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MARION. N CM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,' 1S7.
Price Si Per Year, in Advanc
'rt) I ft lmiro
u ho nmy aspire
.ii. l none who C4H
'. ..lei his worth,
Tie 'ithor than
1 -i i '-t man."
within his head
v. pi "r two.
- ar.'li ';m throjgh
The Discontent of Helen.
.hi little .'irl
i. lit Said,
T morning, I lligcrili g
Ml . Hammond's
ml inviiiL' her haul
rls oi' l !.!., Airs.
mi I. That was in y-
a: climont. She w as
I, Intellect Mil I. I'lliti
li'l I was pleased
I' lill'l lii.C IllC.
si i n'li mail, not
". " till- i!'ltSf
ha I to ilo her own
icily had K -j it 1 1 1
"i to lieli hcl.llced
v I : i f i -1 1 w it ( hree
ih.ii myself. The
.'I ! hie. I want-d
ami I I.
d and explained
her regret, at
I was so foil.!
ii'd haw liked
a 1 1 'II.
lav house some
Ito.tk.s in the li-
m that she
i ami t no!;
her. I cm-
i tn.v i-if.
M. r t
u 1 1 1
1 1 I I lil'ollgilt
I ! v am
day, hut always
irs Ada. the si.-t.
It. was lo. Not
rsua Ir.l in v niot
-t-rlass aradriny for a
ie herself would hear
mid take in v
demur niv pa'-ents eon
um; her earnestly for her
I did. And I wi'iit.
there weir few girls hap-
t he t w o vears I w as
I Mlldied t
in v heart's
years i came home
iug is. I wt nt t t
s. I was IS now,
w ith my ideas a lit
olid m v posit ion in
of the idack servant
i i:;ht ami grandeur
rooms, th.- e!o-
met my ga.-.
lelighted' to see
ml III. (UH
often and sei
ill be glad 1.
i ;. Vinelit
i to make me
I looked at
lived in at
w ith a secret
i. was my answ er.
her iiiiiuiries then.
e watched me
f in v serious
id: '-I am
Villi out to
ago that I
: in the 1
r two a
I on do n
nt', as I
.lid. an i lea
v liv mighi
t Miml it. 1
i- hard, after
did not grow
li .t it
t !i' turiutuiv
t forced to
it ar I Ada saying
t In ppv. I think,
rich, 'like Mrs.
.1 n your humble
L ai '.-" asked my
to he rich, of
help feeling rebuked.
when my father came
d than usual, he put
s and stretched his weary
1 such a busy day, Mary,
:"! to get home to you
i n. "
her tenderlv and took
If so. by r:hanne, he takes a stand,
Assumes position of ciunnauil.
Surprised approval greets bin tlc-a,
And you Khali hear from other uiun :
"Some wi-hty reason lavs behind
An ae.t so foreign to his kind."
When things go wrong his moveless state
Is credited to scorn of fate ;
So softly to himself he s wears,
'lis thought ho murmurs pious prayers,
lies so misjudged, his flaws at length
Are twisted into points of strength.
I'oor humankind awaits command
From all it doesn't understand,
And he may work his own sweet will
Who has the art of keeping .-till.
little .lolmny on his knee, his fare
wearing sue!, Koo.l S11jtli s,(.l
look of rest i,u,l contentment.
'Come, " he said niter supper, 'let
I We had no piano, but we got our
I hyinnbooks ami sang together my
1 father an. I mother ha.l beautiful
voices, anil A. la's was a correct ami
imish al ulto; an. 1 the music ami the
; words were so sweet ami tender that
; it melted my heart. I thought what
if that loving liltlechoir were liroken.
And I realized that we were indeed
ha;py; that the lines had fallen to us
. in pleasant places; that I mvself was
1 naughty and ungrateful to he discon
tented. That night my father was taken ill,
and I was start led frightened self
con.lcmiicd. Especially when I knew
that he was Muttering great u r,,i,y
that he was very sick ihat thedoc
i tor said his illness was a very serious
i and dangerous one. I thought, what
j if my father should die!
: for two or three days his ease was
! doubtful, and what a sad household
. was ours! The little ones were taken
to the house i!' u Kim neighbor. Mam-
ma an 1 Ada and I watched and nursed
; our poor father night and day, not
I knowing- w hether h,. would live or
j die. i raun.it tell you how I felt,
j The house s. cine I so desolate, w it h
i pupa lying si. k, an. I when 1 went into
: 1 he roo us dow asiaii s I thought how
, happy, how contented I should he in
tlli-ln-- how cheerful I rotlld lie then
how g..Idi :i and sunshiny the wh.de
little d v. e ling would seeni it papa
j would get well again. And I prayed,
i h ; ii It! v and peliiteli 1 1 v, that he m'iglit
d1 1 e rcst-.r,-l to
iie was. After one sa l and anxious
we !. the do 'f ir said he win mending,
and ii' e.'-r thelewai a hajiy, glad
and gi att fit 1 girl it w as .
I went ai.out the house like u new
i-reatiire the day he was to rome down
stairs, h.-ighteiieil and lirautilied every
thing alio.it the rooms to the ltest .f
in y aliii:y iiuiig the canary in the
sunshine and ma le the place beautiful
I with M
j ami lit 1
lining geraniums and roses
tropes and hanging vines.
And I saw that the tire ill the open
grate Inn ned clear and bright: that
the hearth was rleiui and no speck of
dust about, and papa's favorite books
lay ready to his hand, a id first of all
the great I'.ible, out of whirh I mvself
i 1 yloud a psalm of thanksgiving
for him ami all of us that night.
I was so ha py that mamma could
not but see the change in me, and she
took me in her arms and kissed me
silently ami, oh, so tenderly.
Ami after that I could not ami did
not murmur any more. I!ut. instead,
I went about, daily making our before
despised litile li.nise as pleasant as I
could, until I wondered t see how
beautil'iil and cheerful and pleasant it
rr ally was; wondered, too, that I had
never felt it before. lint I knew the
reason I had been so -blind was be
rause I would not see.
Mrs. Miiichnioiit had rome two or
three ' !m s w hile papa was ill. She
ran;e again, now he was down stairs,
and ma le a long ra'l. As she went
i away she lingered at the door,
"lo you know. Mrs. Hammond,"
' she sai l to my mother, '"do you know
j how 1 like to come here? L'o yon
; know how pleasant it is here? such a
' home-feeling ronirs over me when I
get among you all, m tins little nest,
that I almost hate to go away. It
looks like a picture in there. And
you are all so happy."
She looked back into our little sit
ting room villi a smile of real pleas
ure. And how pleased and happy 1
The next week Mrs. Murrhmoiit in
vited Ada and me to cine and take te.-t
with her and go with her and her hus
band to hear a celebrated lecturer in
the evening. When Mr. Marchmoiit
ra'iie h uiie from the store he brought
with him Henrv Marie, one of his I
clerks, whom I had seen before, once
at the;v house and once at the store,
wh' ii 1 went there with a message
from Mrs. Mai rhmoiit to her husband.
We all took tea and went to the lo-tnrr j
t 'gether. And Mrs. M'rhni !it kept I
Ada oxer night with her. but I went
home after the lecture. Tind Henry
went with me as far as my own dixtr.
I met him at the Ma'fhuionts" more
than oure after, for he was a favorite
with Mr. Marchmont.and they invite I
him there often, and sometimes we
went again, as on the evening I have
spoken of. to a lecture or ieading,and
he always waited upon me home.
Presently he came to see us there.
I did not exartiy know why. but I
could not help feeling a little earnest-
' ne-s that my father and mother should
! like him. i thought they ought to.
l'or m.vsrlt. it ha.l become pleasant
to me to' me t him. 1 ha 1 learned to
like his gentle smile, the glun.v of hU
kind eves, the sound of his voice, that
seemed always, somehow, to take a
sw. eter tone to me than to others.
! And I was glad when papa and mam-
ma both seemeu lo like mm xciv uo.cu
i. but we can't be ! and disked him to come again.
ami then we are so I ' lie is very sensible, very intelh
'naxe each other and ! gent, verv refined a gentleman, my
it home; and-ves, j dear Helen-ves.I like him extremely,"
!v. I'm sure. Onlv i said mv father. And mamma said she
' thought as lie did, and that it w a
.piite pleasant to see Mr. harle oure in
u while of an evening.
Mi s.Marehmont kissed me one day.
"So Henry comes to see you now ?"
she said, smiling.
1 blushed T rould not reply.
"I wanted to tell you." I answered,
"but I did not I did not know ex
She laughed at my stammering con
fession and kissed me again.
"How did you know he came?" I
managed to ask.
"He told us last night." she replied.
"He wanted us to know and approve,
which, of course, we did," she a ided,
Nothing more was said at the time;
but my cheeks were learning, ami I
was so glad to get home and hide my
self in my chamber.
"He wanted them to know and ap
prove." The words repeated them
selves over and over in mv ears.
What did they mean? What could
they mean? There w as only one thing,
that my own heart kept telling me
again and again, telling me that I
knew I knew I had kuown this long
while. And I put my fingers on my
ears, but I could not keep the sound
I knew from Lis own lips that
He came it was a lovely nigh in
June, blight with the f ill moonlight
and sweet with the brep'h of early
summer in our little suburban lanes
and asked me to walk with him.
I cannot tell how far we went. It
w as a long way, and we said not a
great deal, I think, all the while, only
walked and walked, with my arm in
his and his hand holding mine silently
It was nearly ten when we got back.
Papa ami mamma and the children
had ail gone upstairs. And we went
in and stood in the little sitting room,
with the beautiful moonlight falling
all about us. through the windows
curtained ami draped with honey
suckles and roses.
And then Henry, with his arm about
me and his face near mine, told me
how much he loved me how he wanted
me to marry him.
"Will you, Helen?" he said.
And I was so happy, so glad, that
I had no words to give him, and could
only hide my fare. lint he knew.
Ht; was only a clerk in Mr. Mareh
mont's counting room, with a salary
that was certainly not a fortune, ami
In: could only give me a house as big
as this, he sai l; but Mr. Marchim nt
said he was to do better soon, and,
nieriiiw hile,lo ing each other well and
truly, he thought we could get along
nicely, if I could be satisfied for his
T wasmorethan satisfied; I was glad
happy -overjoyed beyond words. I,
who had been such a mui inurer so
ungrateful and discontented and re
pining. lint I had learned a lesion now. I
knew that it was not riches a id sta
lion.biit true worth ami loving hearts,
that male real happiness, after all, ami
I welcomed my lover, with his clerk's
salary a id the little house no bigger
than the one I had lived in all my
days, and had nothing left to ask for.
We have more money now, to be
sure, ami live in a larger house than
in those days, and my husband is Mr.
Marchmont's partner, instead of his
clerk; but the day when I gave my
self to Henry w ithout a fortune was
the happiest L had ever known, and
though we are rich now I haxe know u
no happier o:ie since. 1 had uU 1
could ask for that day. I needed noth
GUAINT AND CURIOUS.
The skin of the kangaroo, when
properly tanned, never cracks.
Swords eoual to the best ever made
are still produced at Toledo in Spain.
A single leaf of the parasol magno
lia of Cevlon Milords shade for fifteen
or twenty persons.
In some of the farming districts of
China pigs are lmriic-sed to small
wagons ami made to draw them.
Handel, the composer, used, when
tiaveling, to older dinner for three, or
if hungry, for live, in either London
An ostrich lives about thirty years,
and the average annual yield of a bird
in captivity is from one to four pounds
Cesar did not say "Ilet tu, P.rute."
I've witnesses of the assassination de
posed that he died fighting, but silent,
like a wolf.
(ireat P.iitain and Ireland contain
:S0 banks, the most important being
the Pank of I'.itghrnd, which has a
capital f .S7:.,ioi,(soo.
One of the severest penalties to
which criminals in Holland were in
aneient times condemned was to be
deprived of the use of salt.
Attempts have been ma le to produce
spider siik. but have failed, the fero
cious n.-rure of these insects not per
mitting them to live together in com
munities. It is computed thnt all of the houses
in London and New York could be
built of the lava thrown out by Vesu
vius since the tirst recorded eruption
in A. D. 7S.
After a barn had been set afire by
lightning at Chaml ersburg, Penn.,
Williamson LeUher, 12 years old, en
tered it, and cut loose three of his
father's seven horses and led them
J. I. Taylor, living near Cottage
Grove, Oregon, touched a match to
scum over a stagnant pool -on his jda-e,
and the whole surface of the pool
ignited and blazed as a kerosene pond
liurke Perkins, !4 years old, whose
children number twenty-four and
whose grandchildren are uncounted,
the other day wedded Mrs. Elizabeth
biins. 7t! vears old. in the town of
I A theologi.al student visited th
! Chicago jail, and there prayed with
1 some of the prisoners. While thu
engaged, some of the playful prison
; ers combined business with their de
votions and picked the student's pock
ets, taking his watch and purse.
I Partial paralysis attacked the three-
year-old daughter of Mr. 1. P.eese of
! Waitsbnrg, Oregon. A physician dis
; covered that paralysis was caused by a
! sheep tick which ha I taken refuge iu
! the back of the child's neck. When the
' insect was removed the child reeov
A remarkable locust tree grows ii:
' Mrs. Elizabeth Porter's front yard, at
j Glasgow, Ky. At all times, even it
the dryest weather, a continual showei
j of mi'st or vapor comes from it
j branches, and at any hour a showei
! bath can be had by standing under its
! Jackson, Miss., Sept. It!. (Special.)
Wonderful Recovery From a Stroke ; The state capital depopulated, its
nf I icrhtnino- i business houses closed, its newspapers
oi Ligruning. i nhut ofi. .s thj 6itUfttlon here Tbe
I disease at Edwards has been pro
OLD NORTH STATE CULLINGS. j nounced yellow fever. The State board
of health has laid a general embargo
Fleas by the Pound Granville's Rich
Mines Opening of Elizabeth Col
legeA Church Burned.
The Wilmington Messenger saya
that during a heavy thunder storm at
Weldon, little Leslie Parker, 3-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Parker,
was struck by lightning, and yet,
strange to relate, the child is alive and
well. The little bov went on thr
front porch during tbe ptorTn to catch
some water in a tin cup. There was a
blinding flash, followed by a terrific re
port as soon as he reached the edge of
the porch, and the child fell as if dead.
The father ran out andcaught the limp
figure in his arms and carried it across
the street to Dr. Green's office. It was
fully teu minutes before the child show
ed the least signs of hie and two hours
before the doctor found the least move
ment of the pulse. The lightning ap
peared to have struck the metal roof
and i assed down and forked. One por
tion split a post and the other passed
into a phutry, shattering the window.
Leslie Parker w as struck ou the head.
The fluid burned the hair and then
passed down behind his ears to his
neck, where it tore a gold chain that
was around the boy's neck into frag
ments and melted several of the links.
A black burned streak is all around the
child's neck, and there is a blue streak
on it's breast which passes down and
can be seen on other portions of it's
body, looking for all the world as if
some one had taken a hot iron and
buaued it. The escape from death is
the most remarkable one ever known.
The eminent geologist, Professor
Kerr, many years ago, in making atour
of North Carolina, pronounced Gran
ville count' one of the richest in tl
State in wealth of mines, giving evi
dence of untold riches buried beneath
its soil. In eastern Granville the very
favorable developments that have so
far resulted from working the Cheat
ham gold mine have surpassed the most
sanguine expectations. In northern
Granville is situated the well known
Gilliss and other copper mines.
Half a century ago Gilliss, a geologist
of considerable reputation, predicted
that a rich remuneration of copper
would result from the proper working
of these mines. A wealthy Northern
syndicate having purchased ami ex
pended a large outlay of capital, have
already shipped forty car loads of cop
per from the Gilliss mine. Capitalists
frequent these mines with a view of in
vesting. Several hundred laborers are
now employed in working the mines.
The Charlotte Observer says the gold
and copper mines around Oxford ore
still being investigated and capitalists
are negotiating for the purchase of the
valuable lands. An option on the Haai
mie gold mine was taken a few days
ago for 3:5,800, with a view to sinking
shafts and developing the property.
The "old Lewis mine-' is also under the
consideration of miners, aad will be
worked iu the near future.
The following is a schedule of the
University's football games, which is
as yet incomplete: October 2, North
Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical
College, at Chapel Hill; October '.,
Guilford College, at Chapel Hill; Oc
tober 12, Richmond College, at Chapel
Hill; October 23, Columbia College ID.
C), at Chapel Hill; October 30, lr
giuia Agricultural College, at Dan
ville; November , University of Geor
gia, at Atlanta. Novembers, Lniver
sity of Virginia, at Richmond.
Fleas by the pound is rather a novel
way of handling the insects, but it is
asserted that 28,000 pounds of bagging,
was shipped to Raleigh to a farmer, it
was weighed and found correct. Fleas
were found in it. The bagging was un
rolled and beaten, and then, when it
was weighed again, it oul3r weighed
22,2-VJ pouri(ls.so there must have been
5,743$ pounds of fleas in the bagging.
How's that for a good one? Charlotte
Mr. W. D. Alexander, of Croft, was
in the city yesterday. His canning
factory has not been idle during the
present season. In addition to other
work, he has canned one ton and a
half of blackberries. The goods of this
Mecklenburg canning factory are put
up in the best style, with lithographed
labels, and are in demand by home
dealers. Charlotte Observer, 10th.
The Greensboro Telegram says that
Rev. J. A. li. Fry, a Winston minister,
created quite a sensation when he made
the statement at the Y. M. C. A. meet
iug in that city that he had been in
formed that every usher in one of the
most influential churches of Winston
had been drunk save one.
Rapid progress is being made in the
work on Elizabeth College building at
Charlotte. An additional force of
hands has been employed ami the
building will be rapidly pushed to
completion. The school will be open
There was a marriage at the peniten
tiary last week. The contracting parties
were Mr. John Hood, the foreman of
the machine shops, and Miss IJertha
Hightower, the matron of the laundry.
RaTher a strange preference for a place
in which to be married.
Beulah Methodist church, between
Dobson and Mt. Airy has beou burned
in the irround. The fire is thougnt to
have teen incendiary origin. The
hnildimr was a good one, and its loss
is keenly felt by the church.
This State has just had three candi
dates to successfully pass their exami
nations for the naval academy at An
napolis. Their names areO. F. Cooper,
John F. Green and I. Oliver.
Oliver Lennon, col., has been ap
pointed postmaster at Fair Bluff.
It is found that the State fair grounds
will not be lighted by electricity during
fair week, as it was hoped they would
be. The fair begins October l-th.
State Treasurer Worth last week gave
a check for S82.400, this being the in
terest on the constrnction bonds of the
North Carolina Rallraad.
The Winiton aldermen have appro
priate,! $14,000 with which to run the
white and colored graded schools dur
ing the coming year.
JACKSON, MISS., DEPOPULATED.
Its Business Houses Closed ami Its
Newspapers Shut Oil.
on travel exceptant of the State, by an
order promulgated this afternoon ami
addressed to all lines of transportation.
Travel from infected places is abso
lutely barred. The bright side of the
situation is that the disease is of a very
mild type. The exodus from this vXy,
which began iu a small way several
days ago, has attained unprecedented
proportions. While the State board
advises all who can, to leave, the rail
loads say they can handle the largest
crowds. The most rigid local quaran
tine prevails here.
'ountry people are not allow ed to en
ILo city, and nnv person found on
ine sit'e - :i.".or 'J o'clock will be held to
a eliiot account.
Hie situation, at New Orleans is more
hopeful, although twenty more suspi
cious cases have been reported.
At Toura there are some 2nd sick peo-
jle and the utmost caution is being dis
played in order to prevent any possible
spread of the disease.
Millions of gallons of water have al
ready been pumped through the streets,
and with the general situation snowing
as much improvement and coiilidence
is steadily being strengthened.
The stormy weather t-iiice Saturday
has had the efl'ect of inci easing the
number of cases at Ocean Springs.
One new case is reported at P.iloxi.
It is that of Rev. C. F. Emery, pastor
of the Methodist church, making three
in his family. Riloxi now haa forty
nine cases of sickness. Of these nine
teen are yellow fever, six are suspic
ious and a diagnosis as to the other thir
teen is reserved. There have been no
deaths at Riloxi.
The postollico departments carefully
looking after the fumigating of the
mails from the infected districts.
Refugees from Southern coast towns
are pouring into Atlanta, Ga. Augusta,
Ga., and Wilmington N, C:, have both
quarantined against all yelloxv fever
Five Pay the Penalty at Versailles,
Five men were hanged at the little
town of Versailles, Jnd. They were
caught in the act of breaking into a
house. The burglars were at once
seized by a crowd of angrj' citizens and
promptly hanged. The many bur
glaries in the neighborhood in the past
few weeks have driven the people of
the community to frenzy.
Their determination to make an ex
ample of the offenders who have caused
so much trouble was carried out with
Versailles is the county seat of Rip
ley count', and is a town of about a
thousand inhabitauts. Those hanged
were Lyle Levi, Rert Andrews, Clifford
Gordon, William Jenkins and Hiney
Shuioff. They are from Milan, Sur
mon and surrounding villages. The
greatest excitement prevails through
out the entire section in which the atlair
occurred. This is probably the first
time five meu were ever lynched at one
time iu this section.
Gov. Blount savs the whole power of
the State will be used to bring tbe
lynchers to justice.
Washington an. I Lee's President.
At Lexington, Va. , on the loth, ex-Postmaster-General
Wilson, and for
merly a distinguished member of the
IIou6e of Representatives, was installed
into office as president of Washington
and Lee University. Many distin
guished educators were present, and
many prsminent men sent letters of
reoret. among them being ex-President
Cleveland. Mr. Wilson began his re
marks by thanking the University and
those connected with it for the honor
they had given him. He expressed
trratitude at the presence of such an
audience and gave a short sketch of the
University and of its standing amon
other nniversities of the South. He
laid great stress on the need of educa
tion iu political ami governmental
science and pointed out that this
branch of education had been strongly
favored by Washington, Franklin,
Jefferson, Adams and many other great
men. He closed his address with an
acknowledgment of the great duty he
had before him and tmid a short tri
bute to Robert E. Lee.
ESCAPED OX HIS OWN (.ALLOWS
Edward Flnnnagan, the Notorious
Atlanta Murderer Breaks .fail.
Atlanta, Ga. , dispatch says Edward
C. Flannagan.who murdered three per
sous a little over a year ago, was tried,
convicted and sentenced to be hanged
next week, escaped from DeKalb coun
ty jail at Decatur on the 15th.
He evidently escaped by climbing out
of the window of his cell to the gallows
ou which Horace S. Perry was hanged
last week, which had been left standing
to be used in putting Flannagan to
The Flaunagan trial was one of the
most sensational in the annals of the
Georgia courts, and ti e murderer w as
an example of the decadent criminal.
Norton's Majority in Ihe flth District.
Charleston, S.C.Sept. 15. (Special. )
In the sixth district second Demo
cratic primary Norton's majority, f-o
far as heard from, is 312. These figures
will not be materially changed by the
Strike to Continue In . Va.
"We are going to fight the battle un
til every operator in West Virginia
recognizes union labor," said W. A.
Carney summing up the mining situa
tion in West Virginia. The strike will
be protracted until the operators in the!
State sign the scale.
More Troops for Cuba.
The government of Spain, is concen
trating a force of t,000 troops, destined
for Cuba, where they will be sent im- i
Europe's Wheat Storage.
Paris Dispatch, New York Sun. M. I
Meline, Prime Minister and Minister j
of Agriculture, announced to the cabi- j
net that the official crop returns showed I
that the wheat crop amounted to H,-
54tj,8'.0 hectolitres, as against 11!, 742,
415 hectolitres in W'. The official j
estimate of the Italian wheat crop j
places the yield at 30, ;oi.'hiO hectolitres, ;
as against 51,000,000 last year. j
Baltimore In the Lead.
In the National Baseball League j
gamea Baltimore is in the lead for the I
pennant again. Her percentage being
718. . . - ,
Southern Pick Ups.
Eastern parties have consummated a
big land deal in Alabama.
Nashville. Tenn., labor men de
nounce the nazelton. Pa,, tragedy as a
Greensboro, N. C, Republicans are
to have a primary to settle on a post
master. Tke Nashville & Knoxville Railway
will nsk subscription from the city of
C. C. Manning, of South Carolina,
has been apiointed consul at St.
Dr. W. H. Brooks is to build a pri
vate hospital iu Greensboro with all the
modern equii ments.
Henry Demas, a negro politician, has
been sworn in as Naval Officer for the
Port of Ne- Orleans.
Near Slem, Va.. Sally Young is
iiii.ruereC. bv Robert Fouts; whiskey
! an 1 jea'.orsly were the cause.
A. P. Grace, of Statesville, the court
stenographer, has disappeared, and all
efforts to find him have beeu vain.
Twelve-year-old Vernon Will, of
Richmond. Va.. killed Stanford Nel
son, colored, aged 1''., in a fist fight.
The fourth story of the brew house of
the Gerniania Brewery, of Charleston. S.
, has been destroyed by hre. 1- ully
To keen his father from being w hip
ped in a fist fight at Louisville. Ky.,
Jay AdkiLH. aged 14. fatally stabbed
his uncle, Andrew Adams.
For wantonly killing a dnck belong
iug to a white man, a Statesville (N.
C. ) magistrate sent a negro to the
chaiu-gaug for thirty days.
Charles Yeaner. an employe of the
Bell Telephone Company, took hold of
live wire while stringing wires, iu
Portsmouth, Va., and was killed.
A mob near Griffin, Ga., with dogs.
caught a negro, Henry Stark, accused
of assault, and prepared to bum him.
tie declared Irs innocence, was taken
to Griffin and proved an alibi.
Col. Guv Jack, a wealtv planter near
DeKalb, Miss., is on trial for causing
the death of Charles T. Stewart, whose
life was insured for 000 iu favor of
At Portsmouth, Va., Judge Prentiss
granted an injunction restraining T. F.
Ryan and associates from votingcertain
shares of stock at the cornitiir annual
meeting of the Seaboard and Roanoke
Air Line Railroad Co npany.
Judge Hoke has confirmed the sale of
the Brevard and Heuilersonville Bail
road, taking it out of the hands of
Receiver W. E. Shuford, and transfer
ring it to the trustees or creditors who
purchased the road some time ago.
Charlotte (N. C.) Observer, 15th.
Al! About the North.
Ttt Arkansas a negro woman leaves
her five children in her house aud they
are burned to death.
Rev. (1. F. B. Howard, the notorious
United States prisoner from Tennessee,
has escaped from the Ohio prison.
There is said to be a good prospect
for the extension of the ( Hiio River ami
Charleston Railroad to the Ohio.
in Chicago two crowded trolley cars
collided, killing both motormen, and
nearly every passenger was injured.
Dengue is prevalent in Texas cities
and a shotgun quarantine all along the
Louisiana border has been ordered by
The skeleton of a mastodon eighteen
feet high was found on Spindler's fium
near Waterloo, Ind. One tooth weighs
The coal miners' strike, as far as the
Pittsburg district is concerned, is 01V
ami the 22,00 diggers have resumed
work at the (15-ceut rate.
New York's public schools were re
opened ou the 13th with an enrollment
of about 225,000 pupils, 10,0'MJ of w hom
could not be accommodated.
E. B. Andrews, who resigned some
time ago as president of Brown Ui iver
sitv, Providence, R. I., has withdrawn
his resignation and will remain with
the university as its president.
A Kaufman, Tex., dispatch says the
church, also used as a school building,
on Spike's prairie, eleven miles east,
was stolen bodily and moved ten miles.
Residents in the neighborhood are in
censed over me matter, und money is
being raised to prosecute the thieves,
At Springfield, Mass., in the the
Michael-Lesna twenty mile birvch
race Michael won in fine shape by 15
yards in the record breaking time of
3:11. The former world's record was
2 3-5 seconds lower.
At Abbot. Texas, Dr. T. B. Carter.
of Kaufman, and ('has. P. Russell, of
Abbot, two of tne most prominent men
of that section, who had hitherto been
friends and business associates, shot
and killed each other. A land trans
action was the cause.
The Naval Armor Board will visit the
iron-producing sections of the South.
Twenty-four people were killed by an
explosion in .Mexico.
The treaty of jieace between Tnrkey
auu iiim- uun Lieeu signed at ( on
Thousands of jaen are wanted on the
Tacihc Hope to harvest the crops,
and a dollar a day aad board is bun
The contract for supplying postal
cards for the next four years has been
finally awarded to Albert Daggett, of
Washington, D. ( .
Floods in the vicinity of Val de Penas,
Spain, have destroyed 100 houses,
many families have been ruined and a
number of people drowned.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of
Montreal, Canada, has forbidden
I riests to ride bicycles on the ground
that it is undignified.
The first shipment of Texas cotton
has been made to Spain. It consisted
of 235 bales of Brazos bottom cotton,
and was consigned to Barcelona.
The museum of the National Exhibi-
tion cf Science at ArnLeim, Amster-
dam, has been burned.
Gustav Pabst, the Milwaukee mil
lionaire brewer, was married at Vent
mor. Die of Wight, on the 14th, to Mis?
Hilda Lemp, of St. Louis.
A cablegram from St. Petersburg,
Russia, says two steamers, the T&are
vitch and Malpitka, collided in the
river Volga, near Astrakham, drowning
A ship at Philadelphia has been load
ed with eighteen locomotives from tht
Baldwin works for the Trans-Sileriat
the Treasury J. Four'
r. l.a Amna At Oo V
i ii i
nn U,in. tl,.rr.it..l!st.t
i! WT RUSE IIP.
V. P. Clayton Says the Farmers Can
Make $30,000,000 a Year.
TO COMPETE WITH THE WEST.
Save Your Cotton Seed and Make th
Experiment, Instead of Selling
A correspondent writes to the Atlanta
(Ga.) Journal from Columbia, S. C, as
The South will apiear in the field as
as a formidable coiujetitor of the West
in wool production and millions of dol
lars will be added to the annual reve
nue of the Southern farmers, if a cru
sade inaugurated by Mr. V.1. Clayton,
a irominut Se th Carolina agricultnr-
ist, is successful.
Mr. Clayton wants the planters of
this section to raise sheep as au inci-1
dent to the growing of cotton aud he
has a jil an for feeding the sheep on cot
ton seed by which he figures it out that
this can be done cheaply and with im
mense profit to the planters. Accord
ing to his estimates 330,000.000 a year
would be put in the pockets of the
Southern cottou growers by this one
addition to their productive capacity.
Mr. Clayton holds that the conditions
confronting the farmers of the South
Atlantic States are suoh as to demand a
change in their methods or render
hopeless the struggle for industrial
prosperity, irom a careful considera
tion of climate. 6oil. iopulation and in
dustrial conditions, he concludes that
cottou growing is likely to continue in
definitely as the chief agricultural pur
suit in all Mutes south oi latitude .Si
legrees. excepting Florida. Mr. Clay
ton thinks that the men who are carry
ing on the cotton culture do not look
after the small economies as thuy ought
and his sheep-grow iug plan is intended
to furnish them a more rational system
for utilizing the opjortunities and ad
vantages they possess.
It has long been known, says
Mr. Clavtou. "that cotton seed contain
ed valuable animal food aud fertilizer
constituents, but those who produce
them have beeu slow to appreciate their
value and indifferent to the . large an
nual waste involved in their failme to
use them primarily as stock foot! aud
the resultant excrement as a lcrtiuer
Cor their lands."
The seed from a 500-pound bale
of cotton averages 1,000 pounds,
consisting of 500 pounds of hull, 350
pounds of meal, aud 150 pouuds oi oil.
each a valuable animal food constit
uent, but not in proper combination as
furnished by nature to supply a healthy
ration for any of the domestic auiinah
if fed alone.
"While the oil is not a fertilizer it is
a valuable animal food, estimated by
Wolff, a celebrated German authority,
at nearly four cents per pound as com
pared with corn at sixty cents a bushel.
if all the seed is used as a fertilizer
the oil is a total loss; ii tne seed arei
exchanged with the mills for the meal
or sold for cash at current "tea tbe
Meal and hulls contained iu his seed.
It may be, therefore, slated as a broad
proposition that the only way the cotton
farmer can secure to himself the full
value, potential ami commercial, of hin
cotton seed is to feed them to animals
on his laud and plough under the
droppings, liquids aud solid.
"After careful consideration of all
the factories involved, sheep have been
selected as the best animal machinery
for the purposes in view, for the fol
"First, they seem to be capable of
consuming to advantage larger quan
tities of cottou seed in proiortion to
size than any other of our domestic
animals. Colonel J. Washington Wutts
a veteran sheep raiser, of Laurens
county. South Carolina, bears testi
mony on this point as follows:
"1 have beeu feeding sheep with cot
ton seed for over forty years, and have
never seen bail effects from over-feeding.
While the cows must be confined
to short feed or she will eat too much
and get sick, the sheep will sutisfy
hunger and leave the balauce if over
fed. I have fed all winter on them
without other feed, but prefer to give
them hay, fodder or straw, and when
the forage is adder they will eat iiiort
cotton seed; they relish cotton seed,
and eut them with avidity during w in
ter. As to quantity, that in much ow
ing to the kind of sheep; of course a
large sheep reouires more than a small
one. Ours are Merinoes, a small breed.
We give each growu sheep as much as
you can grasp in one hand, which is
about half a pound. They will soon
consume this and turn to the forage,
which they will eat more leisurely, un
til it is consumed or they get enough.
when they will lie down until turned
out. In this war our sheep are fed
four or five months and theu turned
out to grass. I know of no cheaper
feed for sheep than raw cotton seed,
and it is a pity that we have not sheep
enough to consume our surplus cotton
"Second, the field for a large, profit
able increase in their numbers seems
to be better than that of any other in
dustry now open to Southern farmers
The estimated number now in the
United States is 37,000,000, while the
estimated number necessary to produce
the wool consumed by her people is
120.000.000. Of the 37,000,000 now in
this country only 4,331,071 are in the
eight cotton States named. Texas alone
has 2,lill,H01 of this number, while
North Carolina, South ( arolica, (.eor
gia and Alabama combined have les
than 1,pOO,ooo, South Carolina making
the miserable exhibit of 70, 0W. If the
j coltun farmer9 nmler the' Btem BU
gested. compared with the present
practice of manuring with whole seed.
exchanging with the mills for meal or
selling them forca&h Mr. Clayton says:
"Four-fifths of th seed from an
eiuht million bale crop of cotton would
cive 3.2'KI.OOO tons. The manureal
value, at the present price of S20 per
ton for meal, would be iZ,V,v.
This the farmer would receive if he
used whole seed as a fertilizer, if Le
exchanged with the mills for meal, or
sell to them for cash at current rates.
he would receive in cash or its rominer-
cial equivalent &2,000,000; if fed to
20,000,000 sheep upon his farm he
could reasonably calculate upon tbe
entire seed from au 8,oo0,000 bale crop.
deducting oie-fifth for planting, were
fed to sheep at the rate of one pound
rer head each day they could be con
aumed within a year by less than 20,-
ihxi, ir) sheep, ao that the question of
over-production need not trouble us for
some time to come.
"Third sheep return in their excre
ment a larger part of the fertilizing
matter contained in their food than any
other domestic animal, estimated by
competent authorities at as high as 'J i
percent and in the besi possioje me-
'"chanical condition f or uniform distri
- . , , ; v
i hntinn ki inn boh.
AS V Wfl WOU1U L
following-returns, to-wit: Ninety, per
cent of fertilizing value returned in
manure, S2-i.ooi,ki ; sixteen million
lambs, S-12.n ,o; eighty million
pounds of wool at 15 cents, i 12,000, 000.
I'otal $ti4, lrio.ixid or a margin of $41,
MO.O'K) over usinggreeuas manure, and
-2. ltiO.OOJ as against selling to the
"Against the gross profits it would
e proper to charge iuterest ou invest
ment iu and pasture cure of shep,
mt inasmuch as the two latter items
.votild consist of such (Mir tion of each as
t is not uow utilized to a iv advautage,
it is fair to state that the sytem advoca
ted would result iu a s.iltutml gain
of $30,00:1,000 annually to the cotton
farmers of eight States".
"When wo reflect tliut such a sum is
equal to 12 per cent, on the gross in
come from the annual cri. of lint cot
ton in recent years, the importance of
niving it becomes apparent. It quite
likely represents the entire jKissible
profits of a mauieth industry, aud if
aiiuualy accumulated aud compounded,
would soon add inline use wealth to a
region where poverty is now a curse, if
not a crime- "
Mr. Clayton, iu supiut f his con
tention tha the Scnth can bo made an
ideal sheer ,ii. .section, instances
the case of outh Carolina, which pro
duces about one tenth of the cotton
crop of the eight Ste-,which produce
! t per cent, of the total, and which pos
sesses one-teuth the totul number of
sheep credited to these eight States for
lM). Ohio has an area oils-fourth
larger than South Carolina, with laud
values rauging about $ ier acre,
while in South Carol iu the are about
er acre. Ohio is snow bo ind abnut
one third of the year, aud all live stock
are stubled and fed, while sheet thrive
iu the open fields iu this State the yer.r
round, browsing on the waste of the
fields aud spontaneous grass aud herb
age, which everywhere abound; yet
South Carolina lias 70,000 sheep, as
against Ohio's 2,i0;),O00.
.Mr. Clavtou, whose home is at Suct
ion, S. C, is earnestly agitating hit
new idea, which is already attracting
widespread atteutiou among the agri
culturists of the South, and it is uot
unlikely that practical steps will soon
be made to carry it into executiou.
Interest injr Sketch f I'lrrmini'ii Rep
resentative Lawmaking Holy.
The HiIiticiil complexion of the law
making body of the German Empire li
as varied as the rainbow. The differ
ent parties are so numerous that nt
times it is a difficult matter to identify
thein. There are XAt members of the
Keichtag ami at present they are di
vided as follows: oS Conservatives,
Imperialists, loo Centrists, 40 National
Liberals, II Kadical i'nionlsts ami
Riehlerites Radicals. 'S Frclsiiinlge?
Volkspartei Uieliterites, 13 Social Ke.
formers, 10 Poles, 12 Deutsche Yolks,
partei. -is Socialists, ."" Indeitendcnts,
including 0 Guclplis, 3 Bavarian jieas
ant party and two cats vacant.
The hall in which the Reichstag
meets does Hot give one the impression
if being extraordinarily large, although
looking down from the galleries it
seems a very deep room. Its acoustic
properties, however, would only be ex-
(.,1sa)1(. iu ., v,.rv ar; i:,n. The wnlU
, ; , ,.ri,.s nrp flir.
from the Moor I lie
hair Is more distant from thos of the
members, and, altogether, this one hall
is on a bigger scale than th corre-
jMiii.ling halls of Congress. I.Ike so
ma n v public hails in t.erman.v, ii is
liaracteri.ed by an absence of proMr
ventilation. The Genua lis, who are
implacable foes to fresh air, do not ap
pear to notice this deficiency, which
ii.etinii s forces even the most enthu
siastic American to depart earlier tiian
he would otherwise desire.
The President of the Reichstag situ
t a table raised above the lloor of tho
:oue, iu a high-backed chair, on which
he Prussian eagle figures very proinl
,t ntly. .Inst below the President's ta
i'e is another .i:e. where several Min
sters sit. usually lliose at tin head of
the department which is concerned in
Ihu question being discussed at the
time in the : if Iistag. Williln tlilH
charmed circle sit the stenographers.
whose work gins down those steps to
the outside world. ll the level W ith
the President's desk are the desks of
the l'.iii.desrath. two rows on either
.-hie, lifieeii seats 111 each front row,
eight in each second row. making up
the forty six In nil. i he ( hancelior or
the empire Las the first scat In the
front row to the right of the Speaker,
facing the House.
The arrangements for the seating of
t'ne li. piitits are not marked with ex
tra agai.ee, aid in comparing them
with tlne of the Congressmen In
Washington the latter seem immeasur
ably grand. In the Reichstag the I . j. -uiiis
do not have Individual desks; in
nead. a number of them share one
long d.h'c. k ! olltoy fashion. Each
member Las an individual drawer, ami
t hat is s..metlii:ig.
Ordit::ir:ly. when there is nothing of
moment going on. the sessions of the
Reichstag are Ir-rribly uninteresting.
The only exeit'ng feature is the neces
sary etT'irt t secure admit la nee. To
act on.pllsh this you must Ik- on hand
before H o'clock of the Morning or tin
d.iy lfore you wish to attend, and
then wait in line at the B-ieh-tag tick
et otliee. Soil etili't s t le- ticket is forth
coming and Miinrtiiiicfs ic isn't.
The sessions are supiioscd to open at
1 o'clock, but tl.ey Ik gin a In. ut twenty
minutes later. The rM'tn fills slowly,
and business ppiee.-ds in a rather in
formal manner. Tl.e members pay nt.
tciition if they are Interested iu what
the s iiaker is saying, or chat with
their nelghliors or busy themselves
with their writing If thev ar not.
There is a continual buzzing uiidcrciir
rent of conversation, which the speak
er of the moment U usually pow rless
Wl ii the President wishes to say
something that must be heard lie rings
a bell, and the momentary hush which
ar!ss allows his voice to le heard.
Then the hum begins ;.ga'.n. When a
man has n.mething 'if imjiortaiic !
say, he I'stia'.iy tak'-a Li stand al tin
top of ;h- steps leading down from tic
dais where the President aiil the
I'.iindsrath sit, bur many men simply
r;p in their scats and speak from the
floor. M ....
"Is this a healthy portion of He
State?" asked a traveler iu Arkansas.
"Well, I should say It is. There lia
been nobody hung about here In tbi'-e
months." Texas K if tings.
Whrre Bull, the warKk Cheyenne. e
pkkln that he was drunk when he ki.:
ed the white settler and precipice-
trouble. White Bull ought to h
known that it would ! dangerous
him to have more than t .. hri-r .