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THE WEEKLY GAZETTE. I I 1 BAITS 07 JLSTXXTXSUra. H Om Mraare, one lawt. i BO Ob Bquara, on month... 1 00 One quare, two lorithw. .... S 00 One square, thrt months...... S M One square, six mouths. 6 00 One quart), on t 00 CJ Liberal contract mad tor Urf f li ni.ua i n 'i2r7 if. rows, Editor mnrrp. If. . ITCH ELL un4 A. J, ROGERS. 2 General TrnrmSag Mgmta, adTtnMmu. NO. 4. VOL. IX. RALEIGH; N. 0.. SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897- :t- ; ;c?n (he eat portico of this noblo ediflco President fffiflllf TAKES THE OATH. He Declares In Favor of Interna tional Bimetalism. 40,000 PEOPLE IN THE PARADE. Tho Inaugural Address--The Finan cial System Needs Revision and the Country Must Have Speedy Relief. Washington, (Special.) "William Mc Kinley, of Ohio, was Thursday installed as President of the United States for the term of four years, continuing un til March 4th, 1001, and Grover Cleve land, for the second time, passed from the exercise ot the high office of Presi dent and re entered private life. In his capacity as ex-President he has but one living contemporary, his inmediate predecessor, Benjamin Harrison. All the others, who w ithin the last thirty if vtti J vivvi iv ii ' i. t-.w Vyooi..ij aim v presided over the destinies of the great American Bepublic Lincoln, Johnson, Grant. Haves, darheld and Arthur have joined the silent majority. Inci dental to the actual asssuming of the oiuoe of i'ref ultra, nuif. liullj' 'pw ceding it in point of time, Garret A. Ho bart, of New Jersey (a gentleman not heretofore prominent in national poli . tics), took the oath of office a3 Vice President of the United States and was installed as ex-officio presiding officer of the Senate. Shortly after 10 o'clock Win. McKin ley was met by the committee, and leaning on the arm of Senator Sherman walked to the carriage that was to bear him to the capitol. When he appeared there was great cheering. Troop A., National Guard, of Ohio, Cleveland's Crack Cavalry, about a hundred strong mounted on black chargers opened the way through the mass of people. , The division escorting the President (and Fresident-elect to the capitol 'was composed of United States troops, being a District of Columbia National Guard. WM. M K IK LEY (The Newly Installed President.) The zations civic and military organ i were in line to the number of 50,000. I The parade unde7 the marshalship of Gen. Horace Porter, formerly of the staff of Gen. Grant, was formed and moved without a jar. It was perhaps the most brilliant spectacle ever wit nessed in Washington. AKBIVAL IN THE SEX ATE CHAMBER r-VICE- I president stevenson'st address. I When, promptly at noon, ex-Presi-ident Cleveland and President McKin ley entered the chamber the whole as semblage rose to receive them as they took the seats of honor set apart for their respective reception. Vice Presi dent Stevenson, to whom the Senate accorded a unanimous vote of thanks for his courtesy and ability in the chair, returned his thanks in graceful terms. " He said he ranked as chief among the favors political fortune had bestowed upon him that of having been the asso ciate and of having known something of the friendship of the men with whom he had so long held official rela tion in this chamber. Then he entered upon a defense of the rules of the Sen ate as follows: I. "It must not be forgotten that the rules governing this body are founded lAon in human mi ripnfP! human exi erience: that thev are the results of centuries of tirless effort in legislative hall, to conserve, to render stable and secure the rights and liberties which have been achieved by conflict. By its rules the Senate wisely fixed the limits of its own rower. Of those who clamor against the Senate and its methods of procedure it may truly be said: 'They know not what they do.' In this chamber alone are preserved, without restraint, two es sentials of wise legislation and of good .government-the right of amendment and debate, ureat evils oiten result from hasty legislation rarely from the delay which follows full discussion and THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL. McKinley was sworn in by Chief Justice deliberation. In my humble judgment the historic Senate preserving the un restricted rights of amendment and of debate maintaining intact the time honored parliamentary methods and amenities which infallibly secure ac tion after deliberation possesses in our scheme of government a value which, cannot be measured by words." He closed by saying: "For the able and distinguishrd gentleman who suc- j ceeds me as your presiding officer, I earnestly invoke the same co-operation and courtesy you have generously ac corded me. The extra session of the Senate of the Fifty-fifth Congress, called by Presi dent Cleveland to meet at 12, noon, March 4th, then commenced. The late Vice-President made way for his suc cessor, Mr. Hobart, to whom the oath GBOVER CLIVELA5D. (The Retiring President.) of office was administered, after which he made a brief address. He then pro ceeded to swear in his turn such as were present of the thirty senators whose terms of election or re-election began contemporaneously with that of the President. This ceremony com pleted, both houses of Congress and many of the more privileged spectators adjourned to the east portico. There in the presence of an immense throng. Chief Justice Fuller administered to President McKinley the brief obligation prescribed, to main tain the Constitution and enforce the laws of the United States, aud President McKinley deliv ered his inaugural address. The Inaugural Address. Fellow Citizens: In obadience to the wil; of the xpJa..aQ.dan their, presence, bytht authority vested in me by ttis oatb, I assume the arduous and responsible duties ot Presi dent of the United States, relying on the support of my countrymen and invoking the guidance of Almighty .God. Our faith teaches that there la no safer rel ancethan npon the God of our fathers, who has so singularly favore 1 the American people In every national trial, and who will not for sake us so long as we obey His command ments and walk humbly in His footsteps. The tesponsibilities of the high tra3t to which I have been called always of grava importance are augmented by the preval! ing bustnes conditions, entailing id'ene33 upon willing labor and loss to useful enter prise. The country is suffering from Industrial disturbances from which speedy relief must bo had. Oar financial system needs some revision; our money is all good now, but its value must not further be threatened. It should all be put uoon aa ffnlurlng. basis, not Hiibject to easy attack, aorlte stability to doubt or dispute. ; For Better Paper Money. Our?currenoy should continue under the supervision of the Government. The sev eral forms of our paper money offer, in my judgment, a constant embarrassment to the Government and to a safe balance in the Treasury. Therefore, I believe it necessary to devise a system which, without diminish ing the circulating medium or offering a pre mium for its contraction, will present a remedy for these arrangements, which, tem porary in their nature, might well in the years of our prospertty have been displaced by wtser provisions. With adequate revenue secured, but not until then, we can enter upoD such changes in cur finance laws as will, while insuring saffty and volunn to our money, no longer impose upon the Government the necessity of maintaining bo larga a gold reserve, with its attendant and inevitable temptations to speculation. Most of our financial laws are the outgrowth of experience and trial and should not be amended without investiga tion and demonstration of the wisdom of the proposed changes. We must be both "sure we are right" and "make haste slowiy." If, therefore, Con gwas in it wisdom shall deem it expedient to create n commission to take under early consideration the revision of oar coinage, uaniclng and currency laws, and give them I ,nRt "shuustive, careful and dlsDassionate examination that their importance demands, 1 shall cordially concur in such action. lr such power is vested in the President It Is my purpose to appoint a commission of prominent, well-informed citizens of differ ent parties, who will command public con flduDce bothen account of their ability and special fitness for the work. Jiusiness experi ence and public traln'ng may thus be com bined, and the patriotic zeal of the friends of the country be so directed that such a report will be made as to receive the support ot all parties, and our finances cease to be the sub ject of mere partisan contention. The ex periment is, at all events, worth a trial, and intfy 'nion it can but prove beneficial to lineal country. ill IP? J roller, and then delivered his Inaugural.) Favors Bimetallism. The question oi International bimetallism will have early and earnest attention. ii win ue my constant endeavor to secure it by co-operation witn the other great com mercial powers of the world. Until that con dition is realized when the parity between our gOid and silver money springs from and is supported by tho relative value of the two metals, tne valuo of the silver already coined, and of that which may hereafter be coined, must be kept constantly at par with gold by evry resource at our command. The credit of the Government, the integ rity of its currency and the inviolability of lis obligations must be preserved. This was the commanding verdict of the people, and It will not be unheeded. Economy is demanded in every branch of the Government at all times, but especially in penoas use tne present ot depression in Dusiness and distress among the people. The "severest economy must bo observed in all public expenditures and extravagance stopped wherever it is found, and prevented wnerever in tne future it may be developed. If the revenues are to remain as now, the only relief that caa come must be from de creased expenditures. But the present must not become the per manent condition oi tbe Government, it has been our uniform practice to retire, not increase, our outstanding obligations, and this policy must again bo resumed and vigorously enforced. Our revenues should always be largo enough to meet with ose ruu promptness hot only our eurrent needs, and the principal and interest of the Dublic debt, but to mate proper and liberal pro visions for that most deserving body ot pub- jic ereanors, tne soiaiers nna tne sailors and ine wiaows nna .orphans wbo are tne pen sioners oi tne united states. .Mora Revenue.. Not Loans. The Government should not.ba parmittsd- to ruu-cenina or increase its dec: i- i.ioa like the present. Suitably to provide against this is -the manaate or auty; tne cert an and easy remeay ior most oi our unaaciai dimeulties. A defl.dency is inevitable so lonj, as tho ex penditures of the Government exceed it3 re ceipts. It can only be met by loans or an Increased revenue. While a large annual surplus of revenue may invite waste and extravagance. Inade quate revenue creates distrust and under mines public and private credit. Neither shonld be encouraged. Between more loans and more revenue there ought to be but one opinion. We should have more revenue, and that without delay, hindrance or postponement. The beet way for the Government to main tain its credit is to pay as it goe3 not by resorting to loans, but by keeping out ot debt through au adequate income secured byi system of taxation, external or internal. or Docn. For lie venae Legislation. It is the settled pslicy ot tho government, pursued from the beginning and practiced by all parties and administrations, to raise the bulk of our revenue from t.axs upon foreign productions entering the United state ior sue or consumption; and avoldincr muai prtn every iorm oi direct taxa tion, except in time of war. Tbe country is clearly opposed to any need le s additions to the subiect of internal tux. atioii, and is committed by Its latest popular unoiauuo i ma system ot tariff taxation. There can be no misunderstanding, either, aoout tne principle npon which this tariff taxation shall be levied. Nothing has ever been made plainer at a genera! election than mat tne controlling principle In the raising oi rjvt-nuB irom curies on imports is zea'ous care for American interests and American labor. The people have declared that armh legislation should be had as will give ample iiiuiecuoii .-tnu encouragement to tne indus tries and tne development of our country. It is therefore, earnestly hoped and ex pected that Congress will, at tne earliest practicable moment, enact revenue leirisla tion that shall be fair, reasonable, conserva tive ana jus, and wblcb, while supplying, sufficient revenue for public purposes, will still be generally beneficial and helpful" to every section, and every enterprise of the people. To this policy we are all, of what ever party, firmly bound by the voice of th6 rjeople a power vastly more potential than tne expression or any political platform. The paramount duly of Congress is to stop cenciencies Dy tne restoration oi tnat pro tective legislation which has always been the firmest prop of the Treasury. The passage of such a law or laws would strengthen the credit of the Government, both at home and abroad, and go far towards stopping the drain upon the gold reserve held for the re demption of our currency, which has been heavy and well nigh constant for several years. In the revision of the tariff especial atten tion should be given to the re-enactment and extension of the reciprocity principle of the law of 1899, under which so great a stimulus was given to our foreign trade in new and advantageous markets for our surplus agri cultural and. manufactured products. The Brief trial given this legislation amply Insti lies a further experiment and additional dis cretionary power in the making ot commer cial treaties, tne end in view always to be the opening up ot new markets for the prod ucts of our country by granting concessions to the products of other lands that we need and cannot produce ourselves, and which do not involve any loss. of labor to our own people, but tend to increase their employ ment. The depression of the past four years has fallen with especial severity -npon the great body of tollers of the country.and upon none more than the holders ot small rarms. Agn culture has languished and labor suffered. The revival ot manufacturing-will be a re lief to both. No portion ot our population is more devoted to the institutions ot free jrovernment. nor more loyal in their support, while none bears more cheerfully or fully its proper share in the maintenance of the gov ernment, or is better entitled to its wise and liberal care and protection! Legislation helpful to producers is beneficial to all. The depressed condition of industry on the farm and in the mine and factory, has lessened the ability of thu people to meet tho demands noon them, and thev right tuny ex pect that not only a system of revenue shall be established that will secure the largest in come with the. least burden, but that every meant- will be taken to decrease, rather than 1 Increase O-ur publia expenditures. Courts Mast Tiule. The great essential to cue happiness ana prosperity is that we adhere to vhe principles upon which the Government Was established and insist upon their faithful observance. Equality of rights must prevail and our laws be always ana everywhere respected ana obeyed. We may have fulled in the discharge of our full duty as cltir -ns of the great Re public, but it is consoling and encouraging to realize that iree epeeca, a iree press, iree thought, free schoote, the free and un molested ngnt or rugious iiDeny ana worship and free and flr elections are deaier and more universally enjoyed to-day than ever be Tore. These guarantees must be sacredly pre serve.! and wisely BtfeogtheneJ. The con stituted authorities must be cheertully and vigorously upheld. Lynohlngs must not be tolerated in a great aal civilized country like the United Stales i courts not mobs- must execute the pen alties of the law. The preservation ot public order, tne right oi ais- cusslon, the integrity of our courts and the orderly administration of justice must con tinue forever the roik of safety . ujjOA,yhtch our Govarnmant securely yesta... ,..-.- Against Trusts. . The declaration ot the party now" restored to power has been in the past that of "oppo sition to all combinations of capital organ ized in trusts, or otherwise, to control arbi trarily the condition of trade among our citizens," and it has supported "such legisla- tion as will prevent tue execution ot aii scuomes to oppress tne people oy uuuuv charges on their supplies, or by unjust rates for the transportation or tnexr products to market." This purpose will be steadily pursued, both by the enforcement of tho laws now in exist ence, and the recommendation and support of such new statutes as may be necessary to carry it into eflect. Better Standard of Citizenship. Our naturalization and Immigration laws should be further improved to the constant promotion ot a safer, a better and a higher citizenship. A grave peril to the Republic would be a citizenship too ignorant to under stand, or too vicious to appreciate the great value and beneficence or our institutions and laws, and against all who come here to make war upon them our gates must be promptly and tightly closed. Nor must we be unmind ful of the need of improvement among our own citizens, but with the zealot our fore fathers encourage the spread of knowledge and free education. Illiteracy must be ban ished from the land, if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost or the eniifcnt ened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve. Civil Service Kefann. Reforms In the civil 6orvice must go ont But the changes should be real and genuine- not parfunotory or prompted by a zeal In be- baitot any party, simply Decause it happens to be in power. As a member oi congress I voted and spoke in favor ot the present law, and 1 shall attempt us eniorcement in tne spirit in which it was enacted. The purpose in view was to secure the most efficient service of the best men who would accept appointment under tho Government, retaining faithful and devoted public servants in office, but shielding none, under the authority ot any rule or custom, who are Inefficient, incom petent or unworthy. The best interests of the country demand this, and the people heartily approve the law wherever and whenever it has been thus administered. Revive Merchant Marine. Congress should give prompt attention to the restoration ot our American merchant marine, onca i the pride of the seas In all the great ocean highways of commerce. To my mind, few more important subjects so im peratively demand its intelligent considera tion. The United States has progressed with marvelous rapidity In every field of enter prise and endeavor until we have become foremost in nearly all the great linos of In land trade, commerce and industry. Yet. while this is true, our American merchant marine has been steadily declining until it is now lower both in the percentage of tonnage and the number ot vessels em- proved, than it was prior to the Civil war. Commendable progress has been made ot rate years In the npbuil Jlng ot the American Navy, but we m3t supplement these efforts by providing as a proper consort for It a merchant marine amply sufficient for our own carrying- trade to foreign countries. The question is one that appeals both to our business necessities and the patriotlo aspira tions of a great people. Urges Arbitration Treaty. It will be our aim to pursue a firm and dignified foreign policy, which shall be just, impartial, ever watchful of our National honor and always insisting upon the enforce ment ot the lawful rights of American citi zens everywhere. Our diplomacy should seek nothing more and accept nothing less than is due us. We want no wars of conquest; we must avoid the temptation ot territorial aggres sion. War should never be entered npon un til every agency of peace has failed; peace is preferable to war in almost every contin gency. Arbitration is the true metnoa or settle ment of international as well ai local or in dividual differences. It was recognized as the best means of adjustment of differences between employers and employes by the Forty-ninth Congress In 1888, and Its appli cation was extended to our diplomatic rela tions by the unanimous concurrence ot tne Senate and House of the Fifty-first Congress in 1800. The latter resolution was aocepted as the basis of negotiations with us by the British House of Commons in 1893, and uponf our invitation a treaty of arbitration oe tween the United States and Great Britain was signed at Washington and transmitted. to the Senate Tor Its ratification In January last. Since this treaty is clearly the result of our own initiative; since it has been recognized as the leading feature of our foreign policy throughout our entire national history the adjustment of difficulties by judicial methods rather than by force of arms and since it; presents to the world the glorious example o reason and peace, not passion and war, con trolling the relations between two of. the greatest nations of the world, an examj 'e certain to be followed by others, I respectfully urge the early action of the Senate thereon, not merely as a matter, of policy, but as a duty to mankind. The importance and moral Influence of the ratifi-J cation of such a treaty can hardly be over-, estimated in the cause of advancing clviliza-' tion. It may well engage thebest thought of the statesman and people of every coua- try, and I cannot but consider it fortunate' that it was reserved to the United States to have the leadership In so grand a work. Convene Congress at Once. ' ' I do not sympathize with the sentiment j that Congress n session Is dangerous to onr. FusI n 5s3 TfiT5resr8. ItamemVftjirs ard Trra agents of the people, and their presence at the seat of government in the execution of sovereign will should not operate as an in jury but a benefit. There could be no better time to put the Government upon a sound financial and economic basis than now. The people have only recently voted that this should be done and nothing is more binding upon the agents of their will than the obligation ot imneriiate action. - - It has always seemed to me that the post ponement of the meetings ot Congress until more than a year after it has been chosen deprived Congress too often ot the inspira tion of the popular will and the country ot the corresponding benefits. It la evident, therefore, that to postpone action In the presence ot so great a necessity would be unwise on the part of the Executive beoause unjust to the interests of the people. . Our actions now will be freer from mere partisan consideration than It the question ot tariff revision was postponed until the regular session of Congress. We are nearly tWji ?!aI trosxa CoPgreionatelectiooLand polltlcs cannot so greatly distract us as tx such contest was Imme liately pending. We can approach th problem calmly and pa triotically without fearing lta effect upon an early election. In view of these eons! derations I shall deem It my duty as President, to convene Congress in extraordinary session on Mon day, the 15th day of March. 1897. Sectionalism Disappear. In conclusion, I congratulate the country upon the fraternal spirit of the people and the manifestation of good will everywhere so apparent. The recent election not only most fortunately demonstrated the obliteration of sectional or geographical lines, but to some extent also the prejudices which for years have distracted our councils and marred our true greatness as a nation. The triumph of the people, whose verdict Is carried into effect to-day, is not the tri umph of one seotlon, nor wholly ot one party, but ot all sections and all the people. The North and the South no longer divide onthe old lines, but upon principles and policies, and in this fact surely every lover of the country can find causa for true felici tation. Let us rejoice In and cultivate this spirit. It Is ennobling, and will ba both again and blessing to our beloved country. It will be my constant aim to do nothing, and permit nothing to bo done, tht will arrest or dis turb this growing sentiment of unity and co operation, this revival ot esteem and affilia tion which now animates so many thousands in both the old antagonistic sections, but I shall cheerfully do everything possible to promote and inert a3e it. Let mo a?ain repeat the words of the oath admlnlstere I by the Chief Justice, which, in their respective spheres, eo far as appli cable, 1 would have all my countrymen ob serve: "I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Unttei States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is the obligation I have reverently taken before the Lord most high. To keep if will be my single purpose, my constant prayer an 1 I shall confidently rely upon the forbearanoe and assistanca of all the peo- Ele In the discharge of my solemn responsl-ilities. CAROL1NA. By Miss S. Jessie Wilbur, Manson, N. C, who can supply copies of this song, with music, on application. Talk of Italy's sunny skies, Of Norway's midnight sun, Of Switzerland's grandest scenery, England's fame by Shakespeare won. But grander far than these I know, Is Caro lina's strand, Her dancing streams, her wave-washed shore, And snow-capped mountains yrand. CHOBUa. Carolina, Carolina, tbe beautiful Land of the true, Carolina, the dutiful land for you. What was anclont Borne or Greece With Carolina com pared 1 No martyrs neeis this land of peace, Here sorrow by all is shared. Our gallant men surpass the world, Our girls are peerless too, Our women pure as the starry Eky, And good, serene and true. CHORUS. every other land on earth, Confined If their treasures rare, And old N. C. withheld hei own, There'd be no treasures thre: And all their boasted beauties With one fair land were shared, Naught would our Carolina loose, Were she with it compared. CBOBCS. ItlJ Brown I wonder who originated Idea that It Is unlucky to begin anything on Friday? Robinson Probably It was some lazy individual who preferred to wait until Saturday. Puck. If Ananias look up upon the affair of the world he will wonder why It went so hard with him and so many Cuban war correspondents escape. MRS. McKlNLEY IN HER New Hydraulic Tool. Among the latest novelties in the ma chine shop 13 a hydraulic tool for re moving the heads of steel aud Iron rivets, and intended to supersede the present system of cutting them off by hammer and chisel. The new tool la of the portable type, eighteen Inches long and Is operated by means of hy draulic power. Tho hydraulic pump is controlled by a small baud lever and drives a chisel-shaped cutter of dillled steel against the ilrct head, shear'ng It oil flush with the surface of the plate. 'he cutter can be readily removed lor sharpening. This is a euphemistic age. A thief nowadays Is called a "kleptomaniac," a murderer Is called a "psychic epilep tic" and In Chicago an Alderman It called "one of our best cnizens." DURRANT MUST HANC. Ippeal Denied to Monster Who Lured Girls to Cliarch and Murdered Tlni. The California Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the lower courts In the ease of Theodore Darrant, found guilty of the" murder of Blanche Lamont In Emanuex Church, San Franolso, Cal. ne ap pealed from the verdict ot guilty, alleg ing errors In the rulings ot the trial Jadge.tind filling a voluminous bill of excep tions. The Trial Jadge, however, was af- W7 THKODOBK PUBRATCT. firmed in all his disputed lu'ines and the verdict approved Vy the Supreme Court. Tho Emanuel Church murders horri fied the whole country. Tbe bodies ot two girls were found quite nude, one In the belfry of the church and tbe other In a room. Durrant was a medical itudent and a member of the church, and the test inony showed that he was In the habit of luring girls of the church to tho belfry of the church, for which he had a key. Tbe evidence was chiefly circumstantial. END OF FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Three Appropriation I1I1U, Including the Snudry Civil 11111, Not Eigne. At 12 o'clock noon on Thursday the Fifty' fourth Congress adjourned. Speaker Reed's address, prior to adjournment, follows: "Gentlemen ot the House of Representa tives: Two years ago you were summoned to your share of a legislative work which could not be otherwise th in disagreeable, disappointing and unsatisfactory, for it in volved a dismal struggle to adapt a narrow- in? income to the growing wants ot a great Nutlon, growing to be etill greater. "You were, most of you, untried In your new vocation. How others have performed their share ot the task it U not Tor us to say, But it is proper for me to fcay that your share of the divided duty has been performed with so much readiness and good seno that even among the asperities ot a hotted campaign there was no room for any. attack upon the House 01 ifprcsentatiyca. i ii i)'4gin ii .r.".j rrfpart of every mem ber on both sides of I he House. "To all of you then, gentlemen of all Enrties, I offer the sincere expression of the iehest personal regard." Four of tbe great appropriation bills have failed the Indian bill, the Agricultural bill and the Sundry Civil bill by reason of the President's refusal to sign them, acd the Oeneral Deficiency bill by the failure of the conference to agree. INAUGURATION GOW1? Augusta Chronicle: Georgia can raise better hogs and cattle than the West; better turnips than Nova Scotia, and at least equals Maryland In terra pin and oysters. Her fish supply is superb along tho coast and In tho wa ter courses of tho inland. Experts say that she has a gold belt superior to that of tho Paciflc States. Her pos sum and 'taters cannot bo surpassed. Iler peaches do not challenge those ol California' or Delaware, but easily tako first rank, and If her Indian peach were revived there would bo no kind of comparison. Texas raises more cot ton, but Texas Is nowhere in manu facture of the fabric la rivalry with Georgia. Wo regret to say that Geor gia Is delinquent In one thing she ap pareatly prefers to patronize product? away from home, when her own home Industries are Just aa good and can be Lad at better rates. McKINLKY'S CAImNET. Secretary of Stati, V JOHN M1KHMAN, v of Ohio. ' Secretary of the Treasury, LYMAN .!. ti AO IS, of Illinois. Hecretary of War, RL'SSKL A. ALCilllt, of Mich' an. Secretary of llio Navy, JOHN D.-LONti of Massachusetts. Secretary of the Interior,' COKNKMWS N. 1IL1SS, of 2ew York. Postrrfaster General, JA3II?S A. CJAUY, of Maryland. Attorney-Ocneral, ' 1, . JOS. JPKKNNA, of California. Secretary of Agriculture, JAMKS W1LMJX, of Iowa. NEWS ITEMS CONDENSED Southern Pencil Pointer. California Supreme Court tlenica Theodore Durant a new trial. The Spartanburg (S. C.) Iron Works has been burned. Not one dollar's worth of machinery was paved. Loss $30,000; insurance 10,000. Wm. C. Hale, the aii8inr president of the Southern Mutual Uuilding and Loan Association, at Atlanta, Oa., has been indicted by the grand jury for em bezzling &5,217 of the funds of the as sociation. Bains throughout Kentucky has caused numerous railroad washout, and is said to have been tho heaviest in j ears. A cyclone struck Nashville, Tcnn., injuring several buildings, including the Mclvendree Methodist church. At Savannah, Go., W. 11. Bennet, of Jesup, tax receiver of Wayne, county, was tiirown from a buggy by a runaway horse and killed. Tennessee will vote on a Constitu tional Convention on April 5. At Charleston, S. C, Tuesday, tho brig Finnwood arrived with fi.OOU nacks of coffee, consigned .to tho Charleston Coffee Importing Company. This is the first cargo received by the com pany. Ex-Judge W. M. Krnmp, the most distinguished lawyer in Kichmond, Va., is dean. Aged 78. Governor Atkinson, of Georgia, has commuted the death sentence of Sara Grant to life imprisonment. Grant is a JXf.-.'xn ja,:j5.3Uw,:t; Amfericus jail.- Hunt, whose Ixxl v he threw in a river. Starling B. Edmunds, of Louisville, Ky., has been arrested in St. Louis, Mo. on an indictment charging him witn conspiring to misappropriate tho funds of the German National Bank, of that city. All About the North, The electric power house of tho Union Traction company, at Philadelphia, op erating a half dozen lines of trolley cars, has been destroyed by fire. At Boston an explosion of gas, which leaked from two great six-inch mains which cross the tmbway at the corner of Tremont and Boyleston streets, kill ed six, injured two, probably fatally,, and nearly fifty other persons. Near Zanesvillo, O.. three men wero killed and two fatally injured by a wreck on the Baltimore and Ohio rail road. At Oshkosh, Wis., fire destroyed the extensive wagon factory of Strcight & Co. Loss $100,000; covered by insur ance. At New York, Tommy West, of Chi cago, defeated Joe Woleott, of Boston, the hitherto invincible welterweight, in their 20 round bout at tho Broadway Athletic Club. An active volcano has appeared in Great Halt Lake, Utah, near Promonto ry Station. W J. Kocrner was sentenced in New York to be electrocuted on April 19 for the murder of Boso Bed gate. At New Bedford, Mass.. tho boiler house, harness shop and cloth room of Acushnet mills were wrecked by a boiler explosion, killing two men. Lobj estimated at $40,000. Miscellaneous. Consul General Leo in a cablegram to Secretary Olney from Havana, Cuba, says: "All quiet. No excitement here now. I hope to .secure the promise of trial of all Americans imprisoned. Those found innocent to be released, and those guilty to bo sent out of the island." Hazen 8. Bingree is still mayor of Detroit and Governor of the State of Michigan according to an opinion ren dered by the full bench of tho Wayne circuit court. Senator Woleott, of Colorado, who sailed for Europe January 2d, has re turned. He went abroad with the hopo of promoting an international Congress of bimetallism. Ho Raid his visit had, been a very satisfactory and interesting one. Washington Notes. In the United States Senate Friday Marcus Alonzo II anna was sworn in as Senator to succeed John Sherman, of Ohio, appointed Secretarv of State in President McKiuley's cabinet. Ex-President Cleveland did not go to Princeton, N. J., with his family, but is taking recreation shooting ducks in North Carolina waters. Secretary Olney has definitely con eluded not to accept the professor phi p of international law at Harvard, ten dered him by President Elliott, but will resume his law practice in Boston. Secretary Herbert will locate in Wash ington as a lawyer. At noon Thursday Hon. G. Atkinson, (Itep.) took the onth of office on tin front steps of the State capitol as Gov ernor of West Virginia.