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I CUBAN BILL PASSE?
frHouse Approves Measure by p Vote of 335 to 21. I DISSENTERS EQUALIZED pfe. | Announcement of the Vote Caused Only Slight Demonstration?Minority Were Left Out in the Cold. A Washington special says: The j tlx- house, Thursday, by a rising vote ot j 335 to 21, passed the bill to make efjN." fective the Cuban reciprocity treaty. !>' The dissenting votes were about equali? UAtrr-Ann rnnnhliponc qn.'i j I Ely U1V1UCU ucinccu ivyuvuvuuw &'*, democrats, but there was no record j ^ vote, the minority having too few ! votes to order the yeas and nays. The : democrats, under the leadership of Mr. ' ^Williams, sought to the last to secure j amendments to the bill in accordance j with the action of the democratic caucus, but were defeated steadily. Mr. Williams' made the final effort when he tried to have the biil recommitted to the ways and means committee, with instructions to amend, but a point of order under the special rule providing for a vote on the bill without any intervening motion was sustained. Mr. Cannon received the applause of the democratic side when he entertained the appal from his ruling made by Mr. Williams, the speaker, saying he preferred to err, if he erred at all, in giving the house the giht to express its will. The appeal was tabled by a strict party vote. The debate begun Monday was con tinned up to within a few minutes oi the hour of 4 o'clock, the time appointed to take a vote on the final passage the biU. Mr. Williams made an Brraljumpnt nf thp rpnnhliran nollcv |s?- protection. McCall (rep.) of Massachusetts, made the closing speech on the republican side, others speaking on that side being Hepburn, ol I [ewa, and WatsoD, of Indiana. Mr. Broussard (dem.), of Louisiana, opposed the bill, and Mr. DeArmond (dem.), of Missouri, supported it. The announcement of the passage it the bill caused only a slight dem mstration. Mr. McClellan, mayor-elect of New Fork, occupied the speaker's chair foi t brief time as chairman of the comnittee of the whole house. II v Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, an U swering & statement on the republiv can side, said that the democrats had |; forced the talk on this bill and refer . red to his proposal to have the vote oc the minority amendment and then vote on the bill without debate. Replying to Mr. Watson Mr. Willams "Protection Is a system of taxation i" . "whereby many are robbed in ordei that a few many be hot housed by r legislation into artificial prosperity." g|f Mr. Williams charged that the republicans did not dare enter upon the tariff revision, for fear it would open the doors to too extended a revision. Re: ferring to the power of the republican? to revise, he said they had a majority x in the house and senate and a "very ; large majority in the white house. asked them if they were I f afraid of their own common sense. AdBp": dressing himself to the majority, he ? ?-". ?aid some of their pledges of prosper were already'collapsing. The pea pie,- he said, were beginning to find I ||-' that their laws were keeping in powei Eg\not only monopolies, but public cheats. I PLEASES COMMISSIONERS. I Amador and Boyd Read Over Ne\* I Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. 5 IIP^ ^ Washington, Thursday, the Pan ! By.' ama commissioners, Dr. Amador and B ||>- .Fredrico Boyd, consulted Minister Bu K gp! nau-VariHa and Frank D. Paveni. oi B E& New York, legal adviser lo the lega- 1 (tJon. It is understood that they reac over the treaty signed by Hay and BuBau-Varilla and discussed its terms and provisions in detail. It met theii hearty approval. OPPOSITION TO CUBAN BILL. Members from Michigan, Texas, California and Colorado Heard from. The opposition to the Cuban bill was heard in the house and in vigorous speeches Wednesday. The features were the speeches of Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, who opened tne discussion in advocacy of the bill, and of Mr. Fordney (republican), of Michigan, who emphatically expressed his disap- j proval of the measure. Among others j who spoke in opposition to the bill j were Messrs. Sharroth, Colorado; Bur j e-Aftc Tna? and Bell. California demo- I Icrats; and Messrs. McMorran and j Loud, the latter two republicans THIRD SYNOD IN FAVOR. p* Mississippi Presbyterians Vote for j Merger of Colleges at Atlanta. A special from Laurel, Miss., says: i By more than two-thirds majority?64 i jv' to 13?the synod of Mississippi at its ; K. session Thursday decided in favor oI & the college consolidation scheme and i appointed three dt legates to the Atlan J j* ta conference. ' 'V 7 V " ' Y -jr.*" ??*/? " j-r> vj *y EGAN LEAVES CENTRAL Popular President of Great Railway System Gets Leave- of Absence, Report Says is Permanent. According 'to a dispatch sent out j from Savannah, President John M. Egan, of the Central of Georgia railway, has tendered his resignation and goes to New York on a two weeks' leave of absence. Thereafter his connection with the Central will terminate. This action of Mr. Egan will come as a tremendous surprise. Wherever the Central system touches there will be regret at his action. At the last annual meeting of the Central railway an announcement was authorized that tne Dreacn mat naa exisiea ueiwccu President Egan and Major J. F. Hanson, of Macon, chairman of the board, had been healed and that all the differences that had obtained between these two officials had been adjusted. For this rason, too, tho surprise in the announcement of Mr. Egan's resignation will be the greater. It has long been known that the relations between President Egan and Major Hanson were not pleasant officially. Major Hanson replied Sunday night in response to an inquiry by the Asso dated Press as to the resignation: "Mr. Egan has applied for a leave of absence and it has been granted." President Egan was seen by a press representative, but he would not confirm the statement that he had resigned. He merely said that he had been granted two weeks' leave of absence and that he was leaving for New York. He did not know just where he will spend his holiday, he declared. President Egan has been with the Central of Georgia since 1896, when he came to the road in the capacity of vice president. He was also vice president of the Ocean Steamship Company. Upon the death of the late H. M. Comer he was made president of the Central, and subsequently president of the Ocean Steamship Company. In course of time the difference between himself and Major Hanson developed, however, and Major Hanson was finally elected chairman of the Hoard of the Central, and also president of the Ocean Steamship Company, which is alosely allied. The president of the railroad had to report to the chairman of the board. RATHBONE "KNOCKS" GEN WOOD. Former Director of Posts in Cuba Makes Some Salty Charges. Major Estes G. Rathbone, formerly director of the posts in Cuba, was given a hearing hefnre the militarv af fairs committee of the senate. Friday, and reiterated the charges made several times before the secretary of war, the- senate committee on relations with Cuba and in puolic statements following his trial in connection with Cuban postal frauds. With reference to the cnarge that Governor General Wood had exceeded his authority in giving instructions to the courts, Major Rathbone said that the general had pursued this course in the Cuban postal case when he (Rathbone) was under prosecution. This was, he said, in violation of article 387 of the penal code of Cuba and in a manner prejudicial to the rights and interests of those unuer trial. NO RECIPROCITY LEGISLATION. Aldrich Makes Significant Remarks in Discussion of Cuban Bill. The Cuban reciprocity bill passed by the house, was taken up in the senate T\.!J _ J _li.. J 11 X 1 J rriuaj una eucnea me nrsi. reai uia- j cussion in that body this session. It j brought two significant declarations. One of these had immediate bearing upon the work of the extra session, the other was broader and more important in its scope. This was the virtual acknowledgment by Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, that no reciprocity legislation may ever be expected from the republican party as it is now represented in the senate, despite the declarations in the republican platforms aDd those of the republican na ley. TWO BANKS CLOSE DOORS. One Large Institution Fails in Texas and Another in Indiana. The comptroller of the currency at Washington was advised that the Indiana national bank, of Elkhart. Ind., did not open for business Thursday morning. C. H. Bosworth, national bank examiner, has been directed to take charge of the institution. The Farmers' national bank, of Henrietta, Texas., has been closed by direction of the comptroller of the currency. Miller Weir, national bank examiner, has been appointed temporary receiver. TWO WARSHIPS FOR COLON. Hurry Orders are Issued to the Kearsarge and Masachusetts. Orders to proceed to Colon are reported to have been received by the commanders of the battle ships Kearsarge and Massachusetts, which are now at the New York navy yard. All the officers have been summoned by telegraph and those who are here have been told they are to remain on board. " \ *. UNCLE SAM ALERT Quietly Preparing for Possible War With Colombia. SECRET ORDERS ISSUED Troops are Being Prepared for Quick Transportation, and Navy is Gathering Large Force to Act on Short Notice. A Washington special says: No attempt is now being made on Tne part of the authorities of the war department to hide the fact tnat active military preparations are being made with a view to a possible conflict with Colombia. Troops are being quietly prepared i for transportation to the isthmus in the event of a declaration of hostilities, i and the navy department is gathering a large naval force where it can be sent to Colombian waters on short notice. It is authoritatively stated that the ctnff ha? ins! submitted to WW**** J Secretary Root a comprehensive plan for the operations 01 the army in the event of its becoming necessary to send troops to the isthmus or to Colombian territory. Regiments have been designated for the duty and are now being put in shape for immediate foreign service. It is understood that the Sixttenth infantry, now at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., is one ot those designated for this service in the plans of the general staff. Orders Kept Secret. Of course the orders sent the various regimental commanders are confidential in their nature and it is not possible to get official acknowledgment of what regiments have been chosen. Monday the navy department decided to send two more ships to isthmian waters, probably the Castine and Ma rietta. The purpose in ordering Admiral Evans, commanding the Asiatic squadron, to proceed immediately with the battleships Kentucky, Oregon and Wisconsin and the cruisers Albany, New Orleans. Cincinfltti and Raleigh to Honolulu from Chinese waters is to | have this powerful fleet ready to pro! ceed at once to Colombian waters should the Bogota authorities be so short-sighted as to deflfara war upon the United States or commit some overt act which would warrant warlike proceedings on our part- Honolulu is mtqh nearer South American waters than Manila or any point to which the squadron would ordinarily be sent. The Panama people have no fear of molestation at the hands of Colombia so long as they enjoy the protection of the United Statue, and they are apparently paying no attention to tne Colombian threats. It 14 known, however, that they entertain some fears that the officials of this government* may urge them to par Colombia some part of the $10,000,008 e^fcal money as i salve for the wounded feelings of the Bogota government. Monday the Panj am* people caused it to he announced tfi^t when they got that ten millions they would invest $9,000,000 of it in United States bonds, using the other i $3*000,000 to get their government in good working order. It is not likely that there will be material developments of any kind until after the arrival of General Reyas. Of course, he can have no hopes of inducing this eovernment to change its attitude. While he is doing a good deal of talking about breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States and about another Boer war, it is the belief in official circles here that Panama can be induced to avert such a catastrophe by the judicious use of American dollars. NEGRO WOMAN KILLS OFFICER. Constable Attempted to Arrest Her, and is Brained With an Ax. William Russell, constable at Madison, Ala., died Wednesday morning from the Blow inflicted by Minerva Walker, a negro woman, who fractured his kull with an ax as he entered her home to serve papers. . WAGES ARE CUT DOWN. Only One Fall River Corporation I 14-r. A.iMflwar O iex uyo uy | v^/vi av.i v The first of the numerous reductions in wages announced in the cotton mills of southern New England and at half a dozen points outside that territory went into effect in all but one Fall River corporation Monday, and a number of outside mills. Although aoout 32,000 operatives had , their pay cut down, no general strike occurred in any mill. The cut averages 10 per cent. The reduction affected seventyeight mills in Fall River alone. COLON IS BLACKLISTED. Colombians Stop Steamship Traffic Between that City and Cartegena. A decree was issued at Cartegena, Colombia, November 16, setting forih that no steamers shall be allowed to clear from Cartegena for Colon, or en j ter Cartegena, coming from Colon. All the foreign consuls and steamship agents at Cartagena have protested, without effect, against the decree. _ - ' " f'/" ????????ag??-;? i m news opa week* i i in south f a molina. i -J"!"!", vt An Unappreciated Gift. Miss Rochester, the postmistress at Central, Pickens county, was the recipient of a rather odd and ghastly gift through the mails recently. It was the left hand of a woman, and it is puz- j zling to know who would make such an unheard of gift to a young lady. A druggist at Central has the mysterious gift and is preserving it, at the suggestion of a postoffice inspector. * * ? Endowment Offered by Dean Judson. Dr. Charles H. Judson, dean of Fur-1 man's faculty, has announced that he would give $20,000 for endowment of Furman university, provided the present movement to secure $100,000 endowment for the institution is successful by December 1, and $55,000 additional is secured. Those directly interested in the canvass now on say the desired amount will be secured. * * * Big Illicit Still Destroyed. Deputy Revenue Collector Aiken returned to Greenville a few days ago from Oconee county where ha destroyed two illicit distillery plants on Long creek. One outfit consisting of a 90gallon copper still and thirty-one fer menters, is said to be the largest still ever captured in this state. J. W. Phillips and W. P. Moore, who were arrested on the premises, have been bound over to court on a charge of op erating the still. * * * Vessel Had no Papers. At Charleston the yacht Athenia was seized by the United States revenue cutter Forward for violating the revenue laws relating to vessels having no papers. The yacht i3 owned by J parties in New York and is used for i pleasure parties in northern waters. She is a twenty-five ton boat. It appears that several days ago papers for the sale of the yacht to Geo. Autrie were drawn up and the failure to Derfect the negotiations are respon i sible for the seizure of the boat by the I United States authorities. Autrie put the boat into commission before papers had been granted him, and when he was waited on by the officers of the cutter Forward and asked for his papers and not' being able to produce them, the boat was seized and the master and crew placed under arrest. The matter has been taken up with the secretary of the treasury. Officers of C. and W. P. Road Elected. The annual meeting of the directors of the Charleston and Western Caroli< na road was held the past week. Among the prominent railroad magnates present were President R. G. Erwin, of the Atlantic Coast Line; Harry Walters, vice president; J. R. Kenly, I general manager and fourth vice I president; J. B. Cleveland, president | of the Charleston and Western Carolina; W. G. Elliott, general counsel for the Atlantic Coast Line; J. P. Brock and Michael Jenkins, directors of the Charleston and Western Carolina. Reports from the officers of the Charleston and Western Carolina, which is owned and operates" by the Atlantic Coast LJne, were received, after which officers were electee. J. 3. Cleveland, of Spartanburg, was reelected president; Harry Walters, vice president, and J. R. Kenly, genera? manager. Mr. Cleveland has been , president of the road for many years, and has given entire satisfaction. Lynching in Chesterfield County. Vaw9 reached Columbia late Monday night of the lynching of Jim Nelson, a negro, near Jefferson, Chesterfield county, Saturday night. Chesterfield county heretofore has been clear of lynching and this is the second execution of the kind to occur within the borders of the county in almost half a century. On Saturday afternoon, November 15, an attempt was made to outrage the 7-year-old daughter of Miles W. Porter, a prominent farmer of the upper part of Chesterfield county, by Nelson, employed on Mr. Porter's farm. Nelon escaped, but was captured later. While his captors were taking him t? Chesterfield to deliver him to the sheriff, and when about three miles from Jefferson, a couple of men appeared from out of the woods, presented revolvers and ordered the men in the buggy to hold up their hands, which command was promptly obeyed. They ? ?J *-"v Atf/v An j'or | were tneu uiucicu tu umc uu iu< about 200 yards up the road and the negro was dragged from the buggy. About twenty or thirty men on horseback were congregated at this lonely spot and made quick worth of the victim by swinging him from the limb of a tree. * Crum Sure of Confirmation. The Atlanta Constitution prints the following from its Washington correI spondent: All of the efforts of Sena| tor Tillman and the other democratic j senatos to prevent the confirmation of i the negro collector. Dr. Crum, of Charleston, are doomed to failure, i Crum will receive a favorable report at the hands of the republican majority f -2jt ?f 0^tfl1 of. the commerce committee of the sen-> ate, and he will be. confirmed by the votes of the republican majority in the senate. It will be recalled that the failure to confirm Crum at the last session of I congress was due to the fact that enough republicans on the commerce | committee joined with the democratic members to give a majority vote adverse to his confirmation. Some of these republicans voted as they did on the understanding that if Crum failed of confirmation the president would not give him a recess appointment and the whole incident would be closed. President Roosevelt is understood to have given some of these men a promise that he would drop Crum if the senate failed to confirm him at that time. j Certainly he gave the people of i Charleston to so understand. After the I adjournment of congress the pressure i of negro politicians upon him was too strong, however, and the result was Crum's reappointment. Now, in view of these facts, some of the members of the committee who voted against Crum before have come to the conclusion that the only possible way to get rid of the Crum business is to confirm his nomination. They feel that the same influences which have shaped the action of the president in the past will control in the future, and that so long as Crum exists Roosevelt will stick to him. Therefore, they will let the democrats stand alone in their opposition to the negro official. ? * Wilson to Bo Reappointed. Despite violent opposition of many of the white people of Florence, says a Washington dispatch, President Roosevelt will renominate Joshua E. Wilson, colored, for postmaster at that place. Wilson is presiding elder of the Florence district of the South Carolina conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church and was appointed postmaster four years ago by PresidenJ Mckinley under a previous republican administration. Wilson served four years as postmastejr at Florence. He is nearly white, was never a slave, and the peculiarity about his family is that although of negro blood, they owned and worked slaves themselves. There is said to be no objection to renomination only on color lines. The papers filed at the postoffice de partment and with the president m oehalf of Wilson's renomination declare that he is far above the- ordinary in manners and education, and is a good type of the best development of the negro race; that he has the respect and confidence of tne people of all parties of his town, and that, while a republican, he is not a partisan and makes no scramble for office. It is declared that there is on file with his application a petition requesting his appointment signed by the secretary of the state board of health, who resides in Florence, by sixty leading "business and professional men of the city, including the best men there, in addition to seventy-five white employees oT"the shops of the Atlantic Coast Line road, besides the political indorsement of the influential men of his own* party. Under the circumstances the president feels justified in deciding to renominate Wilson, although many of the democrats who have signed the petition declare that their doing so was merely a testimonial to the personal character and worth of the applicant, and not a political recommendation. CARRIE AT THE CAPITAL. Hatchet Wielder Bumps Up Against National Solons. A Washington dispatch says: Mri Carri A. Nation appeared in the principal role of a senational scene at thj white house Thursday. Her reout * to see the president being refuse,., she became violent and had to be taken from the executive office by two police officers. As she was being escorted from the building, she shouted at the top of her voice: "I am going to pray for a prohibition ! president, and we will have one?one j who will represent the people and net I the distillers and brewers. You mayput me out of the building, but if a brewer or liquor dealer were here, he would have been admitted at once.1' Mrs. Nation went direct to the capi| tol and appeared in the senate gallery i a few minutes before the senate was called to order at noon. She raised such a disturbance there that she was j expelled from the gallery and turned over to the local police. She was ar raigned in police court on a charge of - - * /?- - 3 (Nft : disorderly conduce ana unea 1 which she paid. | ? CLEVELAND A POACHER. I Ex-President Unwittingly Violates New Game Law of Virginia. i Former President Grover Cleveland who is now gunning on the preserves of the Back Bay Gun Club, in Princess Anne county, Va., has so far had such ; poor-luck that net enough game has j been bagged to send Mrs. Cleveland j her usual box preceding the ex-prcsi; dent's homecoming. It has developed that Mr. Cleveland and the non-resident members of his party have laid themselves liable to arrest and a considerable fine for violating the new game law cf Virginia, which requires every non-resident to get a ten-dollar license before he shoots game in the state. None of the Cleveland party obeyed this law. 41111111111111111111111lit $ I I Cream of News. f J W'lI II i T 11 TIT I T I fr Brief Summary of Most Important Events of Each "Day. ??? ?The annual session of the North Georgia conference of the i?Aethodist church, south, closed at Griffin Mondaynight with the reading of the appointments by Bishop Key. ?In a church at Canton, Miss., Miss Belle Kearney created a sensation by charging that Bishop Galloway arevented the passage of a profiibitroa bill. .S$g ?Fieree fighting, in which; the po. . lice used their clubs freely and twice their revolvers, marked the opening of the State street cable lip.e by the Chicago city railway Monday. ?At New York Federal Judge Lacombe has refused to turn over to C.* F. W. Neely- the $20,000 ' cash bail which the latter deposited when arrested for complicity in the Cuban % postal frauds. In his decision the judge spoke of Neely as a thief. ?Panama and Cuba were discussed I in the senate Monday, Senator Morgan severely criticising the course of President Roosevelt in the Panama affair. Several senators objected to the Newlands resolution inviting Cuba co join the union. ?A long cablegram bas been received at the war department giving de- > tails of the recent battle with the Mores. Details show that the Moro forces were cut to pieces. ' Y\ ?No secret is made at Washington of the fact that the administration is making preparations for a possible war with Colombia over the secession of the isthmus. ?The house is not disposed to adjourn until the senate acts on the Cuban reciprocity bill. The two nouses are likely to clash over adjournment. ?The senate committee on military affairs wiii send a sub-committee to Cuba to investigate the charges against General "Wood. ?President Wos y Gill, in his effort to bring out a peaceful arrangement with the insurgent fcrees wnich are besieging San Domingo, commissioner United States Minister Powell, the Bel gian minister to Haiti ana uie spaai^o consul to visit the insurgent eamp. The insurgents, however rejected the peace proposals. ' ' *'% i ?Germany has chosen J. B. G.. Becker, of Texas, to superintend cotton growing operations in East Africa. ?Kaiser William has directed the German authorities to give official recognition to the republic of Panama. " ?William Wise was acquitted at Birmingham, Ala., of the charge of murdering Silas Latham, the alleged traducer of his sister's fame. ?At Crycstal, Fla., at an early houh Sunday morning cracksmen dynamited the safes in the Coast Line depot and the postoffice. ?Indians of the Six Nations in New York pronounced eulogies over the casket of their "great white mother," Mrs. Harriet Maxwell Converse, and "passed the horns" to Joseph Kepplcr, informing htm that he had been selected to take the great white mother's Place. '| T,t<? r\f PhipQ err* havO'i*A 1 UC L^aiUC tVi O Ufc MM V jected the ultimatum of their employers and an order for a strike, in whieh 30,000 will be involved, was given. ?Senator Gibson, of Montana, says laws permit big corporations to gobble up large tracts of land in the western states, which should go to home builders. ?Burglars at Marion, Ina., attempted to cut off Edith Shippey's fingers to secure her diamond rings. The girl screamed and the burglars ffed. ?Three hundred Moros killed apd as many others carried off dead or wounded as a result of five days' figh'tI!n Tnlft Dhillnntnao Kotvoon thp j American troops, under General Leonard Wood, and the insurgents. ?Negotiations looking to a treaty of peace between the rebels and the government of San Domingo have been opened. There will be a suspension of hostilities in the meantime. ... I ?A proclamation has been posted I on street corners of Colon, inviting all ! malcontents to leave the country at i the expense of the republic, i ?Three aeronauts of Oporto carried out to sea in their balloon and, it is believed, they have lost their lives. ?General Salazar says Colombia is organizing an army of 100,000 men to march on the isthmus. ?The government's sugar cane and experimental station began operations ; at Waycross, Ga., Thursday morning. ? ine mai or ur. j. v. jay, cnargea I with the murder of his tfree children, ; at Barnardsville, N. C., several weeks ! ago, began at Asheville Wednesday. ! ?The Georgia State Baptist conven ' tion convened in Athens Thursday j morning, President Northen presiding ?North Georgia conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, ! opened its thirty-seventh annual seaj sion at Griffin Wednesday, Bishop J. j S. Key presiding. ?Miss Rochester, postmistress at i Central, S. C., receives, through the ; mails, the left hand of a woman. A | druggist preserved it at the suggestion j of postoffice inspector.