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Patterso's Apology for Southerners te
pudlat-d by Aller, but tho Apoloiit is 1(
Ezxused for Oause-l'OeIa for 'a'rlot
WASHINGTON. F, eb. 28.-In tle
course of his speech in the House today 1
Representative Allen of MiEsissippi t]
said: I was pained beyond measure to fl
read a few days ago In the public press ti
that Hoe. Abram Hewitt of New York n
did not regard me as grea. as Calhoun, cl
Slidell, Soule and some f the rest of w
those men who preceded - me. (Laugh- a
ter.) No, that is a revelation to me. I I
had never suspected that I was not as r(
great as those men, until Mr. Hewitt n
said so. (Lauguter.) pi
Mr. Bryan: Maybe he does not know t<
you personally. hi
Mr. Allen: That is . the trouble. lie ti
does know me personally. - That is t(
where it stings. (Laughter.) It is ut. di
terly without excuse. The truth is, I I
regard Mr. Hewitt's remar': as some- bi
what personal to me, because I was to tI
have spoken at the very dinner at r(
which he delivered this speech. (Laugh- tI
ter.) And one of the great obstacles in fE
my meeting tim approval of Mr. Hewitt c
is that while Mr. Hewitt is one of the bi
best of men when he is asleep, he is b,
troubled some with insomnia. (Great ni
laughter.) ft
I ave one conholation, when I think hi
of myself and the great majority of my tLI
colleagues from the South having in- ti
curred his displeasure, and that conso- n
lation grows out of the fact that hav- n
ing known Mr. Hewitt for some.years g,
and hzving talked with him freely, I Fe
have never known any man or set of hi
men who entirely mephis approval. T
except Mr. Hewitt himself. (Laugh- ol
ter.) If he had liyed in the days when tI
common scolds were ducked, Mr. Hew- bi
itt would have been drowned before hi
this. (Laughter.) tc
Mr. Chairman, the people of the ti
'South have had a great deal to endure. tLi
I shall not refer to the fact that they bi
passed through a terrible war for I think tr
that has been referred to here once be- re
fore. (Laughter)* But sir, they have tl
had a great deal to contend with since di
that time. They have had drought, di
cyclones, simoons, epizootic in the -
horses, tuberculosis in the cattle, chol- al
era among the hogs and thehickens- c
they have had various diseases and pes. el
tilences, they have seen their crops ti
depreciate, they have had to contend T
with mortgages when they had no n
money to pay them, but throughout all b
these trials and tribulations, they have a,
exhibited something of a brave and
courageous spirit; and now, just to m
think that the one thing cherished c1
most of all others, the one sustaining a:
prop that they had amid all these dis. i
- asters, the idea that Mr. Hewitt ap- oi
proved them--to think that. that last tI
prop is taken away, and that, after all, I
Mr. Hewitt does not approve them. ti
(Laughter.) Why, gentlemen, rather hi
than have had this cruel disaster come d
upon my people, I would have paid a si
silver dollar uut of my own pocket. (c
(Laughter.) I ir
Mr. Chairman, I am sorry to see that ti
my friend from Tennessee, Col. Pat- n,
terson, is not in his seat, because I u
want to say a word to him. -lie is my s
neighbor and my friend. Ile is an ei
honest, intelligent, hard working rep. tf
resentative. I do not bpow that I s
would refer to the matter I am going si
to talk about now, if it had not already
been mentioned in thi3 debate. I sim
ply wish to repudiate, so far as I am
S concerned, the apology which the gen- .~
tleman from Tennessee is said to have e,
made fork me and my sort in respond- c
ing to ex-Mayor Ihewitt's speech in i
New York lately,.
I have here what purports t~o be a re
port of,Col. Patterson's speech. I will h
read a few extracts from It. After r
stating that the Southern Representa- ~
tives in Congress were generally op- i
posed to the financial view of New F
York, he went on to mauke hese re
marks. IIe was speaking ini New York,
* and I confess it is right hard for a man
to maintain the parity between a speech
that is acceptabie in New York and one
that .would be acceptable to his con
stituents in hlardeman county, Ten
nessee. (Laiughter.) lie said: "For h
more than twen ty ye.ta every State L
platform has contained a plank for the Tj
free coinage of silver. These men have r<
been brought up to believe in It with- F
out question. They believe it. They a
are boun~d to believe it. just as the Bap- c
t' ist, the Catholic, or the Presby terian, s
without ever reading In the Bible, is e
one because his father was. So these y
doctrines haye become a part of the ~
Democratic belief there, and these fel- s
-lows have followed them blindly. er
(Laughter ) I was in the same condi
tion when .went to Congress. (Laugh
ter.) I believed in free silver and lots
of other things." 1 suppose the gent le
man has ceased to believe anything n
now. (L.aughter.) "But [ soon begant *
V to, study these things, and under the 1
leadership of Grover Cleveland, who Is a
the only man in the country who couldi C
have piloted the ship of State through a
these stormy times, I learned the cor
rect I.rinciples of sound currency. a
. (Great laughter.) These other men of t
the South are true Democrats and they ti
love their country." L thank him for LI
that, said Allen. ie says furthaer: u
"They have simply followed tradition." al
Ahil gentlemen let, me tell you that whent i
+you separate yourselves from the doc- U
trines of Democracy as you have learned ti
and held them from the time you were Y
born up to the present, when ydu cut b
yourselves lyse from the proud tradi- I
tions of that party and set put to study I
uhder some new prophet, you are very
liable to get tangled In your DemocratIc 0
harness. (Laughter.)
I confess, Mr. Chairman, that I have u
-been brought up to believe in somoc Qf ti
these things by traditions, but unlike al
my friend from Tennessee, Col. Patter- Il
son, I studied public questions before I ti
- came to Congress. (Lauglhter.) I came d
here because, I had studied them. That
,is why my people selected me out and
sent me here, They did not send me to
Congress to school, as Col. Patterson c<
seems to have been sent. (Laughter.) ni
They sent me here to maintain, and g<
carry out as far as I could, the great 1]
Democratic principles that they had re- w
ceived from their fathers, and I hop eby bi
the help of God and the constituency In Li
the First Congressional district of Mis- 81
* issippi to do it. (Laughter and ap- et
arlisle has said that e did not mind
aving the seigniorage coined. If that
iII becomes a* law it does not moat
toaster. it mayebe a mistake. it is
nly the last gue of a retreating army
'he men in New York who dread free
ver are unnecessarily alarmed." And
Isewhere he says: "If the bill to coin
le seigniorage passes, it is merely to
)t these Southerners go off the 110ld of
attle with their side arms." (Laugh
Mr. Chairman, we have asked no
irms. We have not asked to be per
iltted to carry off our side arms. We
ave not asked to be permitted to fire
ie last gun of a retreating army. So
tr as I am concerned, I do not believe
isat the retreat has begun at all. I do
At believe that we are yet ready to
ipitulate on this questin. Now I
ant to say a word for Col. Patterson,
lie is not here to say it for himself,
desire. so far as I am concerned, to
)pudiate the gentleman's apology
Lade for me. I owe no apology to the
3ople of New York; I do not propose
omake any, and I do no" propose to
ve any made for me. But I do not
iink any man ought to be held down
a very rigid acconnt for an after.
nner speech at a banquet. Why, sir,
recollect not long ago I went to a
nquet in Baltimore, where every
king was so good, where I was sur
iunded by so many rich men, that by
te time it came my turn to speak I
It so well I addressed them as "fellow
tpitalists." (Laughter.) Therefore
nware of the influences surrounding a
mquet- If I were not perfectly fa
iliar with the abstemious habits of
.y friend from Tennessee I would
%ve thought on reading this speech
kat he had gotten somewhat under
me same influence that another Ten
esseean did that a traveling man told
0o about. The itory was about a rag
!d, sedy, hard looking fellow, who
arned that the traveling man knew
a brother living in Kaufman county,
exas. The Texas brother was well
Y, and the Tennessee.Mn asked the
aveling man if he ever saw his
,other again to tell him that he was
ird up, and that if he was ever going
> do anything for him that was the
me. Under the influence of two or
iree drinks, however, things began to
ighten with him, and the last the
aveling man heard from him was the
queat to tell his brother in Texas
iat if he wanted anything, "just to
aw on me." (Laughter.) ".Now, un
.r the influence of ona of these New
ork banquAts," said Mr. Allen, "with
I they have good to eat, and the ac.
)mpaniments, one feels, by the time
eaking Legins, like telling the rest of
is world to draw on him. (Laughter.
herefore, I, on my own motion, would
ever quote a banquet speech on any.
ody, because 1 do not think it is ex
Atly the square thing."
In conclusion Mr. Allen said: "]
'ould that I had the eloquence of the
liairman of the committee on ways
ad means, Wilson of West Virginia
k his last appeal here for tre passagE
lhis tariff bill. I would like to invoke
me Democratic patriotism of ou
emocratic colleagues. I do not claim
iat a vote for this bill is the roll of
)nor, but I do claim that in the con.
[tion with which we find ourselves
irrounded today, the roll of honor be
ngs to those Dimocrats who are will,
ig to let a Democratic Congress do
ie business of this Congress, and I do
3t believe any man can claim a place
pon the Democratic roll of honor who
ands here longer and giyus his pres
ice and his influence to filibustering
ctics that keep us here and make a
)ectacle,- as has been made, of our
,lves." (Applause.)
H1ardly Trun.
WASHIN TON, Feb. 28.-Governoi
illman's schemes are penetrating thie
irs of Carolina Congressnfen here and
musing fright. It .is whispered about
ow that he is arranging his hands s(
s to taae every trick in the game:- Hi
'ill not be content to be Senate unleui
o can make .John Gray Evans gover
or, and to accomplish this he is con
implating the coup which Wade
lampton made and which resulted it
is election to the Senate and placet
'iliman in the governor's seat. Thih
the plan as it comes to Carolina's re
resentatives here. Governor Tillmar
'ill head the State ticket for- governor
ith John Gray E vans as his candid
be for lieutenant governor. Then
ith the whip in hand, Tillman will
ave himslf electe:l to the Senate and
me governorship falls to Evans.
11lrman's friends here say he' cannot
i-elect himself governor if ho c arries
vans with him on the ticket-, for his
Lheme will be palpable to the densest
arolinian in the dlarkost district of the
~ate. llis friends are fearing the
eve and his opponents are anxious
~r it to be made, as they believe il
ould result in Butler's election for
mator and Tillman's doefeat for gov.
nor.--Angusta Chronicle.
The Fort i Ui r Tax.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. 28.-There are
o records kept by ,the State govern
Lent whidh are more -interesting, per
aps, that the figures showing~ the
mount of the ferterlizer tax tags solc
mcci year. In the first place these
:atistles indicate the-condition of the
iost important industries in the State
udi then they sho w what money goes
Clemson College from this particu lam
mx. The money from the sale of the
igs goes to the college for carrying on
hat work is necessary there. Secret
ry of State Tindali, being considerable
merested in-the matter, has gone to the
~ouble to make up a statement giving
1o aggregate sales of the past four
ears, as appears by the tags furnished
y the State. This statomnent sho ws:
190, 170,280 tons; 1891,227,276 tons; 1892
I4,4i35; 1893, 200,975; 1894, (to date), 91-.
)0. Mr. Ti ndal, taking the amount
'fertilizers sold after the present dat<
previous years as a basis, has ,made
p an estimate of the amouqt of fer
lizors which should be sold this year
id he estimates It 'at about 170 OCO e1
10,000 tons. There is a great deal o1
me fertilizers manufactured in this
bate which finids other markets.State
a now.
AsxYILmL E, N.',C., Fe b. 28.-On Spill.
rn Creek, during a frolic 8dnday
ght, George ilensley told his wife tc
home. Bihey Shelton, Jr., told Mrs
ensley she could stay as long as she
anted. The men got Into a fight. A
iliet from Ilensley's pisto went
rough Shelton's hmeart. As lie fell
mlton fired at Ilensley, who took to
te woods. It Is hbelieveci that Hlensley
as wounded and is probably dead In
o woods.
But Propp:ots of an Eatwy Endling of the
Dead Lck are rgitet--leatci Oilo
quy Between need and Crisp CreAtes
WASIIINdTON, Feb. 28.-After the I
call of committees for their reports, i
Kilgore offered a resolution, which lie
said ought to be a matter of privilege, t
if it were not. It was read for infor- t
mation. It recited the law requiring I
the sergeant-at-arms to withhold the 'J
salary of a Re presentative who was C
absent, except on account of sickness I
of himself or a member of his family. t
That at this session of Congress many i
members had been absent, and -he call
ed upon the sergeant-at-arms to report I
whether or rpt the law in this respect C
had been obeyed by him, and if he had c
been derelict therein to report why. Ile
Nas also' aaked if in his opinion the
law could not be enforced, to inform t
the House the reason thereof. L
Reed made the point that the resolu- t
tion did not present a matter of privi- u
lege the way it was drawn. It was t
simply a resolution, ahking an oflicer e
of the House his opinion upon a ques- b
tion of law.
Speaker Crisp called the attention of tl
Kilgore to the fact that the resolution k
contained no allegiance that an ollicer k
of the House had failed to do his duty v
under the rules or under the law,which n
was necessary to make it a privileged t!
mat,er. It was simply a resolution of d
inquiry directed to an oflicer of the a
House. Kilgore thereupon withdrew n
the resolution. n
Bland moved that the House go Into
committee of the whole upon his seign- c
orag. bill and that general debate be 1
closed at 3 o'clock on Thursday. On n
this motion, the vote by division was
127 to 19. Tracey made the point of no S
quorum and the yeas and nays were o
called. Before the result of the vote I
was announced, Livingston (Dem.) of %i
Georgia said he desired to submit a
motion. Rule 8, he said, required mem. si
bers present, unless excused, to vote si
upon every proposition presented to n
the House. The gentleman from New ii
York (Tracey) had Fefused to vote and k
ho demanded that he be brought be- ti
fore the bar of the House and explain h
his refusal to vote. Johnson (Dem.) of tl
Ohio said he had a list of twenty-five v
members who had violated the rule, r,
which he offered to send to the desk. "
The chair stated- that the ruie was s.
well known. The chair could not en- t
force the rule otherwise than by ap- a
pealing to members to observe it. The r
chair was but the organ of the House a
and would never make a rule unless C
authorized and directed so to do by the F
I-louse. [Applause.]
Boatner (Dem.) of Louisiana argued
in. support of Mr. Livingston's motion.i
It was, he said, an elfort to bring a
member to answer to a wilful contempt I
and violation of the rules. The House
ought to determine here anl now
whether or not a member can defy its t
rules. h
The chair stated that under the rules d
it was his duty to announce the result u
of a vote. The result was: Yeas 169, r
nays 5; 5 short of a quorum. It was
said that ilve supporters of Bland fail- q
ed to get their votes in, because they a
-were not in the hall of the House e
when called. These, in addition to L>
those recorded, would have made a
quorum. *Clancy and Magner of the 0
New York delegation, who had her.,-o- 'I
fore retrained f rom voting, voted in f
favor of the proposition. e
The proceedings had been watched i
with the keenest interest by members, S
and espe::ially Republicans, as having t
within them the possibility of history e
making. WVhen the chair announced
the vote,'however, and the incident was S
over, the humdrum of reutino was re- t
sumed, and the members who had been c
eagerly crowding into the pit In front.
of the clerk's diesk, faded rapidly away.
Mr. Bsland mtoved a call of the Ihouse. lF
On this motion there was first a viva t
voce vote, then a vote by division, t
third a vote by tellers--Bland and
Reed officiating-and finally a vote by I
yeas and nays. The latter resulted: I
Yeas 189, nays 4. So the call was or
dered, it showed 265 members present I
and responding to their names. On ,I
the motion to dispense with further<
proceedings under the calendar, the
same procedure was followed-four I
separate votes being taken, ending
with the yeas and nays. The call re-J
sulted: Yeas 188, nays 3; thus dlispens
ing with further proceedings.
Bland renewed his motion -and the
yeas and nays were called. As the rol
call proceeded, it became apparent to
many that a quorum would be obtain
ed and members keeping tally crowded
aboumt the clerk's desk. Tracey (D~em.)
of New York occupied the seat, wnlch
for two weeC's past, he bats kept tally ~
with the clerk on roll calls, closely fol
lowing the responses to the call. When '
It was determined that a quorum had r
been obtained on the second call of the C
roll, Tracey voted nye, amid slight ap
plause from the Democratic side, his
purpose being, as afterward appeared,
to move a reconsidIeration. TIhe an
nouncement of the vote by the Speak- ~
or, 177 yeas to 7 nays,evoked a roundl of t
hearty applause from Democrats and
Outh waite (Darn.) of Ohio and Tra- d
cey (Dem.) of New York were on their
feet demanding recognition, the formn
or to present an order from the com.
mittee on rules limitingr debate on the
p~endling bill and amendments to two
hours and the latter to move a recon- s
aideration of the vote just taken. c
Outhwaite was given the floor and the a
Speaker stated, after putting the ques- t
tion, that Trracey had interposed a me
tion to reconsider.
Outhwaito demanded the previous
question on his motion, but the yeas
andi nays were ordleredl without a di
vision. After a name or two had been I
called, Reed precipitated an angry dis- C
cussion,wvhich in Intensity equalled the
scones in the Fifty-li rat Congress, wvhen b
Speaker Reed was counting quloruims. h
TIhe gentleman from Maine suggested h~
tilat a roll call was out of order, inas- i;
much as the last vote did not disclose a
the presence of a quloruim. y
The Speaker-iy what authority ~
does the gentleman make that s'.ate
ment ?
Reed-I am informed by the gentle
man from NeW York (Tracey) that he f
kept a tally and that it did not show a k
quorum voting. (
The Speaker--The gentle man f ro m A
>r the House. [Applause.] The cler
vill proceed with the roll call.
Reed persisting, amid cries of "reg
ar orler," stated that when a membe
irose and suggested that an error ha
teon cowmitted, he was entitled to re
pectful treatment from the chair ani
rom the House.
The Speaker-Has not the gentlemai
iad it? There has been no suggestioi
hat the vote had been impeached b;
he gentleman from New York. If on
vas made, the chair will be glad t
iave it examined in the interest o
ight and truth.
While this colloquy was proceeding
he members rushed down the aisles t<
lie centre, and Outhwaite and McMil
in (Den.) of Tennessee asserted thal
.racey had accepted the validity anc
orrectness of the vote by moving t<
econsider it. His remedy was to hay
be vote recapitulated, and this he had
ailed to do.
The confusion became so great,mem
era shouting at each other and the
hair, that the Speaker suspended pro
eedings until comparative order was
estored by members taking their seats,
Reed, resuming, stated that he had
een out of the hall while the roll was
Bing called, attending a meeting of
1e committee on rules, at which he
nderstood he was to have an oppor
unity to be heard on the order report
J, and of course, did not know what
ad occurred. The gentleman from
[ow York (Tracey) had informed him
int a quorum had not voted and
nowing that gentleman had been
ceping tally for a number of days
ithout making an error, he was so
tuch impressed with the statement of
ie gentleman that he felt it to be his
aIty to call the attention of the chair
ad the House to it, that the error
right be corrected, if one had been
McMillin (Dem.) of Tennessee de
ared that the gentleman from New
ork should speak for himself and
At by proxy.
Meredith (Dem.) of Virginia: Mr.
peaker, there has been a comedy of
rrors here, and the gentleman from
ew York has been in error for some
eeks and is in error now.
Mr. Tracey endeavored to make him
ilf heard, and finally succeeded. lie
Lid that it was a matter of but little
ioment. A quorum would be secured
L any event, lie conceded. But he had
spt what he believed to be a correct
illy, and it showed but 174 votes. But
1 would not un-ertake to impeach
ie accurac of the official count,
'hereupon the storm subsided and the
)l call proceeded. When the letter
r" was reached there was a slight
juall. Reed called the attention of
tie chair to the fact that the clerk,
fter calling Talbort of South Craolina,
eturned and called Stockdale of Mis
issippi which he said, was out of
rder. The Speaker coincided with the
entleman from Maine, who continued
rom the floor: "It ie decidely out 01
rder. The clerks have no right tc
nterest themselves in the votes o
,entlemen on the floor, to back up
heir action. But it is only a part of
vhat we have been having right along.'
Springer (Dem.) of llinois stated
hat Mr.Stockdale had responned when
is name was called. Speaker Crisp
irected the clerk not to return t9 a
ame after it had been passed; it was
ot in order.
Outhwaite's demand for the previous
uestion was seconded-170 to 10-and
gain the friends of the pending bill
Kpressed their pleasure at the result
y vigorous hand clapping.
On the passage of the order the vote
n the division was ayes'145, nays none,
'he ayes and mays were ordered. lie.
are the call had proceeded far, how
ver, Burrows and Reed criticised the
iethods of the~reading clerks Burrows
aid the roll was really called four
lies, every name being repeated on
aich roll call, R~eod called attention to
lhe fact that the calling was irregular,
omie names beinjg called once, othere
wice, and some three times, until the
lerk forces an answer. There wvas no
uthority for this they contended.
TIhe Speaker stated that he (lid not
now how the practice had grown up
'ut ever since lhe had been in the House
lhe nlames had been called twice, when
he member failed to answer. The
>hilosophy of the rule, lie supposed to
ie that, with the least nesessary delay,
very member should have an oppor.
nity to vote, and a repetition of the
ame was probably the best method
if securing that end.
Tne vote resulted: Yeas 1i15, nays
1-three less than a quorumn-and at
o'clock, on motion oi Outh waite, the
louse ad journed until noon tommor
o w.
stronag Langaage.
A T LANTA, Ga., Feb. 28.-The follow
nag Is an extract fromn Dr. Ilawthorne'
atest sensation sermon in Atlanta
'reached recently; "It all the thieve!
vere put into' the chainganag to
iorrow it would make gaps in the
usiness world too full to contemplate
t wouldl wipe out Wall street, it woulc
nnihilato the grain -rings, the meal
ings and the whiskey rings; it would
estroy half of the manufactures and
hut up two-thirds of the brokerage
flcers; it would suspend half of the
'ater works, cancel a majority of street
aving contracts and uatterly oxtermin,
te the plumbing business. It would
bin thie ranks of the legal arnd medical
raternities, take thousands of insur
nice agents from the field, shut the
oors of real estate oillca~rs andl so re
uco the representation of congresi
liat no quornm could be obtained unti]
fter the next election."
A Touain Yarn.
1lICIIMoND, VTA, Feb. 28.-Mr. .Jesse
pright, one of the most promhient
tizAens of Pitt County, N. C., is the
uithority for the 'statement that Green
ounty, in his State, is the home of' one
the moat remarkable freaks of nature
is cauastry his probably ever produced
hlis frank is a seven years old son ci
[r. Lavssiter, a farmer of Green County
.roundI the pupil of each of d he boy's
pes, ini circular shape, is the word
Amneican," in perfect characters. Tne
)y's eyes are (lark and the
tters are brow and legible upon a close
speL~ctioni. Th is wonderful prenom enos
ia birth make, Mr. Sprght 's testimony
borno out it fs asserted, by other
nracious citfzens who have -examined
ae boy.~-Newa and Courier.
Fatal E~xploaion.
Nuim OmRLrEANs, Feb. 25.-A dispatch
rom Comnpte, La, says: Five men were
ihled andi several others injured by the
rplosion of a boiler In thie oil mill of
[essra Freeman & Hlayne here last
lteguietions Governing the Phosphate in
dustry In This 8tate-ntoresting Read
ing for Persons Vonnected In:Anv Way
With this Important Business a
COLUMBIA, S. C., Feb. 24.-The
Board of Phosphate Commissioners held
a meeting yesterday at the State I1ouse.
The object was to condsider the new
rules for the mining, shipment and sale
of phosphate rock in this State and for
the guidance of the Phosphate Commis
sioner. In addition to these rules, whi.h
were prepared by Phosphate Commis
sioner Jones, there was a report from
the officer.
Every person dealing in phosphates
or interested in them will want to read
the following rules and regulations,
which will In the future govern this
large business of South Carolina:
Rule 1. All persons or companies
hoding licenses from the Board of Phos
phate Commissioners to mine phosphate
rock and phosphatic deposits in the
navigable streams of this State and the
marshes thereof are forbidden to sublet
said licenses.
Rule 2. All persons or companies or
firms applying for license shall designate
the stream or streams or portion of
stream or streams in which they propose
to mine, and after beginning work in a
stream shall not change their location I
without a permit from the Phosphate In.
Rule 3. Persons or companies holding
licenses as aforesaid shall not be allowed
to traffic or ;barter in phosphate rock
other than that mined by themselves, re
spectively, while holding such licenses.
Rule 4. During the first week in each
calendar month each company shall fur
nish the Phosphate Inspector a sworn
statement of all shipments of phosphate
rock, and shall within ten days thereat
ter pay into the State Treasury the roy.
alty of 50 cents per ton on each ton so
shipped; such royalty to be paid upon
the weight as ascertained by the sworn
weighers at the point of shipment.
Rule 5. Oa or before the tenth day o
each calendar month each company shall
exhibit to the Phosphate Inspector all
account sales received by It during the
calendar month proceeding and shall
make and dellyer to him . certified
copy of such account sale under oath ol
the president and secretary of said com
pan, that the said account sales are bona
dde and the only account sales upon
which they have settled. They shall at
the same time exhibit to the Phosphate
Inspector the analyses of the rock so
shipped upon which a settlement has
been made, and furnish to him a certified
copy of same. Upon examination of
such account sales by the Phosphats In
spector the settlement made for the ship
ments shall be cocrectod by the addition
al payment of any increase In royalty,
as provided in the Act, for any excess
of value, "free on board," of the said
rock over $1 per ton. The action of tbe
Inspector in fixing the royalty shall be
subject to appeal to the Board.
Rule 0. The original aczount sales,
charter-party, selling cantract and aia
lyses of rock, sworn to as above to re
main on file in the cilice of said com
pany, subject to the inspection at any
time of the Board of Phosphate Com
missioners, or of any agent delegated by
them for that purpose.
Rule 7. The Phosphate I uspector
shall be authoriz.Md andl emp~owered to
examine all contract sales whcn made
for either immediate or future delivery,
all bills lading, charter-party, or other
records connected with the shipment and
sale of phosphate rock, 19r the purp~lo8Q
of verifymng the charges and items in
such account sales.
.Rule 8. Each and every flat en~gagedl
in the work of mining or conveying phos0
phate rock shall be clearl:. and legibly
andl conspicuously marked with the name
of the person. corporation, company or
lrnm working it, and shall be numbered
in i egular and continuing sequence with
the other flats worked by the said per
sons, corporations, companies or firms.
Each (dredge and lighter or orther vessel
thus engaged shall be likewise marked
andl numbered in ai separate series of ifts
Rule 9. All persons or companies li
censed as aforesaid shall rep~ort month
ly to the Phosphate Inspector the num
ber af dredges, lighters, fiats or other
vessels employed by tbem In phosphate
mining, giving the names of the captains
thereof, and the location in which they
are at work.
Rule 10. It shiallibe unlaw ful for any
person or,company engaged in p~hosphiate
mmning to make use of any dredges, ligh t
ers, flits or ot~her vessels other than
their own ini mining without the peri-ns
sion of the Phosphate Inspector.
Rule 11. Whenever parties licensedl
by this Board shall have commenced
mining operations, It shall be unlawful
for all other parties to mine withii 100
yards of thbe location where such mining
operations shall be in progress.;AIl dia
putes arising nnder this iuleshall be deC
cided by the Phosphate Inspector:
Provided. That an appeal may lie taken'
from his decision to the Board of Ph~fos
pbate Commissioners within f ivo (days.
Rule 12. Each person, corporation,
company or firm licensed as asforesaid,
shall employ some competent person to
weigh the phosphate rock before it is
removed or shipped or otherwise sent to
market; he shall be regularly sworn be
fore a Not ary Public or Trial Justice be
fore entering upon lisa duties,
and he shall be known as
the Sworn Weigher. Each weigher
shall keep a weigher's book, in
which shall be enteredi in dletail each
working (lay the weight of all rock
weig hed by him for shipment. All such
whighiers' books shall always b)e open
and accessible to the Inspector. Each
.teturn by law required of the amount, of
the phosphate rock removed or shinped,
or otherwise~sent to market, shall be aic
compahied by the cer tifIcate, under oath,
of such Sworn Weig'er, that he actually
weighed the rock so removed1, shipped
or other Wise sent to market, andI that
the amount stated in such return is cor-,
rect, and that no other phospeate rock
han been ,-emoed or shipped or other
wise sent to market, from the works it
which he is employcd during the tim
for which said return is made.
Rule 13. It shall not be lawful for thi
persons or companies licensed as afore
side to load any ship, steamer or othe;
Vessel with phosphate rock for foreign o
coastwise shipment, until they shal
have informed the Phosphate Ilpecto
of the arrival of such steamer or othei
Rule 14. I shall not be lawful for th<
person, corporations, companies oi
firms, licensed as aforesaid, to remove
or ship or otherwise send to Market any
phosphate rock, in any manner whatso
ever, by land or water, without flrst
notifying the Phosphate Inspector.
Rule 15. A copy of the foregoing
rules andregutlations, when furnished by
the Phosphate Inspector, shall be con.
stantly exhibited in a conspicuous place
n the respective ollices of the persons or
3omtanies licensed as aforesaid; and a
0lpy of the same when furnished by the
L'hosphate Inspector shall be constantly
<ept by the captain of a dredge, lighter,
llat or other vessel engaged in mining
)hosphate rock while he is at work.
Rule 16. The penalty for the violation
)f any of the forezoing.rules and regula.
,ions shall work a forfeiture of tho 1i.
Itle 17. Tile Board of Phosphate
Jommisioners reserve the right to al
er or amendl the said rules an-d regula.
ions at any time without notice.
It shall be a condiLion precedent to
lie granting of a licente to dig, mine or
emove phosphate depoSit,, that the
erson or company applying for such It
ense shall subscribe to the Ioregoinug
ulos and regulations, and shall bind
iimseli or themselves frithfully to ob
erve, obey and comply with the same.
lernauy is Weakig-Latin-.1mtioricani
Count ries Will Consoii(late.
WASHINGTON, Feb. '25.-1mportant
,nd interesting inf'rmation as to the
iresent financial monetary question is
Ceriyed from Signor Ro'uero, the Mex
can minister to the United ',Ic-s,
In response to inquiries from a. rep
esentative ot the Southern Associated
Llress, who called his attention to the
published statements that Ruolatad Ger.
many and France were ab'mut to take the
initiative in calling a new monetary con
ference to consider the silver
question, Mr. Ihmero said: "The
Stcretary of the Treasury of
the Mexican government, informed me
by a personal letter, dated January 19,
1891, that according to private advices
the German govornment, was leaning to
wards a policy regarding silver which
would prove favorable to that metal,
and that it was almost sure that, the in
ternational conference would convene
again with better chances of favor ible
results. As long as the United States
or any of the commercial nations of Eu
:ope take steps to proniote the interests
>I silver, it becomes the Litln-Ameri
,an nations using that metal as money
o keep in the back ground and f5llow
he lead of others.
'"But if the infor'nation should prove
ncorrect, the situation of S ttes u3ing
iilver as money becomes so dillieult that
,hey will have to take the question into
,her own hands and come to some con
dusion as far as they are able to (o so,
.vith a view to prevent further declinie in
,lie prise ofsilver and to awaken the in
.erest of the financial world on the subl
ect. It is likely that, some of thbese nia
tionsa will convene a conferenice C. I the
States umsing~ silver as a monecy, atmong
which all the ILatimn A mericani States will
be included, as w 'll as some of the East
(ernl nations, in order to stu-lIy the ques
tion and1( comie to1 an agraicmnt, with a
vie w to attaiinit~ the result.'
"This is a burning question, not only
to Mexico, lbut, to all the silver countries
of the wyorld. It is imposible for Mex.
ico) to djemonetize silver, because that
wc..uld bring universal rula to us, and
rather than acecept such an extra mecas
use0, we woui imake uip our minds to de
pendil upn our own resou ices. Fortuna
tely we can produice enougl agriculhturali
articles ofl th Ile z.ones to suppilly our
wants, althuigh our manufaictures are
yet crudef, they wold receive great im
pulse by thie high rates of' exchangze.
"The commercial nat ions cif Enuo
are mor0e ptarticularl y conicerned~ in the
qjuestioni by the high priicOs 01 exchaniige,
for lc he ilerene between theO price ofi
gold and silver constitutes such a great
bounty to exports of the commodities o1
silver countries, whichi arc produiced at
silver pirices and sold on the old markets
at gold prices, and this so increases the
price of foreign manusc nres,' that ".it
creates a great incentive to <develop home
indlustries s that whiue increasing the
e x po rs of silver countfries to go!d mark
ets, the dleprecittioni of silver seriously
cripplles the exports of Europe into the
eilver countrius,"'
Mr. Itomceo's views onI this mfatt'er,
are shared b~y the diplonmatic reeen
tatives of oilier 4Ltini-Americani coun
tries. It Is pointed out as a hopeful sigs
that the Gecrmarn government, alr'eady
has a commission considering the sut
ject, over which the Secretary of the
imperial TIreaisury presides. Among
U~he questions presen ted to that, commi-.
sion were those of' keeping stable the
,rice of silver, and the best basis for an
igreement of nations on the subject,.
I'he chanted attitudle of European na
,iona, it is suggested, may be (111 to the
liscovery that the Lai~tin-American na
ions are seriously considering *.he prob
11b1e effect, of concerted efforts on their
part for the purpose of defending silver
[t has been poiated out, thattchese coun
,lies are getting tiredl of paying twelve
pence (interest on their bonds instead of
lix pence, and that they were deter
niinedl to resist absolutely a further in
>rease in the rate of interest, which
,vould be carusedI by a further fall in sil
NILEs, Omimo, Feb. 25,-One hundredl
famiflies in this place are without food.
l'hey have been supplied by the city
Iuthoritives, but further aidl has been
refuised because there Is no more money
Pnr th at pmrps.
UrawfordI nitler F.)unli Deatl 10 an Old
Field--Somn (lirc 11 enstatteen That MIke
111e U AsM a R .L te3 ittle y rious
A~nAG F Feb. 26.-Crawford
Butler, colored, was found dead out in
the territory Sunday morning.
The report was circulated Sunday
that a man had been found frozen to
death, but Chronicle reporters were un
alo to verify the story.
The coroner was sought., but was not
found, nor could any news confUrining
the report he had. At police head
quarters the oficers knew nothing
more than that there was such a rumor
but up to midnight were not able to
give any definite Information.
'Tho report was only too true, how.
ever, an unfortunate man, with too
much liquor aboard had fallen by the
way side and perished in the cold. His
body was found by John Smith in the
ditch that drains the J Lafayette race
course near the site of the old dancing
pavillion. The absence of the man's
breeches 'ave rise to rumors and
thoughts of foul play, but an envelope
containing the remnants of a week's
wages were found In his vest pocket.
Through this it was learned that the
body was that of Crawford Biutler. le
had been emploped by Mr. ' 0. Brown.
Therels still much speculation as to
the man's movement before his death.
Ilis missing breeches" c6uld not be
found after a thorought search. All
his other garments were accounted for.
The coroner held an inquest and Dr.
Morgan examined the body. There
was only a slight scratch on the knee
and no marks of violence. The corpse
was found face down buried in the mud.
The man had been in Mr. Dick
Tinm's store the night previous and
being already in a state of intoxication
the proprietor refused to sell him any
liquor. He was boisterous and offen
sive an( some of his acquintances per
suaded him to leave and started him on
his way home. He soon lost his bear
ings, however, and wandered around in
the cold until lie fell by the wayside.
From drunkenness to death is an awful
The coroner's verdict was "death
iron exposure to cold when in a state
of intoxication."-Chronicle.
A Vendotta Ttireatenet in Alleglhany
County, North Carolina.
RALEla H, N. C.,Feb. 28.-A few days
ago, these dispatches gave an account
of the murder of John Bare and Ed
ward Long,in Alleghany CountyNorth
Carolina, by Daniel Slaughter, of Vir
ginia, a cattle buyer, who had been in
that section some time. Ile was in
vited to a wedding at the house of a
man named Robinson. In one room
sat an old man, a rolative of the bride,
and to hin Slaughter behaved in a yery
Insulting manner. Some of those pres.
ent forced Slaughter to leave the house
and it was thought there would be no
trouble, but in a short time the man
returned. le renewett the (isturbance
whereupon a friend of the family stood
between him and the crowd and told
nii to keep quiet. Suddenly Slaught
er drew a knife, and, witnout warning
jumped at Bare and stabbed him to
the heart, Death was instantaneous.
slauirhter was not satisiled and made
another cut at him, but the bride
sprang for ward and seized Slaughter's
arm, lie drewv the knife from her
cutting her in the hand. The crowd
began to move, andi Slaughter jumped
for' the doorway, where Long stood,
who was (inite young. Hie, too, was
killedl in an instant, and then Slaught
er dashed out of the dloor. Pu'Lrsuit' be
gani at once, and the next morning the
mur:lerer was found not far away. The
country is very wildi and lie did not
know his way. An inqIuest was held.
There was no diotubt of Slaug hter's
guilt, and he did not deny it, assigning
as a cauise of the killing that the peo
ple at the houss were crowding him
and slapping him. An attempt was
then made to lynch him, but for some
reason it failed. Th'le people were
greatly wrought uip by the brutal mur
(1e1, andi Slauighter was hurried to jail
at the little mountain town of Sparta.
The j alier was vigilant, but as the
night passed without any appearance
of a lynching party, lhe began to think
Slaughter was safe. Sparta is far away
from any rail way or telegrdph line.
News hasi julst reached here from EL
kin, the neareset point, that a mob had
gone to the jail and 1mad(e a most de
termined attack on the building. The
jailer wads on hand, and when the mob
adlvaniced in detiance of his warning lie
shot one of tihe men in it. lHe was
uuickly captured. Slaughter was tak
en out and hanged near the jail. It is
conjectured that among the mob were
peole who were at the wedding and
saw the diouible murder committed.
fliliMOND, Va., Feb. 28.-Special:
TPhe men who last Saturday nightilynch
ei Iavid Slaughter at Sparta, Allegha
ny County, N4. C., are threatened them
selves wvith like vengeance. Rose, one
of the mob who attacked the Sparta
jail and carried the murderer off', was
shot by thiej jaler and captured. Slaugh
ter's ilve brothers and other friends of
the lynched miurderer have made it so
hot that tnme sheriff: of Alleghany has
removed the lyncher to Winston to
avoid trouble. Rose is in a critical
condition having twenty-four buckshot
in lis body. ie says it put on the
stand that he will reveal the names of
all those engaget. in lynching Slaughter
On the other hand if he does so those
whlo participated in the outlawry are
almost certain to wreak their ven
geance upon their disloyal associates.
The Sheriff of Alleghaney left Winston
for his home, lie says that he expects
serious trou~ble andI probauhy bloodshed
as an outcome of the excited condition
of public feeling at.Spartal, N. C.
A COIeOne.
LONDON, Feb. 24.-A dispatch from
Port L~ouris, Miauritius, reports a ey
clone swept the Islandi yesterday, doin*
almost Incalcula ble damage to proper~
ty, k illing and injuring many persons.
A'crowded railway trin was blown
from thle track, rolled down and em
bankmenit into Coromlandel river, kill
50 persons and injuirfng a large number
or others.

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