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MARION, N C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1897.
rrice$l Tcr Year, in Advance.
B v..1- tp, PtIakes It An Issue and
!T WAS RIGHT IN THE SIXTIES.
II.. I- Alin Opposed to Any System
lli.it dlu's rnuir to Shout Down
Inno. "-lit l-ab'T.
!h Miva: 'l"he an
ijan.in" M. Black
I 'nil y ( oinmercial.
candidacy for tho
i( l;t ol !
Yt..r ..f t!
.Mv. of I,
omiil it Hill for Congress to
i.iw.igtcn, from tin; At-
tin t, I. lings out n new i.lat-,M.-i
.' -i.-i, iiig hiui-e!f in luvor
i : ? ::i i '. ' ! 1' -tut loll of the
.-v.. in a I Vinori'iit having
of I, is own, ami 1 favor u
v that I believe to he
g oo'l results 1 my peop'.o
.1 to In- found in tin; platform.
):ioi of 1 yiiehing lnilos for
dime, I ccau:-u I believe, tha
1 1 i . i : ; i 1 1 1 - to keep South-
pur.- :.;:.! U I. -h-li led. I be-
i.Mtii '' a- ri-lit in the sixties,
!o; i imetit of her people
u in.' to .lay. I mil opposed
vt.iii I'nal g i f s brutal and
. !.oj hunts tin! right to
n i'i!;oi-i'li labor as whs late
l'ei,i: ln ii:t. "
I CNOI l.I.IJ ANDALMOSf IIKI.
' nii- I a in. i a-1 -. Re iiiarUiihlc
aid u in, a;
I'a , : i ' 1 1 1
.-.I 1.-.. of D.-la-d
died as it re
fil at a private
f i iw.-ii W.
I luring thi
some skill in
i w iii also 'o!i-
I to try the t.t.
I i.onris ma. if a few slight .hshis
'I:-s l'a!iiii hiis iisc'i in a
.!::!;. Slicwa nvivi'ii, hut be-
I. v-t.-i t'-ii!
1 u:tl pa -i i-..l-
f.-l! I le.l
-l.-pt i; n I ;
1. 1 linally Iftp:-fil into
n!f I to aw aUeit her.
to tin: . I'. ii nir, but
uftor win unable to
-li'ii'le! Hootli 1111(1 .1.
Mm till, w i-o ..i.---e-ses skill as livp-"ti-ts.
M-if hastily .-a!!e'l frotu their
ci- ami f. .iin-l Ml-.-. Hahhin cold,
nli her pulse s ii-iiio.li.-iiil v l.t-atin at
in I v li iiu- a in i nut .
l.-ea'-ional.y she would evhv.m: '"I
in an uiie. ' Alter an hour's hard
ink the lii.'it li'lored her to co'l-
l eu Pn! ice Oili el
-f hc lillll .lerel :i .
.ils Must Die for : lie
of A I leva-.
iai The ;'re!'t trial
.1 Arroyus has been
Inislu-d, term mat i
dea'h pl(ioli-.li'e !
ollii i.-ds and poli.-. i
h:it.-heiy of the I..-
iiMa.-k on I'm-' i -i
pn.foi! nd a sciisat n
i in the sentence of
i i ten of the police
i.-n eoiii erius! iu the
I !e-s w retch, hose
lit !ia iviust'd so
i n -1 e " 1 1 1 -i I do not 't-eiii to ie.il-
pel iloi: . po.-ition and take the
oi-lly. 'I heir lawyers liac eti-
le i an iii'pcai
li it i t in this
li.-t of the jury
lii eiii'li e.ie. I llhllc
ily sustains the ver
iid the - entt'lice of the
v i i I
at nil fill 1 v
been isited by a
obi cis. The safe
d of prof, v
Ie post. .'lie
d of ,ts col:
money, it 1 "
i ns blow n open and
t There was s':iu
S'.'ci! i u stumps r. :id
ii tiers, all of which
burglars liist visited
1 1, w here they secured
in I Si I in the old
hi'st. hey took that
the put(-!lice and
ut o! the door.
s ere tn M-n. I
.t 1 lacks, nth's
a drill. They
iinj then we:
ki ked a l-ai:
Design lor Armor I'l.ile I'i.tnt.
Ihespe.-'a! iPivid boaid appointed t-.
-unine into the c . t of ai luor-itiakin,
1 is desi-ne 1 a p'ar.t. dt tai!n of which
.t m!1 piiseiii to ( 'onre-s. It will
.-. st moie lliali three ini'.licll dollars
ni.d w ill hae a ciij ucity of r,e.M tons of
in mor p r iini.um. w inch i-- about the
. . inl ine. 1 cai iicity I the two ai mor
) 'ip.ts now Mlpl 1 i:i'4' the nay.
III.' M.-s.i-e fiillipli-l,'.
'I he ( 'abine t hc!d a cry short n-.ect-ii;.,'
last wee!.. It took UP matters
fioni several of the depart men ts. t'resi
ilent McKinley informed the Cabinet
that his mcssaLC was pi-utii-all v c. .
pleted. Iledi.inot read anv of it. It
will probably be consi lered'at the next
Hull llca.l Mountain on l ire.
A special from I.lkin. N. C, t
hill lotte b-erver. sa
days the atmes here u
Yadkin valiev has bcei
bull Mead Mcu.itaiu.
fiom here, is on tile,
timber, feuoin. etc , 1
l o doubt a grand m eel:
and down the
full of smoke.
It is sweeping
fore it. and is
i mate teie;
t !. coiintv. on
easteru shore of
:inia. states that the handsome eol
! residence of l.ieit. I'.dwin S.
bs, b. S. N. . retire I. lias been
1 to the .round. Lieut, .lacobs
mates his loss at ST'i.oihi.
Must Pay I li lr Debts.
1 i.o Secretary of the Treasury has is
" -1 an i rd-r that clerks teceiviug a
'.'oed salniy must pay their debts or
' 'e thcr j laces.
Ibiptists Condemn Football.
'1 Le Virginia I'aptist Association, in
--ion at boanoke. passed a n solution
:.a::m:ouslv tint the bodv recommend
i.e authorpies of Richmond Colle
' fiiminatiou of football from the
' i ts of the school.
Had to Kim Away.
- iiree men w ho have bcenwoi kiii
1 i.osphate mines m South Carolina
' .-e reached Savannah, (ia , and tell tt
i i'ifi.1 tale of theii treatment; they were
I rlect (-laves and had to urn away
KN I I.M l-.l I t) !H:. I II.
PEARLS OF THOUCHT.
v lien you Bay 1 t01l t care." trv 1CO
see that your tone of voice doesn't in- j Sell at Loss to Meet Advances Made,
dieate that you do. I Bradstreets commercial report for
Never mind the woild, it floats with f the past week says: There is a mod
the stream ; it is the duty of man to erate improvement in BtaDle prices.
swnu U'.'ainst the stream.
Of that noble courtesy which makes
true frenthj-hood. the tinest Kra,' is
sensitiveness to gratitude.
livery man has some jieeiiliar train
of thought which he falls back upon
when he is ahne. This to n great de
gree moulds the man.
The good and noble, when passed
from the daylight of life, leave behind
a twilight of memory full of sugges
tions of starry sphere".
Ill pioneer days people often followed
oaths blaed through the woods. Fol
low the path marked by the footsteps
of the godly in all ages. It will-lead
Jf good maiiiiei s are not practiced
at '' , but :.!: allowed to lie by
until occasion calls upon their weaver
to assume them, they are sure to be a
bad fit w hen donned.
It is hard to personate and act a
part long, for w here truth is not at the
botlotn, nature will always be etnleav
oiing to return, and w ill peep out and
betray herself one time or other.
In order to reach perfection it is
absolutely necessary to have either
very faithful friends or implacable
enemies, since we must be made sen
mLIc ..f our failings, either by the ad
monitions of the former, or by the iu-
ei-ti'. es of the latter.
As long as injustice continues in the
w orld, so long w ill there be a place
for anger, and a mission for it to per
forin. I5ut, like tire, w hile it makes a
Nerygoml nervaiit, it makes a very bad
master. I'licoutrolled, the one will
destroy a i-ity, the other will ruin a
charii'-ter and happiness.
PREACHERS AND MUSTACHES.
I Of!', rent lilt.'. Is of n r.iur.l I on t he oil
l.-s illi,-.l l.v a SM-eialUI.
The Church J'conomist has been
discussing the effect of ft beard on the
voice, and in a rei e;it issue it quotes
a weli-Kiiown throat aim voice special
ist us follows:
"The edict will depend largely up
on the individual. If the speaker has
naturally a thick voice which he uses
ba ily, a small amount of obstruction
w ili make itself apparent. Jf lie has
a dear, penetrating voice, the effect of
a moderate amount of obstruction may
not be noticeable, although it would
certainly exert some influence, greater
or ltss, upon the carrying power and
resonance of the tone.
"'A mustache will interfere in pro
portion to the amount of space upon
which it encroaches in the neighbor
hood of the middle of the mouth.
Thus, a mustache trimmed to the mar
Kin of the upper lip, or one rolled from
the middle of the lip so us to be free
of tl'.e margin of the lip, however long
it might be at the ends, would not in
terfere. A drooping mustache, on the.
other hand, especially where it covers
the middle of the mouth, is a great
hindrance to the proper emission of
un. I. The presence of but a few
iii s i:i this situation may materially
odify the tone w aves and impair their
"Anything better calculated to de
nt tiic object of the speaker than a
Fpeecli miiiuiilcii through a uroopiug
mustache w it h the head bent dow n
ward could hardlv be imagined. The
iii is an admirable example for the
minister to follow. When he sings he
perches himself on a twig, breast well
oul, head up, bill opened wide, and
pours forth '-'throws out," as the voice
iilturist would say his lovely little
Sur lv common sense should be
the leading rule for a public speaker
this and other matters. One has
little toleration for the man. your
hbor at dinner, w ho addresses you
w ith head bent over his plate, as if in
uversation was subsidiary to the
nsumptioii of food. A minister who
bends over his desk ami addresses the
lloor should stand no better in the es
timation of his hearers.
Aci-..liitif Work for I lie Tongue.
If -oiir tongue is in good condition
r doing a little acrobatic work try
iding th following nord curiosity
aloud. It mav be familiar to some ot
Mm. for it is one of the treasures that
we ilug up in an oi.i mthoiiook:
If you stick a stick across a stick,
I r stick a cross across a stick,
Or cross a stick across a stick,
Or stick a cross across a stick,
Or cross a cioss across n stick,
Or cross a cross across a cross.
Or stick across stick across a stick.
Or stick a crossed stick across a
l oss a crossed
sti.-k across a
stick across a
ross a crossed
Wouid that be an acrostic? Bos
The Marquis of Lome, when governor-general
of Canada, w as present
at some snorts held on the ice of the
'I hough wrapped in furs, he felt the
cold acutely and was astonished to see
an ancient Indian meandering round
barefooted, enveloped only in a blan
ket. He asked the savage how he man
aged to bear such a temperature when
he had so l.ttle ou.
"Why you no cover face?'" inquired
The marquis replied that no one
ever did so and that he w as accustomed
to have his face naked from birth.
"Good." roined the prairie king,
"me all face." and walked away.
The I.o ) Ciiifrt.
There was au alarm of lire the other
night. A clerk of one of the local
hotels, leing told the fire was in the
imme.li-.ite neighl orhoo 1. pushed the
button for thepoi ter.
"I wish you would wake tip the
"Yes, sah: I would Like to. sail, hut
he ain't dun gone to bed." New Or
leans Times-1 lemoci a'.
True Worst is the name of a ?Jary
viile (.Mo. ; drummer.
Some Coltnn Planters Comnelled to
and in distribution of woolen goods,
shoes, hats and hardware in the region
tributary to Chicago, St. Louis, Kan
sas City and Omaha. In South Caro
lina, Tennessee, Alabama, (Georgia and
Louisiana business is delayed by yellow
fever quarantine. I here is a moderate
revival of demand from interior mer
chants, which report some of the busi
ness delayed by yellow fevor quaran
tines. Trade reports from Georgia and
Texas are quite irregular.
Some eotton planters are compelled to
tell cotton at a loss to meet advances
made earlier in the season, and have
little or no surplus with which to buy
merchandise. Others, notably in Tex
as, continue to hold eotton, which de
lays mercantile collections and in souio
sections Las an unfavoralle influence.
Colder weather in the Northwest and in
the Central Mississippi and Missouri
rver valleys has helped the retail trade.
Manufacturers of iron, steel, agricul
tural implements, stoves, railway cars
and woolen goods report an active de
mand and largo output, although the
appearance of speculative steel has re
sulted in weakening the price of billets
and a like tendency on the part of Bes
semer pig iron.
Higher prices are recorded for wheat,
corn, oats, s3Tup, hides, leather, shoes
and turpentine. The reaction iu iron
aud steel is likely to be followed by an
advance if the present rate of consump
tion continues. Lower prices for wheat,
llour and ork are expected to rocog
uize the advances on wheat and Indian
corn, so that a lower prico for copper is
practically the only important decline
iu the week.
There are '2: business failures report
ed throughout the United States this
week compared with 2?: last week, :0
in the week a year ao, two j-ears
ago. 2;' three years ago, and as con
trasted with :i's in the like week of
FKMALK IXKIIl-;ii 1NTI1K I't'LIMT.
Kinniii (.obliuan, Anarchist, Lectures
In the Congregational Church.
At Detroit, Mich,., I'mina Goldman,
the anarchist leader, lectured in the
People's tabernacle (Congregational i,
and boldly proclaimed her iu fidelity,
her disbelief in the laws aud her oppo
sition to the custom of matrimony, etc.
Miss iohlniau was invited to address
the corgregation by the pastor. Lev.
II. S. McCown, despite considerable
opposition. A majority of the deacons
and many members of the church do
claro the proceeding to have been out
rageous and wholly without excuse.
They call upon the pastor to resign,
otherwiee they say they will quit the
iiknky ;i:oi:ii:'s will.
Kveryt im; to Ills Vife--The Hook
lie Most Kslcenied to be Published.
The will of the late Henry George,
filed for probate iu New York, leaves
his eutiio estate, consisting of the
home at Port Hamilton, w orth about
Vt M, uTid the copyright of his books
io his widow. Mr. George's book on
political economy, in tho writing of
which he s ent the last six years of his
life, and on w hich he expected his fame
to rest, will be published in a few
MLXICO WANTS (1B.
Mexico tit J" In jiers Ureamiiip; About
a Great Tropical Itepublic.
The question of the future of Cuba is
exciting some interest in Mexico City,
Mex., owing to the talk of a possible
union of the island with the Mexican
republic in case of its ultimatelj- gain
ing its independence, which would be
pleasing to a large portion of Mexican
people. The Herald remarks:
'Cuba should become a part of Mexi
co, which will eventually form a part
or the great tropical republic, extend
ing to the mouth of the Orinoco, ma
king the Carribean sea and the (Julf of
Mexico the new world's Mediterrean. '
r.lanco l'rge.1 to Allow 10,000 Hales
to be K.xj orted.
The chamber of commerce and the
leaf tobacco merchants have informed
Marshal Jilauco that he ought to per
mit the exportation of the 10,000 bales
now iu market. These are valued at
",0(H , OHO. The manufacturers are
barely worked, and tho growers are iu
dismay at the small prospects of sale.
Moreover they still have a part of tho
old crop in the warehouse. 1 li3se con
siderations havo been strouglv urged
upon the captain general.
Train Uobbcrs Heavily Sentenced.
In the district court at Austin, Tex.,
L. W. Fisher aud Felix Wolff pleaded
guilty to robbing the International
aud Great Northern train nt McNeill,
twelve miles above here, on the after
noon of Oct. is aud were sentenced to
fifty and forty five yers, respectively,
iu the State penitentiary.
Twenty Years for Criminal Assault.
The jury at Newport. Ky.. in the case
of George Gerret, indicted for criminal
assault on Mrs. Gleason, lc.ought iu a
verdict of guilt v, and fixed the penaltv
at twenty years in the penitentiary at
hard labor. Next to capital punishment,
this is the extreme peualt- of the law
for this crime.
Against Sunday Mail.
The following resolution was passed
by the M. II. Conference in Asheville:
"We, the Western North Carolina Con
ference of the M. L. Church, South,
lo most earnestly but respectfully pe
litionyon. and through you. His Lx
telleney. the President, to forbid the
rausmission of any mails on Sunday
and order the closing of all postofliees
throughout the United States on that
day. " Five young men were admitted
into the Conference. The Conference
will meet in Winston next vear.
Columbia's Xero Mill.
The Elmwood Manufacturing Com
pany, the cotton mill company organ
ized by negroes in Columbia, S. C, and
r.-hick will employ only negroes, has pur
chased land for the site of the mills and
have arrangedfor theconstruction. The
machinerv will be delivered in Decem
President MeKlnley's Turkey. .f
Horace Yose, who has aunually eut
a turkey to thePrcssdcnt since tb c Jays
of Senator II. P. Anthony. Rhode
Island, has se'ccttd a li-.'. thi? vf
j w hich w eighs 2T rounds,. '
TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH.
Three men were killed in a boiler ex
plosion at Louisville, Mi3s.
David Gastee Worth, of th firm of
Worth i- Worth, Wilmington, N. C.,ia
Governor Elleibe, of South Carolina,
announces that ho is a candidate for re
election. C. Henry Oliver, 40 years old, of
Norfolk, Vii , shot aud killed himself
at his home.
At Moultrie, Ga. , a fight occured at
a party in w hich one man was killed
aud another wouuded.
Lx-Governor Evans, of South Caro
lina, is to be married Dec. lSth to Miss
Plume, of Connecticut.
During a fight among negroes while
gambling at Patesburg, S. C. , three
were killed aud two wounded.
North Carolina has eighty-six roller
flcuring mills, and a large majority of
them are operated bv water power.
Cuicksand beds in the suburbs of
New ( Means, La , have caused tho
partial abandonment of a large sec
tion. The office of the internal revenue col
lector for the Second district of Vir
ginia has been moved from Richmond
A handsome silver service was pre
sented to the gunboat Nashville at the
Norfolk navy yard by citizens of Nash
The University of Virginia defeated
the University of North Carolina, at
Richmond, ou Thanksgiving day, in a
game of football, 12 to (.
The State newspaper at Richmond.
Va. , has goue into a receiver's hands.
The management hopes the suspension
will be only temporary.
At Alexauder, near Asheville, N. C. ,
au attempt was made to wreck the aast
bmind freight, but was detected just in
time to prevent its success.
Governor Atkinson, of West Virginia,
aunounces that for want of fuuds no
requisitions will be issued for any fugi
tives from the jurisdiction of the State's
In Portsmouth. Va., Quoug Tung, a
Chinese lauudrvman, was assaulted in
his shop and beaten to death with a
club. A negro has been arroeted on
The receivers of the failed Western
Carolina Pauk, of Asheville, N. C. ,
havo tiled their report, show ing assets,
good and bad, in excess of liabilities.
At Rockstile church, iu Webster
count v. kv. . lov Allen, a young man,
horsew hipped Rev. Jopiin, who had re
proved him for bad behavior during the
S. IT. Fishblate, of Wilmington, X.
C. . has assigned. The assets estimated
at S2.),.0(), are said to exceed the liabil
ities. Preferences amount to 12,000
A barrel cf alcohol turned over on a
lantern in the warehouse of the Ravens-
wood Distilling Company, St. Louis,
causing a loss of 100,oiki, with insur
ance of about "i per cent.
Henry Oliver, aged about -b) year.,
committed suicide at Richmond. Va. ,
by placing a gun under his chin, blow
lug off tho entire front part of his head.
The cause of the rash act is not known.
A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga. . says
Clnrk Howell, editor of the Constitu
tion has withdrawn from that paper,
and that Evan P. Howell and Clark
Howell will begin the publication of a
big morning and evening paper.
Wilmington, X. ('. , has just organ
ized a paid tire department modeled
after that of Atlanta, w hich is one of
the best in the South. An Atlanta tire
mau w ill go to Wilmington to tiain the
members of the new department.
The National Evangelical Union will
meet next yenr in Detroit, Mich.
The second trial of the alleged wife
murderer. Luetgert, is now iu progress
at ( hicago.
The Warwick Cycle Manufacturing
Com pan v, at Spritigfield, Mass., has
been attached for glMJ.OOO.
John Denmark, n farmer, was killed
by au assassin, who shot, through a
w indow, near Van Ettan, X. Y.
During th forty hours devotion at a
Catholic church in Kankakee, HI., Mrs.
Miohu'l Rrazil recovered her sight after
two years of blindness.
At Cincinnati. O.. ('apt. William P.
Anderson died suddenly of heart fail
ure. He was a half brother of Maj.
Anderson, of Fort Sumter fame.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled
that prosecuting attorneys may sue for
wives and minor children and recover
money lost in gambling.
Tho unknown man who committed
suicide at Charleston. S. C. , a fortnight
ago, has beau identified, by the num
ber of his watch, as II. S. Rains, of
Buffalo, X. Y.
At Baltimore, on account of a motor
man disobeying orders, two electric
cars collided, which resulted in killing
two motormen and injuring several
At Hollydaysburg, Pa., two men are
sentenced to hang for murder; a man
iu the Baltimore penitentiary, just be
fore his suicide said he had committed
At ( leveland, Ohio, J. J. Shipherd
has been arrested on a charge of em
bezzling nearly $200,000 from Y. I).
Robinson aud a receiver has been asked
for his firm, which is alleged to be in
solvent and owing $2,000,000.
Kentucky distillers have abandoned
their efforts to form a trust.
Dr. Thos. W. Evans, the famous
American dentist, who died in Paris,
left most of his fortune to charitable
institutions, which is estimated at $1",
000.000. The Marine Hospital service, in the
yellow fever districts, has closed its
work and the fever is officially ended.
Liverpool will expend $31,500,000,
aud Bristol, (England. $7, "tOO, 000 ou
dock aud harbor improvements.
Earthquakes iu the mountainous dis
tricts of Saxon Thuriugia have seriouf
ly damngedthe famous railroad viaduct
of the Geeltxch valley.
Americanized and native-born Chi
nese will appeal to Congress for tho
right of suffrage and 1 he repeal of the
Geary anti-C hinese law.
The cost of the mi'.itarv operations of
England is already estimated at2,50O,
wo.ooo (?12..iio,w0 and these amounts
will piou&oiy be doubled.
Dr. D-iiiiel Quinn. at the head of the
Greek aepartn;ent of the Catholic Uni
versity at Washington, and one of the
ino..,t eminent Greek scholars in this
oAmutry, has. tendered his resignation.
The quarantine restrictions having
h?en removed tn account of the sul
sidence of the yellow fever, the Sonth
! err. Railw ay l as renewed the United
; States fast mad train service from Wash
j ington to New Orleans and the South,
j via Atlanta aud Montgomery.
THE LEASE CASE AT COLUMBIA.
It Came Up On Questions of Contempt
and Was Removed to Special Master
The North Carolina lease case was
before Judge Simonton at Columbia,
S. C, on the 2'ith. The proceedings
were held upon the certifications of
Special Master Craige, of the refusal
of a number of w itnesses to testify at
the hearings had before him.
Hon. A. O. Avery. Capt. W. II. Day
and Col. Philip V. Avirett appeared
for the Governor and the Xorth, Caro
lina Railroad and ex-Secretaiy John G.
Carlisle and Mr. F. IL Busbee for tho
Southern Railway Company.
After a prolonged and Litter argu
ment by Col. Avirett in favor of order
ing the witnesses to testify, and a brief
reply by Messrs. Busbee aud Carlisle,
Judge hi n .:iton held that it w as impos
sible for L-.it. to pass upon the questions
of contempt aud competency unless the
record of the whole case was before
him. He thereupon ordered the cae to
be remanded to Mr. Craige, who will
now hear the evidence cf the Southern
Railway, after which tho parties charg
ing fraud w ill be allowed to offt r further
evidence, and Judge Simouto:i will
then hear the case. The defendants,
Russell and others, claim this as a vic
tory, while the Southern Railway peo
ple are also reported as very well satis
fied. AX H THAGKOl S Ml HDKK.
A Negro Arrested for Stealing a Mule
Shot to Oratli by a Mob.
Jerry Johnson, a negro, was uched
by a mob near Screven, Ga. He was
in charge of officers and w as being takeu
to jail at Jessup. A crowd of men rode
up to the officers and demanded the
prisoner. The negro was riddled with
bullets. Johnson had been arrested
for stealing a mule.
Usual Penalty for the Nameless Crime.
An unknown negro was killed by
lynchers near Blackshear, (ia. His
body was riddled with bullets. The
negro outraged Miss Rebie Davis, tho
17-year-old daughter of Eli Davis, a
farmer living seven miles north ol
Blauckhenr, while fhe was plone in her
TOUCiALOO t'NIYKH! TY Ht'ltNKD
A Negro College iu Mississippi Oc
troyed By Fire.
Fire broke out in ths dormitory ot
the Tongaloo Negro Univer;ty at
Tougaloo, Miss., au I despite ihe he
roic work of the students, the building
v ere quickly burned to the ground.
The fire wes first discovered in tin
third story and is supposed to hav
originated from a defective flue. For
tunatcly the students were all at prayci
meeting, so no one was injured. Forty
three students aud six teachers los
their entire persona! cii'eeis. Tho !os
is estimated at $2i,000. 'J he amount o
insurance is uot known, as they wen
all placed from the office of the Mis
sionary Association, in New York.
BKYAN IX POM I ICS I'OU LIKE.
Whether lie Slmtl Atrniii Kim for Of
(ice is I'nktiowji.
William Jennings Bryan intends tt
remain iu politic? until he dies. No
long ago it was reported that Mr. Bryai
was about to retire. Congressmai
Gaines, of Tenuessec. heard the storj
and wrote Mr. Bryan about it. Mr.
Bryan replied: "riie newspaper iten
is not true. I expect to remain in poli
tics all my life. Whether 1 -'shall evei
run for office again, depends on cir
KKMj 105 KEKT AM) LIVES.
Only a Lit lie Hurt-- Painter'?
Experience at I'eidsville.
Tho Edna Cottou Mills, of Rcidsville.
X. C. , is having its 125-foot smoke
stack repainted by a young man name'"
Cole, a professional stack painter o
Greensboro. While engaged in this
work Cole lost his hold, near the top ot
the stack, and fell a distauee of 103 feet
to the roof of the boiler room. There
were no bones broken and he seems tc
lie only a little hurt, saying he will get
out and finish the work.
Convicted of Criminal Assault.
Frank, alias Dad Meiue, has been
convicted at New port, Ky.,of criminal!?
assaulting Mrs. Win. Gleason, Octobei
(ith, aud sentenced to twenty years in
the penitentiary. Claxton and Greer
have previously received the same sen
tence for the same offence, aud all w ill,
no doubt, receive twenty years each.
The defendants belonged to a gang
that insulted ladies, and the outrage
on Mrs. Gleason was such that lynch
ing was averted ouly by the transfer ol
the prisoners to Maysville, Ky.
Found Guilty of Immorality.
At Danville, Va. , the Methodist Con"
ference committee charged with the
trial of Rev. M. S. Watts, of Middlesex
circuit, for immorality, made its repot t.
which finds the accused guilty, ami ex
pels him from the ministry aud mem
bership of the Methodist church. Coun
sel for Mr. Watts gave notice of au ap
peal to the genera! conference.
The Middle of-t ho-Koadcrs.
The national organization committee
of the middle of the-road Populists
held a meeting in St. Louis. Mo., and
gave out an address setting forth the
chief features of the platform in the
next campaign; it will bold a meeting
in January and asks the People's party
committee to meet with them.
Manufacturer Liggett Head.
John E. Liggett, the millionaire tc
bacconis of St. Louis, is dead, aged 70
He was the principal stockholder of the
Liggett & Mvers Tobacco Comj any,
among the largest plug tobacco aud
cigarette manufacturers m the count! y.
Manufacturer Blood Head.
Aretas Blood, one of the foremost
manufacturers of New Hampshire, is
dead aed 1 vear?. Mr. Blood was
owner of the Columbia Cotton Mills,
of Columbia. S. C.
Embcz.ler Griflin Pardoned.
Fred W. Griffin, who as assistant
cashier embezzled 850.000 from the
Northwestern National bank, m lllr
t i. - entoncd to tV6
nois, ana wuo
years in the Joliet penitentiary, has
been pardoned by President McKinley.
Earthquakes in California.
Two distinct shocks of earthquake
were felt at Randsburg. Ca!.. a few daj s
a"o The vibrations were from ncrth
to south." Buildings shook perceptibly,
but no damage was done.
RESPITE FOR JOHN EVANS.
Governor Russell Was Urged by Many
and Council of State Advised It.
A special from Raleigh, X. C, saya
the council of State met on the evening
of the 24th to consider what should be
lone regarding John Evans, colored,
who was convicted at Rockingham a
few days ago for raie. All the peti
tions and affidavits were laid before the
council by the Governor and there was
discussion. As a result of the confer
ence the Governor respited Evans until
The Governor gives the following
reasons for respiting Evans: "The case
demands serious and thoughtful inves
tigation. Out of four other like cases
that have occurred iu this State duriug
this year, one of the culprits e?eajed
before arrest, two were hanged by the
courts aud one by a mob. Iu the two
eonvietious there' was no reasonable
doubt of guilt and the prob tbilities are
that the mob got the right uiau. lit re
comes a case w here a friendiess wretch
has been put ou trial iu a commnuity
fevered w ith excitement and iudigua
tion, justly aroused by the commission
jf a crime" for which the perpetrator
:mght to sutler death. '1 hero were ex
cellent men ou the jury, but no jury
.au expect to deliberate and cooly
weigh evidence uniufiueuced by the
spirit jiervading the community. It is
possible that a jury of like character in
a different community would have ren
dered a different verdict upon this
same evidence, and it remains to be
seen whether the jurors in this case
may not change their opinion upon ma
ture coudsideratiou. under quieter cir
cumstances. Evidence directly mate
rial to the prisoner's guilt has been
produced since the trial, it is urged
that the identification of the prisoner
was incomplete aud unsatisfactory;
that an alibi was completely proven by
witnesses of both races, and that the
admitted facts of the case strongly in
dicated that the perpetrator of the
crime was familiar with the habits of
the prosecutrix in walking along that
certain path, aud at that certain hour
when the crime was committed; that
the prisoner could not have known
these things because he was virtually
a stranger in town; that he had only
been there once inside of a year and
heuce it is most unlikely that he
should have known the prosecutrix br
been familiar with her habits. As to
the truth of these allegations, no opin
ion is expressed, but they come from
sources in worthy of consideration as
to demand time for close scrunity and
thoughtful investigation. It further
appears from documentary evidence
that there is a sentiment to the effect
that aside from tho guilt or innocence
of this prisoner, it would be best for
the county that the seuteuco of toe
court be at once executed. This sen
tence cannot be prevailing among just
or Christian people except as a result
of temporary ebullition of passions, pro
voked by frightful outrages; lu grant
ing a postponement of this execution,
the executive is sustained by the Conn
oil of Stat", by prominent citizens o!
Richmond county aud various othei
counties, by intelligent clergymen and
eui'nent lawyers and editors, and for
the further consideration of thiscase hf
evoked the advice of the educated, sub
stantial, religious aud law-abiding ele
ments of the State. ''
HANDS OFF CUBAN Ol KSITON.
The President Will Advise Against
I lie Recognition of Belligerency.
It is understood that the Presideut in
his message will suggest lo Cougres.f
lhat it would be inadvisable at preseut
to take any action w hich would compli
cate the situation in Cuba. It is said
that he w ill suggest that the passage ot
a resolution recoguiziug the belliger
ency or independence would be inex
pedient while the measures of reform
proposed by Spain and to be carried
out by General Blanco are being intro
duced. The release of the Comptrollei
and other American prisoners will Ik
referred to as gratifying and as reliev
ing the United States from the neces
sity of intervention upon the ground
of the rotectiou of American lifo and
Sold Collin Nails to Small Hoy,.
At Salisbury, X. ('., twenty or more
small boys testified before the grand
jury upon the rubpo-ua of Solicitoi
Holton, and as a result twenty trut
bills were returr.ed agaitisi dealers iu
cigarettes for se ling thtiu to minors
under age, against the stntuto in such
cases made and provided. Thcf e case
will not be tried until next term, and
meanwhile it is to be hoped the small
bov will find it more difficult to obtain
these ruinous things.
The Leaksvlllc Postofllee Bobbed.
A special to the Charlotte 'X. C. ;
Observser from Winston says the post
office at Leaksville, Rockingham conn
ty, was broken open aud robbed. Tht
office safe was blow n open and robbeii
of all the money and stamps in it.
which nitiounted to several hundred
A French Railroad Accident.
A dispatch from Tarbos, France,
capital of the Department of Haute
Pyrenees, announces that a ballast
train overtook a passenge- train during
a fog at the Toniuay Railroad station,
oeveral cars were ground into splinters.
Twelve persons were killed and nint
severely injured. The bodies of several
were badly mangled.
A Monster Piano Trust.
Another great trust is being formed.
It is to be eomjKised of the principal
piano mauufactnrers of the country,
and to include by absorption all of the
2K concerns making instruments. 'I he
capitalization has been placed at 3V,
The Glrafle Broke Its Ne.-k.
The Atlantic Transport Company's
steamer Massachusetts, which left Xew
York on Xovember 12, for London,
carrying as a cargo the greater part ol
Barnum aud Bailey's menagerie and
.-how. arrive 1 off Graveseud. at the
mouth of the Thames on the 21th. Ex
cept on the first three days she Lad a
smooth passage. A dispatch from
Gravesend says that the firaffe died o!
a broken neck ou the night of the 14th.
Four horses, incladiug Eagle, also suc
cumbed. Plague in India Unchecked.
The spread of the bubonic plague
shows no signs of abatement at Poonah,
Surat and elsewhere in India. It has
extended to Belgium and Ahemidgur.
At the latter place two-thirds of the in
habitants have already sought safety in
Bis Street Railway Purchase.
Messrs. Alex. Brown .t Son, rei re
seating a syndicate, has purchased all
the e took, 20,000, 0'h. of the United
Traction Cocrany of 1 lttsburg, ia ,
ndies of electric' street
l ail way.
FIXES IX THE 3IOUXTAIX9.
They Obscure the Sun and the Asbea
Fall in Marlon.
A special to the Charlotte (X. C.) Ob
server from Marion, of the 22d. says:
Yesterday and today the sun hung in
the skies like a ball of fire, and at times
was almost obscured by the dense
smoke, which borers over and around
the town. It is the same story thathas
been told for the past week of the forest
fires, which continuo to rage with un
abated fury. Flames with red tongnes
can be seen from Marion at
night, leapfng over the mountains,
licking up everything that
will burn. The flames are high, and
great volumes of smoke are puffing
heavenward. The fires have approach
ed to within seven miles of Marion and
the ashes of the loa.es are falling
thickly in town. Mountaineers report
that the fire is all over the mountains
in the upper end of tl e county, on the
Mitchell and Yancey county lines; also
ou the famous Black mountain, and
lhat many miles of fences have been
destroyed. Leaves and brush are voy
dry, owing to the fact that th.re has
been no rain for a month.
RETROSPECT OF THE EPIDEMIC
Out of 4,'J81) Cases of Yellow Fever,
41 Proved Fatal.
Accordiug to the last weekly report.
issued by the Surgeon General of the
Marine Hospital Service, giving the re
turns up to the 10th instant, there had
then appeared duriug the j-ellow fever
epidemic iu the South a total of 4.2H'J
cases, of which 44'i hod proved fatal.
Of the total number of cases, 1,47
were reported from Louisiana, 1,023
from Mississippi, 740 from Alabama, 32
from Tennessee, 10 from Texas, 4 from
Illinois, 3 from Georgia and 1 each
from Florida aud Kentucky. All but
ten 6f the cases reported from Louisi
ana are credited to New Jrleaiis. 1 he
cases in Kentucky, Illinois an I Geor
gia were confined to refugees. A com
putation shows that about lOi per cent,
of the cases proved fatal.
SHAKERS TO FORM A COLONY.
Looking for a Site in Georgia on
Wiilcli to Settle.
Dr. J. R. Slingerland, the head of a
Shaker colony iu Ohio, is in Savannah
for the purpose of taking steps to or
ganize a colony iu (ieorgia. He went
out with parties for the purpose of look
ing nt sotno land and says the colony
will purchase 13,000 acres to start
w ith. Two of the sisters. Misses E.
Dow niiig and J. Foley have already ar
rived, aud W. C. Ayer, Dr. Slinger
land's assistant, is expected in a week
or so. These four compose a board of
ministers of the colony and thoy w ill
decide what shall be done with refer
ence to the location of the colony
Dr. Slingerland says the colony w ill
need about 30.0(10 acres of laud if
the colony is a success. The colony
expects to raise crops and blooded
ALL FOUR WERE KILLEJ.'
Feud of Extermination In Louisiana
A special from Mandeyille, La , says:
Bayou Lacombe, a small settlement 11
miles east of here, has been the scene
of a ierrible tragedy. Xews has just
been received here of a desperate fight
between Arthur aud Edward Jolie on
one side and Lawrence and Edward
Cousin ou the other, which resulted in
the killing of all the parties concerned.
Shotguns and pistols were the w eapons
used. The cause of the difficulty is at
tributed to an old family feud.
In Commemoration of the Life of Sen
ator Ishani G. Harris.
At Memphis, Teuu., last Sunday me
morial exercises in commemoration ol
the life of the late Senator Isham G.
Karris, was held at the auditorium. A
seating capacity of C.OtK) was packed
and hundreds were turned away. Ad
dresses eulogistic of the dead Senator
Turpie of Turpie of Indiana, Congress
man John Sharp Williams of Missiit-
sippi. Governor R. L. Taylor aud Gen
John W. Gordon, of Memphis.
Demands Prison Reformation.
('. K. Vawter, chairman of the com
mittee on prison reform, presented a rt
port to the Virginia Methodist Confer
ence, which severely condemns the
J crowded condition of State prisons and
n me name oi uumanit y ami t hi lstian-
ity demads reformation of the system
prevailing there, so as to provide
greater number of cells and otherwise
improve the facilities. 'I he report was
unanimously adopted and Lisbon Fitz
gerald expressed hope that every news
paper in lrginia would publish it.
Scalper's 1 leket Causes Suit.
James Foley, of Savannah, Ga ,
suing the Central of Georgia for S3,0i0
damages. Foley bought a scalper's
ticket from Atlanta to Savannah and
was put off the train. The ticket wa
issued by the Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Railroad, in Chicago to Jacksonville.
Foley supplied his name as purchaser,
Will He Court-Mart biled.
The Virginia Grand Camp Sons of
Veterans' investigating committee at
Richmond finds Mr. Minitree Folkes
guilty of beiug in the employ of the
American Book Company and he will be
court-martialed by the grand camp of
$l:?,000,000 Paid Into the Treasury,
The United States Treasury has re
ceived from the ex-organization corn
mittee of the Union Pacific road $13,-
04 ,20 in cash and turned over to the
committee that amount, in bonds,
which has been on deiosit with the
Ofl,000,000 Is Needed.
Secretary of War Alger, in his first
annual report, asks for more men and
officers for the army, and sa3s
000 is needed. He also wauts Alaska
garrisoned to repress lawlessness.
Total Indian Population.
The Interior Department estimates
the total Indian population of the
United States, exclusive of the Xew
York Indians and the five civilized
tribes, at 117, 17, located on 177 reser
vations, embracing 33,404,837 acres.
Gets a LoDK-Xmae Holiday.
The Richmond ( Va ) city schoo
board has ordered the schools closed
from Dec 12th to Jan. :id for lack of
funds, the school fund laving been ra
1 duced in accordance with a general plan
ol rerenenmen; receaur aacftci.
NEW TOKK fOTTOJJ FCTrRKS.
Xew York. Cotton quiet. Middling
upland, 5 13-16; Middliug Gulf 0 1-tti.
1 uteres closed quiet.
r, os 5 4
s ;s 5 tw
5 74 3 6J
r. 7s 5 7
r s4 s o
5 7 r Ml
3 .i:i 3 IH
3 Ut 5 w
; 02 o o
6 07 fi 07
(5 07 07
i-ivF.M'ort. r-rrov vaurc ..
Liverjiool. Midlling 3L Futures
November :t 12 t
Xovember and December 3 10 b
December and January 3 001 s
January aud February 3 OSlJ a
February aud March 3 10 s
March aud April 3 IOJa
April and May 3 Ile)12
May aud June .'...3 13 s
June and July 3 14 a
July and August 3 13 J a
August and September 3 Iti h
September and October
nTlIFtt fOTTON MAKKCTS.
Charleston. Cotton quiet; middliug,
Wilmingtou. Cotton steady; mid
Savaunah. Cottou steady; middling
Norfolk. Cotton quiet; middling
.Memphis. Cotton steady; middling
Augusta. -Cotton firm; middliug
Baltimore. Cottou no;inal; mid
Xew Orleans. - Cottou quiet and easy;
Columbia - Strict low middling 3;
good middling 3.
I HAM.OTTK COTTON MARKRT.
Strict good middling 3 43
Good middling 3
Middling 3 3-lft
BALTIMORE ritOOrcK MARKET.
Baltimore. Flour dull ; family 4. 40(i)
4.03; winter wheat patents, 4.H3(;05.OO;
spring w heats straights, 4. y Oul 3. 00.
Wheat Dull; spot aud month.
,7;!J7 December o;j(?j7i; May 04;
bid; steamer Xo. 2, Red i)2i''i'J2;
Southern wheat by sample tl2if'JS; ou
grade i2k"o 071.
Com Steady; spot and mouth aud
December 32 jiff-33; November, or De
cember new- or ohl 32(32 j; steamer
mixed 30.Vi30;; Southern white eoru
tt5yr;3(i; do yellow '.VlmyM.
Oats ery lirm; No 2 w hite 2'J2Jt;
Xo. 2 mixed 2(ijf 201.
Rye Steady; No. 2 nearby 334j3;
No. 2 western 5 1.
Hav Ouiet: choico timothy 13.00
Charleston The rico market H
firm. The quotations nre:
Good 4 '(3
New York Turpentine firm at Jl2-jril
321. Rosin steady; (drained common to
( harleston- I urpeutino- firm, at 2'.:
Rosm firm; quotations unchanged.
Savaunah-- 1 iirpontiue firm at 2!'i bid;
Rosin firm; A. B, O and D. 1.13;
E, aud F, 1.20; G. 1.3'J; 11, and I,
1.33; K. 1.30; M, 1.70; X. 1.73; win
dow glass, 2.40; water white, 2.80.
llmiugton 1 urpeutino lirm at
i'.i('t30. Rosin steady at 1.13(1.20.
Crude Iturpentine firm at l.WvO.'Mh
Tar steady nt 1.03.
rorroK ht:r.i ir..
Xew York -Cotton seed oil steady;
prime primo summer yellow 211; prime
crude I M fr 1 h ; prime summer yellow,
i tlFFK K.
Xew York. Cofleo options opened
steady at 13 joints decline and ruled
generally weak but more active under
liquidation, following unfavorable ca
bles, expected heavs Braziliau ship
ments and slack 8ot demand and closed
steady at 10 to 20 ixiints net loss or at
the lowest point of the season. Sales32, -3
HJ bags, including December 3. 10n
3. 13: spot Rio nominal; No. 7 invoice
fij;No. 7 jobbers Icj, mild dull; Cor
dova 8 to 14.00.
New York. --Raw, fair; refining,
3 3-10; centrifugal 5M test 3jj;rofinei
firm; powdered 0.
Xew York. Money on call steady
at 1J('A2 per cent., last loan at 2 ier ct.
Prime mercantile paper 4 J per ct. Ster
ling exchange steady with actual busi
ness inbankers' bills at W(rtWi for
demand, and at 4S2 J('4 tS2j for sixty days.
Posted rates 484 and 40. Commer
cial bills 482. Sil fer certificates 38ffc3:.
Bar silver 32- Mexican dollars 43;'.
Government bonds strong. State Itoudt
dull. Railroad bonds strong.
A Farmer's Trimt.
The farmers of Texas arc organizing
trusts and combines. One of the most
recently orgrnized is the Texas Farm
ers' Cotton Associetion. The objects
as given out arc to hold cotton until a
suitable price is bid by the buyers,
and then it takes an order from the
president, countersigned by the Secre
tary, to turn loose a ba'e telonging to
a member; to force hundreds to accept
a prescriled share of the crops raised
instead of demanding money; to hold
dow n the price to be i aid for picking
cotton, an agreement being entered in
to not to pay over 4'J cents per 100
Negro Counterfeiter Arrested.
At Rome, Ga., Bill Williams, col
ored, has been arrested for having in
his possession a full counterfeiting out
fit. The city has leen over run ith
spurious dimes for a year past. Wil
liams attempted to pass one, which led
to his arrest and the discovery of the
American Prisoners Released.
Since the present administration came
into office, March 4th last, twenty
seven American prisoners have been re
leased ia Cuba.
h;s a:b gax ottt.
Rpats Why is Handel Barrs band-
aged so ?
mediaeval history. .
Spats What had that to do with it 1
Socratoots He wanted to feel how
it was to be broken on the wheeL