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The superintendent of public iii'tntc
lion is sending out the n.-w public
school law, which is certainly a great
improvement on t lie verv defective cne
It is Bishop Cheshire's plan to raise
glOil.'mO in the three dioceses in North
Carolina for the endowment of St.
Mary's school ut Jialcigli.
Judge Walter Clark is 'viitinj; a his
orv of North Carolina, to he used in
the M-hools. It will lie puli'ishcd by
Hie I'niviTMty l'ulI lli in' Company.
The toiwvr. fa-.-toi v .f II. K. I'.ohin
m.ii V Son nt Moeksil!e. near Winston,
Jias heen destroyed bv lire. 'I he loss
was very heavy with little insurance.
There was placed in ihe State M:t
seum the largest and finest crystal of
mica ever found. It weighs Pi t pounds,
and is worth .?'. It is from the l.'w.v
e:i mine, in Macon county, uhi(hwas
owned bv Houen Bros., n-w dead, and
exhil-ited bv ther mother, Mrs. M. L.
liowen, of "Chicago, and .1 nnaluskto
Lodge of Masons, of 1'ianMin.
Mrs. I,n la J'.. Clayton, of l.aurin
t)i.r', has qualified as fidministratrix of
her husband's estate. Mr. W. K. Clay
ton was the ill fated engineer, who was
lulled in the fearful wreck that oc
curred on theS. A. Ij. road last Thanks
giving lny. Mrs. Clayton has entered
suit agaiii'-t the coin puny for jJoO.ooo
damages, and her case will he conduct
ed by Attorneys M. I,. John, of Laur
inhiiYg, and Frank McNeill, of Wil
mington. The cnsc will be tried be
t'ore the Superior Court of New Han
In the Superior Court nt iSuleigh,
Thursday, John 'iroves, white, wrs
convicted of murder in the second ilt-gr-
and sentenced to '.n years in tho
penitentiary. The crime of which he
ui'.s convicted uas Ihe killing of Henry
Wall, colored, on the '.'(.'tli of January,
at I'orestville, in this coiinty. Notice
of apif'nl was eiven.
In the SuperiorCoui t of Sun y county
'lln.isilay llohe.-t Mosi-ly was sentenced
to liiteeii years' imprisonment for luan
s.'nutrhter. The crime of which he was
ivM'tcd uiti tin; killing of W. M.
1 1 1, r iiliont a vrur a;'n. Mosely is I!0
vear i ' I anil lias tl wife and MX chil
dren. 'I he election for uhlermeii at Wil
mington under the amended charter,
resulted in the election of three leiuo
crats and two Republicans. Under the
amended charter, (iovernor RuNsell ap
point live aldermen, four of u horn nro
Kraut i fill ski
' tin- ' lilf TiulMtf vt an mtrauilvo p-
Ki'iigh. dry. .-n!v natche. llttl Ml.
ry rii.tlcn, rrfl nn l uitHlrhtly ringworm
iIi. h.. uoiiM ttix.il the t'l'auly of n vf-rltalile
'hum Thy r i-omilrti-ly tm.l qul.-kly .-iired
i 1 'tti-rlii- .' -jnT 11 li.x at iliti ur i or
'i " it: s'Hiui'S fn:n .'. T. t;i'ri!i.
PMfiwM Cannot be Cared
Ty local application!!, aa they cannot reach (lit
liiscaxuri l urtimi of the ear. There is (inly oi.
way future itunfufs", ami thai Is Ly ooiittifu
tmiiiil re-.nrUin. Deafnesa is rauat-u by an in.
iI.itii' iI condition ol tiie muc iiin lining oi the
Jvi-tacliian Tulie. When this tube Kela in
il iim il you have a rumbling suuud or niil?r-i-vl
lit-Bring, and warn it is entirely closed
1'ea'nesa ta tho re-ult, and unless the inQnm
nmiiiii cn be tak-n out and thH tube re
i lured tot a normal condition, horln r will be
l'vtri)v-d forav.T. Nine rasea out often are
raused by cntari h. whicti la notlnnf; but an in
11 lined condition of the inncoui surface,
WivillKtveinn Hniulrrd Do lrg for any
ca' o of I letfneea (caused by catarrh) that can
Md h cured by Hall's CatarTU Cure, hend for
F. J. CHFNir A Co., To'.edo, 0,
sbl by nriiBifi-t.-', 7"c.
Hall's Family Pills aro tlie best.
I'iw.mifth btimulute liver, klilne
i'm N. Never sicken, wcakrn or ip
To t be Sunt hern liapti-t Con cut ion,
t Vilmiiii;t.iii. X. (.'., May .".Mi to Htb. K.C.
. n '! it .ir i.tueort'ert t he b!(t service,
i;i : ii.ut,- .nnl ii Lair rate. In uddiMoa
lot !. I ' u 1 1 !a i" -iiv -i !i double daily service, i'.
' i.i .im.-,.iI .i run three "HaotM Special
Train lnnn Virginia. Noriii t'nii.liiii
s ciil it ( uroliiia and ' i:ia, makinn i n: r.e-
l:al.. i iniiif. Hons with trniut frmii all i..int
North. Snub, Kast and West, r or iiecial
I i uin l iiiuHcr. maps, t hue tables, rates
1 1. I.i t-., -let 'pers and all infnriio.l ion, address
r . a'l .n P. A. Newland. i.-u'l Ail.. Pass'r
li.-pl . 0 Kimball llou-e, AHantu. lia . oi T.
.1 Ami. r-i'ii, (ieii'i Pa-s'i- Act. Portsmout li.
'li.e Poiird of Arbitration settUJ Dukith's
No.l.ltae for Fifty Cents.
i iv. r l''.il cured. Why not li t Xo-To-Hhp
r. folate or remove your lesire tor tohaeco?
Sims uioiiey, makes health and mauliooil.
i 'lire tuarahiced. all celils ami M.lil, Ht Hll
Sv.imy(N. Y.)llk yroavers st ru.ik ratbtr
l i.aa itva up their tiuton.
KITS -tupped free ami permanently cured. No
I is alter hr-t i!n's .t.-e ol lit. K I.IN k'k lilll AT
N ntVKlUsi.iiii u. Kreef'triiil bot t ennd treat-I-e.
send to lr. Khue, ;.!l Arch St., Pnilu., Pa.
Mrs. Win-loiv'sSuiiihiiiii Syrup for children
n -t lii hit. Boliens the 1:11111s. reduces inHamina
t'on, allays pain, cures mini colic. L'V.a luiltie.
Whin bilious or coMive, eat a Ca'caret,
(an.ly catliartie; c:i,-. una run teed; 10, ".rM'.
I belieie Piso'sCure f"r Consumption saved
ui bi.'s life l ast summer. Mrs. A 1.1. IK Dot'O
n. I.eltoy, Miih., Ovt. M, 11.
a. 'tli. led with sore
K i- at er. Mrm-i
use Dr. I. Thomr-i-U
!! Sac a bottle
arel. the finest
st.X inis' liancf. One bottle lir. Kenner's
-i.ecliic 1 lite-, ucular. Kr.iloiih., Y.
U 11. :iit!e uh '. . u 10 . rofula trouble.
' e was treated Li p isj, iaiis and sent to a
'.snii-il niiluuf u-h grille!. We resorted to
!! '. .I'- Si,r npai ilia, and in n week we conld
.".11 l.-.ti e. We e.M.iii.r. -,1 a x In- her f is
1.1 .1 . ;.!C. and to d., her eyes aie perlecMy
v- ' 1 here is i.,.t a 1 1-. m.-i, ,.r, hrr -km. and.
''"' pn tnre .: be..'::, " p.. i '. ai.i.ss.
-'! We-t 1;.-: Sireet.N. .i V.,: k. X. Y.
! -' I b a 1 ilrns'jisis. Pi ., ,. 51. -i f r
Hood's Pills Jiv::;&r
x. r. i t 11 :.
rosts cotton planters more
tli. in fiYt million dollars an
i.ually. 1 his is an enormous
atr, ami tan bv provontoil.
rractica! e xperiments at Ala
bama J .xerimeiU Station show
conclusively that the use of
will jnt'-nt that tlreadcd plant
--'.' ' ' ' l.un:- ci '.". t T.itrJ -:att 11
U..ol tree to .11 ; I ,t:i.-r ;.: Am J. u rl rii!f!
0KR.V.AV K Al l WORKS,
03 X.I--..U s't.. New Yoik,
HViW STVNV SONS COMPfiMT
Bi d MM ', - - ;KKtilA,
Sewer ard Railroad Culvert Pipe.
Kire lU -. k. Milled clay Klue I'i-ae. fhimnev
'f..;.-. rrt;-. l.tc. Weil T'lbitu; with Perf.
11! I'.iti-.;n-. Wi.l I. i-: Korever.
a YiLLNOThbB off;
BILL ARFS WEEKLY LETTER.
SOME REMARKS CONCERNING THE
FIGHT AT CARSON'.
WINKS APPROVAL ON THE SLY.
Iloilrc Contests Are All Ilight If th
I'rlnclpaU are Ilecent People,
Ih it original sin or total depravity
or natural born instinct that makes
man and 1-cast take such an interest in
a fi;ht? JJulIs a'jd dop;s and chicken
cocks diilent fall uhen Adam fell, but
they fitfht. St. John says there was
war in heaven; so it pectus that this
fihtinp; business has been going on a
long time. Cain kille 1 Abel about 6,000
years a'oaiid man and beast have been
lighting ever since. The men who
don't fight love to look on or read about
it, and even woman, loving mid kind
hearted us she is, always takes sides
and urges on her heroes to victory or
deatli. If woman had not been behind
us the late war would have ended in a
year. The preachers preach peace and
love and hold up the Savior's teachings
before us. "Love your enemies, and
if u man smites thee on one cheek,
turn the other to him also." lint who
would do that. I have known a
preacher to fight and boast of his vic
tory. I recall another who took off
hin coat in church and dared
a brother layman to go outside
with him and repeat the offensive
language. They were good men, but
just human. So I reckon this light
ing instinct is part of our human na
ture, and if there was war in heaven,
then the instinct did not come from
Adam's full, but we would have had it
anyhow. "Peace on enrth and good
good will to man'' is yet afar off in
the corridors of time. A few martyrs
like Stephen have lived and died say
ing, "Lord, lay not this sin to their
churge," but the great majority of
Christians and all tho sinners either
hate their enemies or fail to love them.
The instinct of our human nature isre
seutment and it is so near akin to flelf
preservution that it seems justifiable.
A man has as much right to resent a
personal injury as a nation has to
light another nation. There is no
difference in the Christian morality,
for a nation is made up of indi
viduals. f 10,000 may light in de
fense of their country, then one may
light in defense of his home or his
property, or even his good name. But
both are wrong according to the Sa
vior's teachings, and if only those
be saved who live up to those
teachings, then we are all lost.
But when one of the disciples
got alarmed and said: "Who then
can be saved?" His reply was: "With
men it is not possible, but with God
all things are possible." And on the
other occasion, when a disciple trem
bled under his teachings and inquired:
"Lord, are there few that be saved?"
heavoided.a direct answer and said:
"Strive to enter in at the straight gate,
for many shall seek to enter, but shall
not be able."
So our comfort is that if we strive to
do right we will get to heaven. Strive
is the word, and it means to struggle,
to exert ourself dilligently. Let us all
d that if we can, and I reckon we
can, or we would not have been told to.
J was ruminating about the light,
and my mind ran along into this chan
nel of thought. Why did I feel an
interest in it? Why did I have a lin
gering desire that Fitz should lick
Corbet t? Well, I took a disgust at
(:rbett when f read that he had for
saken his wife and taken another with
out just cause or provocation. I re
membered how the papers said she
stood by him and encouraged him at
Jacksonville and other places and be
haved herself in a womanly way. and
so I wanted him punished. But I was
told today that I'itzsiinmous had done
the same thing, and so now I don't
care which whipped. Xow let some
other fellow turn up and whip Fit;',
and I will be satisfied. Coibett's fiivt
wife has been avenged and his second
came to grief. I don't take much stock
in denouncing prize lighting as the
worst thing in the world. The worst
thing about it is the company it keeps
the betting and gambling and drinking
that environs it. If two men want to
make a trial of strength by pummeling
each other, there is no more harm in it
than in a football game, aud the sur
roundings are not much worse.
These pugilists never kill one an
other, and the tight itself is not half as
bad as these street duels and hip pocket
pistols that are reported every day in
the newspapers. I have seen a police
man draw more blood when trying to
arrest a disturber of the peace. It is
nut so bad as a bull fight in Mexico,
and yet every American who goes
there attends one, if not two or more.
I think should have liked to have
seen tho light if I could have done so
on the sly, and I know many good men
and some women who would have gone
one eye on it if they had had a chance
and the crowd had been a decent one.
Fveryhody has an instinctive desire to
see a fight even a dog light. I re
member what satisfaction we school
boys used to have in catching the big
black ants iu an old dead tree and
making them light in mortal combat.
And what fun it was to catch a big he
coon by night and see him light the
dogs, and how we used to get two old
rams together, and once we sa v two
bulls lock horns, and it was fearful
Fighting roosters were common in
our day. Some of the big boys at the
institute where I went to school used
to buy roosters in the neighborhood
and keep them hid out until Saturday
eveniug, aud then go away off on the
woods and have a light or maybe sev
But if we can't see the light we all
love to rea I about them. The charm
of mythology in the heroes and hero
ines we rca I about Hector aud Ach
illas have not yet lost their renown.
It was Bob Boy's heroism and Ivan
hoe's that made those novels of Wal
ter Scott the favorites. Just so with
the Scottish Chiefs and Thaddeus of
Warsaw, and Charley O'Malley.
And even in our day both Christians
and sinners, Jew and Gentile, have
been fascinated with Lew Wallace's
Ben Hur, and the charm of the book is
the chariot race, which was a great
fitrht a struggle between the heroic
chistiu ions. The truth is that no nov
elist -either ancient or modern has
dared to write a romance without a
great right in it somewhere. From
Milton in his Paradise Lost down to
Kennedy's Horseshoe Robinson, fight
ing is the essence and the charm of
the story, and it is a compliment to
our human nature that we always side
w ith the right side aud honor the hero
and adore the heroine.
Mor? men like to see a light thau
ure willing to admit it. I never saw a
preacher shut his eyes when the dogs
hitched or try part two roosters in his
back yard. All men are not as honest
as Henry Grady, w ho told a mutual
fried that if he had the money and it
was a respectable thing to do, he
would give a thousand dollars to eee
the mill between Sullivan and Eilrain.
It is said that he would have slipped
off and gone anyhow, had he not been
already billed for Boston to make his
last great speech. He loved all manly
sports, but abhorred cruelty and dissipa
tion. I never shall forget the grand
and awful scene that I witnessed from
the top of the Price house during the
battles before Richmond. Our bri
gade was stationed on the south side
of the Chickahominy with orders to
await orders, and while waiting Gen
eral Tige Anderson and some of his
staff climbed np to the little balcony
and saw the desperate fight that
was raging on the other side of the
river. We saw our regiments, with
banners waving, advance and fire and
advance and fire again, and climb
the sloping hill while their ranks were
thinned from shot and shell, and hun
dreds of men fell dead or wounded and
were tramped over by other regiments
as on they charged to take the battery
on top of the hill. Once a regiment
wavered and was falling back, for the
color bearer was shot down and the
colonel unhorsed, but another soldier
seized the colors and ran in front wav
ing them, and the brave boys rallied
and never stopped again until the col
ors were planted on the crest i f the
hill and the battery was captured. We
saw it all as plain as a picture, for it
was less than half a mile to the battle
ground. It was a bird's-eye view, and
such as was rarely witnessed even with
a field glass in the hands of a great
Well, that as a scene of blood, and
pain, and courage, was a thousand times
worse than any two men can make.
What is the difference in the abstract?
What is the moral difference in looking
on? Bill Arp, in Atlanta Constitu
tion. nUADSTKKKT AM) 1)IX.
Weekly Trade Kevlew of These Two
B. i. Dun & Co., in their weekly re
view of trade issued on Saturday, say:
Rarely have markets sustained such
surprises as they have received of late,
with so little loss. Foreign conditions
and Loudon alarms, the collapse of the
iron ore combination, the destructive
goods in the Mississippi valley, aud the
decision of the Supreme Court against
railroad associations, have been used
to the utmost, but not even in railroad
stocks has the result been important.
With confidence that better times and
larger business are coming, men ar5
less disposed every day to throw aw ay
flood investments, and the very fact
that prices of products are low is re
ararded as a guarantee against mucL
further decline. In all industries, also,
a number of mills, shops and hands at
work, gradually increases.
Cotton was helped up an eighth by
the flood, but has lost half the gain.
Manufacturing is more hopeful. With
out change in prices goods were in
better demand, and sales of TiOO.OOO
pieces of print cloth result in a stronger
tone. The final dissolution of the lake
iron ore pool has been expected ever
since the Carnegie-Rockefeller deal,
and insures low prices for ore the com
ing year, though, perhaps, not lower
than in 1H.5. Prices are still ad
vancing, and of many kinds have risen
two or three times "during the past
month. The wool manufacture is stead
ly increasing, but cautiously, as-it is
too early to anticipate results from
changes which may be made in
The failures of the week have been
in the United States, against 25!)
last year, and 50 in Canada, against 3D
Bradstreet's report savs: "While
tho week is not w ithout favorable fea
tures, unfavorable influences have been
more numerous. Leading month mar
kets show no change. Merchantile col
lections are nlow and the volume of
funds offered is in excess of the de
mauds for discounts. The tendency of
investments to improve has temporarily
disapteared, under the influence of the
Supreme Court auti trust decision,
which apparently threatens arrange
ments for the maintenance of railway
rates, as well as railway trades-union
activity, so far as it may affect inter
State commerce. The "tendency of
prices is downward, quotations being
lower for wheat, Indian com, oats, cof
fee, cotton and for pig iron and steel
billets and the lower priced ore
Stormy weather, high water and floods
in the Ohio. Mississippi and Missouri
river valleys, and iu the country
drained by tributary streams, have in
terfered with interior trade.
"The bank cleariugs at 77 cities
throughout the Tinted States are dis
aplHiinting, the total being only $SH, -IH0,(HHI
for the week, 0.(5 per cent, less
than in the like week one year ago. "
Chicago (irnlii and Produce.
Chicago. Saturday. The leading
futures were as follows:
Liverpool C otton Market.
LiveriKKd. Saturday. Futures
t lo.sen quiet hut steady.
March and April
April and May "
May and June
Tune and July "
Tuly and August
August and September
September and October
October and November
November and December..
December and January
January and February
. 3 5cir 5Jl
. 3 58,3,59
. 3. 581159
. 3 5M.5D
. 3 5057
. 3 4545
. 3 44 s
- 3 43 (g, 44
New York ( otloii Futures.
Nuw York. Saturday.--Cotton quiet.
i muic- eivseu sieailv.
'i 17 0 Jttj
: !5 W
7 M ; 04
'I" 7 0S
711 ; os
4 0 S4
: rt 71
4 u ;4
St pteml'er .
January . . .
February. . .
A Rigid Investigation.
All of the circumstances connected
w ith the alleged plot to kidnap the
child of u citizen of Houston, and hold
it for rausom money, are so peculiar as
to call for the most rigid investigation.
Oranges are refreshing and feeding,
but are ii,.t gooil if tl:e liver is out or
Ben. R. Lacy's Last Report as Labor
SOME INTERESTING FIGURES.
The Bureau's Report for 1896 Aver
age Wages The Employment of
Children in the Mills.
Below we publish the last report of
the State Bureau of Labor Statistics for
18yC. The first chapter of is de
Totedto agricultural 'statistics:
The figures given in chapter 1 are
based on replies from 355 representative
farmers, in the l0 counties. The aver
age wages paid for farm labor are as
follows: Men 58.50 a month, womeD
$T), children $3. Bations averaging
$3. 90 a month, and vegetables, fuel and
fruit averaging S2.80 are furnished,
making the actual figures $15.40. The
reiiorts show that 0o counties produce
cotton, and also that the average cost,
of producing a 400-iound bale is 22. 7u.
Of this 05 per cent, represents labor
done. Eighty-five counties produce
wheat, at an average cost of GO cents a
bushel. Ninety-two counties produce
oats at an average of 20 cents, and 53
produce tobacco, at an average cost of
?0. 33 per 100 pounds.
When the question blanks were sent
to farmers the inquiry was made as to
whether they-favored compulsory edu
cation. From 72 counties the reply was
' 'yes, " while 7 failed to answer and only
17 said "no." It is the first time this
inquiry was ever made. Of the 35-
fanners who, as stated, made reports,
no less than 234 declared they favored
compulsory education. There had been
no agitation, and the high percentage
of replies iu the affirmative shows that
it is striking iuto the popular mind.
Chapter is devoted to the cotton and
woclen mills. There are 189 of these,
located in 4J counties, Of these 30 per
cent, are in the four counties of Ala
mance, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Ban
dolph, the two former having 20 each
and the latter two 14 each. Gaston has
101,331 spindles and Alamance 3,73-j
looms. In operating mills about 37,000
h arse-power is used.
Of operatives employed in mills there
are 23,437, divided as follows: Men,
6.822; women, 10,507; children, 6,040.
The average daily wages are: Machin
ist 31.08, engineer, ."51.40, firemen 80
cents, skilled men 1)9 cents, unskilled
men 07 cents, skilled women 00 cents,
unskilled women 47J cents, children 3i
cents. In other words the skilled fe
male laborer does not get as much pay
as the unskilled man.
Of the grown employes 81 JTer cent,
read and write, and of the children 0(H
percent. Of the children 1,738 boys
and 1,041 girls are under fourteen years
of age. T he daily hours of labor range
from 10 to 12. The question of the em
ployment of children is an interesting
one. A gentlemau who was getting up
some figures on the emploj"ment of
children asked half a dozen mill
employes their views as to the question
of non-employment of children under
14 in the mills and also the question of
compulsory education. He found all
the half dozen bitterly opposed to both
ideas. He expressed f-urprise, andthen
they gave their reasons, w hich certain
ly are remarkable. 1 hey said that they
had been at all the expense incident to
the birth and childhood of their chil
dren had clothed and fed them until
they were able to go to work, at '.0 to 12
years of age, and that it was only right
that the children should be put to work,
in order that the parents might get
their money back. They further argued
that if they sent their children to school
they would go off and mary as soon
as they completed their education, and
thus the parents would loose every
thing they had spent on them. The
report says this idea of raising chil
dren as an investment will strike the
general public as new, but that is the
light in which the average cotton mill
operative views the matter; in other
words, that a majority of the operatives
in the State so think. The report
makes the plain statement that all
children under 14 should be compelled
to attend school.
At all the mills are schools, supported
in part, and in many cases entirely, by
the mill owners, many of these schools
being in session 10 months in the year,
and these schools are first-class.
Libraries are in some cases provided,
nd the owners seek to impress the em
ployes with the necessity for educating
the children, but as long as the latter
are able to earn a few dollars in the
mill it is impossible to keep then a'
school. Julian 8. Carr says it is not
tho desire of the mill-owners to employ
child labor- that it is generally forced
The reports as to miscellaneous fac
tories are nnmerous. Seventy-eight
per cent, report the cost of living as
having decreased during the past year,
and only one reports of an increase, the
eminder reporting no change. Siity
four per cent, report no change in
wages, 24 per cent, a decrease and 12
per cent an increase. Seventy-four
per cent, pay wag'es weekly, aud 90 per
cent, pay all in cash. Nearly 00 per
cent, of the factories made full time
during the year, and 80 per cent
worked 10 hours a day. AH save two
favor compulsory education.
Chapter 4 is on trades. The reports
show that of employes 07 per cent, are
paid weekly, 14 ier cent. mor'dy and
19 per cent, daily, semi-monti ly " etc. ;
77 per cent, are paid in cash a. d 23 per
cent, iu trade and cash; 7 psr centre
port an increase in wages, 40 per
cent, a decrease and 4S per cent no
change; 48 per cent make full time and
52 per cent, do not; 72 per cent, work
ten hours a day. 4 per eont. work less
than 10 hours and 24 per cent, work over
lo hours. It is interesting to note that
80 per cent, favor an industrial appren
ticeship system and 20 per cent, oppose
it; and that 08 percent, favor boys pass
ing a common school examination on
entering a trade; 73 per cent, favor
compulsory education and 7 per cent,
oppose it. A. E. McCausland, of Char
lotte, warmly favors the establishment
of "trade schools," which are 6o suc
cessful iu Europe and in Massachusetts.
J. M. Odell, of Concord, the oldest mill
owner in the State, writes an excellent
letter, in which he says; "I am of the
opinion that if no labor laws are enact
ed it will net be very long before North
Carolina will be the foremost State in
this Union. We will have the most
contented labor and the time will soon
come when no child under 12 years will
Le working in the mills, and none that
cannot read and write.
Most Idle Nation.
The palm would probably go to the
Transvaal Republic as regards its orig
inal burgher population. Tna Boer
does Just as little work as will keep
himself and family alive, and the most
of that he gets done by Kaffir serv
ants, who. in the more out-of-the-way
districts, at any rate, are practically
slaves. In and about the gold fields
and Industrial centers he just lets his
laud on mining and other leases to
the Outlacder. and does hardly any
thing at all. Of European countries it
would be hard to choose between Spain
and Turkey. In Spain constitutional
indolence, fertile soil and a magnifi
cent climate combine to make life one
long dawdle. In Turkey the natural
thrift and industry of the real Turkish
population are paralyzed Into idleness
and apathy by the hopelessness of
winning anything worth having which
will not at once be stolen by official
A man who caves his words, usaall
saves his monev.
' Horn Sound a Warnlcg Mot
to the Unredeemed.
with sunshine in it
attract a child.
Some very large
tree bear very
Winking at sin
will soon ruin the
A wolf In
is none the less a
The ret of
Christ Is for all who will give up sin.
Every temptation resisted Is a trou
Nothing is gained by starving the
oul to feed the body.
No man who truly follows Christ
iver baa to stand alone.
Eyery man helps the deril who talks
ane way and lives another.
When you pray don't forget those
who treat you despltefully.
The best news ever told In this
world was that God is love.
Too many start to follow Christ who
stop at the first cross-roads.
The man who lives a He has a pack
Df bloodhounds on his track.
The best place for a Christian is
where God needs him most.
i Be careful where you step, and those
who follow you will stumble less.
God has called many men to preach
the gospel, but none to defend it.
Sooner or later every great thought
will make Its way around the world.
Improve j-our time, and you can de
fend upon it that time will improve
There is such a thing as having re
'Ijrion In the bead and not in the
Try giving all your troubles to xne
Lord, and see how light they will be
come. God expects, every Christian to try
to make the world better than he
Every one who can say, "The Lord is
my Shepherd," may also say, "I shall
If wisdom could have saved the
world it would have been done In the
tlmo of Solomon.
The light shining out of a true Chris
tian life is the best answer that can be
given to unbelief.
Whenever the devil is called by his
right name some prominent men are
sure to be offended.
Before you put in a crop of wild
oat. remember that you will have to
reap what you sow.
"They must have had a cyclone over
at Newriches' last week." "What
makes you think so?" "Mr. Newriches
said they had their monogram blown
into every piece of glass iu the houses."
Hetroit Free Press.
"Ah," asked the lady, "this rougo
will not er rub off?" "Oh, dear, no,
mem," said the clerk; "it is especially
warranted to stand all the kisses of in
vestigation one's feminine friends may
choose to try on it." Indianapolis Jour
All Your Neighbors
The wonderful nw Constitutional Cure
The remedy Is a Veni-table Compound.
Extracts .tf K'-nts. llerlis and Hark. novjl
aies. Purifies Hie 11ihhI ami li lvt-8 out the
HtwnU9 a. Ids that rau-r the disease. Cures
WS per cent of the mtlt-ut. The name Is
And t KIM Rheumatism.
Siihl bv Pruinrl"' Keneraliy. Pr!it? i!.iJ
)ier b"U e; nlx fur S.'i. IT your Uu al lrun-fc-tst
has not K"t it In stock, rJcr from the
THE B0BBITT DRUG CO , Raleigh, N. C.
Woman's modesty and igno-
i ranee of danger often cause her
I to endure pains and suffer tor-
i ture rather than consult a
I physician about important 5;
i subjects. s
I Pains in the head, neck,
! back, hips, hmbs and lower
i bowels at monthly intervals, in-
dicate alarming derangements.
1 WINE OF GARDUi I
I is a harmless Bitter Wine with-
I out intoxicating qualities. s
S Taken at the proper time it n
5 relieves pain, corrects derange- $
ments, quiets nervousness and
cures Whites, Falling of the
Womb and Suppressed or too
Frequent Menses. Price $1.
S Tt Sale by Uellrtne Dealers. s
OfUCGS (H IKENSmt
ed tn.m ttlOLKK. ftl'I-PS
and .K E t-T vtinp 1 HE
DURHAM HOG & CHIC
KEN CHOLERA CURE
u h:rh rilrea every
raw and GI AUA-V-TtF.S
lo Mop the
d1e.iee. Sold by all
druggust and mer
chant!", or Mmpie
lottie by mail for
R"r. Take i.n ther.
Xanufactared only ty
The Durham Cholera Cure Co., Durham. N- C
A great side line for Drummers.
3. X. V. 13. y7.
School of 01a.ozrtla4M.racl
ACCil WTA, iA.
Ketatst books ud. Acta toamaa fro d? of
n twins. Basin 3 ;-. ooi.ac earroy 1
poods a-od. &n I (or xub49C?uo p ii:a9f-ftt4 o&
:of a, iionr) capr tbi u .? itarj eitf.
MEHCATED AIR INHALER
Ha no eqcal for rbe cnr of Catarrh and Lose Dia
ne. Dr mall tl.fm.
W. II. nM ITH CO.. Prr.. BnflTai. N. T.
Ibif if pat
op la 86c
1.00 bot- pL.ffJ
For the Whiskers,
Mustache, and Eyebrows.
In one preparation. Easy to
apply at home. Colors brown
or black. The Gentlemen's
favorite, because satisfactory.
R. P. Hll f. ft Co., Frpritton, Nashua, N. H.
Sold by all Druff UU.
and health mating
are included in the
making of HIRES
Rootbeer. The prepa
ration of this great tem
perance drink is an event
of importance in a million
well regulated homes.
is full of good health.
ing, satisfying. Put
some up to-day and
have it ready to put
down whenever you're
Made only by The
Charles E. Hires Co.,
Philadelphia. A pack
age makes 5 gallons.
C- 4 aVtftkw. faf
r&- mm 1 -. -
TTTFT V (1171 PI VrPrH cure any esaeof constipation, fastarete are the Ideal Laia
nle and WitM C-f . Ad. STFRMNA RKUEDY CO.. Chiraro. Montreal. Ca.. orw York. tit.
Walter Baker & Co. Ltd.,
Has the well-known
package, and the
on the back.
Walter Baker &
A Southern farmer, whose home is somewhat in the
backwoods, in m interview with a newspaper correspondent
said: "I am 61 years old, and until I was nigh unto 50 years
old I was always well and peart, then for a lon while I suf
fered with indigestion and could not eat anything hardly at
all. My daughter, who lives in the city, sent me some of
told me how to- take them, and they have completely cured
me. I want you to tell everybody how I got cured, for it :
a blessing to humanity."
THE STANDARD PAINT FOR STRUCTURAL PURPOSES.
Pamphlet, "Snpgostloci .'or Exterior Deecratlon," Sample Card and Descriptive Price List free by mail.
Anbentos Roofln. Btiiidlar Felt, Straaa Parkin. Boiler roverinaa, Fire-Proof Palnta, Etc
. obee:ui NoaMonduciirx and Klertriral Ionuiatiua Materials.
IT. W. JOHNS MANUFACTURING CO.,
87 Maiden I ane. New ork.
CHTCAOO: S40 k Hi Randolph St. PHTLA DELPHI A: 170 ft 1:2 North 4th Bt. BOSTON: 77 k 7 Pearl St.
'1 The power being applied
fit makes the daefaer rerolTe
by the. lever or handle
about SJU llni In one
minute, and with no
much eae that a child
i , v a I can do me cnurnfna;. 1 he
1 js!. t olrl faahlon churn or Jar
I IB .' 1 3 can be iiaed with our
V Vf, I El power. The flneet quality
3 itiU'JfT El of KTanuiated butter and
V ff 144 II more of It for the aanie
VJE-' 1 F J quantity of mlla. l made
ruler and In lea time
than with any other
wanting one now.
fceenre early the
only ria-bi to m-ii
In your county.
1 1 la id in,
tlGHTHIHO CHUBHfcB CO . Charlotta. H. C
Reliable Charlotte Kerchanf a
C all on them when yon go to Charlotte N. C. t
etc. College and Third.
MrVTTf ! E8T wOHK. ra;onabU PrlCM
f ftliUW Wrf XetriA Tim. Pt'g. Hovi.
( Uf ilbwaiAKo P an.. O-tran. !:. ,
SMOKE YOUR Ur AT W ITU -
.wiai.ai.aa. b. nnauicn a. DnU. fniL I US, fA.
TLsl J JUoaJH-iS' w.i-
M Bnst Cough Syrup, Taete Good. Dec
"5r-h.. ' R
i v 1
We Want to
Stir Your Blood!
We know it's pretty sluggish
and that the average man who
gets hold of a dollar hangs on
to it like grim death, but here
is a proposition that will inter
est you if anything will.
We offer one lot of Mens' Blnk tlaj Di
agonal Suck Suit?, all wool, well made and
fo$t color at 5.00 a suit. We offer 100 floe
Clay Diagonal Sack Suit, round or aquare
cut. good weight to wear all the year round,
thoroughly well inadn and guaranteed lc
every way by us, at $7.50 a suit.
Alno a lot of Sack Buiu for men in dark
gray enssimereeand fancy laid cheviots, all
wool and woll made, at 5.00 a suit. These
are extraordinary bargains and suits of this
season's make. Having three stores la this
Ktnte ( Charlotte, Salisbury and Winston) we
buy clothing In larger lots and cheaper than
any other firm in North Carolina. W will
promise you that these ultsare not matched
by any firm in the State at our prices. We
send goods anywhere by express. You may
return anything not satisfactory nt our ex
pense. Our rule is ''money back if you want
it." Write or call on us for anything In
Clothing, Hats or Gents' Furnishings.
LESLIE & ROGERS,
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers,
CIIAKLOTTE, N. i'.
1 780, at Dorchester Mass
Yellow Label on the front of every J
trade - mark, "L''. Belle Chocolatiere," X
Co. Ltd., Dorchester Mass f
in i nnnniiPiNn aiiapW
BEST IN THE WORLD.
tor M yean this shoe, if merit alant, baa
distanced all competitors.
Inii?ni bj oyer 1.CO0 "00 wej---5 t
best in style, fit aad uarau.iu; f a7 abb
ever effered at S.OO.
It is mad ia all the LATEST SHAPES and
ET 7LE8 and of every variety sf leather.
One dealer ia a town (ivea exclusive sal
aad advertised ia local paper en receipt ef
reasonable ardtr. t" Write for cataloru to
: ft, W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton. Hiss. &
PflMDl CTC COTTOX, SAW. fJBlST,
UUllllLLIL Oil and Fertlliier
Also Gin, Press, Cane Mill and
SyCanf rmy day; tcork ISO hand?.
LOMBARD IK0 WORKS
AMI SUPPLY COM PA XT,
Al Gl'STA. GEOKUIA.
i -urn i-tM-ri'-nrv ertaMe
t.. -u:ia ally treatand
'ctaai:y tur Cancer ani
in:ors withont the knife.
w pig l-.,Ji writ fr". AJ'ltn Ir. I.. 11. Ora'.if or.
1!3 We-t s-icnih Mthi, i incinnati, O.
i liXl i
i A&4k. i
Condensed Paragraphs of Incidents
SWAMP LANDTO BE RECLAIMED.
Fifty Thousand Acres of Vuiualh
Load to be RedeemedState Hour.)
Senator Maultsby, of CoIuiuImii
ounty, who has been in Raleigh t'::
past several days attending the scsmi':
of tho Directors of the Department of
Agriculture, is actively connected uit'u
the Columbus Drainage C01111 m: . .
which has for its object the draining .
about 50,000 acres of swamp laini-.
known as White Mar ph.
Ihe charter for the company m
granted by the Legislature of is.t!, m, 1
a renewal (rranted by the recent tieu
eral Assembly. Mr. Maultshy savn tl.ut
there is every indication that work u !
ooinmence early in September. Mi h :i
dredges will be placed in .1 uly.
The main drain channel to Lie cut w
be V feet by 40 feet, a 1 about '.' m;;,. ,
long, extending from iladen count v t
the Waccaniaw river. There are n'.-
two lesser channels rut each of win .-h
will be feet by 24 feet, aud exteiiihi;
the same distance.
If the efforts of the company are mi .
eesfnl in the making of those sw;i: .:,
lands, available for farming pui -.
they will be capable of producing firm
73 to 100 bushels of corn to the a .-re
for a hundred years without the . i
an ouuee of fertilizerr
The Senator is quite confident of mi.
eas in the enterprise. He appearcl !.
fore the State Board of Kducation uinl
was granted an extension of tune for tin
option which he has upon the land,
which is owned by the State. An ex
tent-ion to llloO was granted. Ther.- .s
a suit pending in the Supremo I' mrt
involving the title to the lands, but tin
State Hoard has little fear of gaming
the case. Th case is entitled "1 In
state Board of Education vs. i-niun.-!
Tho Drainage Company has uln-u ly
placed orders for the hteam dredge to
be used is the prosecution of tlx-ir
State Board of Agriculture.
The State Board of Agriculture nu t
Wedneaday morning. 'J lie new offi
cials agreed on by the caucus were ilulv
elected, James M.. Mewborne, cum
missioner; J. Ij. Kamnay, secn-tan ;
James II. Young, colored, chief frrtil
izer inspector; J. K. Kelly, Kd Shoup,
James f-heek and J. M. terson, as
sistant fertilizer inspectors. The mi!
ary of chief inspector was raised from
$1,000 to SM.'JIX, aud the number of
assistants waa iurreaed by one ( in
of the reasons given for the election of
Mewborne and the defeat of lr. IV
lteiil l'arker, was that Mewborne wns
elected two years ago but wus knoikc-l
out of the place. D.' Keid l'arker
a l'ritchartl man. That was another
A Tery destructive lire occurred ut
Monroe Thnrsday. At II o'clock it
broke out on the cotton platform. n nr
the freight depot, and in just the n-lit
place for the wind to sweep it urn-M
the entire platform. It was m.iuc
time before the lire could be conti ollr-l,
and at least 200 bales of cotton were
burned, more or. les badly bt-tore it
Tvas put out. The guano house, of S.
L. Bundy was burned, with about Tim
bags of fertilizer. W. S. Lee's guano
house was also destroyed. The Moiinw
Cotton Mills, Brown Uros., and hiatli,
Morven A Co. owned most of the cotton
that was burned.
The commissioners of the town uf
Itutherfordtou have ordered an election
to be held on the same day as the tou i,
election, next May, to see whether tin
town will adopt the dispensary h--i
which tho last Legislature passed.
peculiarity in the enrollment of tin- hili
is that the bill Mates that whether a
majority af votes is cast for tin-la w r
gainst it, the law will be "in op-ru
.on." From present appearances tin
advocates of a disensary will haw- it
large majority of the votes cast
CBO mim (MLE.0 Ull
Bohedulo Ia Effect Monday. Jitn inry 4, lWZ,
at 8 o'clock, A. M.
No. 35. No. It. Ko- M
Eautern time. AM AM P
J. Camden 8 30 S
Westville a 15 8 02
Kershaw. . 10 45 "
Pieasaut Hill. ..11 15 f
Lancaster 12 05 .... 3 55
RIversMo 12 35 4 10
HprinKdell 12 50 4
Catawba Junct'n 1 50 f
Leslie 2 00 4
Ar. Rock Hill 2 20 4 ii
Lv. Rock Hill..... 4 00 4 -4
Newport 4 20 6 OJ
TirzaU 4 40 5 !
Ar. Yorkvtlle 5 00
Hickory Grove. 6 30 6 00
Smyrna 40 6 10
BUckaburg 7 10 00 C30
Patterson Sp'na. .... 8 30 ...
Moorboro .... . .. 9 50
Henrietta .... 10 00
Forest City 10 20
Rntherfordton 10 50
Millwood , 1105
Oolden Valley 1125
Thermal City 1135
Olenwood 12 00
Ar. Marlon 12 20
r m r si
No. 31 No. 12. No. 3
AM P M AM
Lv. Marion.. 13
Thermal City 215
Golden Valley 2 20
Millwood 2 45
Ruthnrfordton 8 05
Forest City 3 85
Henrietta 4 00
Mooresboro 4 15
Lattimore 4 25
Bhelby..... 5 30
Patterson Bp'na ... . 545
Earls 5 55
Blacksburg 8 30 6 19
Smyrna 8 60 .... W
Hickory Grove. 905 ....
hbaroa 9 20 .... '
Torkvllle ....... 9 36 .... f ;
Tlrtah.... : 947 ....
Kewoort 9 51 .... 1
Ar. Rook Hill 10 10 .... "J
L. Bock HUL....1100 ....
Leslie 11 3 1 JX
Catawba Juncfall25 .... 1
Riverside 1149 .... j ;
Lancaster U05 .... -j j3.
Pleasant Hill... 12 28 ;i
Heatb 8prlnr8..12 32 ....
Kershaw 12 45 .... J ??
WestvUle 100 .... - ??
DKalb 1 12 .... fc.J
PM PM I-1.-
Ail trains daily tii t Sun-lav. --
. a '"
No. 32 baa ouLuwiivui "" -"',, ,,4
Lenoir Railroad at Yorkvil H. C - -
Bouthern Railway at R:k Hill. -C"w.
tha Seaboard Air Line at Catawt a J .a i-
B. i ., with the Lancaet-r 4 Cht-r l--r-at
LaneaaW, 8. C, and with the hou.a
oUaa and Georgia Railway at Camdei.,
No. 33 baa eonnecUon with the Souia u
Una and Georgia and Oeoriria B1""
Camden. B. C, with the Lanc":er .! ,
ter Railroad at Lancaster, B. ,
Baaboard Ai. Line at C atawb Jun--
C, with the Southern Wrni
8. C. with the Cheater Lenoir
TorkW. 8. C. and with 8oto. ;
oarry paasengera. gaeiaf.
Noa. llaadll have connectlo i a ,
N. C, wlthtne Seaboard UrJ.ln," c
rlon. N. C, and Blaokiburg, . C w""
Soathara Rtilaay. ;
b. B. LUSWaWf
aVIrTIi WVKT, Pra'