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The Bamberg Herald. ' 1 ... * i - ? ? ?i ???fc? ESTABLISHED 1891. BAMBERG. S. C.. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 30.1902 ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. /I COMMISSION MEETS President's Arbitration Board Be* gins Work in Washington. JUDGE GRAY MADE CHAIRMAN - % Organization Perfected and All Details of Procedure Are Agreed Upon. Instructions of President. Roosevelt. A Washington special says: The members of the strike arbitration commission appointed by the president met at the white house shortly after ' i 10 o'clock Friday morning and went into conference with the president. The president greeted, the members of the commission cordially. The in- j terview was brief, lasting scarcely twenty minutes. The work to be done by the commission was informally discussed. The president impressed upon fho Nimmissinn tho Imnnrtan/'o nf oy. peditlon and informed them that he had decided to appoint two assistants to the recorder to facilitate the work. He then presented to them their instructions, as follows: "White House, Washington, October 22, 1902.?To the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission.?Gentlemen: At j the request both of the operators and of the miners I have appointed you a commission to inquire into, consider and pass on the controversy in connection with the strike in the anthracite region and the cause out of which the controversy arose. By the action i you recommend, which the parties in ! interest have in advance consented to I abide by, you will erideavor to establish the relations between the employ- j ers and the wage earners in the an- } thracite fields on a just and permanent basis, and as far as possible to do away with any causes for the recurrence of such difficulties as those which you have been called in to settle. I submit to you herewith the published statement of the operators, following which I named you as the j members of the commission, Hon. Car- j roll D. Wright being named as record- j er; also the letter of President Mitcn- ; ell. "I appoint Mr. Mosely and Mr. Meill ; as assistants to the recorder. - "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." | k. . . x % j With the instructions were the statements of the operators. The members of the commission withdrew in a body. When they left the white house they declined to comment upon their interview. They went direct to the office of Commissioner of Labor Wright to organize and prepare for their work. Gray Chosen Chairman. The commission went into executive session at Colonel Wright's office at 11 o'clock. Judge Gray was chosen chairman and will be known as president of the commission. Among the questions under consideration were those pertaining to the place of meeting, the order in which witnesses shall be called, whether the sessions shall be open to the press, whether counsel for the parties at interest shall be permitted to be present, etc. The commission adjourned at 12:45 o'clock to meet again Monday at 2 o'clock. After the adjournment the announcement was made that only two conclusions' had been reached.The first of all these was to admit the public to all formal meetings of the commission, and the second to notify the parties to the controversy to be present at the meeting on Monday for the purpose of arranging a time for holding which will be convenient for all concerned. Notices were accord- 4 ingly sent to the mine operators and t<> Mr. Mitchell, president of the mine workers, to be in attendance on Monday. It was stated t^iat most of the time of the meeting was taken up in a discussion of the question as to the time when the hearings shall be set, the result of which was the conclu ?>IU1I L\J t ail in IUU poviUVVA vwvvv? ?/x, fore reaching a decision. The commission has already adopted an official name and has had its printing prepared, designating it as the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission. OSCAR IS AGAINST US. Will Decide that Uncle Sam Pay Damages In Samoan Matter. An intimation has been received in Washington that King Oscar of Sweden,. who is acting as arbitrator of the issues between the United States. Germany and Great Britain growing out of the Samoan rebellion of 189S. will decide to assess the damages sustained by foreign residents of Samoa as a result of the landing of the combined force of American and British sailors and marines, and the destruction of property incident to the ensuing fight with the rebels. \ GUESTS DIE IN HOTEL FIRE. Flames Leaped Up Stairway and Cut Off All Egress. The Tepee hotel at Fair View, B. C.. was destroyed by fire early Wednes day. One body was taken from the ruins and seven other persons are said Jo be fatally injured. The fire smarted near the furnace room and the flames shooting up the stairway quick ly cut off escape. PARK CONVENTION OPENED. National Forest Reserve Boosted at Meeting in A9heville. The National Appalachian park convention was called to order in Aaheville, N. C., Saturday at ? o'clock, President Rutherford P. Hayes, son of United States President Hayes, presiding. On opening the convention Presi dent Hayes gave the summary of reasons embraced in the president's message to congress why the reserve should be established. i BJDY-SNATC-iERS INDICTS*. Grand Jury at Indianapolis Corrals Twenty-Three Ghouls?Five Physicians Under Ban. The Indianapolis grand jury has returned twenty-three indictments in the grave robbery eases which has stirred j that city for several weeks. The indictments were returned on | the evidence of Rufus Cantrell, the 1 I confessed leader of the ghouls. Among those indicted are five of the , * j leading physicians of the city, who are j I connected with the medical colleges, j ' According to Cantrell the gang has J stolen scores of bodies. Thirty of these j bodies were recently found in a cold i storage plant at Louisville, Ky. The indictment against the negro ghouls in each instance simply mention one of the many bodies the indicted men are charged with assisting in | removing, as a basis for a prosecution, j In each of the indictments against j the ghouls it was charged that the stolen bodies were taken to the Con tral College of Physicians and Sur- ! gecns. There have been nineteen arrests and ! twelve graves opened have been found empty. The ghouls say two of the physicians accompanied them on several of their trips. It has been shown in the disclosures that the body of the w'ite of one of the ghouls was sold by the undertaker to a college. Ten bodies were found buried beneath a few inches of dirt in the basement of one of the colleges, four bodies were found in sacks in ?.ue streets, where the hard pressed ghouls had dropped them, and one body was concealed for two days in a saloon. PANAMA TITLES FLAWLESS. I I J No Obstacles in Way cf Sale, Says ' Attorney General Knox. Attorney G ncral Knox has decided that if the United States should ac- i cept the offer of the New Panama Ca- i nal Company, submitted last spring. ? for the sale cf the canal lor $40,0'JO,00?>. 1 it would receive through the parties in interest a valid and unincumbered 1 title to the property. 1 This decision was arrived at after a thorough and exhaustive investigation' 1 of the situation in Paris, nrst by Spe- c cial Attorney Charles V/. lliissell and > later by the attorney general Ivmseif. t The attorney general "icrmally submit- i ted the opinion to President Roosevelt t Saturday. It makes about three hun- t dred pages. < The history and nature of French 1 companies of the kind in question are explained at length in the opinion, i They are said to he altogether differ- '? ent from our corporations, but to be easily understood if looked upon as private partnerships, whicn is their essential character. AFTER CARTER'S LOOT. Chicago Friend6 of Convict Wiil be Asked to Disgorge. After many days of examination and cross-examination the proceedings f brought by the government before Master in Chancery Booth, at Chicago, in an effort to recover money supposed f to be concealed in that city by friends i of Captain.Oberlin M, Carter, came to 1 a temporary close Saturday. c After the Washington authorities have considered the testimony the federal agents will attempt to compel the f imprisoned army officer's Chicago rela- c tives to disgorge the money which is ^ said to be part of Carter's share of the c loot arising out of the Savannah har r bor contracts. c CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS. c All States, with Three Exceptions, Will Engage in Battle of Ballots. v On Tuesday, November 4, all the i states save three will elect members of the lower house or congress, me ex- ? ceptions are Maine, Oregon and Arkansas, where elections have already < been held. The organized territories including Hawaii, will elect delegates to congress on the same day, and Porto 1 Rico "wrill choose what is the equiva r lent, a commissioner. As these dele * gates from the territories do not have 1 a vote, the election in the territories r has no effect upon the political coin- 1 plexton of the house. 1 WOMAN SUFFRAGIST DEAD. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Sue- ( cumbs to Old Age. Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton died Sunday afternoon at the age of N7. af , ter a short illness, at her home in New York city. Old age was given as the cause of death. She was conscious ' almost to the last. About a week ago 1 Mrs. Stanton began to fail rapidly. ( The children with her when she , died were Mrs. M. F. Lawrence and Mrs. Stanton Blatch, of New Yor ; Henry and Robert L.. of New \o:k, lawyers; Theodore, of Paris, and G. : Smith., a real estate broker vrtiiNn LADY ASSASSINATED. Kentucky Belle Shot Down While Re turning Home from Church. News comes from Marion. Kv., that Miss Neecie Williamson, the pretty daughter of Mr. Horace Williamson, one of the county's most prominent citizens, was murdered Wednesday night by a hidden assassin as she was returning home from church services accompanied by drover Brown, a "oung man of the neighborhood. SUBSTITUTE FOR LYNCHING. Mob of Negroes Severely Chastises ?. Would-Be Ravisher. ^ A strange negro was stripped to ir<? waist, tied to a tree and whipped with buggy traces until the skin was broken in a hundred places by a mob of blacks at Anderson, S. C., Tuesday. He tramped into the town and at tempted to assault one of his ; at ' A mob of negroes captured him am" | on a promise not to lynch him ih< white people permitted thorn to admin ister the punishment. ~ ROBBtK KILLS ENGINEER. Train on Northern Pacific Held Up and Thoroughly Looted?Large Reward is Offered. Eastbound passenger train No. 2, on the Northern Pacific, was held up Thursday night near Drummond, | Mont, and Engineer Dan O'Neill was killed. O'Neill had been In the service of the road longer than any other engineer. The train, which included mail, baggage and express cars with nine coaches, left Missoula at 10:20 p. m. It arrived after midnight at a place two miles east of Drummond. Here the train was signalled to stop, and the engineer accordingly slowed up. While doing so he saw a man creeping toward him over the tender. The man, who was armed, called to O'Neill to stop the train instantly. The engineer took in the situation at once and pulling open the throttle tried to start the train at full speed. The robber divined his purpose and firOf? f" Vt ?m 'I'ViA r-Vi rvf f 1*^ of o r\ f A4A VU O.L iiiUi. 1 Ut OUUl IUUA. lliOLO.il L effect and the engineer fell dead at his post. The robber then proceeded to riile the express and mail cars. He plundered the regular mail and blew open the safe in the express car, which was wrecked by the explosion. The amount of plunder which he secured is not known, but it ia supposed to be large. The excitement on the train was intense. The sudden stoppage of the train, followed soon by the explosion, spread alarm among the train hands and the passengers. The darkness of the night and the loneliness of the place added to the terror. Word of the attack was sent to Drummond, whence it was telegraphed to Deer Lodge. 50 miles away. Bloodhounds were sent, out at once and steps were taken to keep vigilant watch for the robbers. It was assumed that at least eight nen were engaged in the hold-up, but the latest advices are that one man ilone perpetrated the murder and robbery. Dan O'Neill, the murdered engineer, ived in Missoula and had a wife and ive children. The robber boasted that he took part in the hold-up of the Southern Pa ific train near Portland, Oregon, about 1 year ago. He made this boast to he train hands to terrorize them7 vhile he employed them to run the rain for four miles, that is to a point wo miles east of Drummond. He dedared he would be hard to catch, as le had a horse in the timber. The Northern Pacific has offered a eward of $5,000 for delivery, dead or ilive, of the roober and murderer. The mask worn by the bandit was ound on a mountain trail, two miles rom the scene of the hold-up, and afer giving the hounds the scent of the nask, the animals immediately took up he trail, which was then about eight lours old. WAR ON ORGANIZED LABOR. National Association of Manufacturers Opposed to Unions. The National Association of Manuacttirers of the United States of Amerca, through a circular letter being nailed to every manufacturer in this :ountry, declares war on organized la)or and its aims and objects. Particular stress is laid on tne eforts of labor to secure the passage >f an eight-hour law before congress, vhich is called "vicious." Recipients ;f these letters are asked to become nembers of the manufacturers' asso:iation, and the arguments advanced ire because the organization is engagid in a bitter, up-hill fight against the mlawful demands of organized labor. The letters bear the signature of Da id M. Parry, of Indianapolis, the presdent. WASHINGTON MURDER MYSTERY. Coroner's Jury Seeks to Probe Death of Mrs. Ada Dennis. A coroner's inquest was begun at .Yashington, D- C.. Friday over the renains of Mrs. Ada Gilbert Dennis, the ashionable dressmaker, who died last Wednesday as the result of the myste ious assault committed upon her ten nonths ago. But little light was hrown on the case during the inquest. ROAD GIVES MORTGAGE. iape Fear Terminal Company Pre. pares to Make Extensions. There was filed at Southport, N. C.f Friday a deed of trust securing bonds o the amount of $S00,000 for the Cape Fear Terminal Railroad Company. The ^incoln Savings and Trust Company, >f Philadelphia, becomes the trustee. The terminal company is chartered to mild a line of railways from Southport to Wilmington, with thq ultimate purpose of extending the line or male ng traffic arrangements for the Vir jinia coal fields^ WORK OF ASSASSIN. Pineapple Grower in Florida Foully Murdered by Unknown Ene?my. Richard Hone, a well-known pineapple planter, living four miles south of West Palm Beach, Fla., was foully murdered Tuesday night. Hone had just finisheu his supper and was sitting at the dining table writing a letter, when some unknown party fired a rifle through a window from the veranua. Wright a Member cf Beard. President Roosevelt announce.i Saturday that he had designate 1 Commissioner of Labor Wright as an additional member of the coal arbitration com mission. Colonel Wright, however, will continue to sit as recorder of the commission. Powder Works Wrecked. The Fairmount powder works, located 18 miles from Fairmount, Ya., was damaged to the extent oi $o0,000.u0'i by the explosion of 600 kegs of powder Sunday. No one was injured. i ASHES RAIN OVER MEXICO. New Volcano Breaks Out iri Unexpected Place and Terrorizes the Populace. Advices from Mexico City state that : there is no little consternation felt'by | the inhabitants of many towns and i cities in the remote southern country on account of showers of ashes falling in the extensive region from San Juan >3autista, capital of the state of Tabasco, and Comitan, in the state of Chiapas, as far north as Salina Cruz, the i western terminus of the Tehauntepec National railway. It is believed, according to reports received by Indians, that a hill near Palenque, where there is a great prehistoric city in ruins, has suddenly hoen transformed Info an artlve voloa no. The ashes falling at Palenque have hidden the sun and also at Comitan, and a great fear has come on the people. Palenque is the center of the disturbance, as the bursting mountain is said to be near there. There is some anxiety as regards Chiapas. Indians arriving at San Christobal Las Casas say that a hill in the Guadelupe Sierra is vomiting fire and smoke. I People in many towns have been run- ; ning about in terror and offering prayers publicly for the safety of them- , selves and children. Scientific opinion is that all this is part of the general awakening of volcanic forces in the West Indies and Central America. COLUMBJA WANTS MILLIONS. Makes Steep Price for Uncle Sam to Begin Canal Work. .The long expected response of the Colombian government to the proposition made by ine state department for the negotiation of a canal treaty on the lines of the Spooner act has reached Washington and was presented to the state department Monday by Mr. Herran, secretary of the Colombian legation. It is diffisult to learn the exact nature of this communication, but it is known that it is not altogether an unqualified acceptance o~! the state department's propositions. It is, however, friendly and dignified in tone and does not close the negotiations by any means, though it unquestionably sets back the date of final agreement by opening up new topics for argument. For one thing, the Colombian government is entirely dissatisfied with the small amount of the payment to be made to it by the United States under tho nrntnr-nl whinh ft i<; crODOSed tO use as the basis for the treaty. This sum is $7,000,000. Colombia wants at least $10,000,000. MINISTER WU GETS RECALL. Chinese Government Orders that He Come Hone Without "Delay. Wu Ting-fang, who has been the minister of the Chinese empire to the United States since May 1, 1897, has been recalled to China by an edict of the emperor, cabled to Minister Wu Monday by the Chinese foreign office. The edict is peremptory, Mr. Wu being directed to return to China at as early a date as possible, even the route by which he is to voyage from this country being indicated. The edict informs Mr. Wu that he has been appointed minister of commerce in association with Chang Chi Tung. He takes the position just vacated by Sheng, whose father died recently. Under a peculiar provision of Chinese law, when an officeholder loses by death his father or mother, he vacates his office and he is not eligible to hold office again for three years, although by custom the period of his official mourning is reduced to twenty-seven months. Mr. Wu said that he might be able to leave this country in about three weeks, but the precise date of his departure has not been determined. Judge Candler Waits a Week. Judge John S. Candler will begin his duties as associate justice of the Georgia supreme court November 1st. Judge Samuel B. Adams, of Savannah, who has been filling the ad interim term, will retire from the bench on that day. 3ANFORD IS ACQUITTED. Former Tax Collector of Floyd County, Ga., Makes Shortage Good. A dispatch from Eome, Ga., says: Former Tax Collector V. T. Sanford has been acquitted by the jury of the charge of embezzlement of county funds. While Sanford was tax collector of Floyd county, a shortage of approximately $40,000 was found in his accounts, and he was arrested on a. charge of embezzlement on two charges, one by the county for $18,000 and one by the fte.te for $22,000. WHITE GIRL MARRIES INDIAN. M Is8 Weathorbee, of New York, Gets Mntnrirfv Cinliimn. w . T; Rev. Sherman Coolidge, a full-blooded Arapahoe Indian, who was ordained a minister of the Episcopal church in 1884, and has since been doing missionary work among the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians o the Wind River reservations, and Miss Grace D. Wcthc-rbee, a belle of New York, were united in marriage at Fort Wa-shaki, Wyoming. Wednesday. NEW LINE TAPS CUTHBERT. First Train Over G. F. and A. Road Accorded a Hearty Welcome. The first train over tne Georgia Florida and Alabama entered Cuth bert last Saturday. The advent of thcroad is considered a great event in the | commercial -history of Cuthbert, and ! the first train was accordea a hearty I welcome. The line is now completed from Tai I lahassee to Cuthbert, end in a short ! time will inaugurate through freight ' and passenger service* I SOUTH CAROLINA \ k STATE NEWS ITEMS, j CNJirsicMrsiitsirMCMrsifl Killed by Trolley Car. John Taylor, a white man living at Langley, was run over and instantly j killed by a trolley car on the Augusta ! and Aiken electric railway while sleeping on the track. * a Bride Is Only a Baby. Joseph Rhame, a young lawyer of Rishopville, Lee county, eloped with Miss Levander Moore, a 13-year-old girl of that county. They were later married by a notary public. The parents of the child seem to be reconciled. * * Charleston Ban Lifted. At-a recent meeting of the stewards of the Jockey Club, held at the race course at Morris park, New York, it was ordered that all persons and norses aisquannea tnrougn racing ai the Charleston meeting and who participated in that meeting after April 1, 1902, be restored to good standing at all courses racing under the jurisdiction of the Jockey Club. * * * Captain J. N. King Dead. Captain J. N. King, well known through the state as a bridge contractor, died last Monday at his home near Greenville after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Maury county, Tennessee, but since the war has lived at Ninety-Six until recently, when he moved to Greenville. He was a member of the legislature and has always been prominent in the affairs of the comraunity. ? Highwaymen Rob Farmer. John Cantrell was held up and robbed of about $203 in cash six miles from Spartanburg one night the past week by three white men, all strangers. Cantrell had been sent to market with cotton by George R. Branscom, of Millville Hill, and was returning to tne farm, when, as he reached a thickly wooded section, the reins were seized by one man, while another covered him with a gun until the third relieved him of his cash. They then made their escape into the woods. * Spartanburg's Finances. At a recent meeting of the Spartanburg city council the annual reports of the "city clerk and chief of police were heard. The former report showed that during the year ending October 20 the total income of tne city was $67,715,244, while the balance due wai overpaid October 20, 1902, was $16,698.61, making a total of $84,413.85. The total disbursements were $70,494.97. The largest . em on the latter list was city lighting. $10,633.07. The total income from the dispensaries paid the city was $9,144.14. * * ? Woman's Throat Cut. Eliza Kershaw, a young mulatto woman, was murdered two miles north of Columbia some time last Monday night. The body was found in tne muddy road, the throat cut from ear to ear. It had been dragged out of the woods and in. the bushes was found a razor. Winter Cantey, a negro about fiftyfive years old, is wanted by the police. He has been paying the woman atten- | tion, and several times urged her to marry him, but had been refused. He was seen with Eliza shortly before tne murder. Now he cannot be found. * * New Postoffice For Spartanburg. y After many anxious weeks of waiting, the people of Spartanburg were rejoiced to learn a few days ago that the postoffice department has definitely decided on a date for selecting a site fon the government building which is .o be erected there. The following information was contained in a letter from Secretary Shaw to Postmaster Pointer: "Notice is hereby given that final consideration will be given and selec- I tion made of a site for the United States government building to be erected at Spartanburg, S. C., and purchase thereo'f closed on the 21st day of November, 1902. (Signed.) "L. M. SHAW, Sec'y." * * * Sermon Was Objectionable. South Carolina synod, by a vote o* 39 to 37, refused to have printed Dr. James Woodrow's sermon delivered before the synod in his capacity of retiring moderator. The sermon required, one hour and forty-seven minutes in delivery, but it was not to its length that the synod, objected. They argued that printing the sermon might indorse Dr. Woodrow's evolution beliefs, and this feeling prevailed, yet tue synod last year elected Dr. Woodrow moderator, but it seems that tne extension of the olive branch at that time is now regretted. I * i * * Cigar Factory for Charleston? ???! ! !*! thard hop sis boom! la! hoop Nathan Weiss, vice president of the American Cigar Company, has submit ted a proposition to me imsuio&s yw i pie of Charleston which may result in the opening of a big cigar factory in ! that city, where not less than 2,000 I cigar-makers will be employed. Mr. Weiss had a conference a few days ago with Mayor Smyth and prominent business men, and. while nothing uncial was given out for publication, it I was stated that satisfactory negoua- j tions are under way. There are certain concessions asked j of the city, and it is more than likely J that these will be granted. The quos- j tion of labor has been considered; only | white persons v 111 lie employee. The \ American Cigar Company. Mr. Weiss j says, is ready to come to Charleston as ! I so::n as the pending negotiations arc successfully carried through. i Major Evans Acquitted. The jury in the case of Major Evans, at Columbia, charged with the j murder of Captain Griffin, took just1 five minutes to find a verdict of not, guilty. Judge Crawford, for the defense, partially disregarded Evans' testimony. To account for the absence of powder burns on the shirt and the burn3 on Griffin's hands, the theory of accident was pressed. Evans, seeing Griffin with a pistol pointed at his (Griffin's) heart, snatched it out of his hand, and in the action the weapon fired. The solicitor argued it was not for the state to show a motive, but detailed testimony to show that Griffin had money on his person when he went to Evans' room, and none when the body was found. The jury considered that neither motive nor crime was proved. * * * Iron Works Sold at Auction. Official notice of the sale of the Morgan iron works, a $50,000 corporation at Spartanburg, is given out. The plant is now running under a receivership. The sale is made under a decree of the court of common pic is in the case of Montgomery & Crawford, plaintiffs, against the Morgan iron works, defendants, and will take place December 1. The plant includes an iron foundry, a woodworking shop arjd a large amount of machinery located on a site 320 by 300 feet. The terms of the sale are as follows: Upset price, $27,000, one-third cash and the balance in equal installments payable in six and twelve months. No bid on the plant will be received unless accompanied by a certified check for $2,000. MAJOR EVANS ACQUITTED. Found Not Guilty cf the Murder cf Captain J. J. Griffin. The jury at Columbia, S. C., in the trial of Major Bernard B. Evans, charged with the murder of J. J. Griffin, returned a verdict of not guilty after being out only five minutes. The case has attracted considerable interest, as Major Evans is well known over the state, having been in two state campaigns. He is a brother of ax-Governor Evans. He was charged with having murdered Capt. J. J. Griffin, commercial agent for the Norfolk & Western railroad, having formerly been situated in Macon. The affair occurred in Major Evans's apartments. He claims that in a friendly scuffle the pistol was discharged. ROOSEVELT IS FORTY-FOUR. President "Observes" His Birthday by Doing a Lot of Work. President Roosevelt quietly celebrat ed the 44th anniversary of his birth Monday. He was down in his office early, going over some matters with Secretary Cortelyou, who had just returned from Canton. Many messages of congratulation were received and numerous remembrances arrived during the morning. Among the latter were many flowers. BIRTHDAY FET?^ !N JAPAN. Two Anniversaries Respectively Fcr the Boys and Girls Observed. Japan is the land cf topsy-turvy, and so, perhaps, it is only to be expected that individual birthdays? with the exception cf that of the emperor?are not taken any notice of, but a sort of goneral birthdaj of everybody altogether is celebrated""" with great rejoicing. There are two of these general birthdays, one for each sex. The male birthday, which Is known as the "celebration of the boys." occurs on the third day of the third month, and the "celebration of the girls" takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month. These days are general holidajs for the young. All studies and work generally are put aside, and-boys and girls respectively receive presents according to their srauon. The birthday of the Mikado, or Ten-o, as he is more properly styled, is also a general holiday for the Japanese everywhere. The houses are all decorated with flags, and in the evening trie streets are gay with the lights of innumerable colored lanterns. In the morning the highest authorities go to the palace to offer their congratulations in person and the lower degree offer then, /icariously to their superiors. All the Japanese world somehow or other congratulate their monarch on having added another year to his age. This extends even to the Japanese I legations abroad. For instance, in November the attaches and secretaries of the Japanese legation in Grosvenor Gardens, London, will present their congratulations to the minister at Tokio, and the foreign minister will personally offer his at the palace. The legation will not be illuminated externally, because the month of November in Engand is not suited to such effects and also because the English people would not understand, but there will be a din- | I riQT party to celebrate the occasion. The Mikado in question comes of a very ancient line, which beats anything that Europe can produce in the way of a dynasty. He is the 121st Emperor after Jimmu Ttn-o, who was the first an.l flourished about tne year 6G0 B. C. U:s reign will ever be celebrated for the fact that in it Japan passed at one bound as it were from the darkness of the middle ages to the civilization of the nineteenth century, and became one of the great powers j with which the European statesmen I recognize they will have to reckon in the future. For this the Mikado is mainly responsible Cotton Mill Sold at Auction. The Hucomuga cottin mills, at 0reensboro. N. C., wnich some weeks rgo went into the hands of a receiver, were sold Monday at auction for ?20.000 to Messrs. Moses and Caesar Cone. bPAiiS:l iTiiNbitK KLChlVtU Credentials cf Don Emilo de Ojeda Presented to Roosevelt and felicitous Speeches are Made. A Washington special says: Senor Don Emilo de Ojeda, the recently appointed minister cf Spain to the United States, formally presented his credentials to President Roosevelt Thursday. Accompanied by the first secretary of the Spanish legation. Minister Ojeda was received at the white house by Secretary of State John Hay. who conducted him directly to the president. After the usual exchange of felicitous addresses, the president and Senor Ojeda chatted pleasantly for a few minutes. Minister OJeda's address in part was as follows: ,;The friendly relations which have of old time existed between Spain and the United States having been renewed upon a footing of constantly increasing cordiality, it is at this time the principal object of the government of his majesty to cultivate by ail means within its reach those movements of tfade and commerce between the two countries which, at the same time that they contribute to the increasing development of their material prosperity, create the mutual solidity of interests and the intimate contact between them which should constitute for the future the firmest and the most durable foundation of the amicable relations between the two peoples." President Roosevelt's reply was as follows: "Mr. Minister, recalling the warm friendship which, from the earliest days of our national life existed between the United States and Spain, it gives me sincere gratification to welcome you as tne envoy ot his majesty, the king of Spain, and to accept the roynl letter you bear accrediting you in that capacity. The assurance heretofore given by your distinguished predecessor and reaffirmed by you, that the principal aim of his majesty's government is to strengthen the good feeling now happily renewed and becoming more marked with the passage of time and to contribute to that end by developing in all ways within its power those movements of traffic and inter-communication which tend not alone to mutual benefit, but to the closer relations and the more intimate association of the countries, find an earnest response on our part. Satisfying alike the purposes of this government and the wishes of the people of the United States, I offer you cordial co-cperatiou in all that may tend to realize our common desire for lasting amity and increasingly advantageous intercourse between this republic and the Castilian nation. "I trust, Mr. Minister that, like your predecessor, ytm will regard among us and receive, in your own person, constant evidences of the sentiments of friendliness that our people feel to^ w?rd your people." CANDLER'S LAST MESSAGE. Georgia Solons Listen to Reading of Document?Official Count of Votes The most important feature of Thursday morning's session of the Georgia legislature was the reading of the annual report of Governor Allen D. Candler, the retiring governor, and it was received with much attention by the members. Governor Candler embodied many affairs in his report which are of a pressing nature and which are sure to receive much careful consideration at the hands of the legislators. He paid particular atten*o_the convict lease system and denounced" som^x^^aiIil?^?amps rather strongly. ?After the reading of the governor's message the house and the senate met in joint session in the hall of the house of representatives and counted the votes of the different counties for governor of the state. The vote showed that Hon. J. M. Terrell had received 91,344 votes, while Judge J. K. Hines. the populist candidate, received 4,747. President Clark Howeu, pre&iums over the joint session of the house' and senate, thereupon declared Hon. J. M. Terrell elected governor of the state for the next two years. KIGN OFFERS UP THANKS. Through Pelting Rain He and Queen Drove to Church. A London special says: The last cerem'*nies connected with the inauguration of the reign of King Edward VII occurred Saturday, when the king accompanied by Queen Alexandra, the prince of Wales and almost all the members of the royal family, drove to the St. Paul cathedral and offered up thanks for the recovery of his health, which had enabled him to be crowned. The weather was rainy and small crowds marked the royal progress through the metropolis. PROCLAMATIONS ARE REVOKED, All Rewards Offered Before June 4 1902, Are Out cf Date. Governor Terrell, of Georgia, issued a proclamation revoking all the proc lamations of reward for the arrest ol criminals issued prior to June 4, 1902 This proclamation does not include gin house burners, forgers of land* titles or counterfeiters of the great seal of the state. ALABAMA FAIR OPENED. | Big State Show Starts Auspiciously at Birmingham. | The annual Alabama "state fair openi ed at Birmingham Thursday in an esj pecially auspicious manner, the weathI er being exceedingly favorable, the ati tendance large and the show itself i very much better than the average. ' At the noon hour Governor Jelks, in a short and well-timed address, declared the fair open. The feature of the day was the military display, v. ^ i . i / - - ? > n - GOVERNOR TERRELL Georgia's New Chief Executive' Inducted Into Off ce. J# CEREMONIES WERE IMPRESSIVE mm Retiring Governor the Recipient of Silver Service as a Loving Testimonial from His Erstwhile Official Family. In the presence of a vast throng * * 'J&i that filled the hall of the house of representatives from gallery door to speaker's desk, and surrounded by members of house and senate, state officials, justices of the supreme court and a splendid gathering of men and women of Georgia, Hon. Joseph M. Terrell was formally inaugurated gov era or OI ueorgia suxuruay Ttt UU'W. The inauguration ceremonies were > extremely simple; a prayer, a speech, .K the oath of office and all was over, and -M yet they were impressive, stirring and full of meaning to every Georgian who was their witness. It was at the request of Mr. Terrell that the joint committee omitted all unnecessary or cumbersome features, and the whole ceremony consumed scarcely half an hour. Long before the noon hour the gal- v 4131 leries began to fill, the ladies predomi- .. nating, and when 12 o'clock arrived the only standing room to be had was outside the gallery doors. Likewise - 3 the floor of the house was invaded and ... % gallant legislators stood in the rear, while dainty femininity occupied their seats. The aisles were filled with chairs for visitofs until it seemed im- . ^ possible for another to get within the . hall, yet the proverbial one more came and found a way. The assembled spectators brought with them all their state enthusiasm and there was prolonged applause and ' cheers when the entry of governor and /J| governor-elect was finally announced. Throughout the inaugural address thew gave generous expression of approval of the sentiments and principles of the new governor. Chief Justice Simmons, of the supreme court, administered the oath-of office to Mr. Terrell. All other state house officers, with the exception of State School Commissioner Merritt, whose term does not begin until January 7, began their new - yp terms Saturday. After taking the oath of governor Mr. Terrell returned . 4;^ to his office and administered the oath of office to the state house officers. Retiring Governor Honored. Governor Candler was presented nn nlorront oVlOcf- rtf Silver h?fOr0 '.'iSP Willi au lilgauv vuvwv VI. ?... , f ______ the inaugural ceremonies by the state ' house officers as a token of tjie esteem and high regard in which he is held by the members of his official family. The present was quite a surprise to 4||8 the governor. At the presentation the :||1 officials bade the governor a last fare- - T; well as governor. Many or the officials 'oSS wept as they shook his hand. Gover- . nor Candler was in tears when ha bade '^pli his cabinet good-bye. The scene was a " very impressive one. About the sides of the chamber stoo 1 the state house officers and their* ' ^ clerks. At one end of the room stood ^Islg the governor, trembling with deep emotion, while the tears that he found i 3 impossible to hold back welled up to his eyes and coursed down his cheeks. In extending his thanks the governor '4| said: "You have caused me to shed - -le^rsfor the first time in twenty > - ^ ^~---^~an_affecting moment and there was not ainttrr-t^J^CQQ^ but was deeply moved. None attempt^" ed to hide their feelings. Deputies Leave Strike Region. One hundred deputies, who were on guard at the collieries in Shamokin region during the strike, were sent home '? Saturday night under orders to be v|||| ready to return at any time when noti fled, as it is feared mere wm uc iw.*** i strikes if all non-union men do not re- ^ sign their positions. - ATLANTA FAIR PAID OUT. For First Time Something is Left Over ^ From Running Expenses. . In summing up the results of the recent Atlanta fair, Secretary Weldon /; > "Approximately speaking, some 100,000 persons passed through the gates on their way to enjoy all that jjaS there was to be seen in the great In- .' terstate fair during the 1902 session which closed Saturday. This will, Ifeel sure, at least cover all of the running expenses and leave something to show in the balance." TO EVACUATE CHINA. Powers Reach Agreement to Withdraw Troops from Shanghai. '5 I From an authoritative source the correspondent of the Associated Press in Paris has learned that France, Great Britain and Germany have concluded and agreement providing for the militorv ovamatinn of Shanahai bv their j ^ forces. The negotiations have also brought about an important extension . i, of the open door policy, as urged by Secretary Hay. '? HANNA AGAIN COLLAPSES. Senator is Overcome While Speaking in South Bend, Indiana. Senator Hanna all but collapsed again Friday night at the end of his address at South Bend, Ind., and had to be assisted to his chair by Con- . ; giessman A. L. Brick. Trusts were not discussed at tl6 i rally, which was one of the greatest demonstrations ever given in South , Bend.