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I Vol. XIX. RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 21, 1901. No 10 THE LAW MAKERS. CONDENSED REPORT OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE LEGISLATURE. MOST IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED AND PASSED. Hmmw ttllia aad Kaoltloa Itrodcd rw laportut Mr ITr I loan WKDNK8UAY AITKKN'OON. Senate Tho following bills were Introduced and passed flrst reading: Mr Foushee To authorize the Sec retary of Secn.'tary of State to print the eleirtlon return of 1898 and 1900. Calendar. Mr JuMtlco To incorporate tho Rutherford, Hickory Nut Gap and Ashevllle llailroad Company. Com mittee on Ilallroads. Mr JuHtice To amend sub-s!ction 4, hoc t Ion 501 of the Code, in refer ence to the limitation of statute as to Judgments against homestead. Judiciary Committee. Mr Wtxalard In reference to purcha.se of real OHtato by corjtora tlons. Judiciary Committee. Mr Speight To esUbllsh a liquor dispensary in Township No 1, Edge combo county. Protxinitlons and gTlevanceH Committee. Mr Oudgor To provide for regis tration of architects. Corporations Committee. TAB8ED 8KTND KEADIXO. The following roll-call bills paw ed their second reading and were re placed on the calendar for final read ing, under tho rule: ... , To authorize Anson county to levy Special Uxoh. Authorizing Beaufort county, to levy special tax. To Invalidate certain fonoo law elections in Swain county. To authorize Halifax county to Issue bonds to pay indebtedness. PASSED FINAL HEADING. To eatablisn graded schools and provide electric lights for town of Rockingham. Richmond coanty, as amended by Senator Mor rison. In reference to the issue of bonds by municipality of Concord, ainend J log law on subject. To incorporate the town of Pin noch, Stokes county. To create certain stock law dis f trlcta in Chowan and other counties. ' To regulate suits for trespass in I cases of cutting timber on lands al- leged to belong to another. IIou!o The following bills pass- oil their second reading: j II B 884, authorizing the town of i Weaverville to levy a special tax. 1 111) 780, authoizing the school I committee of Reidsville school dls- trict to issue bonds. t II B 929, incorporating the town of Raeford. The following bills passed their third aud final readings: II B 615, authorizing persons who have been lunatic or confined in an asylum to manage and sell their own property when they shall be restored to sanity. H B 203, requiring city and street railway companies to use vestibule fronts and fenders on their cars. The bill as amended gives the Cor poration Commission discretion in the enforcement of this act. H B 421, an act to regulate the return of property seized under at tachment and to repeal sections 273 and 274 of the Code. II B 835, repealing the charter of town of Swepsonvllle. II B 608, incorporating the Tuck asegee High School. II B 907, autorlzing and enabling the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to locate, construct and operate extensions and branches of its lines within the State. II B 694, requiring that the exe cution of all condemned criminals be private. This bill repeals the pn vision, which elves the board of couney commissioners authority to have public hangings. H B 623, establishing the Guil ford Graded Schools. H. B 647, establishing graded schools in Hendersonville. H B 676. establishing a stock law in certain parts of McDowell county H B 717, Incorporating the town of Bushnell, Swain county. B B 863. an act to prohibit live stock from running at large in cer tain parts of Alleghany. H B 546, amending the charter of the E L Shuford Manufacturing Company of Hickory. THUB8DAY. SenateThe greater part of the day's session taken up In discussion of the bill authorizing the State to furnish counsel to defend the State election officers, which finally pass ed, all the Populists and Republi cans voting against the bill. The following new bills were in troduced: Mr Morrison To amend section 1524 of the Code, In reference to commissions of executors and ad ministrators. Judiciary Commit tee. Mr Morton r or the better gov ernment of Brunswick county. Counties, Cities and Towns Com mittee. HILL I' Art ED THIBD HEADING. H 11 G2Q Authorizing Anson county to levy a special tax. W li 623 Authorizing Beaufort county to levy a special tax. 8 Ji 626 To authorize Halifax county to Iue bond to jay indebt edness. 8 li C37 To prevent live stock from running at large in Mitchell, Caldwell and Watauga counties. 8 B 528 Conferring on Govern or to fill vacancies occurring In Cor poration Commission. 8 IS 671 -To authorize Governor and Attorney General to employ counsel to assist in defence of State election officers Indicted iu tho Uni ted States courts. House Tne greater irt of the day ws consumed in the discu.-iou of the impeachment proceedings. Tho following new bills were introduced: liy Mr. Craig An act relative to the treatment of animals. ny Mr. txmnor An act to pro vent live stock f rom running at large In Wilson county. By Mr. Mason An act to increase tho number of county commissioners of Gaston county. By Mr. Dean An act to provide for working public roads iu Macon county. By Mr. Baldwin An act to de fine tho liability of commissioners and to protect shippers from loss. By Mr. Shaunonhouse of Meek- lenburg An act Instructing tho Attorney General to bring action vs. W. H. Worth and the sureties on his bond. By Mr. Mcintosh An act to pro hibit throwing of dynamite into the streams of Yancey county for the purpose of killing fish. The following bills iiassed their third and final reading: To prevent live stock trom run ning at large in Wilson county. Incorporating tho town of Rae ford in Cumeborland aud Rolieson counties. FRIDAY. Senate A greater part of the day's Bttwion was devoted to the dis cussion of the amendment to the di vorce bill which makes abandon meni by either husband or w lie for three years a ground for divorce. f ne argument w as not completed and tne bill went over uutil Satur day. The following new bills were in troduced: Mr Marshall To withdraw au ihorily trom commissioners of Mt. Airy to issue ceilain bouds. Mr Burroughs Resolution to pay expenses of committee Vlsitiug tne iCasteru Hospital for tne Insane (col ored) at Goldsboro. Mr Foushee To incorporate the Southport, Wilmington and Durham llallioau Company. Committee on Railroads. Mr Sugg To protect landlords. Judiciary Committee. Mr Wood To protect game birds. Propositions and Grievances Com mittee. Mr Morton To authorize com missioners of New Hanover to issue bonds for road improvement. SHOT DEAD WHILE KREf URCFQl ttERCT I Dr. MeLo4 Kill II U Wlf and TkM lt M Ka4 to Ilia On Life. DHk Wm ta Cm of la Deed. Credent City, Fla , Feb. 16. Dr. W. L McLeod and his wife were found dead in their residence this morning. The evidence disclosed that MeLeod had killed his wife and then himself. Neither of the couple had beeu seen since last Saturday when Mrs. McLeod was visiting members of her church regarding some religious work. For the first several days it wai believed that the couple had left on a visit to Mrs. McLeod'a sister. who w as reported to be 111. The fact that no one knew anything about th-ir departure, however, and their continued absence, led to an investigation today by the mayor and sheriff. Tho bodies were found In the bed room, undressed, and two bullet wounds, both mortal, had been in dicted in Mrs. McLeod. Her hus band then fired the third bullet through his own brain and held his pistol in his hand. Mrs. McLeod had first been shot in bed and then on tho floor as sho kneeled before him. It is believed the tragedy oc curred lat Saturday night. Dr. McLeod had been drinking on Saturday. He was a prominent citizen and ex-city official. CRUSADERS EXTERM I XATINU S ALOOXS IN KANSAS-MANY JOINTS DESTROYED. rtSACffltS LEAD A IAI0 AT AtKANSAS CITT. TCI CC3X3E CF JtZl L0YL LXorta 111 A1W BILLS PASSED FIXAL READING. To establish stock law in portions of McDowell county. To amend charter of city of Dur ham. Authorizing Forsyth county to fund its debt and levy a special tax to meet expenses of same. To establish stock law portions of Pamlico county. To prevent live stock trom run ning at large in Wilson county To amend act to incorporate Wrightsville and Onslow Naviga tion Company. Substitute by com mittee passed. To protect roads of Pasquotank county froni log haulers. Resolution of instruction to North Carolina Congressmen and Senators, requesting them to vote for the bill in Congress for the purchase and preservation of Temple Farm and Moore House, orktown, Va. To repeal chapter 353, acts 1897, in reference to stock law of John ston and Randolph counties. After Randolph was eliminated from pro visions of bill, passed final reading. To repeal chapter 255, acts 1899, in reference to drainage of lands. Saloosa, Dnur Store aad Other PI Wkor WfaUkjr ha bM Sold. Dsatroy d hr tha. AD(li CraMdor UssbU to Find Mr. N atlon. Perry, Kansas, Feb. 16. Fitly prominent women led by the wived of a Methodist minister and a tank cashier, raided several "Joints" hero last night. With hatchets and axes they demolished fixtures right and left, entailing a loss in that particu lar saloon alone of more than $1,000. Twenty-six whiskey barrels and sixty-two kegs, and twenty casts of beer wore carried into the streets, where they were chopped Into kind ling wood and their' con touts flowed away in the gutters. A drug store was the last place visited. The proprietor was accused of quenching the thirst of local in ebriates and his stock was quickly destroyed. In striking at the shel ves with her hatchet, one of the wo men accidentally struck a bottle of carbolic acid. The fluid bespattered her clothing and hands, burning her quite severely. Arkansas City, Kansas, Feb. 17 Seventy men, led by the ministers of this city, crossed the Arkansas River to-day and demolished the "Last Chance" saloon. All the "joints" here had been closed for several days, but the "Last Chance" being outside the city limits, its proprietor continued to do a flour ishing business. When the crowd swept down upon the place the bar tender was asleep. He was hacked Into a corner at a revolver's point and witnessed the complete demoli tion of the fixtures and stock. MBS. 2fA,TIOX VANISHES. Wichita, Kansas, Feb. 16. Sher iff Simmons of this county searched Wichita today for Mrs. Nation, liav ing heard that she was here, with a warrant charging her with inciting a riot during her previous visit. Up till 11 o'clock he was unable to find her. It is reported that she arrived here this morning and that she was sequestered by her friends to avoid being arrested. , FURTHER TROUBLE FEARED. Winfield, Kansas, Feb. 16. In tense ill feeling, aroused here by the recent destruction of the "joints," and which led to dozens of street fights and the arming of many citi zeus for self protection, apparently has died out. "Jomtists" are removing what is left of their property to places of ed to his home, where he defied the ty, but insist on remaining in . . I 11 5 A officers. Lusby, who has killed ine cuy four negroes on similar raids, enter Tnelr action, may, it is feared, ed Nelson's house by the front door, start tne trouble afresh. while Vaughn guarded the rear. charges against mcgraw. Tne negro nad darkened tne room Topeka, Kansas, Feb. 16, Chief and was hid. He sprang: upon Lus- of Police Stahl todav flld charcreH by and picking him up threw him with the citv council against Police across a red-hot stove and attempted Judge McGraw and asked for his to hold him there.' The cries of removal from office. The ehie tne omcer brougnt Vaughn into the charges the police justice with col- room and the negro was shot four lusion with the Inlntists and r-nn. A PIECE OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION. Mill to Employ Coanal to Protect Demo cratic Itegtatrar la Carl-yins Oat th Work or tho Machine. The Morning Post admits that the bill passed by the Legislature au thorizing the Governor to employ counsel to defend State election offi cers was a piece of special legislation to pay the attorney fees of the Dem ocratic registrars who have been in dicted in the western part of the State for violating their own election law. The article below is taken from Friday's Post: "Yesterday's session of the Senate chiefly consisted of three hours oi argument and the debate was a warm number.' "The rucus grew out of the pass age, on its second and third readings, of the House bill authorizing j the Oovernor to employ additional oun sel to defeud State elect iou officers now or hereafter indicted in the Federal court the object of th bill being to secure a proper and effective (ieieube in me uuiieu states couru of the Demo rraiic registrars of Fo -s y t h, Mecklen burg, Montgomery and other counties who have been indicted at the Instance of Unite' States District Attorney Holtou and fusion politicians." Danville lUx. Over thirty years ago, beneath the warm sunshine of the Old North State, a man and a girl discovered In their hearts the devr of youth. That strange, fragrant flower that has ever made tweet the turn of hu man existence since In the Garden long ago, Adam concluded that it was not good for man to be alone, gladdened their hearts with Its won derful beauty, and the sweetuess and strangeness of Its intoxicating perfume. They loved, those two, aud the world grew brighter as the mystical meaning of this new glad ness lighted their paths as with a halo. But the dark wolf of pover ty howled in the distance. They read life's meaning In the long line that stretched into tho future, aud would not. Tho man said he would go out and carve a fortune for him self in the lives of his fellow men. he girl said she would wait for him. And so they parted. Not many days ago this mau stood in his doorway in the wild aud wooly West and gazed over the wide area of his arable lands, lie heard the champ of many horses from his stables. He heard the low of num erous cattle from the meadows. The hillsides in front of him were white like snow with his herds of sheen. In his hands he held a letter saying that his sweetheart of the long ago still waited for him in the Old North State. He filled his pockets with a roll that would make one's wifh- t5ne quiver and started for tho East. In Danville he met an old school friend and to him ho told the tale. He showed a photograph of a wom an as young and tresh-lookinsr as when the dews of youth nourished the blossom of love In her heart. He did not tarry lone:, but took tho first train for the South, anxious to whisper into the woman's ear the same tale that she listened to as a maiden thirty years ago. He promised to stop for two days on his way back to the West, and et his friend here see the woman who knows how to wait. . Held the Officer on Hot Hioye, Georgetown, Ky., Dispatch, 12th. A desperate fight took' place here to-day between Chief of. Police Lus by and Deputy Vaughn and a negro named Newton Nelson. ' Lusby and his assistant arrested Nelson this morning after a sharp figrht, in which the negro was shot in the foot, but during: the day he broke out of the station house and return- times, once through the breast. He will die." Lusby was severely burned. He ! and his deputies haye killed seven negroes during the last five years. Weyler In the, Saddle. Washington, Feb. 16. Informa tion has been received here that, owing to the inability of the civil government in the province of Mad rid to maintain public order, full authority in the province has been given to the captain-general of Mad rid, General Weylerl It has been found expedient to declare martial law, and General Weyler has occu pied all the most important points in the city with his troops. It is spiring to prevent harmony in the police force. Topeka joints yet remain closed but the Vigilance Committee is care fully watching the situation. Most of the preachers will preach specia sermons on the "joiot" question to morrow. A FREE FOR AXIi FIGHT. Beloit, Kansas, Feb. 16. There wras a free-for-all fight today, aris 4ng from the feeling over the joints The temperance men and women in sisted on inspecting the places to see that their orders for closing had been observed. The mayor allowed three or four enter a joint at a time, and sent an officer to see that no damage was done. The lnvestigat TEC3U3CJ WILL ICS! flAat. PECULIAR RAILROAD MISHAPS. Sour Milk a Poor Substitute for Water- ng-iner Buri.din Hia Cab. Cortland, N. Yl, Feb. 15. The Erie and Central New York Rail way, extending from Cortland to Ciucinnatus, has a water tank at Cincinnatus, which is supplied with water by a pump in a creamery ad joining. An employe made a Wrong connection yesterday and fill ed the tank witn sour milk trom a vat. The milk was taken aboard by an engine which started for Cort land. The fireman could not keep up steam, as the sour milk would not feed into the boiler, and an inspection showed that the con necting pipes were filled with curd from milk.. There was barely enough steam to get the engine to Cortland, where it required a great deal of work to clear the pipes. Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 15. A pas senger train on tne .imira, Port land, and Northern Road, due here at 6 o'clock p. m., ran into a deep cut filled with snow a mile outside of East Ithaca station. The snow was forced in through the windows of the engineer's cab and crowded him against the tender, and shut him oft completely from connection with the throttle of the locomotive, which was then running at a high rate of speed. The fireman, seeing the plight of Engineer Reidy, climbed back across the tender and was able to stop the train by the use of the emergency valve Just in time to avoid, an accident. It required some time for the passengers to re lease, the engineer from -underneath the grert heap of snow that had piled In upon him. roaVa rw New York Sun. Fully fifty trade offlcer of th rallrutds Gyrating In the Vt4rrn. Central TraOc and Trunk Lin ter ritory have Uu lu New York with in the pa,-l (Vw day, and the nen have talkrd lrtvly though unofficial ly, of the pniftct of uee4ng re ductions In the working foicu of all the roads Involved in the big con solidation, and "community of lu terest" deals. Estimate have varied regarding the number of railway employe who are likely to Ions their J.J-s iu consequence of the centralization of executive work, tho abolition of competing agencies and the- conoli datlon of traffic and accounting de partments. One rallrood traffic manager says that the railroad- in the big combinations already form ed can do away with the service of 50,000 persons now employed. An other rallrmd man puts the figure at 75,000 and there are many esti mates at from 25,000 up. It is a recognized (act among tl railroad men that economy of nitr ation is tho chief reason for combin ing groups of railroad In different parts of the country. Two 4 of officers will not be retained when one set can do the work, and after two competing railroads are consoli dated it is a question of the survi val of the fittest on the part of the high salaried executives. In the Vanderbilt system moro than f 100,- 000 has been saved annually by con solidation of duties, abolition of of ficers and reductions In pay. This saving in salaries is but a small part of the economies effected by menr- Ing departments and doing away with superfluous heads of depart ments, agents etc. The recent union of the Reading and the Jeey Ceutral Railroads tho Southern and the Mobile A Ohio, aud the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific are cited as in stances where enormous saving will soon be brought about by the con solidation of departments and the reduction in clerical forces. A great many high-salaried railroad presidents and vice-presidents are likely to retire to private life with in the next two years. CSIB C1CIS CUI CSAtltm. T T Mitt i C i i i If il n, Chailotte Obamrrr. Considerable Inter U bHng r vired la tulnlcg ojrlV bear Charlotte, and amoog the tzxt ac tive proprrUc la the 8uutzervtlle( Charu4oa. Orler and MctVxnh tutor. Throojch the cater ti of C A. A toe, a Colorado culatog tuan, ho caioe her two year tfu, nw dated with rapitalUU frocu Kkrh tuood, the Su turnery Hie ha tmtt de veloped trotu a prospect to a rudu ting mine, new running a teutatu. mill day and night. Through Mr. Amea the Orler Mine u auk! a year go toF. W. Wool worth, a million aire ot New York, w ho la opeulng up the proTly with exteolv de velopment. The Champion Mine, nine mile northeast of Charlotte, now has a teu-4arup mill In t.pr ra ti on, under the tuanacen-fit of Mr. Ames. ThU ir" petty baa a very prontia! tig outlook The McComhrt Mine l being ope rated on an extensive arale ty the Atlanta Smelting Corntwny, under the supervlnion of C. J. lughmi, vt ho is also an eTperetMd 't-- -r u mining man. The attention of t-apitalUU l t ing directed to the uudevt otd gold deposits of Met k lenburg county, which only require the application of Wetorn ueihuU of mining atul a a . , mouern macninery for treatiug ore, to make mining one of the tin tt lying Investment in the Ktate. UEUALBE EVIDENCE INNOCENT NKliltO CONVICT ED OK MIRHEU IN CATAWBA. OAS StfTIKClO T8 XX tZZZ AT tVTCa. a r- T. Capt. King Discharged. Washington, Feb. 20. According to an order lued at the War De partment, Capt. Cyril W. King, as sistant quartermaster United Statett volunteers, ha been discharged from the service of the United States by direction of the President, to take effect 15, 1901, "his services being no longer required." This action Indicates that Capt. King will not be court-martialed for alleged misconduct involving the al leged acceptance of a bribe from a contractor for work at Fort Morgan, Ala., and that further proceeding-) under the charge upon which he was arrested will be left to the de mination of the civil authorities. THE HOB LOST ITS MERYL ArUr Smrimg mm Allrc4 AMltr. N On Wa WI11U u TU a IUt Arumm4 Ilia 'rk. Huntsvllle, Ala., Feb. in l the arrival of the militia from Hir mingham aud Uadndt-n ordered to Ountersville by Governor Samford all attempt to lynch lierry Hall, the white school master, for an alkged ansault on Cora Pritchett, a 13 year old white girl, have lwen dlfqlled and no signs of a mob are now apjw rent. The jail Is clotely guarded by the two coiopauiert of soldier. At the close of Hall's preliminary I rial the mob burst lu the d.-or ! the ctirt room, k cured Hail with il trouble, and led hliu Into lh court houo yaid for the evident pur pose of hanging him. A rope wa thrown over a limb. No one, how ever, vtould volunteer to lie the ro around the victim's neck. Koine m inules were wat-d in trying to compel various men to perform thi tak, but at the critical time a dejio ty sheriff walked up with no resis tance whatever on the part of the mob and led the pilsoner to Jail. The Sheridan's Passengers. Stfn Francico, Feb. 15. At noon to-morrow the transport Sheridan will sail for Manila via Honolulu with 1,200 soldiers comprising two battalions of the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh infantry and a num ber of recruits and cabin passengers. Among the latter will be Oscar F. Williams, United States consul to Singapore, C. G. Abbott and assist ant, representing the Smithsonian Institute, for Sumatra, Mrs. 1 Ber nard Moses, wife of one of the Philippines Commissioners, and the wives of several military and naval officers. The Sheridan takes a car go of 3.900 tons of supplies for troops in the Philippines and China. WILCOX TO KEEP HIS SEAT. The . To prohibit the sale or manufac- believed that changed in the minis- jn committee was followed bv a ture of spirituous liquors in Madison try are lnevitaDie. county. The bill to exempt members of military companies from working on public roads was killed. House Jenkins of Granville In troduced a bill for the establishment of a new county. It provides that the new county be created out of parts of Granville. Franklin and Wake counties. A petition was presented by Mr. Ebbs, from Madison, from certain citizens of Cumberland, Caldwell, Cherekee, Cleveland, Camden and Mills Stop Jffgit Work. Albemarle, N. C.- Feb. 20. All the mills here have, stopped night work. This is due to the low price of yarn. They hope, by decreasing production to increase the price and clear up the situation. About 800 hands are thus thrpwn out of em ployment. The ney Eflrd mill will start up in a few weeks, and this will employ about one hundred. The 11-hour system gpps into effect .the first of March, and no child under large crowd. Soon an alarm of fire was sounded, and a hose cart dashed up and the firemen commenced throwing water on the crowd. Some men attempted to cut the hose, but were prevented by a display of re volvers. After several had been more or less hurt some arrests were made and quiet was restored. tteprcaentattr From Hawat wai not Found Guilty or Treason. . i 1 1 T r a dissenting vote, me nouse tom mittee on Election No. 1 this morn- ng agreed that Delegate Wilcox should remain in his seat undisturb ed. A report will be made by Chairman Taylor that the charges made by attorney John D. Gear were investigated by the committee and no ground was found for dis turbing Mr. Wilcox. 200-Mile Wireless Message. London, Feb. 19. Prof. John A Fleming, lecturing at Liverpool, said he had SIgnor Marconi's per- Carteret asking certain modifications 1 12 years is to be worked in the mills, mission to announce that on the first aay 01 uio reign 01 xviug xAtwaru VII, Marconi sent wireless messa- of the elections laws. The following new bills were in troduced. Daniels, of Vance, to amend chap ter 360, Laws of 1897, in regard to impounding live stock in Vance county. Parker, of Halifax, to prevent the raising of Spanish peanuts on State farm. Parker, to prevent the State from hiring farm laborers. Lane, of Kockingham, to amend chapter 581, Public Laws of 1899, in relation to working the public roads of Rockingham county. Winston, of Bertie, resolution in ma aa a iAvannnT'i'n nararkMaK 1 . a j- e -a- . . .1,4. y- w lavor ox juiwaras ana ijrougnton hil. r. - b.1 I 1 . a I ovav uoara 01 xauuaumng ana - w t -nd E. M. Uizell. Public Printers. rsguiate tne Duainess 01 emoaLm Mob After a School Teacher. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 16. A special to The Age-Herald from Huntsvillej Ala says: 'News has reached here 01 great excitement in Marshall county, over a case of crim inal assault. A white school teach er named Hall, -near Ountersville, it Is said, committed a criminal as sault upon a 18-year-old girk A mob scoured the country for the teacher, but he fell into the hands of officers and was lodged in jail at Guntersville. ';: ges between St. Catherine's, Isle of Wight, and The Lizzard, 200 miles. Perfect communication - between the two points has. since been estab lished. Portrait of Vance. The Daughters of the Confederacy of North Carolina are working to place a portrait of Governor Vance in the North Carolina room in Rich mond, Va. - - Extra Session Will be Called. Washington, Feb. 20. The lre- ident has informed certain Senators Reports from . Alaska state that the thermometer registers 70 below zero. What an ideal residence for that Congress would be called in ex the gay and festive plumber. Mon-1 tra session as toon as the Cuban con- Reld May Succeed Cnoate. Washington, Feb. 15. Whltelaw Reid, editor of the New York Trib- v T a a a une, ana tormer itepuDiican candi date for Vice-President, was at the White House this afternoon and had a long conference with the President immediately after the meeting of the cabinet. It is stated on good authority that the President has tendered him the post of - Ambassador to Great Britain to succeed Mr. Choate. It is also stated that Mr. Choate Is to return to America to enter the President's cabinet. Father Sent to Prlaon. Cumberland, Md., Feb. 19. Judge Sloan has sentenced William lirendllnger, the uibsdon exh..rtfr and former boatman on the Chesa peake and Ohio Canal, to two yar in the penitentiary, lielng convicted on a charge made aginst him by his sixteen-year-old daughter Clara. Baltimore Wlrea to Oo Under ground. Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20. The electrical commission of Baltimore has adopted resolutions and drafted letter notifying all electrical, tele phone and telegraph companies u ing poles and wires In the city streets. except trolly wires and llen, that all such poles must be removed and the wires placed In conduits by the end of the present year. Grip-crazed Man' Leap. . Parkersburg, W. Va., Frb. 16. B. D. Carr, a traveling man crazed by tne grip, leaped from a second story window at the City Hospital, Thursday, taking sash and glass with him and dragging William Hender son, a nurse, out on to a corn Ion. Carr escaped wrioui injury but i In a bad way from the shock. Consul Goee Cro y. Washington, Feb. 16. In a tele gram to the State Department the vice consul at Kehi, Germany, fys that Alexander Wood, the consul there, suddenly became insane and was taken to and asylum at Stras burg. The experts who examined Mr. Wood declared that recovery possible. Gettlnsr Snuare With His Con science. From the Chicago Tribune. "The poor old X., Y. and Z. rail road," wrote the editor of the Hick ory Ridge Miurlan, 'declines to exchange courtesies with us this year and we have taken its ad. out of our columns. It's a moth-eaten old concern, any way, and we never took a trip over it without kfeeing our wife good-by twice and taking ut an extra accident insurance poli cy before we started. Last year we done $467 worth of lying for the Y. and 2L, and all we got in return was S27.40 worth of traveling. We can stand it if the darned old road can. When you feel as if yon would like tov.be seasick and don't care par ticularly how you get the. sensation, and have plenty of money and no better way to get rid of It, and would Just as lief risk your lite as not, ana haven't and other way or spending your time, go and take a ride of five or six miles on the X., Y. : and Zn and may the LonKhave mercy on youfBoal!'' - : American Sailor Buried AUt. Washington, Feb. 19. According to mall advices from the Philip pines, Captain Novico, the insur gent officer who commanded the band which captured Lieutenant Gllmore and party of the Yorktown and held them captive for many months, has been sentenced to im prisonment at hard labor for life, on the charge of having permitted one of Gilmore's party to be buried alive. The victim was a sailor named Mac- Donaldr who was a burden to the Filipinos because of hia wounds. Aaat PecaT Joae. aa Old On. Lexington, Ky., Feb. 16. Aunt Peggy Jones, 124 years old, died yesterday in the arms of her hundred-year-old daughter. Aunt Peggy was an ardent believer In the old times and has often said that the condition of negroes was better In the days before the war than at present. Men Froaen In Maryland. Hagerstown, Md., Feb. 20. Dan iel P. Fortney, road supervisor of Franklin coanty, was frozen to death on a road near his' home, Waynes boro, last week. Howard M. Kozer was frozen to death Wednesday near Newville. He started oat in a sleigh and got within three miles of home. He was found the next morning lying in the road.' Boy Attempt to Commit Suicide Mount Vernon, 0 Feb. 15. WIl lie Huffman, nine years old, made a desnerate effort to commit sulci le today with a knife. He cut hi throat badly. His mother rescue! him and had him lorkxl up to keep him from killing himself. Cigar ette smoking is believed to have un balanced him. -.-i-i The eb&rper a man is the harder We call the attention of oar read ers to the advertisement of the Cash Bayer's Supply Company, which ap pears in another colnmn of this pav Centenarlan Burned to Death. Philadelphia. Feb. 15. After II ing 103 years, JSancy Woods, color ed, was burned to death, it is thought, while attempting to light her . pipe, which she habitually smoked. Eight alleged Boxer leaden, after trial by oncers of Chang Chi Tung, the Viceroy of Hanknw. have been Ttt a t la rw iW K W IJf. Atlanta Coutltuttm. Newttto, N. February .-A cat uixtirml brr thU wr-. that fthow how danerroua it U la tuatt of life and dth. to taV anything f-r grant ixl luttd of 1ov1cl cxjo cliulvfly all the tact mrmry i. make out a charg of murd?. A mau by the name of Sinnm ITawM-r, aUiut eighty yr old and who tltl by IniMftr a fr utll fnm thl town, wa found dad In hi dwelling hou. An eramlna tlon of the ly di'cwi a vera cut on the luml and It wa arT-jM by evertly that tb old man bad dUxl of tin wound. A negro by tha nam f Inor4 Travl llvoa within a (uarw of a miloof IIaMr, atxl tdi track w hich provM to l thM of TravU, wen fouud going and rt4umln( from tho houe of Hiumt. A trail of nouio rwtti criming from under the hiKiw wa aUo found. Travl admitted that he had lm titers on the previou aiterna, but Would make no further eiplanatlon. lie trenuouAly denied ttiat he bad harmed the old man, and Inflated that ho had dlod a natural dmth. TravU waarrhed and a few gold coltw were found on hia M-raoa for w hlch he preMently rfued to ac count. It wa al hown that on ly a few days before Hawarr had fold In thU town varlou article of produe and chickens, turkeys, egg aud other thlnin and had (hanged his money at the hank into god aa a his uual custom. On these tacts the coroner' Jury returned a verdict against I ravin, although It was proven that the houw) had not boi-n entered, unlens with a fale key, that nothing limd been stolen, that there was no 'gna of a struggle, and there was no rootlv for the murder other than robbery, btouae Travis and Hiw wr were the bvt of friend. The money and watch of Hawser were lu the clothes lie had on when he was found dtd. All his private pa-rs deed, mort gagen, notes and other it, were all intact, and ap-aml not to have been dUturhod. No weam by w hich the blow could have been In flicted could 1 fouud. TravU w aa arrested and iit in Jail. He stoutly maintained hU Innocence and de clared that Hawser died a natural dth. The coroner did not have a ptwt-mortein examinations made be cause the attending county phyalclan said that It wa not mvewary and that the wound on the bead had caused death. Travis Instated to every one to whom he talked that there should be a poet-mortem ex amination and that this would prova that Hawser died a natural death. TravU was not able to employ a Uwyer and therefore had no one to look after hU lntereat. TravU aUo would not tell where he got the gold coins and this added to the belief that be had murdered Hawser. The trUl came on and on the facts aa herein atated. TravU was found guilty of murder in the find degree. After the trial the Judge uggeted to the prowjcuting attorney that in order to be perfectly certain aa to the cause of death and not make the horrible mistake of hanging an In nocent man, that the body be ex humed anl a post-mortem made. TrU was done and to the great rur priwe of eveyrbody it was found that the wound on the head was en tirely superficial and did not cause the fracture of the outer skull bone. Inside the tkull was found a can cerous growth on the brain which had undoubtedly caused the death of the old man. The verdict wa then set aside and TravU was dis charged and he then made this state ment: He had gone to the hooe of Haw ser to get pay for a number of quail he had sold Hawser. Hawser paid him in gold and made a memoran da of the payment on a piece of pa per and put the same in Ids inside coat pocket. While sitting there with the old man this being the ' evening before Hawser was found dead Hawser fell to the floor and died while TravU was there. In fall ing the bead struck the floor very hard which made the wound on the bead. Travis knew that Hawser was dead and he was afraid thai be would be charged with murdering the old man If it wa . known that he tm there when be died, no mat ter what ex pU nation be might give of the cause of his death Therefore be locked the door and pot the key In the old man's pants pockt, and then took op a plank which farmed a part of the floor and which had not been Bailed down to the sleepers, and got under the house and man aged to get the plank bark into its place, and crawled oat ssd went home. An examination of the clothes discovered the key 4n the pants pocket and the memoranda of the payment of the xaoney in the in side coat pocket exactly as TravU uuj. ' (Continued on Second Page.) tana Beonrd.1 latitution wm received. it U tonaakea tool of him. decapitated at that place..