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TSE V7EEXLT GAZETTE. the heislt gazette. XATZS 07 1BT11T1UIO. r w fn manrk. OA at. One square, tr manl&i. ....... S 0 One square, Xhnm mmtas...... S M One square. Biz moahha... ...... 6 00 On square, om yr... t 00 3 4AV? fl. TBBMG- Pdifm ta - -"-" M r. . MITCHELL mud A. J. KVZFRX Cvtarut ThnfBoj Ajmt. VOL. IX. RALEIGH; N. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1897- NO. 3. GAZE TTB Bills General, Local, But All of Some Importance. THE . LEASE ANNULLMENT Of the North Carolina Railroad Falls by a Vote of 20 to 24-Tax Rate Fixed. T SENATE. Monday. Senate met at 12 o'clock. Here -were a large batch of new bills and resolutions introduced, but all er of a local nature, principally. Anjong the bills passed were: . To incorporate the town of Clyde, in llaywoCd county; to provide for Work ing the publio roads of Halifax county; to establish a system for working the public roads of Vance county ; to author ize Madison to levy a Bpecial tax; to levy a special tax in school district No. t in Yr1 T71 ij i . ,t x oresi townsnip; to allow viiveusDoro to issue bonds: to allow -urunswick jax; to provide for nrintins? the Jaws of 1897; to allow Duplin countv to levy a special tax; to allow xash county to levy a special tax; to allow Anson county to levy a special tax, passed second reading; for working public roads of Chatham, passed; to empower the city of Charlotte to ac quire real estate, etc. , to better regu i A ,water supply, passed seoond and third seadings; to incorporate the iiauk of Brevard, in Transylvania coun ty, passed second and thud readings; to provide for the exchange of circuit criminal courts and to employ stenog raphers, passed second and tnird read ings. v 7 leay3 Mayo introduced a bill for the relief of women and children in cot ton mills. Tuesday. Senate met at 10 o'clock. Among the new measures were: Ton, a bill for the protection of ei . 4yes. Lyon, a bill to amend chap ter 186, private laws of 1891, relating to publio roads. TJtley, a bill to provide for the additional equipment, repairs, and support of the University of North Carolina and the Normal and Industrial School. This carries an appropriation of $5,000 for the University and $12,500 to the Normal and Industrial School. Bills and resolutions were disposed of as follows: To amend and consolidate the acts incorporating the town of Mor vin, in Anson county. To amend the charter of the town of Forest City, in llutherford county. Passed second reading. To amend the charter of the town of Southren Pines. Tasscd second reading. To encour age horticulture and to aid in the Horticultural department. Passed -fcccond an third readings. For pro curing and distributing the bodies of dead human beings for the promotion of medical science. Mr. Abel offered amendment: "That this bill shall not apply to those who die in the Home for the Aged and Infirm." Amendment adopted. On third reading Mr. Pay demanded the roll call, which was sus tained. The bill passed, ayes 30, noes 12. To provide for the additional equip ment, repairs and support of the Uni versity of North Carolina. Carries an appropriation of $5,000 annually be sides what is now appropriated. Atwater was opposed to appropriating the additional $5,000, and on second reading demanded the roll call, which was sustained. The bill passed second and third readings. The tote on sec ond reading was ayes 30, noes 10. To provide for the additional equip ment, repairs and support of the Nor mal and Industrial Hchool . This bill carries an appropriation annually of $12,500 additional to that already ap propriated. This will be a total of 025,000, the same that the University of North Carolina gets. The bill passed second and third readings without a , dissenting vote. To incorporate the colored grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias of North Carolina. Passed second and third readings. To incorporate the town of Redmond, in Madision county. Passed second reading. The President of the Senate appoint ed the following as a committee on election of trustees of the University of North Carolina: Messrs. Eollins, Ram sey, Shaw, Butler, Scales and An thony. , To change the name of the Criminal Circuit Court of Buncombe, Madison, Haywood and Henderson counties to Circuit Court." The bill allows the judge to practice law also. Passed seo ond reading. To amend section 2490, of The Code, relating to the restoration of citizenship. Passed second and third readings. ' At the afternoon session bills passed to protect the birds in Randolph and Davidson; to amend the act to incor porate the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad and the North Carolina & Western Railroad. Wednesday. Senate met at 12 o'clock. Among the large batch of lo cal bills introduced were: To promote the interest of publio schools in North Carolina; Moye, (by request) to require license to carry concealed weapons. Among the new bills: To amend chapter 184, Laws of 1895, relating to the improvement of public rords; to ex tend the time to compromise, commute and settle the State debt, strikes out 1882 and inserts 1899; to embrace Mc Dowell county in the Criminal Circuit Court; to prohibit the working of fe males on the streets and roads ol Vance county and town of Henderson; for the relief of the Croetan Normal School in Robeson county; to amend the charter of Selma, Johnson county, allowing the town to tax druggists for selling li- qt8the afternoon session the follow ing were among the new bills that passed: To abolish the Circuit Criminal Court of Robeson; to embrace McDow ell county in the Western Criminal Cir cuit. The "bill to regulate the sale of animal food, making it a misdemeanor for any one to sell any fowl, cattle or swine that has died from sickness or were sick when killed, was tabled. The present law makes it indiotable . in the Superior Court to sell any animal food that is unfit for food. By leave Person introduced a bill to assist in the maintenance of Pigford Sanitarium, for the treatment of negro WSS5 -Senate met at 11 o'clock. Amoncr the bills that passed were: To amend the act incorporating the town Jr Morrixu in Anson county; to amend the charter of the town of Forest City in Rutherford county; to incorporate the town of Redmond in Madison county; to allow Madison county to issue bonds and levy a special tax; to amend the charter of Southern Pines; to allow Transylvania county to levy a special tax, passed second reading; to aid in the construction of the Winston Salem Southbound railroad; to protect creditors and innocent purchasers of personal property, mortgaged in other States, to regulate the appointment of cotton weighers for the city of Raleigh; to authorize the auditor to draw war rants on the State Treasurer for $5 extra for each page of the General As sembly; to incorporate Palaaersville Academy ia Stanly county; to prevent hunting on the lands in Yadkin county without permission. By leave Butler introduced billu to protect employees, passengers, ship pers of railroads, and to elect the rail road commissioners by a vote of the people.. At the afternoon session bills passed to repeal chapter 81, laws of 18,87, in so far as it applies to Anson county; to amend chapter 64, private laws of 1883, by striking out Thomasville and insert Greensboro; to amend chapter 310, private laws of 1891, by striking out Thomasville and inserting Salisbury; to revise and improve the public school system. Fbiday. Senate met at 10 o'clock. Bills were introduced to allow women to vote in local option elections; to in corporate tho Lumber River company and the town of Haly in Columbus county. Among the bills disposed of were : To allow Chatham county to issue bonds and levy a special tax. To allow Transylvania county to levy a special tax. Passed. To establish a graded school for Greenville, Pitt county. Passed. To authorize the commission ers of Madison county to build a bridge over Prey creek. To allow the town of Monroe to issue bonds to build water work"'. Passed second reading. To au thorize the town of Monroe to hold an election to vote on issuing bonds. Passed second reading. The North Carolina Railroad bill be ing a special order, relative to the lease, it was taken up and Grant's substitute bill passed whereby the lease stands The speeches were long, vote was taken resulted: 24. and when the Yeas 26, noes At the night session the following bills were passed: To fix the time of holding courts in the fifth district; to establish the dispensary of Waxhaw; to amend the charter of the Commercial Bank of Rutherford ton; to repeal the act requiring all persons who sell seed cotton in Anson county to gO before a magistrate and have it registered, so as to detect theft; to establish a dispensary for Rutherford ton; to permit the estab lishment of public libraries; to estab lish a dispensary for Bladen county. Passed. To provide a dispensary for Littleton. To regulate fees of sheriffs and tax collectors in Rowan; to create public roads in Caswell; to permit the practice of ostheopathy. Saturday. Senate met at 12 o'clock. Among the many new measures intro duced were: Clark To provide for a code commis sion to codify the laws of North Caro lina. Anthony Bill to place Mrs. R. Lucinda Hoyle, of Gaston county, on the pension roll. Ramsey To amend the charter of the town of Salisbury; also to amend chapter 274 of the code; also to cheapen and hasten proceedings in court. Mitchell To regulate the pay of mechanics, laborers and other hired help. Scales To change the name of the Normal and Industrial School to the Normal and Industrial College. Alexander To establish the normal school for the colored race, near Charlotte. The bill to allow free passes to State officials and to regulate passenger rates failed to pass. Ayes 22,Noes 22, The President voted no, breaking the tie. At the afternoon session the follow ing were among the bills to pass: To authorize the town of Concord to issue bonds. To authorize Monroe to construct waterworks. . The amend the charters of Mount Airy, of Winston, of Concord, and of Salisbury. For the re lief of sheriffs and tax collectors. (This is not a general law, but applies only to a few counties.) To amend and re enact the law relating to the Marion & Asheville turnpike. To change the name of the Normal and Industrial School at Greensboro to 'College." To incorporate the Lumber River Rail road company. To regulate the sale of liquor in Cumberland and to establish a dispensary. ; - HOUSE. Monday. The House met at 10 o'clock. Only a few bills were intro duced, and the following were among them: . Wilson To allow the people of Gas ton county to vote on the removal of the court house frm Dallas to Gastonia. Bills passed.: To allow . Coneord to issue bonds upon a vote of he majority of the people. (Resolution by Cruch) that the House adjourn at 2 p. m. in memory of George Washington; to in corporate the town of Redmond, Madison county; to allow the city of Charlotte to issue $30, 000 in bonds to pay for water-works; to allow Robeson county to levy an in creased tax; to forbid ex-Confederate soldiers' who are inmates of the Sol diers' Home from receiving pensions while therein, and giving them the op tion as between remaining in the Home or receiving pension; to amend the road laws in Ashe and to provide that Watauga's roads be kept up as they were prior to the adoption of the Mecklenburg road law in 1895; to allow Rutherford to employ convicts on the public, roads or on the streets; to allow Caldwell county to levy special tax to pay debt; to allow Monroe toissue$30, 000 in bonds for water-works. Among the above bills there were a large batch to allow different counties to levy spec ial tax, etc. Tuesday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the new bills were: Green To establish a criminal circuit composed of Mitchell, Yancey. Mc Dowell, Ashe and Watauga counties, to have all the jurisdiction vested in the Superior Courts so far as crimes are concerned, the judge to i)e elected by the people; salary $1,600 and $200 for expenses; tho solicitor to be similarly elected and receive the usual fees. Mr. Lusk (resolution) That after March 1 no bills or resolutions be introduced. Green To submit to the popular vote at the next general election the ques tion of State aid to higher education. Mr. Nelson To preserve and protect deer in Caldwell, Yancey, Burke, Mc Dowell and Mitchell counties. Mr. Hancock To reduce bonds of sheriffs 60 per cent, of the assessed taxes. Candler To prevent destruction of fish in Buncombe, Henderson, Rutherford and Transylvania, allowing them to be caught with hook only. Cathey To promote public education, by provid ing that if-the courts annul the 99-year lease of the North Carolina Railroad and it be leased for a. greater sum than the present one, the excess shall be ap propriated to the State Board of Educa tion among the various counties among the school children, on a per capita basis. Bills passed: To amend the charter of Lexington; to amend the act creating the Western Criminal Circuit Court by providing that whenever the commis sioners of any county in the district shall request the judge to call an extra term he shall call it and receive the compensation of a Superior court judge from the county, also to provide that the Governor, may order the judge . to hold 8 special term whenever it is, in his judgment, necessary; to embrace McDowell county in the Western Crimi nal circuit; to charter the Snow Hill Railroad, with $100,000 capital. The bill to change the charter of Wil mington was defeated amid the most in tense excitcment. The bill was Russell's own measure, and its defeat is taken as a direct slap at the Governor. A num ber of Western Republicans voted against the bill. The anti-gold contract bill was de feated. Governor .Russell sent a mes sage to the Legislature announcing thirty vacancies in the Board of Trus tees of the State University. The House by a vote of 63 to 38 puts New Berne in the hands of the negroes. Wednesday. - House met at 10 o'clock. Among the new bills were: Ward To reduce the pay of legislators to $3 a day. Brower To allow Mt. Airy to levy special license taxes. Young To make $4,000 appropriation (additional) out of the general fund for the seven colored State normal schools. Dockery To allow Clerk Long, of Richmond Superior Court, to be absent from his office on certain days. Currie To protect Lumberton b artesian wells. Blackburn To change the time of holding courts in the tenth district. Bills passed: For the relief of Z. F. Long, clerk of -Richmond county; to provide that Beaufort, Columbus and Lenoir counties "may" instead of (shall" publish the county financial statements; to change the court house from Dallas to Gastonia; to allow the sheriff of Surry to collect taxes before March 15th; to authorize the Governor or the penitentiary directors to have the streets around tho Capitol Square paved by convict labor: to incorporate Central Institute at Columbus, Polk county; to amend the charter of Laurin burg; to allow Laurinburg to issue $20, 000 in bonds for water works, street improvements, etc. ; to prohibit taking of clams from the waters of Brunswick county between April 15th and Novem ber 15th; (resolution) that no bills b introdueed on or after March 1; To amend the law regarding issues of fact in trials; to protect fish in Newbe gun creek, Pasquotank county; to amend the road law in Ashe and Wa tauga; to incorporate the Bank of Ran dolph; to amend the charter of Mt Airy; to provide for the inspection of coal mines and the safety of miners therein; to change the time of holding courts in the tenth district; to repeal the charter of Mars Hill, Madison county. By leave Cook introduced a bill tore quire the constitutions of North Carolina and the United States to be read in all the publio schools. ,At the night session the bill to.charter the Winston-Salem Southbound railroad qame up, but was laid over until Thurs day. Bills passed: To allow Forest City, Rutherford county, to issue $4,000 in bonds for improvements', and to levy a tax: to repeal the Cabarrus road law so far as it applies to townships 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 and 12; that provisions of chapter 142, acts of 1893 are not to bo in any way affected; to allow the people of Forsyth to vote on the question of a special tax for a court house, not over 20 cents on $100; to prohibit the taking of fish in Bun combe, Rutherford, Transylvania "and Henderson counties, save with hooks; to prohibit fast riding or driving across any bridges in Buncombe; to require all public school teachers to read aloud to their pupils twice during each ses sion the constitution of the United States and of North Carolina; to ratify the charter of the Elizabeth College Company, of Charlotte; to allow the commissioners of Maxton to increase tax levy from 50 cents to $1. By leave, Person, of , Wayne, intro duced a bill to amend chapter 81, acts of 1895, fixing the maximum schedule of charges for selling leaf tobacco by all warehousemen in the State, as follows: "In section 1, line 4, strike out 15 and insert 5; in line 5 strike out 25 and in seat 10; in line 6 strike out 10 and insert 5, and in line 8 strike out 10 and insert 5." ; Thursday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the bills introduced were: Wil sonTo allow Gastonia to vote a dona tion to Gaston county to erect a court house and jail at Gastonia. Hauser 'Jo provide for election of railroad commis sioners by the people, and give the com mission the right to prevent the reduc tion of wages of any railroad employe whose annual wages are less than $2, 000, the penalty being $20 for each case; and also providing that no railroad shall charge over 2J cents per mile for first class and 2 cents for second class fare between any two points in this State, under penalty of $100; this to apply . to roads classed as ' 'standard" by the" com mission. Ditffy To protect turpentine workers by fining any person $50. wlfo adulterates spirits of turpentine '.with kerosene oil (or 30 days' imprisonment, or both). Bryan Toi, protect land owners in Chatham, by forbidding peo ple in stock law territory to graze stock outside. Bills passed: To amend the charter of the North Carolina Dairymen's As sociation so as to allow it to offer pre miums, the State to give it $500 annu ally; to amend the charter of Wilkes boro so as to allow annual elections on liquor licenses to be held; to change the time of holding Superior Courts of Cra ven ; to amend the law regarding regis tration of citizenship, so that the peti tioner can file his petition in the county in which he was convicted, or the one in which he resides; to amend the char ter of Mt Airy; to make it a misde meanor for any person not duly licensed to perform the marriage ceremony; the $5,000 appropriation to the Univer sity; to appropriate $2,600 additional for the State Normal and Industrial School. 1 The bill to charter the Winston-Sa lem South-bound Railroad was taken I up. McCrary's amendment to force it to go through the town of Lexington was overwhelmingly voted down and the bill passed second reading. At the night session the House pass ed the following bills: To fix "New bern" as the proper way of spelling the name of that city; to" make properly verified statements of account prima facie evidence of its correctness; to work Union county's public roads by taxation; to' allow Lumberton to issue bonds; to submit to the voters of Anson the question of the road tax; to allow Charlotte to issue bonds; to provide for the erection of a school building for the North Carolina School for Deaf and Dumb, carrying $20,000 appropriation, passed second reading and was recom mitted to the finance committee; to al low Gastonia to vote a donation to Gas ton county, not to exceed $15,000, to aid inbuildirga court house and jail; to inrtTfruvifl.tA tha frnnt-nAH of St. MarT's School at Raleigh; to. incorporate theTl8?nsRioDrtn? Carolina, Chimney Rock & Teanessee Railroad Company to be operared by steam or electricity from Rutherfordton via Hendersonville to the Tennessee line. Friday. Honse met at 10 o'clock. There were only a few new bills intro duced. Among them were: To estab lish graded school at Washington; James, to provide for the purchase of the battle-ground of Moore's Creek for $200; Murphy, to amend the charter of Salisbury by allowing a special tax of 25 cents on the $100; McCrary, for the relief of the town of Lexington and Cotton Grove, in Davidson county; Green, to establish an independent school district' composed of parts of Burke, Mitchell and McDowell; Allen, to incorporate Diamond Star Lodge, I. O. O. F., at Asheboro; Hancock, to create the office of prosecuting attorney for the Eastern Criminal Circuit Cout, to get same pay as solicitors, to be ap pointed by the Governor and to serve four years; Lusk, to allow "county com missioners to elect an auditor, The House went into committee of the whole on the revenue and machin ery act. The rate of taxes was fixed as follows: Poll, $1.35; general tax, 21 2-3; pension tax, 3 1-3; schools, 20. There was a lively debate on the question of taxing the sale of horses and mules. Finally it was agreed to tax all persons or firms' who keep either private or auction stables a tax of $25 to the State and $10 to the county. At the nurht session bills passed to. in corporate the Carolina, Chimney Rock & Tennessee Railroad Company; to amend the carter of the Moore County & Western Railroad; to incorporate the North Carolina Land and Timber Com pany; to incorporate the grand lodge, Knights of PythiAs; to prevent minors from entering and loafing in barrooms, bowling alleys and billiard rooms passed. The owners of such places are made guilty of a misdemeanor, with $50 penalty, if they allow minors to enter such places after notice from parents or guardians. The bill to incorporate the American Trust and Savings Bank at Charlotte passed. Saturday. House met at 10 o'clock. Among the new bills: Wilson To ex tend corporate limits of Gastonia. Chil cutt To repeal the special tax on phy sicians. To allow the State Medical Board of Examiners to grant license to physicians who have practiced ten years. Lusk To prevent carrying con cealed weapons by detective agencies. To adjourn sine die March Gth. Cun ninghamTo regulate fire insurance companies. White, of Randolph To incorporate Asheboro Lodge, K. of P. Person To allow Wilson county to is sue bonds. White, of Randolph To exempt the Golden Chain, order of Da mon and Heptasophs, from insurance tax. Lusk To provide for election of superintendent of health by the people. Bills passed: To incorporate the Wake County Live Stock and Poultry Association," giving it the right to have cock fights at any place they please ; this being done by a provision in the bill, which suspends the provisions of chapter 12, vol. 2 of the Code, so far as it prevents cruelty to animals: to make it discretionary with the State Treasurer as to making deposits in certain banks; to require all bankers or officers and directors of railroads and Stato banks or other cor porations, created sr chartered by the Legislature to take an official oath; to make the stockholders of any bank chartered by the State individually re sponsible, equally and ratably and not one for another for all contracts, debts and agreements of such association to the extent of the amount of their stock therein at the par value thereof, in ad dition to the amount invested in such share and all exemptions in any bank charter are repealed, and to forbid any bank from lending any one person over one tenth of its capital; to give factory employees in Chatham and Alamance the right to cash their checks wherever they wish. The supplemental Halifax county fence law bill was taken up and dis cussed, but finally tabled, thereby al lowing stock to run at large. By a vote of 76 to 23 the House allows Buncombe county to vote on fastening a dispensa ry on Asheville. . At the afternoon session the follow ing bills passed: To provide that the collection of arrears of taxes shall cease June 2d next To locate the line be tween this State and Tennessee. To declare null and void the bonds voted by Lexington town and township and Cotton Grove township, Davidson county, to the Roanoke Southern Rail road. To change the line between Hen derson and McDowell. To forbid, any fire insurance companies not incorpor ated under the laws of this State to write policies in North Carolina save through regularly appointed and ii- cened agents. A heathen burying ground," with giant skeletons, was recently dug up Jn Mlt terndorf In the Austrian Balzkammer gut Many of the bodies were C feet 7 Inches tall. They were all buried with the feot to the east, each Inclosed in a circle of stones, with a stone under the head. Large earrings and finger rings were found on tbem, and one skeleton held a knife In Its hand. No signs of Christian burial were discovered. ' Magistrate Do you mean to say such a physical wreck as he Is gave you that black eye? Complaining Wife Sure, your honor, he wasn't a physical wreck till after be give me the black oye. FIPTY-FOURTII CONGRESS. The Proceedings Briefly Told From . p Day to Day. - SENATE. Monday. In the Senate Washing ton h farewell address was read in the presence of a large audience by Daniel, (Dern. ) of Virginia. The principal part of tli a day was occupied in the consid eration of the Indian appropriation bill. me ljOUd bill, tn amend the nostal laws, pfSre cltuii Iho was reported back from the post committee with amendments, ki ng one for one-cent letter postage. bill and renort wr antjwronized by two PoDuliat Senntora Butler, of North Carolina, and'Stowart, o' Nevada. Tuesday. The entire day of the Sen ate was practically -consumed in a dis cubftion of an amendment in the Indian appropriation bill for the opening to settlers of the Uncompaghre Indian reservation in Utah, containing over twoiXiillion acres. After considerable amendment was modi fied, agreed to and passed. The Alaskan boundary treaty which was signed by Secretary Olney and Sir Julian Pauncefote Jan. 30th last, was laid before the Senate in executive session. Without being read it was re ferred to the committee on foreign re lations. The Vice-President laid be for the Senate a report from the Sece tary of State as to the persons claim ing to be American citizens, who were captured on board the Competitor. Referred to the committee on foreign relations. , Wednesday The Senate discussed Cuba awhile. Allen (Pop.) wanted to send battleships without delay in a res olution which was objected to and laid over until Thursday. Hill and Mor gan offered another resolution on the same subject It is as follows in part: "That the Secretary of State be and is hereby requested to transmit to the Senate either in open or secret session, s he may prefer, all the correspon dence aud roports of the Consul General at Havana." Moreran proposed the release of Julio Sanguilly, an American imprisoned in Cuba in a strong resolu tion. The Indian appropriation bill was taken up and debated without any further action. Thursday. There was a heated bate in the Senate on Sanguilly, de the American citizen who is imprisoned in a Cuban fortress. Daniel took the lead and referred to Spain's insult to Consul Lee and to the United States. Hale and Hoar took sides in this particular case with Spain, Hale saying the Sen ators who are so ardent in sanguilly s cause really want war. It is also claim ed that his naturalization papers were fraudulently obtained, and that he is not American citizen. It is now thought that the Cuban crisis is near at hand, l iit. House bill to amend the act as to receivers of national banks was passed, and the Senate adjourned until Friday with the understanding that the Cuban resolution will be again called up. The President sent to the Senate the following, nomination: W. W. Clark, of North Carolina, to be United States district judge for toe eastern district of North Carolina. Fbiday. The Senate had the Indian appropriation bill before it, but that fact did not prevent Cuba and the Sanguilly case from being fought over even in a more angry and excited man ner than Thursday. The Sanguilly resolution having been sent to the calendar twb other resolutions as to the victims of Spanish cruelty wore of fered and considerable comment pro and con was indulged in, some getting mad and others getting witty. Finally the Cuban question was permitted to subside and the actual consideration of the appropriation bill was resumed. Saturday. The Senate passed the postoffice appropriation bill, which ap propriates $95,835,338. It was also de cided that a committee of two chair men of the postoffice committee's, in the Senate and House, the Postmaster General and two citizens be appointed by the President to inquire into the al leged abuses in the postal service, in cluding second-class mail matter; the extension of free delivery in the rural region, the reduction of the cost of railroad transportation, the adoption of one-cent letter postage and other like questions. A number of private bills were passed, and then Quay endeavored to obtain unanimous consent for the consideration of a bill forbidding the sale of liquors in the capitol. During the debate of the postoffice appropria tion bill Butler, of North Carolina, and Tillman, of South Carolina, locked horns for awhile; Butler argued against the bill and Tillman defended it. The Sunday civil bill, along with other mat ters, were taken up, but were not con sidered. HOUSE. Monday. In the House the deficien cy bill was passed. Boutelle, chairman of the naval committee, succeeded in setting up the naval appropriation bill. and the other matters were not of much interest to the general public. Tuesday The chief occupation of the house wasto denounce the civil ser vice law. - It came about bv the consid eration of the bill to amend the revised statutes so as to give the governors of territories the power to remove,-as well as appoint, certain territorial offices. It was participated in by a dozen mem bers, nearly all of whom condemned and criticised the civil service law. The bill that started the debate was passed. The remainder of the day's session was spent in the consideration of the naval appropriation bill, Avhich was passed just as received from the committee on naval affairs. Wednesday. A message was re ceiued from thfe President transmitting the report of the joint commission ap pointed under the agreement of the United States and Great Britain in 1882, on the fisheries of the waters con tinguous to the United States and Can ada. A resolution recommended by the committee on accounts, authorizing the preparation of a digest of election cases decided in the Fifty-third and Fifty fourth congresses to cost$2 500 to be pre pared by the clerks of the committee on elections, was discussed and referred to the committee on printing. The ap pearance of Wm. J. ' Bryan upon the floor of the House was the most notic- able event of the day's session. Thursday. By a vote of 144 to 46, the House passed the bill of Johnson (Rep.), of Indiana, authorizing nation al banks to take out circulation to the par value of the bonds deposited to se cure it, an increase of 10 per cent over the limit now allowed. Conference re ports upon the agricultural appropria tion bill and upon the bill for the relief of settlers upon the Sioux reservation in South Dakota, were presented and agreeato. "Speaker Heed ordered the reference to Mr. rvan's visit ami the Democratic cheering to be eliminated from the Record. The resolution bv the committee on foreign affairs, call ing on the President for the corres pondency relating to the arrest and punishment of American citizens bv Spanish authorities in Cuba was pre sented and agreed to. Sulzer (Dem.), of New York, offered a resolution de claring war between Spain and the Uni ted States. The measure was referred to the committee on foreign affairs. Friday. The interpretation to be placed upon the declaration of the plat form of the Republican national con vention regarding the securintr of an international bimetallic agreement was the subject of an animated, and at times exciting, debate in the House. The result vrtts that only three Republicans were of the opinion that their party is committed to the single gold standard. The bill passed by a yea and nay vote of 279 to 3. Bills passed providing for arbitration of labor troubles between the .management of inter-state com merce carriers and their employers; prohibiting the importation of impure and unwholesome tea. Saturday. The House, after a five- hour struggle passed the irtiti-railroad ticket scalping b II by a vote of 142 to 51. The bill only. applies to interstate commerce transportation. The Indian appropriation bill was non-'concurred in and was sent to conference. Among the other bills to pass was one directing patents to issue to settlers on land; in the eastern peninsula of Florida. GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT. The Cost of Road-Blaming In the State of North I'irollna. The State ot North Carolina has been very progressive in the movement for good roads. Prof. J. A, ITolmes, State geologist, has prepared a report on the subject, which shows the money raised in North Carolina for road pur poses to be $109,000. The I ar crest amount ($36,000) is raised by Mecklen burg county; the next largest ($12,000) in Buncombe, and third ($9,300) in Forsyth. The total number of counties that have adopted a road tax is about thirty. They are working their roads now b this system either wholly or in part. Reports from a number of counties working convicts on their roads show that it costs less to work them on the public roads than it does to feed them in the county jails. In Wake, for in stance, it costs twenty and one-hall cents; in Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Dur ham and Alamance it costs twenty cents per day per convict to work them on the public roads. This cost includes board, clothes, medical attention and salaries of the guards. Whereas in these same counties, when these prisoners are kept in jail, it costs on an average of 28 cents per day per prisoner to support them. The report shows, furthermore, that the convicts enjoy better health when working on the public roads than when J.J1 Ifftlt. liO V TV AAA. W addition to the literature on the em ployment of convicts and the good roads movement Manufacturers' Record. RAN A CORPSE TRUST. A Cemetery Sexton Sells Corpses to th College. At Lynchburg, Va., N. J. Farmer, sexton of the city's burying grounds, was arrested and bailed for his appear ance in the police court to answer the charge of unlawfully disinterring the the body of Ella' Jameison, the white woman who committed suicide by drowning. The woman was buried at the city's expense and tho body was disinterred, packed in a barrel and sent to the depot for shipment to the University of ir ginia. The polio authorities believe that Farmer has been engaged for soma time in the practice of disinterring bod ies for a money consideration and a careful watch wa3 kept on the cemetery, with the result as stated. Farmer ad mitted that he had been shipping bod ies to the University but claims that he had a right to do so under the law. UNJUST IMPRISONMENT. A Georgia Negro Granted a New Trial, But Never Given. It has just come to light in Savan nah, Ga., that a negro named Major Lee has served 15 years in the Georgia penitentiary on conviction for murder, has never had a new trial which was granted him by the Superior court on the grounds that he is not guilty under the evidence that was submitted in the case. Lee was convicted in 1881 and the verdict was contrary to the law and the evidence. ' In the meantime Lee was sent to the penitentiary and is there today and has never had his new trial. When sent up he was a little 14-year old boy. He is now a big, burly negro of 30. In Cow Island, La, where the alliga tor abounds, the tame vlllatlc hen of a lady residing there has Just batched out several of the reptiles along with her own brood. The most curious thing about thA incident Is that the young saurlans discern nothing Irregular in their parentage and follow the mother hen around In company with her chicks apparently In entire contentment with their lot The Indifference of the placid domestic fowl as to what the eggs be neath It bring forth has long engaged the attention of naturalists, who final ly ascribe it to the natural composure of the creature, which Is more concern ed for Its own tranquility and peace of mind than for the official regularity of its posterity. It brings up a brood of turkeylets or muscovy ducklings with the same .care that It bestows on the fluffy chicks of its own breed, which It Is natural to suppose that It contracted for.. How It may be with -the nursing eaurlana of Cow Island Is Another mat-i ter, but there Is no reason to suppose that the hen will fall In any reasonable point of duty toward them. Cow Island now ought to produce the tale of an, alligator hatching out and nursing to. maturity a brood of buff cochins or; Plymouth Rocks. It would be equally, interesting and almost as plausible. WORLD OF TRADE. Cotton Exports FaU Off Prices Ad vance. Below is Messrs. R. G. Dun k Co.'s review of trade for the past week, along with Saturday's Chicago grain and pro duce Liverpool and New York cotton futures, and Winston tobacco markets: "Genuine improvement in business does not come with a rush like tho breaking of a great dam. The growth for some weeks past has been more en couraging, because in nearly all linen it has been Gradual and moderate. The rupture of the steel rail and other com binations in the iron buRinens ban brought out a vast quantity of trade which had been held back and has net many thousands of men at work, whilo the slow but steady gain in other groat industries has given employment to many thousand more, but the full ef fects will not apiear until tho increased purchases by all these swell the distri bution of goods. This comes more slow ly and later, but is already apparent lrtainty regarding the future w ill help it mightily and is by multitudcscuxvt ed with strong hope. Mcanwhilo it is substantial ground for conhdenco that months which were regarded by mauy in me money maruet . wiin eri- ous apprehension have passed without disturbance aud with steady gain in the (Kisition of tho country and of the treasury. It was not to be expected that Iho excess of exports over imiorts would continue as large in January as it had been in previous months, and yet it was sur prisingly larcre. The I ebrnary returns have naturally been less favorable as cotton ei ports fall off at this season, and yet the decrease compared with last year is trifling, while the increaso in imports to bo expected at this season has amounted to only $0,040, com pared with last year, or about 2 per cent . Nothing in the State of foreign exchanges indicates that tho heavy credits in favor of this country havo beenliquidated or senouRly diminished. Iron" bars are unchanged, but orders for 900 cars by one railway, with num erous others, increase the demand, aud plates are required for two great elevators in Chicago. Important contracts for exiKrt continue and American makers undersell foreign in tin plates bv 70 renin, and are Krllinc cotton tics below 75 for which 81. 10 won charged by importers a year ago. With less rapidity but yet steadily other in dustries are gaining. Although brown four-yard shirtings are an eighth lower and print cloths a sixteenth lower, it is found that several cotton mills nro started, not covered by the restriction as to print cloth work," which is carried out. Increasing demand lias slno started quite a number of woolen mills, including many making drcs good and hosiery. The demand for men's woolens is also somewhat better, espec ially for heavy weights, and there aro improving f ales of better qualities.' J n boots and (.hues also, growing belief that prices will not give way hai start mljinnit morn f-lioi ia. althonsh many jobbers still shrink from tho pi'icua asked. "Failures for the f ast week havo been 2M in the United States against 278 last year, and 50 in Canada agaiuht 58 last year." Chicago drain and Produce. Chicago, Saturday. Tho leading futures wcro as follows; Wheat: Open. Closo. February 731 7JH May 7lfJ 74 ( July 71 72j(iS Corn: February. 223 223 J May 2ZI 231 04 2 1 July 2jj 2ajj08 Oats: Februrry 151 15 May 16 1620517 July 17JJliJ18 Mess Fork : February .... May. .' 8 07 8 10 July 8 20 8 20 Lard: February May July Bibs: 4 074 4 071 4 17J l'J February .... May 4 174 4 15 July ". 4 27j 4 21 New York Cotton Future. New YoRK.Satnrday. Cotton steady. Middling upland 7 7-10; Futures closed firm. Opening. Closing, , 7 0S iiimn 7 15 7 23(23 , 7 17 7 20(27 7 22 7 81(032 , 7 2(1 7 85MUJ 7 29 7 37(rtj3S fi 93 7 00(7 02 . 6 84 0 8'JCtf !0 , 6 83 6 2(ff!'.:j February April. May. June , July . January. Tobacco Market. WiifsToir, N. 0., March 1, 1897. Breaks am very larjjv All strictly goo.1 ripe sorts sod good wrappers, cuttrs and smokers continue to notl troll, whlltj Ui medium, common poor aorta are lowr. Priming $ 1 60 to 2 00 Bright COO to H00 Fine Bright.... 10 00 to 20 00 Lu(?s, New 3 00 to 4 00 Oood Blight 5 CO to 7 09 Fine Bright Lags 8 00 to 10 00 Common Lugs 2 00 to 3 00- Medium 3 bO to 5 00 Oood 8 to to 10 00 Fine 14 to 20 20 CO Cutters, Common 12 00 to 13 00 Fine 18 00 to 2i CO Common, Lest 3 00 to 4 60 . Oood 6 60 to 8 60 Fine 10 00 to 14 00 Extra It'.i Leafy Fillers. ..... 12 00 to 1 8 00 Common Wrappers 16 00 to 18 00 Medium 20 00 to 25 00 flood 85 00 to 40 00 Fine 40 00 to 60 00 Naval Appropriation Completed. Washington. The Senate committee on appropriations has completed con sideration of the naval appropriation bill. Among the changes made is one fixing in specific terms $400 per ton as the maximum price to be paid for armor plate and providing that in case tho plate cannot be produced at this price, the government shall establish a plant and make its own armor. The Senate committee also made provision for three additional torpedo boats. Tho amendments entail an increase over the total of tho House appropriations amounting to $305,800D, and bringing the total of the bill up to $728,234.