only against the Crumpacker reso?
lution, with a view to contesting its
adoption to the last extreme, but also
to other legislation so as to embarass
the majority at every point
The action of the committee ,on
rules in favor of the Crumpacker reso?
lution will not be reported to the
bouse for about ten days as Represen?
tative Grosvenor who is to make the
report will be out of the city tem?
porarily.
ALAS! THETo?ili?AH.
A Tyrannous Proceeding in the
Indian Territory.
Maskogee, I. T., March 16.- Rather
chan submit to a hair cut eight full
Wood Cheroke indians, arrested yes?
terday, charged with being in con?
tempt of the Federal Court, today"
enrolled before the Dawes -commis-^
sion. These Indians are members of"
the Ketoowah Society, composed of an
element in the Cherokee nation oppos?
ed to enrolment. Last month judge*
Raymond, of the United States Teni
torial Court, ordered them to present
themselves for enrolment under pain
of contempt. They disobeyed the .
order and were arrested and placed
in the Federal jail here. Last night
the Government officials pleaded with
them to submit, but they declined
stoutly. Red Bird Smith, their leader,
making an impassioned speech in
defense of their action. Argument
being of no avail, an order was issued
today that each prisoner should have
his hair cut. They were lined up to
take their turn in the barber's chair.
When the first Indian had lost his
shock of hair the others broke down
and signified their willingness to en?
roll. With sullen face they signed
their names to tho enrolment and
were released.
They Get Eleven Millions.
From the New York World, March 15.
Two of the big Rockefeller compa?
nies-Standard Oil and Consolidated
Gas-will pay today $21,5C0,OOO in divi?
dends to the lucky persons who own
stock in these corporations.
Of this amount $20,OOO,0C0 represents
the Standard Oil dividend- of 20 per
cent on the $100,000,000 of capitaliza?
tion, while the gas company will dis?
burse $1,500,000 to its stockholders.
John D. Rockefeller, with his
brother William, owns a controlling
interest, or $55,000,000, in Standard
Oil stock. John D. alone owns $40,
000,000 of tho stock, so that he will
receive today in cash $8,000,000. Wil?
liam will get a paltry $3,000,000.
The dividend payments of the two
companies are usually made on the
same day. The National City Bank
receives the greater part of the money,
as the Rockefellers, besides being the
largest shareholders in'the companies,
are also in control of the bank.
The New York Times credits Bishop
Potter with the following little anec?
dote: A Chicagoan had been taken
around Boston all day to observe her
bulwarks, but had failed to exhibit any
of those symptoms of paralysis which
are acceptable to the Bostonian mind.
4 4 Now confess, "said the Bostonian host
after the burden and heat of the day,
isn't Boston a " ?nique town?"
' ' Unique' ' mused the Westerner: '41 be?
lieve that word is derived from two
Latin words, un us, one, and equus,
horse. I think Boston is a unique
town."
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