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VOL. IX.
EX-VICE PRES. SIEVENSOJj
Will Deliver the Principal Address 1
at the Unveiling
OF THE MONUMENT TO THE
Signers of tho Mecklenburg Dcclara
tiou of ridependence, at Charlotte
N. C., May 20th.
The Charlotte, (N. C) Observer says
Xearly two weeks ago Hon. Adlai E.
Stevenson, of Illinois, late Vice-President
of the United States, was written
a letter in which he was invited to de
liver the principal address upon the oc
casion of the unveiling at Charlotte, oc
the 20th of May next, of the monument
to the signers of tho Mecklenburg Dec
laration of Independence. At that time
Mr. Stevenson had not returned from
Europe where he has been for some
months - a a member of tho in
ternational bimetallic commission,
but it was forwarded from hi3 home at
Bloomington to Philadelphia, where he
i3 spending a little time with his son-
in law and family, and a few daj-s ago
a reply to it was received. he distin
guished writer says, among other
things: "I appreciate more fully than
words can express the compliment paid
me by this invitatiou, and I accept it
with much pleasure, only regrettins:
that I am so pooily qualified to do
justice to the great occasion.
The information of this invitation
and its acceptance will be received by
the public with the keenest gratifica
tion. Mr. Stevenson enjoys a singular
popularity in North Carolina, as
throughout the countrv. and we do not
believe that the selection of any other
gentleman aa tho orator for the great
unveiling dav would have been so uni
versallv applauded as this selection
will be. In addition to Mr. Stevenson's
popularity, however, there i3 an appro
priateness in the choice in the fact
that ha ia of North Carolina lineage
and very deeply attached to tho State.
His name will be the means of drawm
to Charlotte on the next 20th of May
an immense multitude, and he will de
liver an address which will be
worthy of the dav and of his own remt
tation. The monument committee has
been extremely fortunate and deserves
thanks and congratulations. Certainly
the initial steps looking to the great
celebration of the next year havo been
judiciously taken.
HUNG AT GREENSBORO.
The SheriiTAskcd," Are You Ready?"
Ryan xns-vered, "Let Her Go."
At Greensboro, N. C, Robert Sonly
Ryaa wa3 hanged in the jail in the
presence of eighty people. He kept his
neryeto the last. He said to the sheriff
who was binding him, "Don't get
nervous, Jce. '' The sheriff replied, "I
won't. " He stepped on the trap and
eaid he would give the word. The
sheriff asked, "Are you ready?" Ryan
answered in a firm voice, "Let her go. "
The drop fell five and a half feet, dis
locating his neck. The doctors pro
nounced life extinct in twelve minutes.
FRENCH TARIFF RETALIATION.
The Increased Duties on Hogs and
Hog Products.
The action of the French Chamber of
Deputies in passing a Governme-nt bill
increasing the duties on hogs, hog pro
ducts, lard, etc., i3 regarded as retalia
tory in effect against the United States.
The figures of the Foreign Bureau of
the Agricultural Department show that
the American shipments to France on
Ihe one article of lard reached 31,773,
i .2 pounds last year. .
The Wilsons Ousted..
At Ilaleigh, N. C, the Supreme
Zlourt, Justice Douglas delivering the
jpinion, filed an opinion in the case of
Jaldwell against Wilson, involving the
:itle to the Railroad Commission chair
manship. The decision' is just as was
jxpected. There is no doubt that the
dovernor and Caldwell knew two days
?.go what the decision would be. The
Dpinion is of immense length. The
principal feature of it refers to the re
fusal of Judge Robinson to submit any
ssues to the" jury. The court says this
refusal was proper, as there were no dis
puted facts before the court. Charlotte
;N. C.) Observer.
Extra Session Tennessee Legislature.
Governor Taylor has called an extra
lession'of the Tennessee Legislature to
neet Jan. 17th. Tho subjects to be
lealt with will be the election of a
L'nited States Senator, extending the
ity limits of Memphis and the cigar
itund tax. McMillan end Turley are
ihe candidates for the Senate.
Georgia's Co"nvlct System.
Gov. Atkinson has appointed J. S.
Turner, the present principal keeper of
ihe penitentiary; Jacob L. Beach, of
Brunswick, and Gen. Clement A.
van3, of Atlanta, commissioners to m
uigurate the new convict system pro
ided for by the recent Legislature,
do has also signed the measure which
)Ccomes a law and the old system abol
shed. Blizzmu 1.1 .sew York.
On the 23d a blizzard raged in Wy
ming county, forty miles south of Ho
mester, N. Y. Nearly four feet of
mow has fallen during the last 24 hours,
ind tho storm continues with no sign
)f abatement. -Roads aro blocked and
ai mers are shut in their houses. The
Bluo Ridge, fifteen miles from Elkin,
s". C, was covered with snow.
I3I Bank Failure.
At Philadelphia, Pa., the ChestDut
street National Bank closed its doors
n Dec. 23rd, and was closely followed
ry the Chestnut Street Trust and Sav
ngs Fund Company. They had de
posits of 3. 000, 000. Mr. Singerly,
resident of the companies lost a mil
ion dollars in paper mill operations.
I he Philadelphia Record newspaper is
bought to bo involved also in the
inauci&l crash.
M'KIXLEY APPEALS FOR CUI2A.
Aska tho American People to Help
the Furnished
Tho following appeal to the American
people has been issued by tho Govern
ment for the aid of tho suffering people
iii Cuba: '
"Department of State, Washington,
D. C, Dec. 21, 1S97. By direction of
the President, the public is informed
that in deference to the earnest desire
of the Government to contribute by ef
fective action toward the relief of the
suffering people of the Island of Cuba,
arrangements have been perfected by
which charitable contributions, in
money or in kind, can be sent to the
island by the benevolently-disposed
people of the United States.
'Monev. provisions. e.lnt.hin- mfld-
icines and the like articles of prime ne
cessity can be forwarded to General
ltzhufjh Lee. tho Consul General of
the United States at Havana, and all
articles now dutiable bv law. so con
signed, will bo admitted into Cuba free
of duty. The Consul General has been
instructed to receive tho same and to
co-operate with the local authorities
and the charitable boards for the dis
tribution of such relief among the des
titute and needy people of Cuba.
"j.'he President is confident that tho
people of tho United States, who have
on many occasions in the past respond
ed most generously to the crv for bread
from people stricken by famine or sore
calamity, and who have beheld no less
generous action on the part of foreign
communities when their own country
men have suffered from fire and tiood,
will heed the appeal for aid which
comes from the destitute at their own
threshold, and especially at this season
of good will and rejoicing, give of their
abundance to this humane end.
A CANNON EXPLODES.
Twenty Boys, on a Christinas Frolic,
Badly Injured.
At Asheville, N. C, half a hundred
or more boys of the West End went to
a hill just west of town, intending to
celebrate Christmas by firing a cannon.
When the cannon had been fired once,
Joseph Finch picked up a can of pow
der, intending to reload the cannon
without its having been swabbed. As
soon as the powder struck the hot erne,
the cannon exploded, hurling the boys
thirty or forty feet.
A terrible scene followed. The boj-s'
clothes caught fire, and the suffering
victim?, with faces blackened and eyes
blinded, ran aimless about the hill,
falling and rising, only to falling again,
because unable to see m which dnoc
tion they were running. Thebo3"swho
were not hurt ran to their aid and ex
tinguisfled the burning clothes, but for
which several must have been burned
fatally. In several instances the boys
clothes were either burned or torn .en
tirely off by the explosion. Pieces of
clothing were aftenvards found hang
ing in trees fifty feet away. A house
near by was improvised into a hospital.
and the patients were soon attended by
physicians. All told, tweuty men and
boys were hurt more or less seriousl,
It is iearecl the injuries ot some may
result fatally, but, if they should
several will probably loso their
sight.
THE COLISEUM
live,
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At Chicago la Which Bryan Was
Nominated in Ruins.
The Chicago Coliseum, in which one
of the most extraordinary scenes ever
witnessed in American politicsthe
nomination of William J. Brvan as the
Democratic candidate for the Presi
dencyhas been totally destroyed by
fire and probably four people were vic
tims of the flames.
1 he coliseum cost oo.uuu, and was
twice as large as the Madison Square
Garden, in New York. It had a floor
space of seven acres, including tho
grand gallery floors, was 770 feet lon(
by 300 wide, and contained S.SOO.OOO
pounds of steel, 1,200 feet of lumber
and 3,000,000 bricks. - The structure
was erected in the winter of 1894.
North Carolina on Wheels.
The above is an exact representation
of the car "North Carolina on Wheels,"
which is cow out on a o-years' journey
to advertise tho resources of North Car
olina from Cherokee to Currituck,
There is nothing in it that didn't come
from North Carolina. The car is built
on the most approved plan. It is the
finest car ever turned out by Jackson &
Sharpe, of Wilmington, UeL.the build
ers, costing $18,000. The painting on
the exterior cost 1,800.
FINAL INSTRUCTIONS.
The Mission of Bishop Warren
South America.
in
Bishop Warren of the Methodist
Fnisconal church, who is to make a
missionary tour of several South Amer
lean countries, has just received final
instructions from New York City, con
frainsthe work which he is to do.
ttfiflides holding conferences, he will
take formal possession of 5200,000 worth
of property which has just been dona
ted to his Church. Bishop Warren will
leave Denver, Col., on the 14th, sailing
from New York.
Condemns Oleomargarine.
The Nebraska Dairymen's Associa
tion has condemned the use of .oleomar
garine m State institutions.
Ray Contest. Dr. Evans' Will.
The will of Dr. Thos. W. Evans, the
American dentist, which srives the bulk
his lars-e e6tat to . the "l nomas w.
W. Evans Museum and Institute, of
TiiftrtAlnhift " will wobablv be con
tested by relatives who are dissatisfied
with its provisions, at Paris, France.
Dr. Evans made thirty bequests to
mambflra of his family, but they ag
gregated only $250,000, the remainder
of his property, estimated to be worth
millions of dollars, haying been be
queathed to the new museum and institute.
RALEIGH,
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Declaration of Principles Adopted
at the Memphis Meeting.
WANT STATE ORGANIZATIONS.
Stokes Bill Endorsed Want the
Acreage of Cotton Reduced No
Initiation Feo Charged.
The following are the declaration of
principles as adopted at the convention
of the American Cotton Growers' Pro
tective Association, in session at Mem
phis, Tenn., on thes20th of December:
"Believing that the best thing thi3
meeting can accomplish will bo a per
manent organization of American cot
ton growers, your committee respect
fully report as follows:
"irst, we reaffirm the principles
announced by the association at its
meeting in Memphis in January, 18DG.
Second, we respectfully submit the
following constitution and declaration
of principles, and urge their adoption
as the basis of a permanent organi
zation to be extended to all of tho
States aud counties in the cotton coun
trv:
"Article 1. The name of this associa
tion shall bo tho American Cotton
Growers' Protective Association.
"Article 2. Tho object of this associ
ation shall be to educate tho cotton
growers of America as to their rights
and duties and to devise ways and
means for the improvement of their con
ditiou.
Article 3. We adopt the principles
announced bv the association at its
meeting at Jackson, Miss., January 9
and 10, lyjo, and Memphis, lenn., in
January, 189(i. In order to carry them
out, we shall btrive, by the thorough
organization of all ths cotton growin
States, counties and districts to unite
all cotton growers in an earnest effort to
reduce the acreage of cotton each year
to such a point as jvill insure a fair
average price to every grower. This or
ganization shall take no part in na
tional. State or local politics, and will
permit no persons to U3e it for personal
advancement or purely political pur
poses.
lhis association shall aim, above
all, to teach the American cotton grow
ers
"First, to reduce the cost of produc
tion of cotton
"3econd, to practice the principles of
thrift and economy which shall enable
him to escape debt and make his cotton
a real money crop.
"Third, to make all his own supplies
at home, to the end that the cror, when
produced, may be all his own. ,
"Jtourthto hold his crop each year
until he can sell it to the best advan
tage. "Fifth, to build factories for manu
facturing cotton goods near cotton
fields, so that he may receive the
largest returns from each annual
crop and that the home markets may
be built up for all other farm pro"
ducts.
'Article 4. This association shall
elect a vice president from each of the
cotton States, who shall be the presi
dent for his State. It shall be the duty
of the State president to effect a thor
ough organization of all the cotton
growers in their States, -counties and
districts. To this end the State presi
dents shall call to their assistance the'
commissioners of agriculture, the
professors of agriculture and the direc
tors of agricultural experiment stations
of their respective States, using as far
as possible existing-organizations and
farmers whose aims are not antagonistic
to this association.
'ArticleO. The president of the State
associations shall constitute the exe
cutive committee of this association of
which the president of this association
shall be ex-otncio chairman. It shall be
tho duty of said committee . to assist
the president in promoting the work
and objects of the asaociation to adviso.
the presidents with regard to the work
in their State and to direct the opera
tions of the secretary of the association.
This committee shall also prepare the
constitutions and by-laws of the States
to b9 submitted to it at its next regular
meeting, and it is authorized to prepare,
publish and disseminate literature in
the advocacy of the objects of the asso
ciation. In order to do this, the execu
tive committe is authorized to raise, by
subscription or otherwise, as it may
deem best, sufficient funds to pay the
expenso of this publication and distri
bution and a reasonable salary to the
secretary of the association. All vacan
cies on the executive committeeshall
be filled by tho president, nnd his ap
pointees shall be acting presidents for
their respective States until the next
meeting of the association.
"Article 6. The secretary of the na
tional association shall be secretary
of the executive committee, shall
work under its direction and receive
euch compensation as it allows. He
shall be elected by the executive com
mittee and shall hold office for one
year.
"Article?. The executive committee
is authorized to elect a treasurer to
hold office for one year and to re
port to it and through it to the asso
ciation. .
"Article 8. There shall be no initia
tion fees from the members of the asso
ciation and no other officer except its
secretary shall, receive a salary. The
State association shall decide as to the
compensation to be paid their own
officers and shall determine the means
to be used in raising funds. The as
sociation suggests to them the advisa
bility of making a levy of one cent for
each acre of cotton put in each year
by each member, the funds so raised to
be exDended for promotion the objects
rfthe association within eacn btate
or county "where it is raised and shall
be determined by the local associa-
tl(Representative Stakes' anti-option
bill, which he has introduced in Con
gress, was indorsed.
Four Killed by an Explosion.
On the Bear Creek logging road, at
Repton,AU., a locomotive exploded,
killing the engineer, oon
the fireman,
Ja.t.c i;nrrer; uu nv
.Tnhn Johnson ana uenry
SEkS;. - The explosion w caused by
defective fluaa
N. C. SATURDAY,
TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH.
The South.
Miners at Dayton, Tenn
may go out
on a general strike.
North Carolina has now about twenty
negro postmasters. .
Walker county, Ala., coal operators
announce an advanco in rates.
James E. Hobbs. at Wheeling. W.
Va. , aged 104 years is dead.
A whipping post bill has been intro
duced in the Virginia Legislature.
The bank, postofSce and other build
ings were burned in Franklin, Tenn.
Representative McMillin will enter
the contest for the Tennessee senator
ship. Fire at St. Louis, Mo., destroyed
property worth a half million; fully in
sured.
he negro cotton mill at Columbia,
S. C , says the Sta-v, '. ipoeta to be in
operation in a very short time.
John Anderson has been convicted at
Norfolk of tho murder of the mate of
the schooner Olive Pecker.
Capt. W.. A. Carrigan, a prominent
merchant, ' bpnker and capitalist, of
Society Hill, S. C, is dead. Aged 72
years.
Tho Lexington, Ky., military has
been ordered to hold themselves in
readiness to protect toll gate raiders in
that pection.
The Chickamauga (Tenn.) Park Com
mission has closed a deal for sixteen
acres on Lookout mountain, including
Hooker Brttlefield.
The story of David Lee, colored, of
Yicksburg, Miss., claiming that mem
bers of his family were killed by White
Caphas proven to be false.
The plaintiffs in the North Carolina
Railroad lease caso notifies ' special
Master Craig that they will offer their
evidence before him et Salisbury, N. C. ,
Jan. 6 and 7.
Newt Whitten, a white maried man
living ct Tunnell Hill, Ga., shot and
killed a young woman named Annie
Van Zandt, as tho result of a quarrel
over a photograph.
Rev. W. G. Vardcll, a useful minis
ter of the'Presbytevian church in South
Carolina, died at Davidson College, N.
C. His remains was taken to Sum
lnerville, S. C. , for interment.
J. Ritchie Smith, of Petersburg, Ya. ,
a traveling man well-known in North
and South Carolina, committed suicide
near Wilson, N. C. , by shooting him
self. No reason is assigned for tho
act.
At Atlanta, Ga., Miss Ada Elam, one
of :thebest known young j women in that
State, attempted to end" her life by tak
ing morphine, because she was not the
successful applicant for the position of
assistant State librarian.
The North.
to the Yale Law School during
Gift;
the current j-ear will aggrregate hO,
000. Mayor Quincy, (Dem.) of Boston,
Mass., has been re elected by a plural
ity of over 4,000.
Tho city council of Indianapolis, Ind. .
has passed a curfew ordinance. An ef-,
fort will be made to defeat it on a re
consideration. The cut in wages of the Fall River
(Mass.) Cotton Mill operatives will be
11 1-9 per cent, and will go into effect
on Jan. 3d.
A stage in which were thirty-six men
and women was Btruck by a train near
Passaic, N. J., and twenty were seri
ously hurt.
At Grand Forks, N. D.,the Hotel Da
kota was burned; there were about 150
persons in the building, most of whom
got out by the fire escapes.
A special from Fosloria, O., says the
Harter, the largest winter wheat mill in
the country, has been destroyed by fire.
The loss is estimated at $150,000.
At Jersey City, N. J. , the tanks in
the works of the Acetylene company
exploded, killing a number of work
men and injuring many more. Many
buildings were wrecked.
Joe Gedney, wanted at Baton Rouge,
La. , for murder, has been discovered
in the penitentiary at Canyon City, Col. ,
where he is known as J ones. His term
will expire Jan. 4 next.
At Newark, N. J., Julius A. Brose,
discount clerk of the State Banking
Company, has been arrested on the
charge of having embezzled 7,200. He
admitted hi3 guilt, but would not tell
how he spent the money.
Miscellaneous.
This government must pay England
S464.000 damages for seizures in
Behring Sea.
A postal note system similar to tnat
of the United States will go into opera
tion in Canada July 1, 1898.
Bishop Galloway deplores lynchings
and the Methodist Conference in Mis
sissippi will declare against them.
Ex-President Cleveland's duck hunt
engagement in South Carolina, near
Georgetown, ia closed and he has re
turned to his home.
Louisville, (Ky.) will have the larg
est tobacco factory in the world when
the National Tobacco works makes its
addition.
The Senate committe on census has
appointed Senator Carter to report
favorably the bill introduced at the last
session of Congress to provide for the
twelve census.
The American Sugar Growers' Society
has prepared a petition to Congress
against Hawaiian annexation on the
ground that it would injure the beet
sugar industry.
Texas experienced one of the worst
sleet storms last week in her history.
Several hundred miles of territory was
affected.
Gov. Leedy, of Kansas, has planned
a canal from Montana to Texas to con
trol Mississippi floods.
There is a movement on foot in
Maryland lo protect the song birds.
Washington.
No appointment will be made by the
President during' the holiday recess
of Congress except in case of emer
gency. Miss Leila Herbert, daughter of ex
Secretary of the Navy Herbert, of Ala
bama, committed suicide by jumping
from a third-story window in Washing
ton,
JANUARY 1, lc9S.
DISEASE AMONG CATTLE.
Quarantine Regulations of Agricul
tural Department,
Secretary Wilson has issued a circu
lar to railroads and transportation com
panies notify them that a cont&gioua
and infectious disease known as a splen
etic or southern fever exists among caV
t!o in a region south of a line beginning
at tho southwest corner of California,
thence east, south and southwesterly
along the boundary of California,
southerly along the western line of
Arizona, thence along tho the South
ern boundaries of Arizona and New
Mexico, northerly to Colorado, Kansas,
Missouri and Tennessee to Virginia,
and along the northern boundary of
Virginia to the Atlantic ocean. From
January 15 to November 15 of each year
no cattle are to be transported from
south of this line to any portion of tho
United States north of thii lino, except
by rail or boat for immediate
slaughter. In the course of transporta
tion they shall be fed and watered
separately from other cattle, and on
reaching their destination, before
slaughter, shall be isolated. Cars car
rying such cattle shall be placarded.
All cars, boats, pens, etc., in which the
cattle have been, shall be disinfected.
Notice is also given - that cattle in
fected with southern cattle tick dis
seminate Texas fever, and when
originating outside of the district men
tioned shall be considered and treated
as infectious cattle.
The above is the general quarantine
i line fixed by the agricultural depart-
incut, but by special orders Secretary
i Wilson haa accepted the quarantine
! lines for California. Texas. Oklahoma.
Tennessee, Virginia and North Caro
lina fixed by those States and they are
adopted by the department for the
period beginning January 15, 1S99, and
ending November 15, 1898. Those
lines in each instance certain territory
enclosed in the general order.
VANCE MONUMENT.
Will Bo Granite, 7a Feet High, With
the Single Word "Yance" at the
Base.
At Asheville, N. C, last Wednesday
the corner stone of a monument to be
erected to the memory of the lato Sena
tor Zebulon Baird Vance, was laid on
tho public square, with Masonic ccro-
monics. A large number of spectators
from Asheville and the surrounding
country were present. The oration was
delivered by Rev. Dr. R. R. Swope.
rector of
All Snnla Vmrli Ttilfm nrn
Owing to the inclement weather, part
of the ceremony was held ia the court
houso. The monument will be of gran
ite, 72 feet high,- bein a plain shaft,
with the single word "Vance" at the
i t : t r l
I uiiu. iiuiiiiutsiii -uusuua weio ieseub
i from all parts of tho State. All the
money necessary to tho erection of the
monument has been subscribed. Arti
i clcs placed in a box in the corner-stone
i included the muster roll of Vance's old
; company, the Rough and Ready
Guards.
ELECTION JUDGKS TO THE PEN.
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Their Sentence Resulted In a Riot in
the Court Room.
John J. Hanrahan and Patrick Fer
ris, judges of election in the seventh
ward at the last municipal election in
Chicago 111., havo been convicted of
falsifying election returns and sen
tenced to the penitentiary. Albert J.
Purvis, an election clerk, who was on
trial w ith them, was acquitted. Both
Hanrahan and Ferris had many friends
in the courtroom, ana when tne ver
diet was announced there was almost a
riot. Mrs. Hanrahan, wife of the con
vie ted ni an; became hysterical and her
female friends added their vocal powers
to hers as she sent up shriek after
fahriok. The male friends of Hanrahan
and Feiris cursed the jury vigorously
and made vicious threats against As
sistant State's Attorney Barnes who
had procccuted the case.
A STRIKE IN PROSPECT.
The Fall River Operatives Will Op
pose a Reduction of Wage.
The Fall River, Mass., cotton manu
facturers are confronted with the pros
pect of a strike, as many of the opera
lives are determinad to oppose a ro
duction of wages. A section of the un
ion officials aud members favor a strike
at seven mills cn Jan. 3. The mills
which they suggest are the Union,
Sagamore, Border City, Shove, Dnr
fee. Chaco and American. These mills
employ about 11,000 operatives
Another plan of action proposes a strike
at all the mills on March 1.
Cracker Companies Combine.
A dispatch from Pittsburg, Ta,, says
three cracker companies of the United
States is to combine and make a pow
erful trust. The capitalization of the
big combine will be, it is said, $55,000,-
000. The avowed object is to increase
foreign trade in biscuits.
Varnish Co-npany's Plant Burned.
Tho Southern Varnish Company's
plant m the southern portion of Greens
boro, N. C, has been totally destroyed
by fire. The building was situated so
far from the city water Bupply that the
fire department could render no assist
ance in saving it. The loss will reach
nearly 8,000 dollars, less insurance of
S3, 500.
Dingley Tarlft to Stand.
, The Dingley tariff law will not be'
changed in any of its customs features
at the present seF&ion of Congress. A
general understanding to thiseflect has
been reached among the Republican
members of the Ways and Means Com
mittee, who feel that it is most desir
able to avoid what is generally known
as tariff tinkering.
Samuel Gompers Re-Elected.
The Federation of Labor in session
at Nashville, Tenn., elected the follow
ing officers: President, Samuel Gom
pers; first vice-president, P. J. Mc
Guire; second vice-president, James
Duncan; third vice-president, Robert
Askew; fourth vice-president, M. M.
Garland; treasurer, Geo. B. Lemon;
erUrv. Frank Morrison: tarMatim
committeeman, Andrew Furnseth, of
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San Francisco. Kansas City was se
lected as the ge?t place of rAeeting,
Students Turned Away From School)
for Want of Funds,
THE WORK IN THE SOUTH,
The Church Work In the South In
cludes 221 Churches, 133 Mlloni
and 11,317 Members.
The American Missionary Associa
tion has made publio its fifty-first an
nual report It shows that during th
last few months hundreds of studenti
have been turned away from the school
for want o! funds. The educational
work inclndes six higher institutions
Williamsburg Academy, Kentucky;
Grand View Academy, Tennessee;
fc-alada Seminary, North Carolina;
Bending Oaks Academy, Alabama, for
the Southern Highlanders; Santca
Normal and Training School, Nebraska,
for the Indians and 108 other normal,
industrial, graded and primary schools.
Eighteen new churches ox rcTcrai
hundred members have been organ
ized in the South and West Interesting
movements havo taken place on thi
plantations of several Southern States.
Some of the older churches havo come
forward into solf-BUpport and nianj' ol
tho new churches present striking il
lustrations of self-donial and couragi
under difficulties. Tho Indian out-station
missions prcbably now reacli
twenty tribes in 11 vo different States.
The American Missionary AHUcciatiou
missions in their varied forms are paid
to stand in unyielding protect against
pagaui?m, superstition, oppression aud
immorality in the darkest regions oi
tho land.
Tho Church work in tho Soutn in
cludes 224 churches, 133 missions aud
11.217 members. The work among the
Indians includes 17 churches. t)7l mem
bers, 23 schools, 80 missionaries and
teacher?, 532 pupils, 2G missionary out
stations and two missionaries in Alaska.
Tho work among fho Chinese containi
20 schools, 32 teachers, 1,084 pupil,
IW6 missionaries, 241 churches and 12.2SS
church members. The receipts frous
tho different sources for tho year were
$401,371.03:
COTTON GROWERS AT MEMPHIS
Farmers Required to Meet First Mon
day In Feb. lo Organize.
At Memphis. Tenn., last Mondaj
the American Cotton Growers Protec
tive Association was called to order al
10 o'clock by President Hector D. Lane,
of Athens, Ala. Many delegates wen
present, including prominent planter!
from Arkansas. Tennessee, Texas, Ala
baiua, Louisiana, Georgia and Mikms
eippi. Immediately after the delegate!
were called to order, President Lan
delivered an address in which he ex
plained that the convention had becu
called to improve, if possible, tho de
moralized condition of the cotton in
dustry from the growers standpoint
At the night meeting of the conven
tion the committee on resolutions pre
sented a report urging tho formation ol
a permanent organization of Amcricac
cotton growers. The report wat
adopted.
A resolution was passed 6uggetinc
that the farmers in every country ic
each State meet on the first Monday ol
February and proceed to organize.
The following offers were elected
President, Hector D. Lane, of Alabama,
secretary, Richard Cheatham, of Mem
phis. The convention tuen adjourned, sine
die, subject to the call of the president
CARE FOR THE G HAVES.
Organization of a Confederate Ceme
tery Association Suggested.
A representative of the Nashville
(Tenn.) American in an interviews!
Tullahoma with Gov. Robert L. Taylor
suggested that there should bo organ
ized for the whole South a Confederate
Cemetery Association to raise funds and
supervise the care of conieueratecemo
teries, many of which are reported to be
neglected. Gov. Taylor suggested
further thot a branch of the association
should be formed in each Southern
State and that general headquarters for
the association be established at some
city centrally located. Gov. Taylor
pledged himself to place his services at
tho disposal of such an association and
would deliver a number of lectures for
its benefit The plan will be presented
to the annual reunion of Confederate
Veterans at Atlanta next year.
To Preach Without Compensation.
Dr. James Farrar, pastor of the First
Reformed church, Brooklyn, N. Y. ,1ias
determined as soon as matters can be
adjusted, to give his life to the preach
ing of the Gospel without pay. The
salary which he relinquishes is ?3,000 o
year.
THE AMOSKEAG REDUCES.
Us Cut of 10 Per Cent. In Wages Will
Affect 0,000 Employes.
The directors of the Amot-keag Man
ufacturing Company, of Manchester,
N. H., at a meeting held at tho Boston
office of the company, voted to reduce
the wages of its employes about 10 per
cent, on Jan. 1. The Amoskeag plant
is one of the largest engaged in the
manufacture of cotton in tho country
and employs between 8,000 and !,000.
Labor Organization Trade Marks.
The Virginia State Senate has passed
the House a bill to protect labels and
trade marks of labor organizatiuas, with
an amendment making theintenttode
ceive necessary to convictions in cvei
of goods sold under counterfeit labels.
Holiday Kates.
The Southern Railway, the through
sir route, reaching all points South,
will sell reduced rate tickets at all
stations Dec. 22 to 2 , and Dec CO to
Jan. 1, inclusive, good to return until
Jan. 4, 18D8. Ticket will be sold to
students presenting certificates signed
! by superintendents, principals or presi
! dents of schools or colleges, Dec. ICtb
tt2jth, good returning until Jan. 4th.
f55fl?r format.on apply
to any agent oi me nonmern liai wav.
any agent of the
or write It L. Vernon. Trav. Paf
A?t, 11
V. 0.
8. Tryon street. Charlotte.
NO. 15.
NORTH STATE NUGGETS.
No smallpox in Charlotte as reported.
An auditorium cotiug$l0,C03 is tobi)
built at tho Agricultural collego.
The grand lodgo of negro Maous re
elected James 11. Youu.', of Kalcigu,
Grand Master.
Mr ?. T. Pearson, of Durham, will
after" January 1st. become Congress
man W. F. btrowd's private secretary.
The largest salary paid lo any Molhu
dUt preacher in North Carolina in
030, paid by Central church, A&bcviil.
to Rev. C. W. Byi d.
State Treasurer Worth decides that
tobacco warehousemen are coiuniisaiou
mcrchaut and liable lo tho tax wf 1 per
cent, on their commiRtiocs.
Mr. A Chatham, of Llkia, pathc-red
this year 050 bushels of com from
twelve acres of bottom land, aaaciflgo
cf fifty four bushels per aero.
Tbc S'tttioDal Protective- Ax.-orutiot
met at Elizabeihtovu; uajy iifj;roejt
attended and Xhcy fubsenbea freely lo
the Colcniau cottvju factoiy.
So far this State ban bce:i very luck
in escaping tho iua!ipox. It ifi re
marked that North Carolina suffer
less from this disease tlnn any other
htato.
The mountain fires did cou-idnublo
damage to tho new Walhalla road ut
Highlands, Macon county, by the bn n
ing of hreahtworks and bridge, rays
the Press.
Tho Charlotto Observer my that out
of 10,000 name on tho tax books, 7,(00
have beeu checked olT, and there will
be no delinquent liht ma le out and
handed to tho judge.
Tho Morganton Iltrald f.athe Wal
deimal school receully Cfdubhebod at
Va'deso, Burke county, i a crutifj ing
success. Tho uitmbcrthip now von
tists of about .'0 YnMenMnn aud 12
native children.
Tho new auditorium for Trinity Col
lege is to be called tho "('raven Memo
rial ball," in honor of Dr. Baxlrr
Craven, one of North Carolina's noted
educators. The building will &cat be
tween 1,000 snd 1,200 people.
Tho deed for St, Mary's school, at
Raleigh, to the l'rotostaut Hpixeopal
church iu North Carolina is r.igned by
the heirs of the lato Vunl C. Cameron'.
The amount to be paid is ! j0,O'M, one
third cash, tho balance ia tventy
years.
Messrs. W. A. Whitehead A- Son,
merchant brokers, of Wilmington, l.au
just closed a contract for 1,P0,(K)J
pounds of rice, to bo shipped Nor lb.
This one of tho largest cash liausar.
tions over made in tho Capo Fear sec
tion. JuJgo Fulton writes Governor Rus
sell's piivate secretary that hf did
not oharge tho grand jury at Charlotte
that delinquent tax-i ayers wero liublo
to imprisonment He fcays ho made a
remark to the sheriff in a jocular way
after tho grand jury Lad left the
room.
The suit brought by the board cf
commissioners of Mecklenburg county
against the Bell Tclephouo Company
for erecting poles along tho public
highway, claiming they wom un tb
struction, resulted in favor of tho com
missioners in the .Superior Com tut
Charlotto la&t week. It is probable thut
the court will take an appeal.
Much surprise 1ms been cxproMul
that while tho prkc of f.rt-cljh bl
:ydcs has fallen fror.i -ICO to ?53 ct
$73 tho pilco of typewriters ic::iatEi
tho tauc. In first hand a $100 typo
writer still coMs $100. Tha quoula:
possesses prnetlr.nl luiaoft, liccauM
thcro ought to bo a corresponding de
crcaco la the price of article j i;unu
facturod under similar circumstance
Actually the eamo machinery U vsrC
is producing a larg portion of tbi
framework, tbo wire parts and kome i
the movements of both machine
Within a year or two tspcwrltcr mat,
ufacturles havo been turned Into bi
cycle factories with but little expend
As the blcyclu demand fell ofT nnd tin
typewriter demand Increased the fats
lories wero changed back to tho orlgl
rial plan. Tho fame mlrht bo wld 1
tho price of watch movements, 1h
C03t of which ronxlllules the pr1nelp:il
cost of a watch. Tho machinery In
Watch factory can 1 adapted nt llttl
tot to the manufacture of cither II
cycles or typewriter. Th cct ol
vatch movements bna dcreaicil t;t
that one of the bet of watches can bi
lKught now for on -half what It would
have cost tea yeius ago. An lutein.
gent person ex phi tin why the price !
the writing machines Is n high pom
os ever, tr not higher, an to equal
grades. It I the everlasting trust nud
combination of Intercut among manu
facturers that keep tip the prlcw t
typewriters. The trust markets nil ths
standard machines and control tin
trade. The trust must pay eiiurmom
dividend.. That Is why the cost of
typewriter Is maintained nt the toj
notch of prleop, notwithstanding tin
great reduction In tho cost cf manu
facture. NORTH CAROLINA SOL'UIS.
TLo Baptist State Mission Board bai
elected -John K. Ray, president, it
JohnC. Scarborough, rusirued.
Tho official reports ihuv that the Sat
Jose fruit scale has been extirpated froir
the nurseries.
State Treasurer Wcrth tajs thut ex
tremely few Stato bonds have couio it
this year for redemption.
The poniteutiary will have truck ani
rtrawberry farms on quite a largo scali
on the Castle Haynes property which i!
has recently purchased.
Tho Board of Agriculture decides not
to interfere with the present law re
garding percentages of phosphoric acid
and ammonia in commercial fcrtilizcri
registered.
Reports to tho Adjutant General
thow an increaso of about k'OO in th
strength of the infantry regiruenti
of tho Stat Guard during the year.
The First Regiment gains 41, th
Fourth, CO.
.Technical Tcrm,
"May I print M on j-our check?' 1
asked.
She nodded lir sweet permission.
Bo he went to press and I rthur i'neas ,
I priated a large edition.
National Advertiser.
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