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BATES Or ABTXTTISUIO. On snare, cm IsswHsn ... 9 W On tqomnt ooatM..M. 1 CO Oovwraaro, two modUH. ....... S M Om iqou Uuw mwlbs 2 60 One squaro, mwth- fi 00 On iqui one y r. 00 mr liberal oBtraat ssstfe for Hrft adwxttaHMaU. (fr A Z1R! 11 11 iru RALEIGH. N. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 1897- NO. 2. I J A' 1 urease revenue and to jsurance. ne night session the bill appro- r $34,500 for the relief of the PDumb and Blind Institute at leijra, for a new building1 was passed. flhe bill to par judces of elections $2 ir day and 10 ct. per mile for carry- returns was adopted. The follow- c substitute to this bill was adopted: That county commissioners of differ- ni counties be authorized and em powered to pay judges of election, reg istrars and messengers so much per iliem and mileage as they may think f Iroier and just. Tuesday. Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock. Among the petitions. bills and resolutions were: Alexander A petition for the estab- nsnimmi oi a normal scnooi at unar lotte for the colored race; a petition : - a : . . x r r r i - -i .i usuiua xv ueiiuoii iroin citizens oi t i: 4 t jienaersonvme in lavor oi pronioi on. Person A bill to incorporate the uiliary board of health; also to es iblish a board of steam locomotive and oiler inspection for each county of the tate. Bills were disposed of as follows: To icorporate the Pigford Sanitarium r the treatment of consumptive ne- froes passed second and third reading. na hill tr ActfaVklicih a. cfrr-m anit rri r the white and colored youthful iminals of the State, to be located in e city that will make the' best offer money lands, etc. . was made a pecial order for Wednesday. At the nicrht session there were sev- al local bills disposed of. The Senate s special order, the bill to duce passenger and freight rates, iled to rass by a vote of 24 to 23. Wednesday Senate met at 1 1 o'clock. e bill to take the government of the nitentiary out of the hands of the ent directors came over from the and by a vote of 29 to 16 it was fo the Tr a 1 in itions. Anions the bills were: Justice A bill to amend the charter of the town of Forest City, in Ruther ford county. Person A bill to prevent cohabita tion between the races. Anderson To change the line be tween Buncombe and Henderson coun ties. Shore To incorporate Boonville High School, Yadkin county. Alexander To incorporate Elizabeth College; also to give the city of Char lotte further power in the collection of taxes, where a party is believed not to have made an honest return. Shaw A bill to abolish the circuit criminal court of Robeson county. The bill favoring a reformatory for youthful criminals passed a second reading; The vote stood 41 to 8. Several other bills passed of more or lejs importance to the general public. At the night session among the bills disposed of was a bill to provide for a dispensary at Louisburg. Thursday. Senate met at 11 o'clock. Among the many new measures intio dnced, were: A petition asking that provisions be made for the treatment of indigent ine briates; also a petition from citizens of Greensboro askingthat railroads be re quired to carry bicycles as baggage; Randolph For the relief of consump tives at Southern Pines; Rollins To provide for the representation of North Carolina and the citizens thereof at the Nashville Exposition. This bill pro vides for the appointment of a board of managers composed of nine members, including the Governor and the Board of Agriculture. It also provides $10, (XK); Justice To amend the charter of t.he Commercial Bank of Rutherford county; Oeddie To amend section 4, chapter 15, laws of 1895, in relation to voting on stock law. Bills disposed of: The law requir ing certain notice before a prohibitory liquor law can be passed was repealed; to establish a reform for young crimi nals in the State, vote, 86 to 10; to iu- corporate the town of Louisburg; for .the establishment of graded schools in High Point. Senators Grant,Whedbee, McCarthy. McCasky, Butler, Alexander and Abe 11 were appointed a committee by the Sen ate to investigate the' memorial of the president and directors of the North Carolina railroad ralative to the lease of said railroad to the Southern Rail way. Fbiday. Senate met at 10 o'clock. Among the bills were: Grant bill to .amend the election law of North Caro lina; to regulate the challenge of jurors; Maul tsby bill to revise chapter 31, section 131, private laws of 1891; also ; to regulate, the sale of liquors in Co lumbus county; also to amend chapter 267, private laws of 1891; Parker, of . Alamance bill for the protection of , newspapers for the publication of news in good faith. Bills passed: To establish a dispen . pary for the town of Goldsboro and Wayne county; to incorporate the Peo ple's Benevolent Association; to in crease revenues and to regulate insur , ance this is the bill which requires all ' fire insurance companies to make con tracts through their commissioned ' agents in this State; to restore to the control of the State the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad. This bill gives the Governor power to appoint president and a majority of the directors ; to amend chapter 152, laws of 1893. This is to place all railroads on an equal footing with thosd chartered prior to 1868; to extend the time to commute, compromise and settle the State debt. Re-committed to the judiciary commit tee) to extend the time for the organi zation of the Bank of Max ton; to pro vide for a school building for the deaf BUT t urn aumD. mis bill carries an appro . priation of $20,000; to provide for and promote the oyster industry ill Nbttii Carolina. The biU Id prescribe the terms upoh which foreign railroad companies shall be allowed to operate railroftds and transact business in the State, was re ferred t Ihe special North Carolina Railroad committee. This is the famous "lease bill. " Friday, Feb. 26th, is the day appointed fbr the special order. The bill to add Nash and Wilson tee'inlles to the Circuit Criminal Court was passed. At the night session the following we're among the bills that passed: To amend the act of 1895, relating to the time of holding courts; Commissioners can call extra terms. HatUbdAy. Senate met at 10 o'dldck Among the resolutions introduced were one by Barker, a petition from prison- srs, asking that the laws concerning ' rfird n n Ha . ix jo,n srul . . Th urn wpre A good many bills introduced, arid among them a bill to amend section 43 of The Code as follows: "In all case's in which any bill, draft, note or bond shall fall due, or the three days of grace expire on any legal holiday or Sunday, the same shall be due, or the three days of grace expire on the day following such legal holiday or Sunday. " Bills passed: In relation to the elec toral colleges; to amend section 1973, of The Code, in relation to Sunday trains; to allow express matter to be trans ported on Sunday, passed second and third readings; to incorporate Eliza beth College Company, for the educa tion o! white females, to be situated in Chailotle, passed second and third readings; to prescribe the liabilities of roads in certain cases. This is the "fellow-servant bill. " Every Senator was in favor of the bill and without any re marks the bill unanimously passed its second and third readings and now be comes a law. Among the above bills were a largo batch to allow bounties to levy special tax, etc. By leave bills were introduced as below: Person, to prevent discrimina tion in jury list. Butler to improve the public school system in North Car olina, and moved to print 300 copies. Adopted. At the afternoon session bills passed: To authorize deputy clerks of court to probate deeds. To repeal sections 1738 and 1739 of The Code by striking out the words; "May at his discretion and insert the word "shall." To better se cure the enforcement of the criminal law. This gives the board of county commissioners power to employ local counsel to assist the solicitor in capital cases; to amend sections 1199 ane 1200 of The Code after striking out section 2; to establish the North Carolina Veteri nary Association and to regnlate the practice of veterinary medicine .and surgery. HOUSE. Monday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the new bills and resolutions were : Jones To make the fee for weighing if TITS lington so the constable and street com : i u. .i.t a 1 missioners shall be elected by popular vote. Currie To give the State the Illinois law for the protection of inebriates. Craven To make it a misdemeanor to fail to removo obstructions to the pas sage of fish in streams within 80 days notice from the State Board of Agricul ture. Parker of Wayne To protect sheep by taxing male dogs 50 cents ' and fe male dogs $1, no dogs allowed to live unless licensed, making it a misde meanor to fail to list said dogs. Lusk To amend the Code, sec. 1285, by adding an additional cause for di vorce. "If either the husband or wife shall be indicted and convicted of a felony and imprisoned therefor for life; this act to apply to cases now pending in the courts of this State; to provide that whenever any person is declared to be insane or inebriate tho husband ox wife of such shall be first entitled to the guardianship of his or her prop erty." Tho Senate bill forbidding "gold contracts" was called up and after con siderable debate was postponed until Friday. Houser fuvored the bill and Lusk opposed the consideration of it, and Cunningham, of Person, took a prominent part in the debate, making a strong argument in favor of silver. The following is a text of the bill: "That any note, bill, bond, draft, check, exchange, contract, mortgage, public or private obligation, or pecun iary liability hereafter made or con tracted, which may provide for its pay ment in a speciic kind or kinds of legal tender monev of the United States, may be paid or discharged in any kind of , legal tender money of the United States, ' current at the time of 'its maturity or collection at its face value, such stipu lation or agreement to the contrary not withstanding." The bills that passed were principally local ones, allowing counties to levy special taxes, etc. The Speaker announced the follow ing as the committee (special) on the re-districting of the State into con gressional districts: Brower, Dockery, Alexander, Whitener, McCrury, Aber nethy, Bryan, of Chatham. At the night session Dockery's bill to provide for the turning over of the pen itentiary to the fusionists came up. It provides for a board of nine directors, the superintendent to be appointed by the Governor, all to serve four years. Tuesday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the bills introduced were: Roberts To prohibit the sale of liquors within two miles of political speakings; this not to apply to cities and towns where there is a police force. White To provide that if any person shall perform the marriage service who is not authorized he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con viction shall be fined or imprisoned. Candler To allow preachers to vote without 90 days' residence in county and 81 davs' residence in township. Hauser J.o allow the people oi Grange to vote on the liquor question. Means To establish a dispensary in Bladen countv. Bills passed third reading: To allow Greene county tc levy a special tax; to allow Jackson county to levy a special tax; to allow Nash county to levy a special tax to pay debt; to allow Yancey to levy a special tax; to allow Perqui mans to levy a special tax: to allow Transylvania to levy a special tax; to allow Nash to levy a stock law tax; to allow Caswell to levy a special tax; to incorporate Saratoga, Wilson county; to allow Nash to levy a road tax; to pro vide that in any county where there is a law to work the convicts of the county. the convict who. has moved his case a shall be worked In the county from tvhich m moteu it. At noon the special order, the bill td annul the lease of the North Carolina Railroad came up, and. by a vote of 60 to 54 the House stood in favor of thij anhullmeht. Many speeches pro and con were made, and among those favor ing the anhullment were Schulkeri, Pearson, Hartness, Sutton; opposing, Blackburn, Murphy, McCrary , and others. At 7:30 the House met and at once took up the calendar. Bills were passed to incorporate the People's Mutual Be nevolent Association; to amend the charter of the Atlantic & North Caro lina Railroad, so that the presence of the Stats proxy shall be necessary to make A fcjubrUm; to revise and consoli date the charter of Morven; to regulate the service of process in criminal ac tions. . The bill placing the penitentia ry in the hands of the Republicans, and. the Agricultural and" Mechanical Col lege in the hands of the Populist bolt ers came up and was passed. Wednesday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the new bills were : Ormsby To require sheriff's in sales of mortgaged land for taxes to give no tice of such sale to mortgagee. Dixon, of Green To incorporate the Snow Hill Railroad company. Parker, of Perquimans To divorce the Agriultural and Mechanical College from the Agricultural Department and put it under the care of fourteen direc tors. Craven-r-To ratify the incorporation of the Elizabeth College Company. Aiken To allow the Agricultural De partment to hold farmers' institutes at an expense of not over $1,500. Meares To entitle the widows of all Confederate soldiers to fourth-class pensions. Bryan, of Chatham To give the Governor the appointment of the clerk of the railroad commission; to repeal the act giving the $10,000 appropria tion to the geological survey; to repeal the act of 1891 making an appropria tion to the University; to protect coal miners. Graham To locate and settle the line between North Carolina and Tennessee (between Graham and Cherokee and Tennessee) and to pay therefor $300. Bills passed: For encouragement of the Woman's exposition of the Caro linas at Charlotte; to allow the peni tentiary directors to pass upon the value of stocks or bonds offered by counties as pay for convict labor. The bill to reduce railroad fare and telegraph and telephone rates and to elect Railroad Commissioners by popu lar vote was tabled by a vote of 61 to 45. A bill passed to subject to the quali fied voters of Chatham county the ques tion of road tax. At the night session bills passed re quiring railroads to give free transpor tation to railroad commissioners and their clerks, giving the commission jurisdiction of 6treet railways, if the latter haul freight; to require convicts on the State farm in Anson to work roads not less than two nor more than -X W nnlVj T"it, strwk law elections urftr Tiie cvuUool county commissioners (they are now controlled by State election supervis ors, to incorporate Morven. Thursday. -House met at 10 o'clock. There was an avalanche of new bills, and among them were: Brown To amend the act of 1891, making a suit for violation of the fer tilizer tax tag law void unless notice is not within 30 days given the Agricultu rr 1 department; Cunningham To impose a $10 penalty for killing mock ing birds or robbing their nests; Crary (resolution) on behalf of Sylvester Scovel, an American citizen under arrest in Cuba; Ward To forbid ex Confederate soldiers from receiving pensions while immates of the Soldlors Home; to require the attendance of all children between the ages of 8 and 14 at school; to require railroads to carry bicycles as other baggage; Dockery to designate holidays (legal) January 1, January 19, February 22, May 10, May 20, May 80, July 4, 1st Monday in Sep tember, December 25, and all Saturdays from 12 noon until 12 midnight; Cur rie To make misconduct at religious worship a misdemeanor, punishable by $50 fine or 30 days imprisonment; to allow Lumberton to vote on sewer bonds; Hileman to require cotton mills to pay their employes the socond Saturday night following their employ ment, and making it unlawful to longer withhold their wages, the offence to be a misdemeanor, the penalty, fine or im prisonment; the bill to appropriate $5,000 to the "Rolling Exposition," known as "North Carolina on Wheels," came up as a special order, but wa3 re referred to committee. The railroad commission bill was taken up and amended by striking out the provision providing for their free transportation by the, railroads and passed. The fireman s appropriation bill was tabled by a vote of CO to 31. The senatorial investigation commit tee is allowed to March 2nd to report. The "clincher" was put on the bill to give Fayetteville a "police board' after it passed third reading. The bill reauiriner county commis sioncrs of each county to meet on the first Mondav in June and revise the iurv list passed. At the night session the following bills passed: To prescribe a short term of an agricultural lien in this State; to incorporate Pigford Sanitarium at Southern Tines for consumptive ne groes; to allow Rutherfordton to levy a special tax this year of 15. cents on the $100 worth of property, for bridges and repairs , to amend the code so no insurance tax shall be levied on any fraternal benevolent organization which has insurance ' features, but not for profit. Friday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the committee reports was one, unfavorable, on the bill to reduce sal aries and fees. There were an avalanche of new bills, mostly local ones, though. Bills passed amending the charter of Selma; to charter the Stone Mountain Railroad (this bill passed both Senate and House without a roll call, while roil can was necessary) ; to keep in re pair stock law fences in Robeson; to incorporate Redmond, Madison county; resolution in lavor oi oyivester ccovei, an American newspaper correspondent, in' prison in Cuba; for relief of sheriffs and tax collectors, allowing them to collect arrears of taxes since 1891 (amendments poured in excepting such counties. Alexander denounced al such bills. He was told it was a custom at each legislative session to pass such a bill.) The Senate bill to stimulate local taxation for schools by directing the folate Board oi Education to uso as much as $20,000 in rural districts which fbr three successive years vote to tax themselves, the gifts to bd ih the sums of 850i $75 and 100 a year. Dii bn. of Cumberland, said this was an" excellerit bill, and it passed its read ing9 Bills passed to take lance county out of the Eastern Criminal Circuit; td eivethe local boards of trustees of col ored State normal schools entire charge of such schools, such boards to be ap pointed by the State Board of Educa tion; to extend the corporate limits of Maxton. The bill (by Bryan of Chatham) to repeal the appropriation to the State University was unfavorably reported. The House refused, upon a vote, to takfl up on the third reading the resolution to attend the Newberh fair. Bills passed: To make the law fish-- ing with gill nets in Albemarle Sound operative March 31st next; to incorpor ate . Roanoke Rapids, Halifax county; appointing cot to a weighers for Liles- ville. Morven and Wadesboro; making appropriations for the State insane asy lums. Saturday House met at 10 o'clock. Cook, as chairman, made a report as follows: "lhe special committee to whom the memorial herewith reported and Senate resolution No. 582, House resolution No. 579, concerning the ap pointment of a special committee of in quiry as to fraud concerning the lease of the North Carolina Railroad were re ferred, beg leave to report that after having carefully considered the Senate resolution and memorial, they are of the opinion that the matters therein set brth properly belong to and are cog nizable by the judiciary department and recommend that the House do not con cur. " Bills introduced: Person, of Wayne. to make it discretionary with the State Treasurer whether he will pay any an- nuai appropriations mommy, quarter- y or annually. By Candler, to provide a dispensary for Asheville; Currie, to prevent careless rafting of lumber in Lumber river; Hileman, to provide that the State Treasurer shall collect from all persons or corporations doing a bank ing business under State license a per cent, of the capital stock which has ao tually been paid in by the stockholders, and that he shall use this fund to pay fuarentees against any loss to the State; anks whica refuse for ten days to pay this 1 per cent, shall be closed and a re iver shall be appointed. Bills passed: To allow persons own ing $100 worth of property to receive pensions; to prohibit the sale of cigar ettes to minors, vote 66 to 28. Ihe text of the bill is as follows: That after tho ratlllcitioa of this act it shall bo unlawful for any one to give or sell to any minor to use or smoke cigarettes, and minor louna so smo&ing cigarettes snail De a competent witness to prove from whom he received pnch cigarettes, and the evidence so given shall not be used against said minor in any j.rosecutlon against such minor for vio lation of this act. That any one who sells or gives to any minor any cigarettes or any minor found smoking cigarettes shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.' and upon convic- n BtiMii t oned not more than 110 or : ,4m- pti.-oiicJ iiot md ILsia !J dVyA. ' iX By leave Johnson introduced a bill to provide, for the inspection of the manner of conducting certain business es and occupations in this State, and to ascertain and tabulate the nature and value of the goods and manufactured articles sold in North Carolina for oth er States. It provides that all persons doing in this State the business of sell ing pianos, organs, etc., having or claiming immunity from taxation by reason oi lnier-otate commerce, snail make sworn statements as to their bus iness, under penalty. FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. The Proceedings Briefly Told From Day to Day. SENATE. Monday. In the Senate, the joint resolution introduced last week by Morgan to declare the Clayton-Bulwer treaty abrogated passed? and the Senate went into a secret legislative session, which lasted until nearly 4 o'clock. Af ter the secret session was over the tsen- ate bankruptcy bill was taken up, but no progress was made with it beyond having the Senate substitute read in full. Twenty-four private pension bills, with a lot of other miscellaneous bills, were passed. Amonrr the bills passed was the Senate bill appropriating $10,- 000 for the investigation of the obstruc tion of the navigable waters of Florida, Louisiana and the South Atlantic and Gulf States by the aquatic plant known as the water hyacinth. Tuesday. -Chandler, (Kep.) of JSew Hampshire, spoke for three hours in support of the resolution declaring it the sense of the Senate that the United States should not permanently acqui esce in the single gold standard. He attributed the fall of values to the pro gressive steps in the demonetization of silver, and quoted Sherman in 1876. He also predicted the Republican over throw unless the administration is con ducted along the lines of bimetallism. The bankruptcy bill was taken up, but no action was taken upon it. Wednesday The Senate modified thd immigration- law, and it now goes to the President. It adds to the classes of excluded aliens all persons over 16 f ears of age who cannot read the Eng ish language or some other language, except that admissible immigrants may bring with them or send for inadmissi ble aliens in errandparents over 50 years of aire, wives and minor children. It also prohibits from employment on the public works aliens who come regularly or habitually into the United States for the purpose of engaging in any mercan tile trade or manual labor, and who havo not made a declaration of their in tention to become American citizens. The Secretary of the Treasury, how everi may permit the entrance of aliens for the purpose of teaching new arts or industries. And the act is not to apply to persons coming here from Cuba, during the continuance of the present disturbances there. Thursday. The movement to post pone further consideration of the arbi tration treaty until after March 5, was defeated in the Senate. To the sur prise of all Vest came out in a speech strongly favoring the ratification of the treaty as amended. Sherman says that when the test comes, the necessary two thirds will be found voting for rataifica tion. He expects the treaty to be dis posed of Friday. Friday. The session of the Senate only lasted for half an hour. Possibly the last of the "unreconstructed" reb els was pardoned in the person of Col. D. E. Simms, of Kentucky, the Senate I passjns a. bill to remove his political disabilities. Senator Daniels (Dem J, of Virginia, was designated as the reader of Washington's farewell address next MbhdajV an observance intro duced by Hoar sbtne" years ago. At 12:30 p. tti. the Striate proceeded td the consideration1 of executive business (Ihe arbitration treaty) and adjourned at 8 p. rd. without taking action. Saturday 'Ihe Cretdri uprising against Turkey was recognized and eri couraged by tu 8 Senate in the Unani mous adoption of a resolution offered by Cameron, extending sympathy to the government of Greece in its interven tion to free the people of Crete "from the tyranny of foreign oppressors, and to restore peaee with the blessing of Christian civilization to the distressed island." The bill which passed the House at the last session to authorize tho appointment of a labot commission was taken up, but w in booh sidetracked by Allison, Ke.) cl Jo a? chairman of the conimiUee 04 Appropriations, .by -a motion to take up tho Indian appropri ation bill, which was agreed to, and there was a long debate then on the sectarian schools, which was laid aside without any action. During the con sideration of the above bill the income tax case was brought in question. Allen said that Justice Shiras owes it to the country to say why he so suddenly changed front on that subject. The change was so radical and so extreme that that man will go into history nnder a cloud unless he exr lains to the coun try what motives influenced him to change his position on the income tax cases. . ' HOUSE. Monday. The House concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill. The bill now goes to the Presi dent. The Sunday civil bill was taken up and- passed. Pearson (Rep.), of North Carolina, attacked the river and harbor items in this bill, but when the vote was declared it was shown that its opponents were not numerous enough to even secure a vote of yeas and nays. The Senate amendments to the agri cultural appropriation bill were non concurred in and sent to conference. Bills whiph passed under suspension of the rules were: To supply the National Guards of the various States and Ter ritories with Springfield rifles of 45 calibre; the Senate resolution author izing the Secretary of the Navy to furnish a naval or other ship to trans port India certain supplies donated by the Western States. The night session was devoted to the consideration of private iension bills. Tuesday. Coffin (Reb.), of Mary land, moved to pass over the Presi dent's veto the bill to pension at $30 a month the widow of Tete H. Alla bach, a veteran of the Mexican war. The vote resulted: yeas, 115; nays, 79; two-thirds not voting in the affirmative, the bill failed to pass over the veto. A largo batch of pension bills was then passed. Wednesday. The House affirmed its intention tqjibide by the policy of lim iUiifei. ryrfLXiJia'w,rf gsral ofi.. fleers to Sttcta mo!fh. and frradinff from that sum down lor widows of omcers of lower rank.' Conference report on the executive, legislative and judicial ap propriations bill was agreed to. Hop kins, (Rep. ) of Kentucky, failed to se cure his seat which was contested on an illegal and fraudulent ballot in Clark county. Thursday. The House voted down the decision of the elections committee in the case of Hopkins (Rep.) vs. Ken dall (Dem.) from the Tenth district of Kentucky, .thereby seating Hopkins. The case was contested over the emblem of the official ballot, which was the eazle. A coon had been substituted instead of the easle. the chosen emblem of the Republican party in Kentucky. V 1 1 1 111 M V A it was aamiuea mat tnis was transpar ent fraud, and that it was done with in tent to deceive, so the vote of the coun ty must be thrown out, and the House sustained this view by a vote of 197 to 91. The general deficiency bill was re dorted to the House from the committee on appropriations with notice that it would be called up Friday. The bill carries an appropriation of $8,438,037. Friday. The House made but little progress, only one or two measures be ing brought up. One of the measures was that of the appropriations to supply deficiencies for the current year and prior years. Richardson (Den.) of Tennessee, made a long discussion over an item to pay special attorneys, for de fending suits against the United States, but the bill was not passed at 5 o'clock when the House adjourned. Saturday. The House finished the discussion in o ommittee of the whole of the general deficiency bill, with the exception of one paragraph. An inno cent appearing paragraph appropriat ing some $12,000 to refund amounts de ducted from the salaries for absence, brought about a family row, but after a long discussion it was retained. Be fore adjournment it was decided not to observe Monday as Washington s birtn dry, owing to time being too precious at this late period in the session. The devotees of the modern game of football should be Interested In some statistics complied recently in Madrid of that other barbarous sport, bull fight ing. The earnings for the season of Guerrita, the "king of the toreadors,' were $81,200, and the earnings of the six toreadors next In rank scaled down gradually to the lowest tfgure, which waa S10.000. There were 438 perform ances, In which 1,218 bulls were killed, and they were worth $300,000. But the sport was not confined to the killing of bulls, for the report says that "In each of the smaller towns they have every year one or two fights In which the number of persons killed or crippled al ways exceeds that of the bulls fought." Horses also share liberally In the slaughter, as 6,000 of them were victims of the Interesting sport. Unfortunately, the sanguinary record of football has not been kept with completeness and accuracy, and It is Impossible to make any fair comparisons of tho relative amount of bloodshed and other dlsas ter attending the respective entertain ments. But judging from the few sta tlstlcs at hand America can reasonably assert that with the exception of horses and bulls, which as yet have not been Incorporated In the football game, the American form of brutality is quite as serious to the men engaged In it as that In vogue In Spain, and that as a demor alizing agency football Is a close second to the ball fight. 'fZ&M c. .RAC1S OIEANINGS. Value of Property Owned by Colored People in Virginia. The talua of rrooertv owned by col ored people in the cities of Virginia is as follows: Alexandria, $?30.UU(J; Bris tol, $18,575 Buena Vista, $1,050; Cbar- ottesville. $138,085 Danvills, $-203,0054 Fredericksburg, $73,235; Lynchburg, $407,420; Manchester, $191,13(5; Neapo- is. $25,830: Newport News. $41,900; Norfolk, $223,950; Petersburg, $408,835; Portsmouth, $159,005; Radford, $2,950; Richmond. $1,018,821; Rpanoke, $100,- 242; Staunton, $09,970 Williamsburg, $31,820; Winchester, $75,225. It will be seen that the colored people of Richmond own more real estate than those of any other city, aggregating $1,018,824. Petersburg comes next with $408,a35, while Lynchburg stands third vith $407,420. The total value of property in he cities is $3,548,914. "Tho total value of property owned by colored people in the State is $10,927.- 842. At the close of the war they owned nothing. Richmond Planet. Give the Nejrroes work at fair wa&rcs and there will be no need for a chain gang. It would reflect more credit on the city to see to it that men are cm- ployed in honorable work than to keep a costly detective force for the purpose of degrading and diRjrracing them. It is well known that Negroes are sent to tue chain gang for the most trmal of fenses in this so-called Christian city. It is much easier for the guardians of the peace to see a disorderly black man than a disorderly whito man. hence many blacks and few whites are on the gang. Knowing this the black man should bedoublv careful of his conduct. Charleston (S. C. ) Enquirer. - , It is even surprising to us to see such rapid strides as the Negro is making to ward prosperity. He drives his own carriage (if it is a poor one), lives in his own house (and many of these as good as tue average in his town), sends his children off to college (and these col leges have Negro professors who rank with the very best white professors) and yet this same people was turned out to die only about 80 years ago. Wonder ful are the ways of God! Truly there is a noble placo for this despised race somewhere in the future of this nation. Wilmington (N. C.) Record. It is an undeniable fact that just in proportion as our jeople devote them selves to politics does their interest slacken in matters pertaining to their material welfare. This is not neces sarily bo, but it is so nevertheless. What we want to learn is that no peo ple can live by politics alono. It is a grave mistake to allow golden opior tunities for bettering our material wel fare to pass unimproved, while we are hustling round trying to get some ietty office. Afro-American Presbyterian. - Trenton. Kv.. has a colored centenn.. rian who has done his share in follow ing the divine command to people the earth. f--v. known as Uncle Dick Wanuey-'wy 19 said old. lib ift been married three hreo times! Bv his first wife he IxvamA Mia father of 11 children; by the second, 14; and by tne tnirdj 16 a total of 41. He has 178 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Next. Conservator. According to late orders from the War Department, Lieutenant Charles Young, a graduate of West Point, now stationed at Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio, has been promoted to Troop H, of the Seventh Cavalry. This is a whito regiment and is known as Custer's old regiment, with a reputa tion for successful and gallant Indian fighting. This is the first time in the history of this country that a Negro has been placed m such a position. The Standard. Tho Negro people cannot afford to die; too many hands are needed, too many heads too much hardened mus cle and grave experience and youthful eninusiasm, to nave our babes dying oeiore tney are men; our men before they are wise and our seers before they have written into the hearts of men the vast vision of the brighter days to come. jn. 1. Acre. We must consider the character of those to whom wo trust the lead of our children. Because a man or a woman is a "good scholar" is no evidenco that the human ship can altogether be trussed in their, hands. Our people want character builders upon the high est-principle, or we must jnst make up our minds to go to the devd. JLx. Finding Ills Place. In former days, especially in En Igland, It was the custom to keep the floors of churches "reHsriouslv ooen' Idurlng the services. This practice was picturesque and hospitable, but It had Its Inconveniences. It made, for In stance, the sanctuaries convenient places of refuge and repose for dogs. I It Is recorded that In a certain church in Hampshire, England, during theser- ivlcb one Sunday, two dogs which :hafl entered the house got Into a fight. The minister ordered his clerk that En- jgllsh functionary who sits at a desk In front of the pulpit and is ready to per form all manner of services for the minister to "turn the dogs out." The clerk endeavored to do so, btft he was old and feeble, and not' equal to the task of parting or removing the an imals. He went back to the parson and reported, "They won't go, sir!" "They won't go, eh?" ald the min later, very wroth: "well. John, 11 make 'em go, I warrant your' lie took off his surplice and descend ed to the floor, where the dogs were now fighting so fiercely that he had a terrible time in separating them. In the melee he rolled over the floor, some times upon the dogs and sometimes un der them; but at last he succeeded In kicking them quite out of the house. Then he returned triumphantly to his place: but In the excitement of the fight he had forgotten where be left ore in the service. He appealed to the clerk. "Where was I Just now, John?" he asked. "On the floor, sir," responded the clerk, solemnly, "a-partin the dog!" Youth's. Companion. Nobody, who is in love knows any thing, iif i , , 1, n - 1 -- I A HI Work on the Details Rapidly Near- ing Completion. FIVE DOLLARS FOR TICKETS. The Parade WfU be Iarge and Well Organized In Two Grand Divisions, No Invitations Issued. The arrangements for the inaugura tion of President-elect McKinley are rapidly nearing completion. About $13,000 will be spent in decorating tho big hall in the Pension Building for the inaugural half- The president and Vice-President," with their families,' will attend the ball and will be in charge of a reception committee, of which Major-General Nelson A. Milos is the chairman. The cost of tickets to the ball has been fixed at $5 for each person, and $t extra if supper is desired. No invita tions to the ball are necessary and none are issued except to foreign Ministers. Tickets may be had by any ono at tho price named. The ball will be held on 'lhursday night and five inaugural grand concerts will be given in the ball room on tho following Friday. Ihe hrst concert will bo given at 10:30 a. m., in honor of tho United States Army, represented by Gen. Miles and staff. The Republican Glee Club, of Columbus, O., will sing a number of patriotio airs. At 2 p. m. a concert will be given in honor of the Navy, represented by Rear Admirals Walker and Ramsey, and at night the conoert will be civen in honor of the States of the Union, represented by the Governors of the States and their staffs. The concert Saturday afternoon wiTl be in the honor of Congress, represents ed by the President of the Sonata ana the Speaker of the House. Tho last oonoert, Saturday night, Mill bo in honor of the United States, and will consist of musio by the Twenty-second Regiment Band and a chorus of 500 voices. Admission to each concert will be 50 cents. The probabilities are that tho parade will be large. General Horaco Porter, of New York, will act as Grand Mar shal, and will havo as his chief of that siaffA. Noel Blakeraan, of New York City; Col. II. C. Cor bin, of the United States Army, as adjutant-general, and Cat it. John A. Johnston, of the United States Army, as chief of aides, with Capt. William Edward Horto .', of the D. C. N. G., as special aide and mili tary secretary. Ihe parade will be organized in two grand divisions, one civic and the ot her to' baltrTir"'"?' "ienrai urenviue M. uouge I".11 bcrnrui-marsnal 01 tho Jurist graj grand division, to be composed of military organizations. He will have as Lis chief of staff General Hnidekopcr, of New York, and Col. Joseph P. Sanger, of the United States Army, adjutant general. The civic grand division will be com manded by B. H. Warner, of the city of Washington, as chief marshal, and will be made up of civic clubs of all de scriptions. The parade will start from tho east front of the capitol and will march wesb along Pennsylvania avenue, pant the President's reviewing stand in front of the White House, to Washington Cir cle, returning on K street to Mount Vernon Square, whero it will disband. It is expected that 50.000 icopIe will bo in line. TO nOYCOT TIIK CENTKNN'IAL. Ministers Alliance Discusses Sale of Ileer and Wine. Tho Christian Ministers' Alliance, which has for some weeks been con siderably agitated over tho intention of the Tennessee centennial management to permit the sale of beer and wine in the centennial grounds, held an inter esting session last week. A committee heretofore appointed to express the views of tho alliance re ported, expressing sympathy with tho patriotio purpose of tho centennial; do light that the gates will not be open on Sunday, but deploring the determina tion to sell beer and light wines, and protesting against it. Rev. J. W. Cherry andB. F. Hayncs presented a substitute regretting that the centennial authorities intended ig noring the sentiments and wishes of the hundreds of thousands of Christian Ieoplo and ministers; regretting the necessity of w ithdrawing its support, but requesting ihe churches not to havo exhibits on the grounds. Tho substitute was rejected ayes, 17; noes, 20; and th original report was adopted. Rev. J. W. Cherry then withdrew from Hjembership of the alliance, Hay ing he ronld not conscientiously belong to an organization that contents it oft with protesting when it had an oppor tunity to act; when tho ministers had never before had fuch an opiortunity to cripple and wound the liquor traffic. Florida Woman Sues Obloan. Anna Loorais, whoso homo is at Gainesville, Fla., has sued Charles If. Falmer, a wealthy retired business man of Cuyahoga Falls, O., for 5 15, 000 dam ages. She charges that on theCthof last April, while Palmer was traveling in Florida, he promised to pay her $10,000 if she would marry him. Sho consented and the marriage certificate bears date of April 2Cth. Palmer re cently inherited a fortune from an Fug lifh estate. Dank Cashier Gets Ten Years. John n. Hoffer, former cashier of the First National Bank of Lebanon, Pa., who was charged with embezzling $100,000 of the bank's funds, was ar raigned in the United States district courklast week before Judge Butler. After a consultation with his attorneys the accused pleaded guilty and was rentenced to ten years imprisonment in the eastern penitentiary and drdered to pav a lino of $1,000.