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Erstwhile Prince ?
Throne of
New Kin^ Leaves Death Cham,
ber at Cowes and Goes to London,
Where lie Takes Oath.
A Lcndon special says: The honse
of lords and of commons assembled
at 4 o'ciock ^w eanesaay ?uu
took the oath of allegiance to the new
The attendance in the house was
large. All the members, dressed in
the deepest mourning, stood up as
Speaker Gully entered and announced
?that by reason -of .the deeply lamented j
decease of 'her majesty, Queen Victo-1
5 5 - ria, it had been their duty to take the
oath-of allegiance to her successor, his
majesty, King Edward VII. '
The speaker then administered the
oath and the swearing in of "the mem- (
bers proceeded. Joseph Chamberlain,
the secretary of s*ate for the colonies;
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, the chancel- 3
lor of the exchequer; Sir Henry Camp- 1
bell-Bannerman, the Liberal leader in '
the house and Sir William Vernon 1
Harconrt, were the first to subscribe 1
their namea on the roll.
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In the honse of lords the oath was ^
taken by the Duke of York, the Duke
of Connanght, Earl Roberts, Lord ?
Roseberry, Lord Salisbury, the Duke ^
of Argyll, Lord Lansdowne and a hun- ^
dred other3.
s 1
y King Edward, in his speech to the
privy council, said he had decided to (
assnme the title of Edward VII in ac- (
cordance with the wishes of his beloved
mother, who, his majesty added, ,
, _ united the virtues of a supreme domestic
guide with the affection and (
patriotism of a wise, peace-loving
He had a respectful desire to leave
the meuioiy of his father's name, Al<
:bert, the exclusive treasure cf his be<
loved mother. Notwithstanding his j
personal desire, he could not hope to (
do justice to the renown and virtues i
associated with Prince Albert's name j
.-~ and that he would do his utmost to be ]
worthy of his great position.
The honse of lords then adjourned ^
until Thursdav.
Events shifted ircm Cowes to Lon- i
don Wednesday morning. Osborne
is a house of mourning and Cowes is j
probably the quietest place in the ,
United Kingdom. The king departed j
early. After him followed the army j
of officials and newspaper correspond- j
ents. The king's departure was as un- 3
ostentatious as that of an American ;
president. He and the suite, in civil- ;
ian attire, left the castle without a mil- j
itary escort and with no sign of pomp. (
Queen Victoria's Dody was embalm- ^
ed Tuesday evening and occupies the
centre of the dining room, which is ,
hung with trappings of mourning, j
Outside two officers are on guard. <
Our Forces In China Will Be Almost j
Entirely Withdrawn. 1
A special from Washington says:
War department officials state that
when navigation opens in the spring (
the American forces in China will be 3
almost entirely withdrawn. ?
In state department circles it is said | \
that the reduction of the force now in 1 j
Pekin depends to a considerable ex- i (
tent upon the progress made in the : j
settlement of the Chinese question.
Big Packing Company Chartered.
Application to charter the Chicka
manga uompaay was received at v^nat- i
tanooga, Tenn., Wednesday. The <
^ capital stock is $50,000. The company ::
wiil engage in canning and packing 1
fruits, vegetables and cereals in Hamilton
county on an extensive seale. j.
Ship Subsidy It'll Up. 1
A Washington special says: At 2:30
p. m., Wednesday the senate passed i'
the legislative bill and on motion of {i
Mr. Fiye, of Maine, the ship subsidy}]
bill was taken up. There was a viva j <
voce vote but no roil call. ! <
of Wales Ascends
The king emperor entered his capital
(London) at 12:55 p. m. and proceeded
to Marlborough house. Afterwards
he drove to St. James palace
from Marlborough, house, to preside
at the first privy council.
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales,
Duke of Cornwallis and Rothsay; Earl
of Chester, Carrick and Dublin; Baron
of Renfrew; lord of the isles, etc.;
D. C. L., LL D., colonel of tbrec regiments;
chancellor of Cambridge, field
marshal of the army, leader cf English
society and incidentally head of
the British government, was born in
Buckingham palace, London, on Nov.
9, 1841. Being "born in the purple,"
1 - J _:il 4.:.1 ??
ne was ai once loaueu wnu imco nun
has managed to pull through under
the weight, especially as each brought
to him a salary.
The birth of the prince of Wales
occurred four years and a half after
his royal mother ascended the throne
on the death of her uncle, King William
He was the second child of the
reigning sovereign, Alexandria a Victoria,
the only daughter of Edward,
duke of Kent, who was the fourth son
of George III. The father of the
present prince of Wales was Prince
Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in
d vn.
later years called the prince consort.
Without magnificent ceremonies he
Bras christened on January 25, 1842,
in St. George's chapel, Windsor, the
king of Prussia being his sponsor.
The only high and noble English
title inherited by the prince of Wales
it birth was that of duke of Cornwall.
Before he was four years old he was
created prince of Wales and also earl
nf Chester by royal patent.
The new ruler of England will be
sixty years of age next November.
The prince ha9 four children?one
son and three daughters. They are
Prince George, duke of York:Princess
Louise, duchess of Fife; Princess Victoria
and Princess Maud.
the queen consort.
Caroline Marie Charlotte Jnlie Louise,
wife of King Edward VII, and
queen consort, was born in Copenhagen
od December 1, 1S44. She is
the eldest daughter of Christian IX,
king of Denmark. Under the salic
law, which places females outside of
the line of succession, she, of course,
?ould have no hopes of succeeding her
royal father to the throne. Her only
shance then lay in marrying an heir
All London went wild over the announcement
of the comming marriage
?f the prince with the Princess Alexandra
of Denmark. The queen and
the cabinet thought it high time that
the wayward prince should quit sowing
broadcast his wild oats and "marry
and settle down." On the 7th of
March, 18G3, the princess arrived in
London, accompanied by her suit of
trainbearers, cup holders, etc. Tb
;rowd waited in the extreme cold t<
jet a glimpse of the princess. Oi
March 10, 1863, the marriage took
place. The parliament settled upon
the young couple an income of nearly
5500,000 a year.
General MacArtlmr Ha* Ordered a Number
of Natives Deported.
A special from Manila says: General
MacArthur has ordered a dozen
more natives to be taken on board the
Solace, preparatory to their deputation.
They are charged with being
insurgent abettors and agitators who
3wore allegiance to the United States
for the purpose of facilitating revolu
tionary operations.
New State Bank Chartered.
Secretary of State Cook has issued
i charter to the Shadburn Banking
Compauy, of Buford, G-a., capital
5*25,000. The incorporators are W. B.
Shadburn, Bona. Aden, J. L. Shadbum,
E. W. Vance, L. T. Suddeth,
Joseph G. Quett, S. J. Busha.
Charleston Donates the "Wherewith"
The Charleston, S. C., city couucll
Tuesday night suspended the rules
ind unanimously passed the bill appropriating
ft50,000 for the South ;
Carolina Interstate and West Indian j
?sposition. I
Trouble In Indian Territory Attracting
Wide Attention.
Hold a Dancing Feast and Refuse
To Confer With Uncle
Sam's Officers
A special of Sunday from Muskogee,
Indian Territory, says:
"United States Marshal Bennett,
with six deputies, and Constable Hubbard,
United States Commissioner
Hanson and T. W. Gulick left here
today for Henrietta, sixty miles distant,
where they will join the troops
sent to quell the Creeks. They will
go overland, and took a campaign outfit,
commissary, twenty Winchesters
aud plenty of ammunition. Just before
the start was made a telegraph
message was received from Checotah
saying that the follow:'^-; notice had
been posted there after the Snake
council adjourned at Hickorytown
"Notice: Read, to all:
"Presents: "?
"White citizens and friendly Creeks
should be dealt with according to the
old Creek laws, and not according to
the Creeks and Chief Porter.
"Latah Mekko.
"Attest: Edward Ha jo, Second 'Chief."
The Dawes commission ordered a
discontinuance of the surveying in the
disturbed district. Mose Lyon, in
charge of a party that arrived in
Muskogee Sunday, says that a number
of light horsemen are still riding
over the country. They are heavily
armed, but are not doing any damage,
confinincr their efforts to protecting
the members of the Snake band going
to and from the meetings at Hickory
It is believed that the worst is over,
but Marshal Bennett has his best deputies
with him and if he encounters
trouble will put up a strong fight. It
is his purpose to join the soldiers at
Henrietta and work with them in making
arrests of the leaders of the uprising.
Major G. W.Lille, "Pawnee Bill,"
with a posse including Captain Edmund
Harry of the Creek Light Horsemen;
United States Marshals Dean,
Hogan and Churchwell and . Indian
Police Keys, Howell and Saunder,
visited the hostile Creek stamping
ground, six miles south of Bristow, at
noon Sunday. The Indians were
there holding a big feast, and refused
to confer with the posse.
Many of the full bloods who have
been in the habit of wearing white
man's apparal were dressed in full Indian
regalia. They were most bitter
in their denunciation of the marshals
who arrested Tom Tiger, captain of
the insurgent light horse, who left at
dark in charge of United States Marshals
Dean, Hogan and posse for Muskogee,
as it is feared an attempt will
be made to release him.
Deputy Marshal Grant Johnson
and Bunnie Mcintosh, of Enfaula, two
men noted for their bravery and daring
in hazardous expeditions against
outlaws, made a dash upon the encampment
of Snake Indians, near Eufaula,
and captured Chitto flarjo.
Crazy Snake. After an exciting escape
from the hostile Creek camp they
managed to land their prisoner at
Henrietta Sunday evening, and he is
now held captive under a strong guard
Ann /iAmmon/1 I
UI DU1U1C10 UliUCi IUC vv/ajiluuuu v&
Lieutenant Dixon.
The capture of the central figure cf
the uprising, and the show of force
which the troops will make, will likely
put an end to the threatened outbreak.
Lieutenant Dixon and his troops
will move upon the encampment of
Snakes near Eufaula. It is not likely
that a forced march will be made.
.Deprived of their leader, it is not
thought probable that .they will make
any resistance, but will lay down their
arms and yield to the inevitable.
Warships Start On Cruise.
The flagship Kearsage, the battleship
Massachusetts and the tug Potomac,
of the north Atlantic squadron,
sailed from Pensacola, Pla., Saturday
for a cruse in the gulf.
Found Guilty of Trickery at Dead Letter j
Sale In December.
The postmaster general has dismissed
Charles Varden aud R. C. Walton,
elerks in the dead letter office of the i
postoffice department, on charges of
having purchased packages at the dead
letter sale last December 17th, knowing
in advance their contents, which were
not fully stated cn the catalogue.
After an investigation the department
several days ago called upon
four clerks in the dead letter office to
answer the charges. The other two
clerks,Mrs.Lillian Browne and Charles
Albert, were not found goilty and the
charges against them were dismissed.
British General, Kitchener, Was on Board
But No Casualties Occurred.
Advices from Pretoria state that on
Wednesday January 23, a train with
Lord Kitchener and a body of troops
proceeded toward Middelburg, an ar
norecl pilot engine preceding. n was
derailed by dynamite near Balmoral.
The Boers, who were iu force, opened
firo and the British replied heavily.
Ultimately the Boers were driven off.
The British snstained no casualties.
Says He Is Glad to Rt-turn to Cuba ami
Expects An Acquittal.
Charles F. W. Neely, the former
postal official who was ordered extradited
to Cuba for trial on charges of
embezzlement, left Ludlow street jail
at New York Saturday and was takeu
on board a steamer for Cuba. lie said
to one of the wardens:
"I am glad I am going back to
Cuba, because I can readily explain
away everything snd will be acquitted,"
One of the Oldest Houses Io
Montgomery Goes Glimmering.
Cash In Vaults Said to Be Sufficient
to ileet Claims of
A Montgomery, Ala, special says:
The failure of the Josiah Morris bank
to open its dc-ors Saturday morning
was a genuine surprise to everybody.
The following notice was tacked on
the door of the bank, which is explanatory,
and i3 all that anyone has
been able to get out of the bank offionro
V. V/* ?
To the Public?Yesterday some of
our checks in New York, for which we
had made provision, were temporarily
refused by our correspondent, though
they were afterwards paid. This information
came to us late after the
close of banking hours. Since then a
number of inquiries has been made
and tho apprehension created convinces
us that, in justice to creditors, we
ought to suspend payment. This condition
of affairs has arisen from the
inability to make quick realization of
large assets and shrinkage in assets.
It is hoped that the assets, prudently
arranged, will pay creditors in full.
We have not arranged or taken any
legal steps concerning the disposition
of assets; but await the wishes of our
No name was signed to the paper.
The bank was owned by F. M. Billing,
a man of large means and integrity,
and it is not believed here that any
one will suffer on account of the failure.
The Montgomery merchants
were large depositors in this bank, as
were also the county and city of Montgomery.
The county had on deposit
Friday $114,181, while the city had
$92,000 on deposit. The county treasurer
has a bond in the Fidelity and.
Deposit Company of Maryland for
$120,000, and it is thought this will
cover any loss to the county. The city
treasurer's bond is only $40,000, and
the president of the bank is his surety.
The railroads were large depositors,
pecially the Louieville and Nashville
and the Central of Georgia and the
Western. There were many out of
town depositors, and one woman of
Lowndes county had $50,000 on deposit.
The Ladies' Hebrew Benevolent
Association had $7,000 on deposit.
The bank was established by Josiah
Morris years ago, and was said to be
the oldest private bank in the state.
After Morris' death Billing became
sole owner and proprietor. No one.
knows what the rapital stock was except
the bank officials, and nothing
can be had from them.
The Doctor Addresses Tar Heel Legislature
On Negro Question.
In his address before the North Carolina
legislature aDd state officers, Dr. J.
L.M. Curry dwelt upon the negro question
and the educational question and
handled both without gloves. He said
in the course of his remarks:
"I urn glad slavery has been abolished,
but I regret that its curse of
ignorant, stupid, unenlightened labor
remains. Nobody, white or black,
ought to have the right to wote unless
he can read his ballot and has paid his
poll tax. Anyone who would cheat
a negro at the ballot-box would cheat
his neighbor in a trade. There .is no
hatred between the white and colored
youth of this country, and I have no
fV* a /^A/kfvina fV>af forc\
iXi|/a bU J >TlkU IUU uvwiliuv fcuuv IUV4 w
is. There are two remedies for the
negro problem?diffusion and colonization.
I do not see how either is
"To me the negro problem is the
most serious that ever confronted a
people. I know it aud it will never be
solved until it is solved justly. I know
that no two races live in peace together
where one is semi-barbarous and the
other i3 enlightened. If the southern
states refuse to do justice to the negro,
the latter will become insurrectionary
and lawless and it will require all the
powers of the government to control
them. You must educate them "
Washington Correspondents Have High
O'.d Time af Expense of Guests.
The annual dinner of the Gridiron
Club, composed of Washington correspondents,
was given Saturday at the
Arlington hotel. About 200 guests
aud members were at the handsomely
decorated tables. Among the guests
were distinguished men in all walks of
life?cabinet officers, members of the
supreme bench, senators, representatives,
army aud navy officers and ministers
of fore-gn countries. The reputation
of the club was sustained in
the matter of unique features, burlesque
of public affairs, roasts on
public men. who were guests.
Fierco Battle With Filipino* In Which
Loftse* Were All One Way.
A Maniia special says: Lieutenant
Steed with ten men of the Forty-third
regiment and seven native soldiers
fought a fierce half-hour's engagement
with a large force of Filipinos at Tenn<?una.
Island of Levte. Jauuarv 9. I
which resulted in the killing of over
100 insurgents.
Private Edward McGuie, of company
M, was the only American killed.
The Old, Old Story.
Walter Price and wife, who live near
Gadsden, Ala., went from homo for a
while and left their two-months-old
baby lying on the bed by the fire.
When they returned they found the
bed on fire and the baby burned to
Pepew For subsidy Bill,
A Washington special says: Sena
tor Chauncey Depew, of New York,
spoke in the senate Friday on the ship
subsidy bill.
Finance Committee of the Senate j
Lops Oft Many Millions.
Measure Differs From House Bill.
List of Articles on Which
Tax Is Cut.
Senator Aldrich, chairman of the i
senate committee on finance, reported
the war revenue reduction bill back to
the senate Thursday. The committee
reports a complete substitute for the
bill as it passed tho house. Senator
Aldrich made a statement explaining
the changes, which in part are as fol-.
Stamp Tax Repealed.?Promissory !
notes, mortgages, bills of lading for
export, powers of attorney, protest,
charter, party, certificates of all kiods,
leases, warehouse receipts, telegraphic
dispatches, telephone messages, pass- j
age tickets costing less than S30, ex
press receipts, bonds, except bonds of
indemnity, legacies to religious, chari- j
table, literary or educational institu- j
Special Tax Repealed.?Commer- j
cial brokes.
Taxes Reduced.?Conveyances, in- 1
snrance, bankers' capital, proprietary ;
medicines, cigars, tobacco, beer.
The statement says that, having al- ;
ways in view the revenue require- ;
ments of the government, the purpose
of the committee has been to repeal ;
such of the taxes imposed by the war j
revenue act of 1898 as are most annoy- '
ing and burdensome to taxpayers, to !
to retain such as should be kept as a j
permanent part of our revenue system, [
or at least retained until all war taxes !
can be repealed, and to reduce all oth- |
era as fairly and equitably as possible !
by some general plan of reduction, i
Pursuing this general plan, it has been ;
rossible to reduee the taxes affected j
approximately about one-half.
Taking the estimates-of the treas- |
ury department as a basis the reduc- '
tion of revenue affected by tho bill will
be nearly $-10,000,000, a reduction
somewhat less than was produced by
the bill as it passed the house of repre- ;
Reductions.?The committee's sub- j
stitute provisions in regard to cigars, j
tobacco, beer, etc., are as follows:
That on and after July 1, 1901, the \
internal revenue tax on cigars weighing
more than three pounds per thousand
shall be $3.30 per thonsand.
That on and after July 1, 1900,
there shall be allowed a discount of 25 ;
percentum on all sales of collectors
to brewers and manufacturers of tobacco
and snuff upon the stamps provided
for the payment of internal revenue
taxes upon beer and manufactured
tobacco and snuff, provided, that
the discount allowed to brewers upon j
beer stamps shall be in lieu of tho |
discount of 7J percentum allowed by j
the act of June 13, 1898. The effect 1
is to reduce the tax to $1.50 per barrel I
and on snuff and tobacco to 9 cents a
There is a general reduction of the
tax on insurance policies and renewals
and in lieu of the present taxes, special
taxes shall be imposed to be paid by
the insurance companies, as follows:
Life insurance companies, 4 cents
on the amount insured for each $100
or fraction of every policy.
The rate of conveyances, including
deeds to land, is materially reduced.
In the existing law all deeds covering
values exceeding $10 are taxed at the
rate of 50 cents. The senate commit- I
tee removes the tax on all deeds where |
valuation?, are below $2,500 and makes
the tax rate 25 instead of 50 cents. *
For each additional $500 above $3,000
the tax is to be 25 cents.
The tax on bankers is fixed at the
rate of $1 ou each $1,000 of capital
and surplus used by them.
Section 20 of the existing law pertaining
to proprietary articles, including
drugs, perfumeries, etc., is
practically rewritten.
Wants Kidnapers Fxecnted.
Governor Dockery has sent a message
to the Missouri legislature advocating
the passage of a law inflicting
the death penalty in cases of kidnaping
for ransom. *
Aged Fattier of Executed Murderer,Comments
on the Hanging.
James Kelly, a negro, was hanged
at Charleston, S. C., Friday for the
murder of Willis Bonneau, a miser,
whom he first robbed. The murderer's
father, an old man bent with age
and infirmities, saw the execution.
The father watched the proceedings
closely and when the body had been
cut down he sought the sheriff and
grasped his hand.
"Boss," he said, "I is seen a lot of
niggers hanged, but dat is de best job
of dem all. Dat was my youngest
ehild, but you sure did hang him
Atlanta Authorities Determined to Stop
Sale of the Drug.
An Atlanta dispatch says: There
was a stir among many druggists of
the citj Friday when it became known
known that nearly every dealer retailing
cocaine in the city would be served
with copies of accusations to appear
in the city court.
It is said that the batch will number
some thirty or forty druggists and
that the charge will be a misdemeanor.
Two Men Killed and Eight Injured In
Warehouse Fire.
Two men were killed and eight injured,
three of the latter seriously, by
an explosion of chlorate of potash during
a fire in the warehouse of the
Walkerville, Ont., Match Company, in
Walkerville, Friday evening.
The explosion, which completely
destroyed in the building, was heard
for mile and a half. The property
loss was about $35,000.
Hinnesota Senator Dissects Philippine
Policy From Democratic
In the senate, Monday, Mr. Towne,
of Minnesota, signalized the last day
of his membership with a speech
which was to be at once his maiden
effort and his valedictory. He spoke
on his resolution of last Friday for the
immediate cessation of hostilities iu
the Pailirmines. In an address nearly
three hours in length. Senator Towne
discussed the Philippine problem from
the Democratic staudpoiut.
At tho opening of the session, Mr.
Frye, the presiding officer, laid before
the senate a cablegram from the directory
of the federal party in the Philippines,
addressed to the senate and
house, praying authorization for President
McKinley to establish civil government
in the Philippines whenever
he deems it opportune.
"Accessions to federal party by
thousands in all parts of archipelago,"
says the cablegram, "the attitude of
hitherto irreconcilable press and the
general public opinion show that labors
of party to bring peace will soon
be crowued with success. Until now
political parties have attempted formation
on plans more or less questioning
American sovereignty. Our platform
makes the main plank the sovereicrntv
of the United States with lib
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erty to each citizen to pursue peacefully
his political ideas. The hour of
peace has sounded. On our platform
are grouped many Filipinos erf hitherto
irreconcilable idea", but, some
more obstinate decline to join, for
though -w illing to accept'sovereignly
of the United States the prospect of
the indefinite continuance of military
government makes them distrust the
purposes of the United States and delays
their submission."
Mr. Towne then spoke. The charge
that Aguiualdo bad sold his country
to Spaniards for a bribe, he declared,
was "gratuitous in its calumny, -when
we consider that the official publications
of our own government contradict
and destroy it." The senator
"We were in alliance with the Filipinos,
an alliance sought by ourselves,
availed of by us for our own advantage
and finally, to cur everlasting shame,
repudiated by us when we found it no
longer necessary and when the lust of |
empire had so blunted our moral sensibilities
that we could mount from
an act of perfidy to the graud larceny
of a nation."
"It is not easy to fix, with accuracy,
the time when the design was formed
to take forcible possession of the Philippine
islands," said Mr. Towne.
"Upon the arrival of General Merritt,
at Manila, a distinct ohange of tone
was observable between the United
States officials and the Filipinos, the
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uueieu tUUlUUC UCiU^ ou uuiacu <ao iv
force the conclusion that part of General
Merritt's prearranged task was to
maneuver out of an awakward friend- ;
liuess with Agninaldo, and thus to !
reach a footing for the convenient de
velopmeut of some secret policy with ;
which he had come fresh-freighted
from Washington."
Any doubt of the prearrangement of !
the plan was banished, in Mr.Towne's J
opinion, by the president himself.
"Either the third article of the pro- '
tocol with Spain does not mean what ::
it says, or the president of the United j
States in causing the issuance, on J
December 21, 1898, of his famous
benevolent assimilation proclamation,
broke the plighted faith of this govern- j
ment. !
"If we are bent on slaughter," he
said, "let it be in open guise. If we
lust for the people's land, let ns not
glaze our enterprise with false and
sinister pretense. Rather we must
boidly raise the somber flag of international
piracy, whistle down the
wind and then close in upon our fee- ;
ble victim to the cry of loot 'and glory.'"
Mississippi Officers Are Given Their Prisoner
By Mich lean Governor.
I telfgram received in Jackson,
Miss., Monday night, from Detroit,
stated that Governor Bliss had honored
the requisition of the Mississippi
officers, and the officers were en route
home with J. E. Gibson, the Indiana
contractor who attempted to bribe
Governor Longino several weeks ago.
Governor Russell, of North Caroline, Settles
Interesting Question.
Governor Russell has appointed Associate
Justice D. M. Furches chief
justice of the supreme court of North
Carolina to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Chief Justice Faircloth.
Jndge Furches has accepted the appointment,
which is for a term of two
The vacancy on the supreme court
bench caused by the promotion or
Judge Furches has not yet been filled.
Judge Furches, the new appointee, ia
a resident of Statesville and is regarded
as one of the ablest lawyers in the
German Emperor Ig Now a Field Marshal
In English Array.
A special from Cowes says: Emperor
William Sunday received from the
hand of the duke of Connanght his
sword on his appointment as a field
marshal of the British army. The
ceremony took place in the presence of
the household of King Edward and
tlio dead queen, as well as a nnml er >!
British aud German naval officers. His
majesty expressed great delight at the
Lawmaking: Body of Island Passes Important
The house of representatives of
Porto Rico passed Hollander's bill (to
provide revenue for the people of
Porto Rico and for other purposes) by
a vote of 22 to 14. There were many
amendments, the most important cutting
down the real and personal taxes
from 1 to | per cent. The excise
and liquor taxes were reduced, but the
tax on tobacco was raised.
To Eliminate Coneomled Weapons.
A radical "concealed weapon" bill
has been passed by the house, so
deeply do the members feel that something
must be done. In practical
effect the house voted, by a decided
majority, to prohibit the carrying of,
any firearm usually used for the infliction
of personal injury. The bill
went through wi h more or less of
error, but it shows how decisively the
Lou^e is opposed to the pistol habit.
Greenville Officer Stabbed.
Chief of Police Robertson of Greenville,
while attempting to arrest Barnet
Eiken at Belmont a day or two
ago, was stabbed in the back with a
loog-bladed knife by Sam Eiken,
brother of Barnet Eiken.' Robertson
was overpowered by the Eiken brothers,
and drawing his pistol shot Sam
Eiken through the right wrist and left
breast jnst below the heart. Chief
Robertson's wound, while painful, is
cot serious. It is thought that Sam
Eiken will die.
Smallpox Frightens Legislators.
Mayor Smyth, of Charleston, wired
Governor McSweeney inviting the
South Carolina legislature to "locate"
in Charleston to finish its present session.
The message was sent on the
strength of an alarming report printed
in an afternoon paper which said that
the legislator had been thrown into a
panic by reports of smallpox in Colombia.
' .
The conditions were considesed
alarming nntil the Columbia health
autlorities made a statement showing
that there were only fifteen cases in
that city, all of which were isolated at
the pesthonse.
Exposition Building* Began.
Actnai work on the grounds and
buildings of the Sonth Carolina InterState
and West Indian Exposition at
Pharlaafnn Vioa Viaan starfoil and mnn
an army of laborers will take possession
of the place. The board of directors
are busy with 4>lana and contracts,
and Architect Gilbert is on
hand to personally look after the
work. The fonndation of the Administration
building is finished, and lumber
is being banled to the grounds
from half a dozen mills. Eveiy thing
is progressing splendidly. Tne appropriaton
of $50,000 by the city
council of Charleston has added new
interest to the show, and the state
legislature's finance committees hare
voted favorably on a similar appropriation
for a South Carolina building.
Important Industrial Item.
The tea planting industry is soon to
become an important item in the business
of Charleston and the surrounding
territory. After the great success
made made in the ezperient at Snmmerville
by Dr. Shtpard outside
capital has entered the field and
the company recently organised will
plant thousands of acres at Rautowles,
fifteen miles from Charleston. The
company will raise at least 300,000 pounds
annnally for the American
markets, and at the uniform price of
$1 per pound, which is paid for all the
Summerville tea, the industry will net
rich returns for the section. x
Colonel A. C. Tvler. of New Lon
~ W - * J
don, Conn.,-who is president of the
company chartered by the state, was
in command of a Connecticnt regiment
in camp at Summerville daring the
Spanish war. He had occasion to
watch the Shepard experiment and believed
so strongly in the great success
of tea culture that he decided to plant
on a wholesale scale. Colonel Tyler
is one of the wealthiest men in Connecticnt,
and he is backed by millions,
Charleston will be made a general distributing
depot for the company, and
the first crop will be planted as soon
as the ground has been put in proper
shape to receive the plants. Dr.
Shepard thinks that in a few years tea
culture in this part of the country will
rank high with cotton.
Charleston Well Provided For.
Charleston has fared well with the
federal government in the matter of
moneys appropriated for new ventures
aud improvements at that port. While
the natural advantages and facilities
have helped in this work of the representatives,
the city and the commercial
organizations have been of avail,
and all things considered, the city
just now is on the verge of an era of
prosperity not felt in recent years.
With the coming of the big dry dock
and naval station, nearly two million
dollars will be expended, and the
business of the port and city will be
wonderfully improved. The magnificent
harbor facilities have been recognized
by the navy department and tfce j
deep water is sufficient to accommo- |
date all the larger vessels of the navy.
In addition to the naval station
appropriations money has been allowed
for the construction of a lighthouse
supply station, now in coarse of erection,
and more than half a million
dollars is now available for the erection
of army posts and barracks on
Sullivan's Island. There is also an
appropriation for general harbor improvements.
The petition from the
South Carolina Interstate and Indian
exposition is expected to bring $250,000
from the government for this big
enterprise. The state has already,
voted favorably on the appropriation,
and there is every reason to believe
that similar action will be taken in the
house. This will give the exposition
a wonderful lift and will clinch its ultimate
Procedure Necessitated by the Death of
Queen Victoria.
A Washington dispatch says: It has
been decided that Mr. Choate should
have new credentials. His old credentials
accredited him to the queen. He.
will now be accredited as United
States ambassador at the conrt of Ed
\>uiu v xi.
Lord Pauncefote, it is expected,
will receive new credentials a a ambassador
io the United States, his
present commission being signed by
the queen, i
* - W....
Shorts Force Price Up to Twelve |
and Three* Quarter Cents. I
Increase Due to a "Squeeze*" |jS
Great Activity In Janu&iy
Options On the Exchange.
Monday was a great day for holder*
of January on the New York cottoa
exchange. The fluctuations of that ^
nnfmn reara fnr mnra rinlnnl tKtn AT*r . *??Bi
before known, reaching 255 points |p|M
amid intense excitement, through sing* J1
ularly small trading. Shorts wers-v| |
crazed in the first hour by sensational:^*
reports of 15 cents being the price i?||
which oversold January operators vert |
to be allowed to "settle" and by claims ;
that the cliqne would positively refuas
to settle at all nntil the Jost moment., r ^
On the call the feeling was steady'' I
with January 10 points higher and CI I
other months 1 point higher to 3 points. ;j|
lower. Very disappointing Liverpool .\fcables
and heavy receipts at the posts .
were detrimental to local holders of - 'C?
options other than January and light *||
selling resulted. But this soon gavs.:^ i|
way to Lurried baying when curronh^ ^
month shorts began to bid for
with which to make settlements. - '' M
An absence of sellers crested unprt*"^ ^
cedented alarm in bear circles, which ^ "M
soon spread to a veritable panic.. B/;3? M
great leaps and . bounds January shot
up with the operators in other months ^ j|
standing aghast at the remarktbls ' :%
spectacle. .Not nntil a sheer nplift of | j
225 points bad occurred was there saf*^ Jjj
ficient cotton enticed out to appeads j ^ |
the needs of the shqrts. Then a turn- ^
ble of 75 points, under profit?takip& i ^
temporarily quieted the scare.
The private reports from the aonU^ '3|
declared that Xew York shorts had ing $
several instances ordered cotton shipp* ">j||
ed at once by express, the belief batiMt-vrtlR^
that a considerable amount might jetrJ ^
be brought in time for delivery on | j$f
contract At the close the market waa^ ' $
quitt and steady with January net 85 v
points higher and other months 1 j ^
pojpt higher to 3 points lower. ^
* Sentinii-nt was very much mired at % |
the close and a few cared to express^ ? :' 3
an opinion concerning the future of *;|
the January deal. Wall street and
other commission houses were the
leading buyers of January throughout '3
the day: The south purchased March '':-M
and May as a hedge against sales ot; jg
spot cotton to'exporters.
Never in the knowledge of the old- J8:
est traders has the cotton market : %
shown the abnormal conditions whieh
existed Monday. It is no unusuat-:^>i|
thing to witness a "squeeze" at the' ^
end of the season, but a corner in Jan- |
uary is something out of the ordinary; J a1
Yet a January squeeze has been wor- y.J| ?
rying shorts in the New York cotton ??|j ' I
market for some time paat. 1 ^
Closing Saturday at id20, January 'yp
opened Monday morning at 10.30 and },
advanced rapidly to 12.75. The market
broke later to 11.60, "which wie.; ^ $$
tlia lava] at t> Ann Til a rrraalait inmM ' -? '*51
were from 10.80 to 12.00, from 12.fi* ?|
to 12 50, tlieoce to 12.75. At the lit* ' '
ter point a New York concern, repre* , r
senting big New England interest^ g
commenced to sell right and left and |S
a little later a Greek house also sold.
This stopped the rise and the market '
sagged off to 11.50.
The air was filled with rumors of J1
cotton to be delivered from Fall BiTer';
and shipments are known tor have been V J
made during the morning by express, |
guaranteed to be in New York in time ~ '
for January delivery. About 80,000 ;
bales January changed hands before
noon. It does not follow that the
long interest was liquidated to this $9 ^
amonnt as the clique bought as well J
Daring the rest of the afternoon the j %
cotton market ruled qniet, with Jan a* *
ary closed at 11.05 cennts, a net ad/ance
of 85 points for the day, and j
the other months 1 higher to 8 lower. 5
In accordance with the advanoe in
January spot cotton sold at 12 cents, -jU
an advance of 1 3-8 for the day.
Karl Li is ^rloasly ill. '3
A dispatch to The North China Vjgj
Daily News, of Shanghai, from/Pekis, J
says that Li Hang Chang is suffering
from fever and delirium, hia life be*
ing dispaired of.
Number of Offices of tho A. 41 W. P. I
Railroad to Bo Abollshod. 1
The report is ennent in Atlanta |!1
Ga., that under an order whioh will
be issued by President and General
Manager Charles A. Wicker-ham, of
the Atlanta' and West Point Railroad
and Western Railway of Alabama, _. J ,
several of the most important oxnces - sags
on the system will be abolished. '
In place of the office of superintendent,
which is among the offioee sbolished,
the office of consulting engineer
has been created and George F. Hog- -J|
gans, the present superintendent* ' - 3
ffiven the position * ;'j
Teiul Parted Amidships and Slxteea on
Board of Her Wore Drowned.
A special from Rotterdam says: The
German steamer Holland, from Lon- *
don, was wrecked at the Northern pier
while entering Kienwewaterweg, at the
entrance of the river Maas, Monday.
The captain and six men have been ."'.J
saved. The Holland parted amidships.
Sixteen of those on botrd of her w*re
Convict Husband of "Pet" Strahan Has
Streak of Luck. .
A New York dispatch states that- ^
William A. E. Moore, who, with his
" * 11 ? -? e\ r U| aha was j?H
Wile, ?B/Ut) Ultwiv,
known among her friends, "Pet" :|j
Strahan, b-dgered Martin Mahon, a
New York hotel proprietor, has fallen
heir to a fortune of $125,000.
Moore is now serving a twelve-year i
seutenca in Sing Sing^while "Pet" Ja
is supposed to be in London in the
chorus of "The Messenger Boy" attbe dH
Gaiety theater. 9

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