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JUDGE DICK THREATENED.
He tv ivves An Anonymous Letter
FOR REDUCING THE BOND!
j, .ii, mi in 5 the Trial of t: e j
National Hank Officials of
...... -.id to the Charlotte (X. C.)
. ;a lp'iii At-hevilie says: Judge
I received a long anonymous
, : i t.M'.hitig abuse and threats of
! .i his action iu reducing the
. .,. ., . .....t.iiumg tbe cases of Breese,
I I u. 1 1. i ii. :. I J i :kersou, the indicted
I ;, : 'ti"i.al bank officers. The
- ui.ki:" w m correspondent said:
my ( Lu t:'H brother, this is
iMtkt f m ;;ci...v- in -ur country
i- jU'.t w hat is going to hau
. , ' j if you dou t before
,..;ri' 1 leuch in Asheville raise
, ;. i. 1..I1 an I Bet u t, pee ml term of
. .;( : ;t .-j-rciiy trial, you will be a
. i-niiic by your leniency to
. . j i. k referred t.j the letter in
a: ing tiiut if counsel lor tho do-
uim'iivw any t-pirit such as the
;,. ,:i h 'iiu, Ihore would better be
, cl vcuuf. District Attorney
H .ii, ii ui l tlio court did right in con
i : ..;.g the cai-es. "1 had the sugges-i.i-
added, "from the Comptrol
.... , : i.i- ( tiueiicy at W ashiiigtoii that
i f-i should be continued to the
..r. ; in. J his was made by the
t , !.., r , !. r ii..u the suggestion from
i.;t!ik ollictrs that they would
.ii,. Iv the Ueposltors.
i in k then toid counsel for the
th.it if at any time there was
oi violeuce they i-hould sur
.. i i i.i- (li'temlaiits to the ollicers of
"., i I tatt-s and the whole jiower
,r. , Muiient would bulged for
t..i :; i n:crtioli.
..t lilt CmiKrcMt Mpi-Ih.
n .-liiiigtoii ecial hays: In order
!,, ...; ! it-ces aiioiiitmeuts, no action
i-- tal.eii, it is said, in North Caro
h: .i i...dtei until Congress meets. It
in. !,, n!iv nettled that )'. C. Duncan
i i r iii',oint'd collector of theeasteru
::- iii t, and that some new man, w hoso
!.. lui-nt iniied in that cuniicction, w ill
I. H,. i. ihted district attorney.
: i e 1 -ick's early leiiiemeut is cou-
. :i! v expected here, and either ( aid.
!i. r. Validate Justice Douglas or
i .. bu in t, it is mil, will Hiicceed
i, ,., A.-- itiiiit Attorney (iencral fioyd
r :!iil-r: ti ud. will not be au apidi-
i i f i i he place.
i.U. IIAMITOX'S I.AST KKl'OKT.
UN iew mi tho Ciiio:. Pacific Matter
a: d erniiieiit Ownership,
i t-ii Wade ILimpton, xvho has just
i ri ii Kiiceceded by iencral l.ongstrett
, , i iiiiiuhsioiier of railroads, bus sub
i ;"i'l to the Jter:.T c; artmeut Jiis
i- i. it fur the past liscal year, lie says
t...it the 3 ear l ei'ched the low water
' n!. of railway construction. During
:. ear tliirty-four companies with
.' I ; miles ot roads, pas-od into the
i.:i'ls of 1 1 io courts, and fifty-eight
' ';.! s. previously placed in receiver's
'.h: N. weie sold at foreclosure. A
1'n lv iiiipi'oxement in ltilme.d earn
i i- during tlie tirst six months of the
,ni :,t year is noted, an improvement
i inn. -ulai I v hi parent in the bond-aided
I ;i tie i adroads.
1 he outlook in tiie West generally,
h : the past year, is reported very en-
ura.:iiig. (ieueral Hampton, though
l:-i'oi:u;inir any attempt to criticise the
. in-.,- (,f the government in the bnion
I'u 'ii' matter, says he always has be
.i, til that a settlement more advant
i. .-i.iis to the government could bo ob
t.i in 1 if all the companies, particularly
tii' I ii mi and Central I'acilic, could
i.. i i-L-otia'.ed with at the same time
:.t"iu-h a commission, to bo appointed
'. the I resident and possibly a'.l in the
ii 'i.i- way. than by selling at different
t ..t s and on a dillerent basis, (ioveru
i ii ft ownership, or operation unilti
t eM.iiieiit supervision, he mivs,
'11 l e io t only a doubtful, but a
.i.ii i-. ' oils experiment, which probably
:! i n suit disastrously to thegoveru-
Xl.ii i lcd i:i h l-io-i's Den.
1 1'ii-ton, Arthur C. Standrnssy and
tlifc W'ibetg were married iu a
f lions at the "zoo, ' in the pros-
. f .'i, ( hi people. I'our clergymen
'in-pared to successfully- olliciate
a c the lions devoured them. A
: tette of giant liou tameis guarded
f'.i-r.-e beasts xhi! Jlev. Geo.
Ur. of Ohio, tied the knot.
An Advance in Wages.
i.e emploves at the Audrew 15ro&
.pany's blast furnace, at Youngs
:.. o. . have been given notice of a
r cent, iiihauce in wanes, to go
e:'.ei-t Ioc. 1. It is understood
'.l.ei blast furnace companies will
s Uaiico tho wages of their em-
miald the sehool Trni-hor.
'is Allen, a school teacher of
I'.l.m l, Hickory county. Mo., kept
t".s after school. They way
a:..l assaulted him wilh stones
: at d. fractiu ing his skull, which
''i l in his death.
Killed in l liurcli.
..n Hickman, the mod notorious
:.v in the two Yiigiuias, was shot
Ki .e l while kueoiiiu' in prayer at
i.ii i h I esule his j ri j eetive bride.
toi.owers. whoxvoreiu church, all
,:l' '" the authorities afier their
.i-i was shot.
l p 'lntiiieius by the President.
Dip I'rcsident has appointed Dxvight
appraiser ol merchandise in the
of Jamia. 11a : Kbi-pha A.
U i. l,ter. i-
'tor of internal revenue '
triet of South Carolina.
Held for .Murder.
- At!aita, Ga., L. Steineau aud
' t members of the firm of Steineau,
;.:-Key dealers, hare been arrested,
1 with the murder ot Toliceman
'.er whi!e he was endeavoring to
m i the store from supposed burg-
They tried to rob the firm's 6ale.
Pire In an Asylum.
' tegi-o section of the Georgia In-,:-e
Asylum, at Milledseville. has
t urned. All tho 703 oecnnants
taken cut safely. The loss is 1 Tbe management of the uginirea
' ' xv itli 50 per ceut inuraac ! iteutiary report that tho institution
I xBd.e a profit Uiie yeajr of S3-1, 11
TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH.
A negro colony has been formed near
Mr. Joseph Wylie, of Chester, S. C,
lias presented Erskine College with
Morganton, X. C, votes bonds to the
uuiount of $20,000 to tbe Shelby railroad.
Tbe line San Marco hotel, at St.
Augustine, Fla , has leeu burned by
fl,.l.,,.. T .,.. J
Louisville. K v.. receutlv Buttered a
8150,000 fire in tho wholesale district.
Covered by insurance.
The annual conference of the Meth
odist Protestant church will bo held at
High I'oint. X. C. on the t4th
A bale of cotton the first was raised
in McDowell countv, North Carolina,
near Dysartsville, this year. Charlotte
At Charlotte. X. C Heurv Stafford.
colored, was crushed to death at the
Ada cotton mill by a falling w all caving
in ou him.
The "Cau't (let Away Club" of Xov
folk, Va. , lias mode a donation cf ?800
to the yelloxv fever sufferers at .tlobile
At the Jacksonville, I'la. , bicycle
meet Tom Cool er won in the two pro
fessional events; liald was second,
(-'toper's time was 2:H.
The Middlesboro Foundry and Ma
chine Works at Middlesboro, Ky., lias
been burned I-oss, ,00,000; insurance,
held iu London, $!"', 000.
At public auction, in Atlanta, (la., a
few clays ago, a lot fronting fixty feet
on Decatur street was sold for fij0,000,
being g 1,00(5 a front foot.
The firm of J. II. Heid .V Co., of
Macon, ia., has been placed in the
hands of a receiver. The liabilities are
about .-SiO.Oou; assets not known.
One hundred and forty-eight bales of
cotton were tet ou lire at Tort Mill, S.
('., it is supposed by a small boy and a
cigarette. About forty were damaged;
seventy-five were insured.
At (loldsboro, X. C, Sam Wright,
whose real name was Wiley Vaughn,
the nesrru who murdered Mr. W. A.
Carr, was hanged privately iu the jail,
lie Confessed to three murders in all.
The postofiice at Mocksville, X. C,
has been blow n open by thieves and
robbed of ;M0- half that amount iu
money, and the other half in stamps.
1 he thieves rode oil' ou a hand car and
cut the telegraph wires.
Wilmington, X. C. , has just organ
ized a paid tire department modeled
after that of Atlanta, which is one of
the best in the South. An Atlanta fire
man will go to Wilmington to tiain the
members of the new department.
At Ripley-, W. Va. , Johu F. Morgan,
xvho murdered Mrs. Alice Green and
her two grown children, James and
.Matilda, was indicted for the crime,
tried and found guilty, aud sentenced
in four days. Ho said he killed them
On the 10th I'ly mouth church, Brook
lyn, celebrated the semi centenary' of
Henry Ward lieecher's ordination as its
The Central Coal, Coke and Lumber
Company's plant at Texarkaun, Texas,
has been destroyed by lire; loss 100,
OiU. John ( !. Koerner has beeu caught
after stealing H-s hordes and bug
gies from the i-trects of Indianapo
Organized labor of Chicago, 111., de
mands that .SI,'-. 0,000 worth of stone
cutting for Chicago's postotlico be done
in that city.
At Philadelphia, T'a. , Charles Ger
bach, a mad cigar-maker, shot his
father-in-law aud the latter's sou, and
then killed himself.
Judge (irosscup, of Chicago, has held
the World's Columbian F.xpositiou Co.
responsible for the 7.i,000 losses to
tho French exhibitors bv reason of
The beet sugar manufacturers of Ne
braska have usked Assistant Secretary
Howell for a hearing beforo he gives
his decision ou tho countervailing duty
on Dutch nigar.
At Carson City. Xe-. . iu revenge for
au alleged wrong to his sister, J ulian
Guinan, aged Hi years shot and killed
Charles .(ones, I'nited States district
attorney. Guiuan surrendered himself
at the slientl's oilice.
At Cleveland, Ohio, J. J. Shipherd
has been arrested on a charge of em
bezzling nearly $200,000 from F. D.
ISohinsou and a receiver has been asked
for his lirm, which is alleged to be in
solvent aud owing 2,000,000.
F.ichard W. Merrick, John A. Mer
rick and F.ugene Lindsay, Federal
Court clerks in Philadelphia, have beeu
arrested on charge of issuing fraudu
lent naturalization papers at 17 a
A court of inquiry has been ordered
to convene at tho New York Navy Yard
to ascertain the causes of thegroundiug
of the I'nited States tutboat Nina, ott
the Southern coast.
A baud of missionaries eounected
with the Powery Mission, in Xew York,
have Ftarted out on foot to tro to the
Klondike from San Francisco. They
wiil hold services aud take up collec
tions en route, and will conduct a res
cue mission, aud do a little mining ou
their ow u hook. They expect to reach
San Fraucisco March 15.
Fx-l'nited States Senator Xatbau
Fellows is dead.
At Hot Springs, Ark., three people
were were burned to death.
Twenty-seven steamers are under
charter at Philadelphia to load grain for
A stringent immigration bill is ex
pected to be passed by Congress this
Senators Cniay aud Vest are at St
I.neie, l'la , xvhere they x ill remain un
til Congress convenes.
The name of G rover Cleveland's sou
is to be Kichard Polsom Cleveland, in
honor of Mrs. Cleveland's father.
Fdouard Marie Fmest Deldenez, the
well-known composer of operasaud bal
lads, died in Paris, aged t0 years.
At Washington, D. C, Col. Achillea
de Vecchi died from tbe effects of eating
toadstools, which he bought for niush-
Consul General Lee has returned to
When Judge Van Wyck becomes
niavor of Greater Xew York he will re
move from office all the present city
The lust crop reaped by St. Louis
capitalists from a coffee plantation they
are working in Mexico is a .i0,000 libel
The Ohio Xational Bank, at Wash
ington, D. C, wid voluntarily liqui
date and reorganize as a savings insti
tution. Denver Col., has Imposed a $1,000
tax ou dealers in cigarettes.
Blanco Opens Up All the Fields to
ORDERS SUGAR GRINDERS
To He Protected by Military Forces.
Suggest That the Authorities Help
Pay the Taxes.
Havana, Cuba, (Py Cable, Captain
General Plauco has issued a circular
announcing that he has decided to fur
nish all the protection necessary to
bring about a resumption of general
planting, harvesting aud reconstruction
throughout the country, especially in
the ease of the sugar ciop. He further
decrees that all authorities of the island
are to lend unconditional support to tho
loprietors of farms in the efforts of the
latter to gather their crops and teud
their cattle. The civil authorities are
instructed to encoui ago to the utmost
those xvho are appreht n-.ive of grinding
sugar cane, and to offer them assurances
aud the necessary military forces to
protect them and their property. Tho
regions xvhere agriculture is more ex
tended will be specially provided for by
ml the authorities of all ranks, 'iho
latter are authorized to assist eveu those
who are behiud in their taxes, aud to
do their utmost to mcreaso the com
mercial facilities of the planters. All
war meaiures are abrogated in regard
to agricultural implements, machinery,
etc. , aud the right of the railroads to
charge 'i;J per ceut. on all freight car
ried is also done away with.
The goxerumeut ollicials throughout
the islaud are instructed to l'aithfudy
t omply wilh these instructions aud they
are notified that if they sno'.v themselves
deserving they xviil be rewarded in ac
cordance with the degree of zeal they
have manifested in pushing the w ork of
bringing about a 'reconstruction" of
the island of Cuba.
.Marshal Plane, lias ubrogated tho
orders of his predecessor as to the de -Btructiou
of the fields and huts of the
insurgents, lie has also cancelled tho
prohibitions by which the Spanish sol
diery have been prevented from camp
ing in the towns. Tho nexv orders di
rect that the so.diers shall be provided
with blankets aud water-proof coats,
and that when iu campthey shall always
be sheltered as far as possible from tho
rains aud dexv. Xo fewer thau :i-',(M:
sick soldiers are noxv in the hospitals of
the island. On the 11th the steamer
lsla de i'anay, which left Huvaumi tor
Spain, earned sixty-eight oilicors and
000 sick soldiers.
TIIK XATIONAI, r.RAXGK.
Virginia Kuled Wut on Ac "oiiiit i.-l" a
Paucity of Subordinate Grouse;-.
At the meeting of the Natioual Grunge
at Ilarribburg, Pa. , some minor reports
were submitted, aud the report of the
committee on credentials was adopted.
Virginia was ruled out ou tho ground
that there are not enough subordinate
graugers iu that State to eutitlo it to
representation in tho national body.
'1 he State masters ma ie encouraging
A public reception was hold at tho
opera house in honor of the visiting
grangers. Governor llastiugsdelivered
au address of welcome. Among the
other speakers xvere: H. O. Devries, of
Maryland; J. II. Prighnui aud Sarah
Pai-d, of Minnesota, and S. L. Wilson,
WOULIVS LAHGKST CANNON.
It Weighs 1-0 Tons and Sends a
Projectile Sixteen Miles.
The Philadelphia Times says: The
largest gun exer built iu the world is
uoxv beiug coustructed at the Bethle
hem Iron Works. The enormous piece
of ordnance xvill weigh when com
pleted 120 tons. It xvill exceed by six
tons' xveight the monster gun which
Krupp, of Germany, exhibited at the
World's Fair iu Chicago, and in length
it will be nearly five feet longer than
the German gun.
The monster weapon is being fabri -cated
uuder the orders of the ar De
partment. It is the biggest order ever
given to any establishment iu the
Free linportat Ion of Cattle Into Cuba.
Vice-Consul Springer has sent to the
Htate Department the Governor Gener
al's decree permitting from the loth
inst. the importation of nil horned
cattle iuto the island of Cuba, freo of
import of oth-r duties, i he decree
xvill remain in force until January lt,th
inst. The actual importation of cattle
at this time is 1,000 head per xveok.
A Prohibition I.axv I nconbt itut lonal.
The criminal court of appeals of Tex
as has declared that the cold storage
law passe ! by the last legislature is
unconstitutional. The law- prohibtedtho
storing of any intoxicating liquors fur
others in local option district, or taking
orders for liquors for others, the pen
alty for its violation beiug a line of
100 to ..',0() dollars and 100 day in
jail. The laxv effectually prohibited
beer clubs in prohibition towns.
Owing to the yellow fever the dedica
tion of the Mary Stearns Agricultural
hall, an addition to the Alabama Xor
mal Institute at Tuseegee, has been
lostponed till the 3oih. Governor
Johnson and Dr. Curry xvill attend.
Kinbezzler Caught In Petersburg.
Frederick Fisher, alias Pinkcy Fish
er, xvho is wanted iu Xexv York on the
charge of embezzling 10,000 from
Alexander Cllniau, of the Morris Park
race course, was arrested in Peters
burg. Va. He had beeu iu that city
about a week aud represented himself
as a liquor merchant, though as far as
known he did not attempt to do any
business. He went under the name of
J. Bantu. He confessed to having
taken the money, but sid he ha.l
squandered it all.
surgical and Gynecological Officers.
The Southern Surgical and Gyneo
logical Association, which has beeu in
session a. St. Louis, Mo., elected tho
followiug officers for the ensuing year:
President, Btcbard Douglass, of Xash
ville. Tenu. ; vice-presidents, H. 11.
Mudd, of St. Louis; J. A. Goggans,
of Alabama; secretary, W. E. B. Davis;
of Birmingham, Ala ; treasurer. A. M.
Catt'.edge. of Louisville; council, L. M.
Tiffany, of Baltimore; George Ben
Johnson, of Richmond, Va ; Lewis S.
McMurty. of Louisville: Geo. O. En
cieiiian.f f Boston; Ernest S. Lewis, of
ro gi;t wages.
Massachusetts Mills Will Have t
Have a Decided deduction or Shut
A Fall Piiver dispatch says: It is
announced here that all hut one or
possibly two cotton manufacturing cor
porations have signed an agreement to
abide by the recommendations of a
special committee of the Manufactur
ers' Association, which La3 been ap
I ointed to take some steps for an im-pz-ovement
in the condition of the local
cotton industry. It is expected that a
shut doxvu or a decided reduction of
wages will be advised.
Some manufacturers are opposed to a
shut down, urging that it will uot im
prove affairs. 1'hey point out that Fall
Paver no longer controls the markets,
and that it xvould simply allow mills in
other States to meet the improved de
mand by running over-time.
This is particularly possible in the
South, and the only remedy is believed
to be in securing a national law govern
ing hours ot labor.
Sojie of tho advocates of a cut-down
who iiro represented ou the committee
favor a cut, beginning with the treas
urer, which will apply to every em
l'loye. TIIK WKATHF.K FOK NOVE.MBEK
Weather Proohet Irl K. Hicks Make
Weather Prophet Hicks makes the
following forast for this mouth:
"The month enters warm, with re
turn o; storm conditions and rain,
turning to sleet and snow far north,
storm period, at tho close of xvhich will
tianspire over much of the country
from 1st to 3d. It will be much coole'r
about o'd to (1th, after w hich it will
grow warmer, aud regular low barom
eter leading tc active storms, will pass
over the continent from 7th to Hh. 15a
romater xviil rise, aud cold northerly
gales xvill follow behind the low atmos
phere area. Dangerous disturbances
about the seas and lakts xvill be natural
at time and at other periods of the
month. The loth aud 14th cnuiprise a
reactionary center of higher tempera
ture, low pressure aud storms. The 18th
to .1st is a regular storm period, at the
close of which expect change to much
colder. The center at a critical conjunc
tion of 2 ith to 2Uth, inclusive, is a reac
tionary storm cause. Gale, blizzards
and cold wave folloxving. Mouth ends
w ith storm brexviug."
ALL L A ISO It A V FliCT K D
Hy Decision of Supreme Court of
The Supremo Court of Arkansas has
handed down a decision which is of
tho greatest interest to the public in
general as xvell as to tho Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers iu particular.
It is well kuowu that locomotive en
gineers aro all employed under a con
nect by which seniority of service
gives priority of right to employment,
so that xvheu slackness of business de
mands that one or more engineers
shall be discharged, the last en
gineer employed shall be the first dis
missed. One of tho senior engineers having
beeu discharged ho brought suit on the
ground that ho xvas discharged without
cause and in violation of his contract of
employment, it was conceded that his
contract wave him the right to quit at
pleasure and tho court denied his right
to recover on the ground that no con
tract can be valid that gix'es only one
party tho right to terminate it.
The court holds that the right to re
scind or terminate a contract must be
mutual. The decision is far-reaching,
affecting, as it does, organized labor of
all classes working under contract
To TaUe Place of Strikers Iu Northern
The Chicago Times-Herald eays;
Chinese coal miners are to take the
ulace of Americans iu the northern Illi.
uois district. An attempt will be made
to break the strike that exists and 800
skilled Celestials have beeu picked for
tho work. They will all bear arms, lix-e
iu- ido agatliug gun equipped stockade
and be body guarded by 100 former
Au p.geut of the Chineso Six Com
panies was iu charge last week aud
made a contract xvith the General Wil
mington Coal company to deliver the
Si to Chinamen at the mines of the Wil-miugtou-Braidxvood
district. The firat
consignment of 200 xvill arrive next
Tuesday and the others will be on hand
as soon as provisions can be made to
take care of them. Arrangements for
an additional 1,000 Chinese miners
have been made conditional on the suc
cess of tho tirst venture.
Elaborate preparations . have beeu
completed to take care of the first 800
Chiuaniea and to give them ample pro
tection. AGAINST FOOIIIALL.
Tiie Rill Passes t ie House of the
representative Cole's football bill,
prohibiting match or prize games of
football or games of football where ad
mission fees are charged, came up in the
ieorgia house with a favorable report
from the general judiciary committee,
with au amendment striking out
'games of like character. " This was
adopted and the bill passed w ithout dis
cussion by a vote of !)l to 3.
A Denver (Col. ) Dispatch says: Com
miinder Booth-Tucker, of the Salvation
Army, hss signed a contract for 4,000
acres of land at Holly, Col. He is now
iu Nexv York, raising money to make
the first payment upon it.
Will Restore Walls Old Fort.
Major Mac Slurry, commanding the
First Artillery at Fort Barrancas, has
been instructed by General Wilson, the
chief of engineers, to restore the walls
of old Fort Saa Carlos, near Barrancas,
This is the oldest and most interest
ing old fortress in the United States.
It was originally built by the Spaniards
and was several times captured by the
American army under General Jackson
in 1S21. It will now probably be sup
plied with vnid-n'i-
Gold Standard for China.
According to a special from Shanghai,
the Emperor of China and the board of
revenue haxe approved a memorial pre
sented in favor of establishing a gold
standard aud prohibiting the export cf
pold. It is doubtful, however, whether
this w ill have any practical result.
A ISook on the Pen.
Sam Ha leu, who recently returned to
Salisbury from the penitentiary at Bft
ieigli. is cut in a card in the Winston
iNTlM Bepublican complaining of the
treatment accorded the prisoners. He
will shortly write a book in which the
cruelty of the guards will be "ex-
Gcrernor Daniel Russell's First
A LARGE GRAPHITE MINE.
LifeCertiucatea for Teneh-ers Second
Crop of Grreu Pease Winston to
Have Another Tobacco Fair.
The follow ing is Governor Kussell's
"The signal and abuudant blessiugs
of the Sovereign Ruler of Nations
throughout the year now closing de
clare the liberty and impose the duty of
setting apart a special day far praise and
''In addition to His many mercies
ou: State has been spared strikes, dis-a-ittis,
contagiv,U3 and internal striles;
uur people have beeu U!essedwith boun
tiful b irvests, many of them with
peaceful and hapy homes, and Tnev
have been vouchsafed progress in the
promotiod of edueatiou and tho full
preservation of tbeir religious freedom,
aud, to some extent, tho retention of
their civil and political liberties, as
citizous of the republic.
"Therefore 1, Daniel L. Russell,
Governor of the State of North Caro
lina, iu conformity to a time-honored
custom, do designate anil appoint
lhursuay, the 2Jth day of November.
IS'.)?, as a day of public tiianksgiviug,
and 1 do exhort all good citizens to as
semble ou that day aivuud their fire
sides or at their usual place of xvoi ship
aud there reui2mbertho 'Giver of every
good and perfect gilt,' aud render unto
liini their praise aud grutitude for 'His
goodness aud mercy,' xvhich 'eudureth
forever.' and beseech of Him au over
flight aud guidaucH that xvill enable us
to be more worthy of the manifold
blessijgs already enjoyed aud of those
xvhica, through Ilia loving kiudness He
hath in store for us; not forgetting the
poor and tho needy, tho sick ami tho
afffKted, and those who may be op-P'-essed
or deprived of equal ooportuni
t .es by such of their fellow-men as may
oo iu possession of privileges and pre
rogatives that are not consistent w ith
the faudamentat principles of free gov
ernment, and are bauctioned by the
laxvs of Gorl.
"Done at our city of Baleigh, ou this
the Utli day of November, in tho year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred
ami ninety-seven, and iu the oue hun
dred and txveuty-t-evenlh year of our
"Daniel L. Kisskll.
"By the Governor:
Another tobacco fair xvill bo held iu
Winston next fall. This wa3 the au
thentic and unanimous decision of the
Tobacco Pair Association at its meeting.
The treasurer's report of last week's
fair showed receipts l,,.ii4.25 aud dis
bursements !,.;!. 4 4. The iiermaueucy
"f the fair xvas considered and it xvas
decided that next year's fair should de
termine that. An election of officers
vas goue into, resulting iu the unani
mous re-election of tho following:
President, Col. A. B. Gorrell; secretary,
Col. G. E. Webb; tieasurer, T. L.
aughn; executive committee: G. A.
Follin, chairman; F. A. Coleman, W.
3. Carter. W. U. l'eynohbj, M. D.
'Jniley. The execnti-e committee was
enlarged to seven and S. E. Alien aud
.s. E. Fries were elected to complete
The North Carolina State board of
public school examiners has decided
upon the folloxx-ing form for life certifi
cates for teachers:
has passed the examination
prescribed by this board and in testi
gjony thereof this first grade life cer
tificate is granted. is therefore
entitled, without further examination
to teach iu the public schools in any
ccunty iu accordance xvith section X,
chapter 105. laxvs of 1!7." (Signed bv
;b.e State Superintendent and htate
board of examiners. )
There is to bo quite a change iu the
uniforms of the Mate guard; the trous
ers to be dark blue, like the coat; tho
dress coat to be done axvav xvith and the
blouse lengthened tw o inches to replace
i; all-metal buttons to be no longer
used, but buttons of horn, covered y
a flap, to take their place; the helmet
to be abolished aud the present foiage
cap. stiffened and with a pom pen, to bo
used for full dress occasious. The new
drill regulations for the manual of arms
will jo issued the State guard Decem
The Ashoville Gazette says that a fine
graphite mine has beeu discovered in
dcDowell county xvhich contaius 10,
AI0.000 tous easily accessible. Twenty
million pounds of graphite is used in
the United States annually, over 111,
W0.000 being imported. A compnuv
vill soon develop it. Themine is within
ivo miles of the Western Xorth Caro
The trucking section immediately
ro-und Nexvbern is a remarkably liue
ou3. Last spring it missed the freeze.
Now the truckers are shipping the
second crop of greeu pease. There is a
tine second crop of Irish potatoes. It is
expected that about 0,ouo barrels of
these will be shipped aud prices are
high. Shipments of greeu pease have,
strange to nay. continued for three
W. H. Dearer, of Asheville, who was
convicted of embezzlement as a magis
trate, gets a position as a ganger in'the
There aro now 4:i0 pitients in the in
sane asylum in Raleigh. The i ercent
age of cares to admission is as large as
ever in the history of the asvluui.
Much progress iu all lines is being
made. The grounds were never so a
tractive. They are beiug reseeded in
grass. This year 2), 000 barrels of pork
will he put up. or four-fifths of all re
quired for twelve months. The farm
and garden have yielded heavilv. A
very large crop of oats is sown
On December 1st the Raleigh News
and Obeerver will begin publication of
its evening edition.
Of the 212 gold mines iu the State
44 are now reported to be in active op
eration. Stanley county leads in pro
duction. It is ascertained that the ac
actual weight of the biggest nugget ever
found in the State, known as the Reed
nugget, actually weighed C4 pounds
troy. It was weighed bv avcrdur-ois
There is a movement for the estab
lishment of a State textile school. A
j jf 'i '"cu ,lu press tnc matter.
wmc.uu llu an cotton nun
I owners and editors in North Carolina
: It will urge the Legislature to make the
appropriation. Charlotte Obf&rrer
IHE CROP CONDITIONS.
Government Report on Corn, To
bacco, Potatoes and Hay.
ALL SHORT EXCEPT HAY.
Favorable Conditions lorthe Soxving
of th Full Crops From Most Part
The November report of the statisti
cian of the Department of Agriculture
gives 23.7 bushels as tho average yield
per acre of corn, according to the pre
liminary returns of the department's
correspondents. The corresponding
pielimiuary estimate last year was 2T.li
bushels, and that of 105 was 20.0 bush
els. The average yield iu the principal
corn States is as folloxvs: New York
3'i.5, Pennsjlvcniu "'.. '.,io J52.5, In
diaua i'W.O, Illinois :il.o; Jowa 20.1);
Missouri 25.0, hausas 10.0, Nebraska
20.0. 'I he average per cent, of quality
is Uti. 8, as compared xvith 04.7 iu No
vember of last year.
'I he average yield per aero of tobaccc
is (54'i pounds against 070 pounds pci
acre last year, and 74 5 i omuls in 1;i.j.
The estimated average yield i er acre
of potatoes is (51.0 bushels, as coin pared
x ith Sti. b" bushels last year, aud Km. 7
bushels in November, ijr. The aver
nge per cent, of quality is SI. :, against
iu November last, nud 'M. iu
November iu l'.1..
Tho average yield of hay is 1.42 ton
per acre, against au average of I.vl ton
per aero tor the last lilteeu years,
iu point of qnality tho average is !)2.f
per cent, as compared xvith. 02.0 pel
ceut. iu November, ls;ni, and 01. pet
cent, iu 180".
Favorable conditions for thesoxviug ol
the fall crops are ronorted from mosl
parts of Europe, and the condition ol
the crops so tar as town is likewise fa
vorable. The opinion is freely expressed
that au increased area has beeu soxvu it
wheat, ihe crop reports from indie
continue favorable, and on the whole
this is true as to those from Argentiix
and Australia, but in all these countries
the harvest is too remote to permit
11113- .very confident prediction as tc
the final outcome. In tho case of Ar
gentiue, it may prove that more dam
age has beeu done by the locusts and
the Hiring frosts thau is yet apparent.
There is nothing to indicate that the
w heat shortage in Europo is any lesf
than has been supposed, while the croi
of Manitoba is now reported to bemiu-L
beloxv the oiliciul estimate issued it
DKCIDKD IN CALDWF.LL'S FAVOIi
Judge Coble Decides the liailroa
Commission Act C011.stlt11tlon.il.
A special to the Charlotte (X. C
Observer from Statesvillc, says: Aftci
the exceed iugly able arguments of tin
distinguished counsel employed in th
care of Caldwell vs. Wilson, Judge
Coble rendered his decision in favor o
the plaintiff, L. C. Caldwell. The
judgment of tho court xvas embrace.'
under three heads, viz.: 1st. i hat the
act of the Legislature crertiug tho rail
way commission ond ghiug t ie Gov
ernor power to remove, etc. , wsn con
stif u'lonai ; 2d. 'I ho court refused t
submit the issues presented to a jury fi j
trial; sd. 'ihe court tiuds 0:1 tno lssut
presented in favor of the plaintiff, L.
C. Caldwell, as above stated.
Maj. Wilson's counsel made a motiot
for a nexv trial, which being overruled,
they appealed to tho Supreme Court.
Mr. Caldwell naturally feels gratified ai
his first victory in this cause. 'I he opin
iou is that the whole matter restsouthe
constitutionality of the railroad com
NF.WItOLD KILLS A PKKACIIKK.
iloody Deed of a South Carolina Con
stable FleI to Kara pi Lynching.
A special from Columbia, S. C. , says
Detective W. H. Newbold, of the State
force, looking after violators of the
whiskey law. shot and killed Rev. J.
M. Turner, a Baptist preacher. Turnet
was in a buggy, driving to this citv.
aud xvas commanded by thede'.e-ctive tc
halt. Ho did not stop promptly, 11,10
xvas shot. The detective has lied tc
escape beiug lynched.
Industrial School Hurried.
Information fro.i; Charleston, S. C,
says fire destroyed the Frederick Dent
ing Industrial School at Maryville. S.
C. The school xvas established by a
Xorthern philanthropist for the ad
vancement cf the colored raro. iliiatn
White, a negro, xvho xvas assisting in
the efforts to get the fire under control,
xvas probably fataliy injured by falling
timbers. The school' xvas insured for
about 2,0oi.i. It xviil be rebuilt.
Perished In the Flames.
At Charlotte, X. C. Mr. S. M. Da
vidsou, ngod about 50 years, xvas burned
to death at his borne ou North Pine
street. He was iilono in the house
when the fearful accident occurred. Ihc
cause of the fire is unknown, but it is
thought that he in some way upset the
lamp and itextJodcd; or that he had
fallen asleep ou the bed xxith a lighted
cigar iu hismouth and that it had fallen
ou the bed, setting it on fire. His
aged father xvas painfully burned also,
and he doesn't know his sou i-j dead.
Mr. Davidson xvas a school teacher by
THE IxMGIIJXM LAISOK
Will Cut u Figure in the Next National
Chairman of the Press Committee
Chamberlain of the Knights of Labor
bays that the Knight" of i abc.i xvill cut
a big figure in the next National elcc
tio. "vVe are growing all the time,"
(raid he, "and e intend to vote ngains
politicians w ho are in politics for olSice.
We want men in office xho will Letter
the condition of tho laboring man and
who aie right on the economic ques
The Trial Begun.
At Rockingham, X. C, the trial of
Evans, colored, the alleged abf-ailant of
Miss Lillie Cole, has begun. 'I he pris
oner is being guarded by the Maxton
Guards. The people are willing to ac
cord him afair trial.
Father und ou In Prison for Life.
Benjamin Xuna and Roy Nunn,
father aud son, have teen sentenced to
life imprisonment in the State peniten
tiary, at Jackson, Mich. Their cri.no
was the murder of Curtis Wright,
Farmers Favored and Demand From
Interior Store Keepers Stimulated.
Bradstreet's commercial report for the
past week says: Killing frosts South,
the raising of quarantine embargoes at
nearly all States invaded by yellow fe
ver, the resumption of traffic and a
prospective revival in demand for staple
merchandise constitute the trade fea
tures cf the week.
Raius in central Western and Western
States, followed by co'd-.T weather,
have favored farmers and stimulated de
mand from interior store-keejiers. This
has had a favorable effect at Louisville,
St. Louis and Kansas City. Job
bers in Northxvesiern States are await
ing seasonable weather to Ftimulato
the movement of heavy dry goods aud
winter clothing. Features at larger
I'acilic coast cities are contiued to sales
of merchandise rud provisions ior the
Klondike, and the heavy foreign in
crease iu the geueral merchandise
movement. New England centres re
port that orders from the West exceed
those from the South or East. Lead
ing manufacturing industries continue
fairly xvell employed. While thfre bus
been a moi.i-i.o ".eaction in iron auu
steel, furnaces aud niids continue xvell
employed aud the outlook for higher
quotations next year is unchanged.
In addition to loxver prices for South
ern and Bessemer pig, and for steel
billets, epiotatious for naval stores,
wools, e-opper. coffee, pork, flour, oat
and wheat are lower; while those for
cotton, print cloths, sugar and beef aro
unchanged, aud for Indian corn, lead
and lard are a shade higher.
Exports of wheat Hour inclnded,
from both coasts of the I'nited States
and from Montreal this week, aggre
gate 5,075,21 bushels, compared with
o,0il,4Jl bushels last week.
'lhere are 223 business failures re
ported throughout tho United States
this week, compared xvith 21H last week
a year ago; 2t;) two years ago; 241 three
yeais ago, and as compared xvith 5533 in
the first week of November, 1903.
TIIE FEVMIt DYING OCT.
The New Orleans Situation Much
lletter. Husiness N'oxv improving.
There is a big improvement in the
yellow fever situation at Xexv Orleans,
'ihe number of cases is comparatively
small aud the record of fatalities is con
siderably lighter. Many recovering
from the disease are reported, and the
people are convinced that the backbone
of the fever has been broken aud in a
very short time the plaguo will be ex
terminated altogether. Business is im
proving. Total cases of fever to date,
l,72t); total deaths, 22; cases uuder
Epidemic Will Soon Be Over.
Although some jtortions of the coun
try along the Gulf of Mexico have been
visited by disease, physicians agree,
that the first heavy frost will without
doubt kill the germs of the disease aud
that the epidemic will be over in a few
weeks. Apparently it has not affected
the tide of travel to the South, aud al
ready many tourists from Xew Eng
land aud other sections of the country
aro at Old l'oiut Comfort, Virginia
Peach aud places iu Carclinas. Tho
inecca of Xew England people South
ern Pines aud 1'iuehurst promises to
have the greatest winter population in
the history of this resort. 'I ho Old
Bay Lino, xvhich is the principal water
route for Northern travelers ou Chsa
peako Bay to Old I'oint, Virgiuia
Beach aud the other resorts, is carry
iug largo numbers of passengers, aud
staterooms have to lie reserved iu ad
vance oxving to tho crowded condition
of the boats.
General Weyler to be Court Martlaled
Tho Spanish government, as a result
of the deliberations of the ministers
over the utterances of General Woyler,
the former captain general of Cuba, has
come to the decision to try him by court
martial, uo matter where he laads, if he
confirms the accuracy of the press
reports of his utterauces. The com
manding officers at all tho ports of the
Spanish kingdom have been instructed
to demand of Geueral Weyler the
moment he can be communicated with,
the exact terms of the speech which he
delivered ifi reply to the manifestation
at Havanca upon the occasion of his
embarkation for Spain.
Winter Schedules for Southern Travel
A meeting of the officers of the Penn
sylvania road, Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac railroad, Chesapeake
and Ohio railway. Southern railway,
Atlantic Coast Lino, Florida East Coast
railway, Florida Central aud Peninsula
railroad and Plant system was held iu
Washington, D. C, for the purpose of
considering schedu'es f t the winter
season to the South, 'i here was little
or uo change made in the sche lules as
uow in effect. Ihe question of extra
I Iorida service during the winter reason
was the principal point of discussion.
FI ft y Thousand New Pensioners.
Tho first annual report of the com
missioner of pensions, H. Clay Evans,
to the secretary of the interior, Las
been made pubi c. There were added
to the lolls during the year AO. 101 nexv
pensioners. The amount disbursed for
pensions by the pension agents during
the years wa3 130,040,717.
200,000 Squure Feet of Space.
Maj. Moses P. Handy, special com
missioner from the United States to
the I'aris Exposition, which is to bo
held in 1100, Las returned. He has
secured two hundred thousand square
feet of space in the buildings, all the
American exhibitors wanted.
TOM DIXOV.S CIIOIK STKICK.
The ir Leader Was 11 V nl on and 1 hy
Didn't Like Loxv.
Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., tie noted
Xew York preacher; Laa been in Xoith
Carolina for the last week. He Lad
trouble in his church last Sunday
morning when Le returned to the city.
The chorus choir of the People's
Church, of which Le is p'tor, consist
ing of about forty singers, refuse I to
sing Sunday out of sympathy with
Prof. Agramonte, their leader, be
cause the pastor on last Sunday
advecated the election of Seth
Low for mayor. Prof. Arga
lnonte is a Cuban and a' member of the
junta. His son Las been iu a Spanisu
prison ou the island of Cuba for two
years. The Cubans fay that Seth Low
was opposed to any intervention of this
country in Cuban affairs aud has Mood
against the cause of Cuban liberty since
l tbe outbreak of the last war. .Mr. Uixon,
j in his rerinon eaid that Le sympathized
with Prot. Agramonte and Lad advo
cated tie voting f&r Low last Sunday
' only because he stood the best chance
for election against Tammaua. He was
I oprosed to Low ptrona)ly.
Drought an3 Yellow Fever Mate
rially Affected It.
THE ATTENDANCE BY WEEKS.
The T; ree Days of the Confederate
Ke-l'nlon Did Not Hrlng Such a
While the attendance at the Tennes
see Ceuteunial exposition did uot leach
the figure of 2,000,00 that was pre
dicted for it, still, considering the hot.
dry summer, xvheu the daily atteud-
auce averaged only 7.000 to 8,000 and
' the yellow fever scare that prevailed
j during the two mouths that were ex-
pectcd to make tho exposition a suc
' ces, aud which unavoidably reduced
'he attend;-.-. bv JM.r . 10 l:,(M(
ho resm: ;cmt huble. Had there
been no drought and 110 xelloxv fever
scoro the cherished object of the Cen
ten mat company would undoubtedly
beeu attained and that was to accumu
late a fund sutiic:e:-.t to purchase the
site of tho exposition and give it to
Nashville for a public paik. But even
as it is, the company succeeded in so
luanagii g affairs thai it xv ill be able to
pay every dollar of iudchtcdiie;;i. I'.xeu
this looked doubtful some weeks back,
but the rush of the last x ek was un
expectedly great aud the receipts
placed the conn any 1:1 a so!eht condi
tion. No financial report bus yet lieeu
prepared und im official reioi t as to at
tendance lia-i vet been ma !c, but tho
daily records of the admissions depart
ment, unofficially added, show the at -tendance
by weeks to be m follows:
Sat urdny, M a v 1 20, 3 1 7
Week ending "Max s 4l,.io:
Meek ending .Mii'v 1. 41, .VP)
Week eudiug May 22 41,151
Week ending May 2 ) 4V1..
Weekending .tune l'.i, 1 :t
Week ending June 12 7,livi3
Week e n ting June 10 .'o,o31
Week ending June 20 10d,43;
Week ending July 3 iV,H37
Week ending July It) 37,70
Week ending J uly 17 .'tti.S.W
Week ending July 21 i,7Vi
Week ending July ;:i .'!, h.1
Woek ending August 7 5'.ii,31(;
Week eudii.g August 14 .V2,V04
Week ending August 21 42,417
M eek ending August 2 S4 1
Woek ending September 4 1 5,772
Week ending September IL... S2,."10
Week ending September is .'.3.S72
M eek ending Sei teiuber 2") ii l,M2.)
M eek ending October 2 .Vl.O.M
M eek ending October 0 !'i,203
M eek euding ( Jctober Hi 72,03.
M'eek ending October 23 K)7,!i;:ii
Week ending V.ober 30. .... P.)",3i7
No record xvas kept of the many
thousands t,f soldieis aud people iu car
riages who participated iu parades and
xvere passed through tho carriage gate,
aud for sumo unexplained reasou uo
record wits kept of admissions through
the terminal station the first two weeks
of the exposition. How many these
would foot up is problematical and at
tempts to fsiimuto xvould lie guess
xvork. The yellow fove-r not only fright
ened away nmny noitheiu people, bilt
made it impossible for many Southern
people to attend.
Starting out xvith 2',;;17 on the open
ing day, this figure xvni not lassed
until Juuc 1 Ith, when President Me
Kinley visited the exposition. This
was Ohio hiy and there xvere 2V213
people on the grounds. Tho three days
of the Confederate reunion did not bring
outaslargean attendance as was antici
pated, being only ID, 13-1, 2,342 and 2't,
V.iO. Ou Nashville Jay, September 11th,
there xvere 4 1,-ViS, the greatest day of the
exposition iipto that time. Ou Nebraska
day, October Mb, when Hon. William
Jennings Bryan spoke, theto were:5",
002 people prceiit. Director general's
day brought out :;3,4 i'.i. The secoud
children s day, October 23d, had 2:,331
in attendance, but it remained for
October 2sth, John W. Thomas day, to
bring out a crowd more than double
that of any previous day. there being
S!i,7tS2 admissions ou that day. On the
lust day of the xposiiion also there
was a splendid attendance, -ll.'JOO, the
second best of thu season.
While tiio exposition company can
not buy tho Kite for a park, they have
ordered that the Parthenon, the history
building and the bringus be left intsct.
and ai public sentiment Mrongly favors
establishing a public park 011 the bite,
there is but little doubt that the
grounds xvill be pui chased by the city
or by means of privatu mbscriptioi.s,
and the company xvill donate all the
improvements, "including the vo
buildings mo-ntioi.c l.
l.OOO Car Loads Produce.
The produce, the proouce,: Tho sup
ply teams almost inexhaustible. Ship
ments were larger last week than ever
before. It is estimated that Mt. Airy
will t-Lip this season nearly l.OiM) car
loads, or more than lo locomotives
could pull if the train was all coupled
together. 1 hei e ai e twenty live liriim
in tins place engaged in buying and
shipping produce, and i-xvry man is
bu-y homo 'if them about three
fourths xvorLed to death. Mt. Airy
IN. C. j News.
Munitions for Ki-) Wei-t.
A special to the Jacksonville, iFla.)
Times-UiiK'n und Citizens, from Tam
pa, says: Nino carload of munitions
passed through here for lty West. It
in reported that the New York Herald
chartered the steamer Tarpon, but it is
believed that the boat has really beii
chartered bv thu fi'.ibu tc-r-.
What It Cost 1111 Wyck to He Mayor.
It co't Mayor-elect Robert A. Van
Wyck jut 7", t be e lected. j
his snorn statement file. I in tho county
clerk's office his -aiupaiga exjnFes
were itemized as fo.lows: To J. P.
Pott, for i-tationery, i-tumps and steno
graphic wrk, .; to William Kuotz.
i'A for photographs, and to the "Xa
donal Intel'.ig'"i'--er," ?:,0. 7 , for news
War Left OieOree-k Destitute.
The Britikh Minister to Greece, E.
H. Egerton, is distributing clotting l
the destitute. Euroj e and America
wi.l be aoke 1 t'j iai-e SlOO.O-to with
wLich to relieve the di'tic-v. in Greece.
Hopes fi Continue Uusiue-s.
It is learned that tLe asset of
fil arger Bros., the larpe tobacc-j firm
which failed ot Mt. Airy, X. C, wi-l
bo SloVWO n l liabilit.es 8A0'. I Le
firm Lei es to make r ettleiatn and con
tinue business, if Lot, 300 people will
be thrown out of t-wployioent.