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I VOLUME XXVII
WILSON, X. C, J AX. 14, 1897.
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According to the best information
Mr. McKinley is having a great deal
of trouble to hil the two most import-I
1 ant places in his cabinet the secre-
j taryships of State and Treasury.
I There are three men from among
ie wants to fi 1 these two
These are Sherman, Allison
t I and Dingiey. All three arc disinclin-
I ed t accept, and Mr. McKinley has
1 not been able to settle upon any one
j else entirely satisfactory for either
t i Place-
j Tenders have not been made and
declined by rtny ot these gentlemen,
but all three have been sounded di-
;j recti y or indirectly, and it has been
j found that all would preier to retain
their present positions. Mr. Allison,
it is understood, will positively not
J accept a Cabinet position. It re
I mains to be seen whether the other
I two can be induced to accept. Mr.
4 McKinley is re-presented as being
hopeful that both will agree to serve
the administration, but he is under
I the necessity of looking elsewhere, as
I neither will agree to go into the cabi
X net, except as a matter of party duty.
I Mr. McKmley has asked a num
ber ot men to make suggestions for
both the State and Treasury depar
tments and has indicated that he had
fnot been able to think of any one
so well suited as the three men he
has in contemplation.
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i i ne idea oi ir. nan na jrnincr i i
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unc duiuci iias uccii rfuriuuuucu al
together, it is said. In addition to his
I disinclination to take such a position
the consideration of his health enters
I I into the matter.
? i It is asserted on the best of author-
ity, though the fact is not generally
I known,that Mr. Hanna has had two
i I or three attacks recently, which have
; 'given his friends great concern, He
? j has suffered, it is said, on two or three
occasions recently, momentary col-
; jlapse indicating an overstrain of his
constitution. His physicians hive
jnot been prepared to say that these
I 'attacks were necessarily of a serious
-character as they might be the result
- of nothing worse than temporary ex-
j ihaustion, but at the same time the
fvjmatter has cmsed anxiety among his
l i friends Washington Star.
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A I'.'vllv Mfss in ltiv:irt',
Dover, Del , Jan. 5 The Dela
ware Legislature was organized to
il iay with much confusion and turmoil,
phe seven Kent county Republicans
fagainst whose seat the Court of Er-
' .rors and Appeils yesterday decided,
fwere denied lecognition, and after
fruitless protest the Republicans left
jthe ha'l an i org mized a "Rump"
jHouse at the Hotel Richardson.
fThere they elected Dr. T. C. Moore
" ISpc.iker, and Charles Hastings Clerk
lifter notifying the Senate that they
jwere ready to receive any communi
cation trom that body and receiving
io reply the body then adjourned to
jneet next Friday afternoon.
I The Kent countians were led by
)r. George W. Marshall, chairman
pf the Republican county committee,
vho vainly appealed to the Speaker
and clerk of the regular House to ac
cept their credentials. When they
appealedWthe Republicans to retire !
from the hail and organize another
body, Senators Pearce and John Mc
poore refused to do so, although it is
tharged to-night thafthey had agreed
jo do so in case Senator J. Frank
Allee of Kent was not rcognized.
I The Senate was organized by the
democrats, Samuel B. Meredith,
bear was in dispute, beinrr a -
Owed 10 VOte While A1W v:is not '
This made the vote four to five in fa
vor of the Democrats. After partici
pating in the vote fur temporal y
j chairman, the Republicans refused to
j vote e:cent in case of the ehanlain.
whcn John M. C. Moore voted ibr
Rev. T. Revelle, who was elected.
Senator Hanby championed the
caue of the Republicans, but his col
leagues remained mute.
Before the ajournment, Senator
Alrichs filed a protest against the
right of Mr. Meredith to vote on tem
porary organization, but no action
was taken thereon.
After adjournment, the Republican
j Senators held a conference in the
! State House parlor, during which
j Senators Hanby and AUee accused
j Senator Fisher Pearce of treachery,
and of playing into the hands of the
Democrats. Pearce made no de
fence. WKVI.Ki: AGAIN.
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Confident- i-i Him l'roioel liefomis
lor Ciil);i-Gi(':tt Plurality Ainmii; the
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London, January 8 The Stand
ard's Madrid correspondent tele
graphs that despite the criticisms of
the press. Captain General Weyler
has certainly regained favor in offici
al circles, owing to the demonstra
tions made in his lavor by the loyal
ists in Havana. Loyalist clubs have
cabled to the government that they
believe that General Weyler's policy
will pacify the island and urge that
he be retained in his -command. The
government also seems to be satisfied
with General " Weyler's dispatches
The correspondents say that the! gov
ernment has already formulated de
crees granting reforms which will be
put into effect as soon ps Gen
eral Weyler announces the paci
fication of the provinces of Habana
and Maranzas and 'the security of
crops in half the island is assured. It
is understood that under the scheme
of reform all the services in the island
will be placed under the direction of
a council of administration, which is
about to be created, but everything
concerning the army and navy jus
tice, taxation and tariff will be re
tained by Spain: The Cuban and !
Porto Rican deputies will continue to
sit in the cortes. The councils in
both Cuba and Porto Rico will be
consulted concerning the budgets and
taxation anel their views will be sub
mitted to the cortes.
The government expects that this
scheme will conciliate a majority of
the Cubans and improve the relations
with the United States.
The Heraldo, as an instance of the
death rate and the sickness among
the soldiers in Cuba, says that a col
nmn of 4,000 men sent to the island
at the beginning of November num
bered only 700 men at the end ot that
month. Many others columns show
similar losses from death and sick
ness. The latest big windfall has struck
the Himelberger family of Reading,
Pa , anel the remarkable thing abeut
it is that it came from North Carolina
from an old fellow who saved up be
tween $3,000,000 and $4,000,000,
died and left it all to the Himelber
gers. The only unlikely thing about
this is that men with that much mon
ey are rarely in the habit of living or
dying in North Carolina. Star.
The lynchings last year numbered
according to the Chicago Tribune,
131, of which 107 were in the South
and 24 in other parts of the country.
The number of negroes lynched was
So, and of white men 51. Star.
Hargrave the hustler, has intro-
a.,a . ct, CT.ctm
ic nrnvhtr rmitp nnnillar.
A HUMAN FIEND.
Five IV-rsous Murilered Willi out
A Lj'ix-li i iijc I'robalile.
Mayesville, S, C, Jan 7
Cooper, the negro outlaw, it will be
remembered shot and killed another
negro by the name of Davis and '
wounded several others at Magnolia
a few days- ago and for whom there
is a reward of $ioo offered by the
Governor, put in some more bloody
work this morning near Magnolia.
Cooper entered the house of Mr.
Ren Wilson this morning about sun
rise and demanded the use of Mr.
Wilson's buggy which was retused.
This human monster then picked up
an axe and split Mr. Ren Wilson's
bead wide open. He then made for
Mr. Wesley Wilson, the son, and
murdered him in a like manner. Me
then murdered Mrs, Wesley Wilson
with the same weapon, after which hie
struck down a negro who had come
up on hearing the noise. He left the
axe sticking in the negro's head.
Soon afterward the telegraph wires
began to hum with a full account of
the bloody and shocking tragedy.
As soon as the news reached Sumter
the Sheriff orgamzea a posse of men
chartered a special car, and came
over to Mayesville, where reinforce
ments from this town and surround
ing country awaiting his command
Soon word reached the sheriff here
that Simon Cooper had been seen
within two miles of Sumter in a bug-
gy, wrapped in a quilt, with another
negro driving him. The sheriff then
divided the volunteers into several
posses and sent them out in diflerent
directions, while he, with severa
others, returned to Sumter on a spec
ial train. Several persons who came
to Mayesville during the day report
ed that they had met a buggy on the
road, and that some one was in the
buggy wrapped up in a quilt, and
one person, the driver of the venicle,
said that the person so wrapped up
was his wife, and that she was sick
and that he was taking her to the
At a late hour this evening the
driver ot the vehicle was captured and
brought to Mayesville. The fellow
proved to be a young negro by the
name of Boyle. The quilt was in the
buggy and proved to be the proper
ty ol Mr. Wesley Wilson, one of the
murdered men. Boyle is locked up
here in the guard house and will be
taken to Sumter jail. The coroner
went over to the scene of the terrible
tragedy to-day and held an inquest
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over the dead bodies. i , . . , tU n
passed to-day reduces these offenses
The Wilsons were white people of to flve vjz.; treason rape, murder,
high standing in the community and . ancj tvvo offenses applicrtble the ar
their untimely death is deplored by my and navy jn aI other offenses
all who knew them. Mr. Ben Wil-1 hard labor for life is substituted as the
son was an old man, about eighty maxjmUm punishment, and even in
years ot age, his son Wesley wascasesof murder or rape hard labor
about .cny. Mrs. Wilson was about
thirty-five. Two poor little innocent
children have been left orphans on
account of the terrible deed of the
monster Simon Cooper.
Lip to this hour Cooper has not
been captured but it is almost impos
sible for him to escape as the country
is being scoured in every direction
for him and if captured we predict
that fate will be a terrible one.
Cooper got out of the buggy near
Sumter,but it is believed he did not
enter the town, and that he has gone
in the direction of Mechanicsville
where he has an uncle living. When
he got out of the buggy, so
Boyle says he told the driver that
he expected to go back to Magnolia
1 tonight and flood the town with
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Keoults of a l ilit in n Dark lloom of
IJrnitke:i II 11 nar inns at a'Chrl-Jeiiin:;-
1 Scranton. Pa. T.immrv s An
Hungarian Christening at Mayfield,
this county yesterday had the usual
Moody ending which attends these
festivals. As the result of a fight
with knives, one man is dead, two
are dying and five others are badly
carved, Strong liquor flowed freely
at the Christening and soon many of
the men were mad with drink.
Seven of the participants in the
feastwent to the house of Lucetz Krut
chas. Krmchas soon had to resent
an insult to his wife ami then the
knives tUshed out. Mrs. Krutchas
dashed out the light and fled from
the rooms. A fearful right followed
in the dark. The drink-maddened
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men tui auu siaooeu eacn otner anu
roiled together upon the floor
deadly grapple. Finally a constable tu,lt u , . n , , 1 . . , -
11 that he saw a ll.ick ot beautrul white
and a posse broke into the house and ro,rl, r, ' 1 -n
1 , swans nearly five inues long. 1 hey
when a light was had a ghastly pic- ! fl.M1. n t ,, , , .
1 1 new well togctln r and kept tar out
ture was presented. The furniture fo tt , 1 f.
1 into the sound. It is erv rare to
was battered and broken and blood cescttun.- 1 1 ,
see these birds m sucn large numbers,
was everywhere and stretched on the ; and (he Kem,emcn .j,,..,,, j, ,!lcal,
floor were e.Sht apparently dead and j coId weather a!K.;J(, .,;N
dying men, groaning anel cursing.
A physician was hastily summon- Winon. X- C.January 5 -The
ed. Krutchas was so terribly cut Vadkin Manufacturing Compa
that he died in a short while. The j "' ovvntrs of a hr-e C()tton ni511 at
injuries of the other men show the j Yadkin Falls' Str,nlt:" coi:,!tv' N' C-
nitnrP of tl frU TVir
Guzy was cut over the heart and leit
j hand severed at the wrist, will die,
Wazyl Zubi, stabbed in the back lung
pierced and chunk of meat cut from
shoulder, will probably die, John
Turpaknoe, ear cut off and numerous
slashes on shoulder and back, Paul
Pawaik, face and arms slashed, John
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To lolisli Ilanyin-;.
W imnclnn Tun r Tt-i Qamfo
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passed the House bill abolishing the j
death penalty in a number of cases.
The measure is in the line of recent!
State laws abolishing capital punish-
hient and applies the same principles
to Federal offices, although the !
change is not extended to total aboli
tion of the death oenaltv. The nrps-
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Colonial times, have a sanguinary as
pect and prescribe death for sixtv of-
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1 t-n nt rarmne r iQnrfpr I l u Kill
may be substituted if the jury states
in its verdict, "without capital punish
ment.'' As the bill has passed the
House after a long crusade by Rep
resentative Curtis, of New York, and
is amended but slightly by the Sen
ate, it is likely to go to the President
when the minor disagreements are ar-
San Francisco will soon have the
most capacious wine tank in the
world. There is one in Toledo, O.,
which will hold 54,000 gallons, and I
one in Germany which holds 50,000, 1
but this one in San Francisco will
hold So.ooo gallons. Star. I
tester, ice neaa, ana oreast oacuy j sued and the new company has ar
cut. Micheal Oleaniz, stabbed in ranged to sell $450,000 worth of
the face and back, Andrew Telep, bonds with which to settle all claims
stabs and arm broken. Th:se men j against the old corporation arid build
are under gua.d in the hospital and i and equip the missing link m the
an investigation of the affair is being j road between Newton and Hickory.
"Old, yet ever new, and simple and j At Richmond, Ya.. Mond iy, while
beautiful ever," sings the poet, in Paul Davis, negro, was being conveyed
words which might well apply to ' from Henrico county jail to the court
Ayer's Sarsaparilla the most efficient hoase to be tried for criminal assault
and scientific blood-purifier ever offer-1 n Cora Twitchell, a white girl, the
ed to suffering humanity. NothingTmt ' father of the girl, C. A. Twitchell, shot
superior merit keeps it so long to the the negro, inflicting a wound which
front. . may prove fatal.
Rr.YIF.W OF KF.fKNT 1 1 A 1TF.X I N( .
THROl (.HOI T :Y. STATF.
An ordinance lias b
the Kaypjtcx i.le rum mills
to close at 10 o'clock t vt ry ivght ex
cept Saturday when they may stay
open until 11.
There is a movement on loot
among the negroes to establish a cot
ton factory at Concord. Abm one
half ot the capital stock lias already
been subscript d ard it looks as if the
' Project would n allv s icceeil. This
enterprising -pint is commendable
ancl should be M:p; k . rted.
. Near Roanoke island a short time
a0 a reliable opntlemnn informs iw
! U,1C "1U lUL narils 01 - MC
Canless, receiver, The s'ock is
largely owned by Sdisbury people.
The failure was due to the inability of
creditors to realize on their stock.
A company has been organized to
buy the narrow guage Chester and
Lenoir rail road in the Western part
of the State. New stock will be is-
In Beaver Dam township, there is
a sensation. The cause is the rather
peculiar action of several wells. Since
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uie wecemper snow tnree wens in
the same neighbor hood have gone to
boiling. All over the bottom of the
wells the water boiis and bubbles like
a pot, and there is an accompanying
singing noise that can be heard some
distance away. Greenville Reflector.
In 1S63 the federal authorities de
stroyed fifty-five bales ol cotton, the'
property of John D. Thorne, of Lit
tleton. We are pleased to note that
Senator Marion Butler has introduced
a bill in the United States Senate
for Mr. Thome's relief, providing for
the payment of $i2,Soo for the burn
ing of said cotton. This is one of
Senator Butler's acts that all the peo
ple of Halifax county will heartily ap
prove. Weldon News.
In strange form indeed does death
come when life goes out in laughter,
but in such manner, ue are informed,
death came last Saturday to Mr. Dan
Siftord. He was at the store of Mr.
Will Thompson, in Stanley Creek.
Of a social disposition- he was enjoy
ing conversation and companionship
with friends and neighbors who
chanced to be there also. He threw
his head back in laughter at him,
when it was noticed that he kept on
backward and fell over dead. He
was a good citizen and was well known
over the county
He used to run a
ferry not far below Mountain Island
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