North Carolina Newspapers

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W JAM 5 H. YOU NO. Editor and Prep.
A. J. ROOiRS and J. D. PAIR
Otntraf T rafting AgMtt.
C7"Llbrai contracts mad for larger
NO. 51.
Against the Reduction of Freight
Rates on Fertilizers.
Of the Southern $20,000, and the
Bondholders Couldn't Earn a Fair
Return on Their Investments.
The Southern Railway has filed ex
ceptions to tho recent order of the rail
road commission reducing freight rates
on car-load lots of fertilizers 1GJ per
cent. The exceptions set forth, first, that
the present rate is just and reasonable,
find is not excessive; second, that the
ruto ordered will not he a just and reas
onable return for the service expected
to be rendered; third, that a reduction
on fertilizers, w hich constitute so largo
u portion of the freight business, would
impair the revenue and make it impos
sible to earn a fair return on the in
vestment by stockholders and bond
holders; further that it would reduce
the revenues of the Southern in North
Carolina $-20,000 and that it is not just
nnd reasonable to make this reduction
w ithout a compensating rise in the rate
on eorno other commodity or commodi
ties. There is also an exception to the
reduced rate on cotton freights on the
Western North Carolina Railroad,
which is covered by the first two of the
exceptions above stated. The Seaboard
Air Line, Norfolk fe Western and Nor
folk .t Southern also joined with the
Southern iu protesting against the com
missioners' order reducing freight rates
on fertilizers one-sixth.
The South.
P Rev. A. W. Moore, editor of the Cen
tenary, died in Florence, 8. O.
McCune's anti-flirting bill before the
Virginia Legislature has been killed.
Fulton Henderson, colored, died in
Kingdom, N. O., in terrible agony from
Two men who hare been engaged in
counterfeiting 810 pieces have been ar
rested in Virginia.
The quarantine convention of the
Southeastern and gulf States -will be
held in Mobile on Feb. 9.
It is announced that trains will be
running through via Moxville and
Mooresville, N. C., route by July 1.
Judge Thos. Henry Hines, ex-chief
justice of the court of appeals and one
of the most distinguished citizens of
Kentucky, is dead.
Winston, N. C. , has a factory strike,
300 regular laborers in one tobacco fac
tory having gone out by reason of a re
duction of wages.
Projectoseopo Manager Assailed.
A srecial telegram from Davidson to
the Charlotte News gives the particu
lars of an occurrence there a few days
since. Mr. Arthur L. Rutt, of
this city, exhibited his projecto
seopo and phonograph at Davidson.
Onr correspondent writes: "It was
evident after the second picture was
shown that a warm reception was in
store for Mr. Butt. Before the second
was over the phonograph was suffer
ing from a shower of potatoes, bricks
and other garden and field products,
the fourth picture, representing a
love episode was greeted with a howl
and volley of missils of every descrip
tion. At this point ihe performance
went to pieces and pandemonium reign
ed. The ladies hurriedly betook them
selves home. Mr. Butt, however, was
so unfortunate as to be locked up in the
old chapel, along with Dr. Shearer,
where these gentlemen were compelled
to remain until midnight, while bricks,
eggs and sticks were thrown against
tho doors and walls. Mr. Butt at
length sallied forth. The students see
ing him trying to escape gave chase.
Finally he found refuge athis hotel and
was not further molested."
Evans Respited for 30 Days.
Maxcy L. John was in Raleigh on
the 2ith as one of the attorneys for
John Evans, the negro convicted of
rape at Rockingham, and urged the
Governor to p;rant a further respite.
The Council of State was called togeth
er and the decision was made to grant
a respite of o0 days from January 2i3th,
when tho first respite ends. A member
of the Council Says: "Under present
conditions this will be the last execu
tive action in the matter, and if, at the
expiration of the respite, the people of
Bcckinghata still demand Evans' exe
cutiou, he will be hanged. The Gov
ernor and Council of State wash their
hands of his blood."
Proceedings in
Subroenas and
the Stanly Case,
a restraining order
has been served on the commissioners
and treasurer of Stanly county, com
manding them to show cause before
Judge Simontou, of the United States
Circuit Court, at Greensboro, on Tues
day after the first Monday in April,
why an injunction should not issue
against the treasurer, forbidding him
froni paying out any public money un
til tho hearing in the case. The pro
ceeding is an old-fashioned bill in
equity. Messrs, S. J. Pemberton and
Cbas. Price represent tho bondhold
ers, Charlotte Observer.
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The Timo Extended.
The Agricultural Department is noti
fied that the United States Department
of Animal Industry extends until Feb
ruary 15th, the time during which cat
tle can bo shipped North from this
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onrl this o.ancrht dealers wunt
healthy cattle which they "were
to ship.
Important Decision,
attorney General Walser decides
that public school teachers are not lia
ble to indictment under the revenue
act for teaching without certificate or
200,000 rounds of Tobacco Burned.
At Durham, a building belonging to
Dr. W. M. Johnson, valued at 3,000,
has been burned. It was occupied by
the American Tobacco company ami
other tenants. The American Tobacco
Company lost about 200,000 pounds of
leaf tobacco. The loss is covered by in
surance. Analyzing Various Foods.
The line of eflort of the State experi
ment station, in making analysis of va
rious food products on sale in this State
is commended. Charlotte Observer.
Farmers' Institutes.
The Secretary of the Agricultural De
partment says the farmers' institutes to
be held in the. State this year will not
begin until August.
Killed In the Machinery.
Near Concord, N. C, in the Cabarrus
-THold mine, Lewis Peck, 21 years old,
instantly killed by his clothes be
in" cairght in the machinery. His left
leg" was Horn entirely from his body,
and bin left arm was nearly wrenched
off. His body was otherwise horribly
Thanked the Governor.
The Chatham County Farmers' Alli
ance' adopted a resolution thanking
Governor Russell "for removing the
Wilsons as railroad commissioners,
The second trial of the wife of Gov
ernor Atkinson, of West Virginia, on
indictments of perjury, will not take
place until the latter part of May.
Dr. C. B. Heimark, of Eagleville,
Tenn., has been arrested, charged with
grave-robbery. Threats of lynching
was made and he was taken to Nash
ville for safe keeping.
One of the largest warehouses of Old
Hurricane Springs distillery, near Tul
lahoma, Tenn., has been destroyed by
fire. Nearly one thousand barrels of
whiskey were also burned. Loss about
The Kentucky and Tennessee board
of fire underwriters authorized a re
duction of 20 to 2-3 per cent, in rates on
dwellings in fourth-class towns, which
includes towns without water-works or
with insufficient water supply.
A bill in the Virginia Legislature
provides for the abolishment of circuit
and county courts and the substitution
of district courts. It is said the change
will save 873.000 per annum, retaining
the best features of the county court
While workmen were drilling and
tamping in a quarry, near Marion,
Smvth couutv. Va.. an explosion oc
curred, resulting in the killing of
Robert McClanahan, and the probable
fatal injuring of two other men, named
fccott ana nutton respectively.
The North.
The Ewart building at Chicago was
damaged bv fire to the extent of
The Fall Eiver. Mass.. mill strike ia
practically ended, a compromise having
been effected.
A pulpit crusade against keeping
open drug stores on Sunday has been
started in New York.
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, 111., has
ordered tho closing at midnight of
saloons where women congregate.
Mayor Van Wyck, of Greater New
York, is oonosed to spending any more
money in creating small parks in the
tenement-house districts.
At Mahanoy, Pa., during a terrific
wind etorm incendiaries started fires in
three different parts of the town. Tho
loss is over $00,000.
Millionaire John D. Rockefeller has
laborers at work set building
model roads for the Sleepy Hollow in
Westchester county, N. Y., on which
ho will expend $200,000.
Adlai E. Stevenson, former Vice
President of the United States, has
accepted the position of Western coun
sel of the North American Trust Com
pany of New York, with a membership
in the board of directors.
There are 300 farmers' clubs in Michi
gan, with a total membership of 20,000,
and they are being urged to look sharp
ly after the nominations for the State
Legislature at the next election, and to
Bee that they go to men who will care
for the farmers' interest.
The Cuban war has now been in prog
ress just three years, having begun the
first of February, 1803.
At Hot Springs, Ark., Jack Ever
hasdt knocked out Eddie Donnelly in
the sixth round.
John Sammons, aged 70, was bitten
and stamped to death by a vicious jack
in Lawrence county, Ky.
The Leiler wheat combina claims to
own all the surplus wheat in the coun
try, amounting to 15,000,000 bushels.
Joseph Leiter, who is holding 11,
000,000 bushels of wheat in Chicago,
Bays he expects to get about $1. 25 for it.
Steamers leaving the Pacific coast for
Alaska are compelled to refuse pas
sengers, so great is the rush to the gold
The county of Lancashire, England,
has 1,700 firms engaged in the cotton
business, with 72,000,000 spindles.
They Tracy bill, providing for the
transportation of bicycles on trains as
baggage, passed the Kentucky House
and is said to be safo for passing tho
The New York Life Insurance Com
pany have settled the claim of Mrs.
Hellmon, of Topeka, Kan., which has
been in the courts for nine years, in
full for $24,000, the amount of policies
her husband was carrying at his death,
and she has dismissed the case.
After an ungrateful tramp had mur
dered John Holloran's wife and burned
his home, the latter shot himself, at
Fort Worth, Tex.
Jas. J. Corbett has 6igned articles
calling for a fight with Robert Fitz
simons to come off this summer. It is
believed Fitzsimons will accept.
President Sanford B. Dole, of Hawaii,
and E. P. McKissick, of Asheville, N.
ft, were among tho guests at the thir
teenth annual dinner of the Gridiron
Club at Washington, D. C.t on Jan.
Washington Jottings.
The nomination of Hon. John W,
Griggs, to be Attorney General, has
beenconfirmed by the Senate.
The oath of office has been adminis
tered in the Senate to H.D.S. Money as
Senator from Mississippi, to serve for
the unexpired term of the late Senator
A bill is in the Senate requiring that
cadets to West Point shall not be ap
pointed unless they are bona fide resi-
j dents of the districts represented by
I Congressmen making the appointment.
Proceedings of Both the Senate and
House Day By Day.
23th Day. In tho Senate Morgan re
viewed the annexation of Hawaii some
what extensively. Walthall, of Mis
sissippi, presented a joint resolution
adopted by the Legislature of Missis
sippi, urging the United States govern
ment to mterveno m the Cuban war in
behalf of the insurgents, "peaceably if
it can, forcibly if it must." The reso
lution was read and referred to the
c-ommittee on foreign relations. The
pension appropriation bill was up be
fore the Senate at the time of adjourn
ment. 'ijth Dat. The Senate was charac
terized by a heated and almost acrimo
nious discussion of the finanoial ques
tion. For nearly four hours the Teller
resolution was under consideration,
the principal speeches being by Alli
son, of Iowa, Berry, of Arkansas, ana
Hoar, of Massachusetts, ihe sharpest
colloquy w as that indulged in by the
advocates and the opponents of the res
olution. Teller believes in paying tho
debts of the government in silver, even
if is the cheapest metal. Hoar contended
that the question was not one of legal
power, but of honor and good faith.
After a long' debate the resolution wa
amended so as to pay the bonds of the
United States in the highest money in
the world, gold or its equivalent,
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bill which followed it. The only two
important changes made in the Indian
bill as passed were the elimination of
the provisions for the leasing of the gil
sonite mineral lands of the Uncompa
ghre reservation in Utah and the coal
lands of the Kiowa, Commanche, Apache
and Wichita reservations, both - of
which went out on points of order.
Mr. De Armond, Democrat, of Mis
souri, criticised the Cuban policy of the
administration, and with fine sarcasm
ridiculed the official explanation of the
visit cf the battleship Maine to Ha
vana. This drew from Mr. Dolliver,
Republican, of Iowa, an eloquent re
ply. Mr. Grosvenor, Republican, of
Ohio, as the latest evidence of j.ros
peritv, called attention to the 10 cents
per ton advance in the wages of coal
miriArR noreed noon at Chicago. That
if Aft t iV J-WYV
said, anectea zuv.uw
A SHghtbut Distinctive Improvement
in the Cotton Goods Situation.
Bradstreet's commercial report for
the past week, in part, says: "Favor
able conditions in the trade situation
continue to far outweigh those of an
opposite character. Stormy weather
i throughout a large section of the coun
try has checked the movement of mer
chandise into consumption, but a per
ceptible increase in the demand for sea
sonable goods is reported as already
resulting". The last week of the month
closes with increased activity in many
lines; another considerable drop in the
number of failures reported; large ex
ports of cereals, particularly wheat,
corn and flour, and perceptible! conn-
They Were Looking for Gus Har
mon, Colored, But He
increase. U8 miu, flfinr.A in nrlir oil KranUf. triul AS
Mr Swanson, uemocrax, oi , -.. . r- -
.ni-.mitti.ri snmA remarks on o.u
V irrrinid
ciin.tinn in the cotton industry,
North and South, and attributed the
depression in th& South to exclusively
high tariff duties.
Uon Tav The bill to rav the Book
t'UOilSUiag Ksvuiimiy V:I : rr ilrml
"Another favorable feature of the
i week is the slight but distinct improve
ment in thi cotton goods situation, in
which speculative activity is awakening.
Print clothhare higher and some makes
of gray aud medium weight cottons are
The Sheriff, to Satisfy Them, Accom
panied the Mob Around the Cages
and Rooms.
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Boots and shoes hold the late au-
and manufacturers of heavy
staved off a
irotfl hill vs. nvery ai present prices, w ooi is etronc
i ;.,o.6M in the House, on large sales and firm receipts abroad.
WHO U1UICU IU "a i -c?
by Mr. Cooper, of Texas, who was in
charge of the measure. The friends of
the measure proved themselves in an
overwhelming majority and the opposi-
Butler, of North Carolina offered an tion todaj-, finding it could hold out no
amendment to the Postoffice appropria
tion bill, providing for an extension of
tlie experiment of rural free delivery to
every fcrtate and territory in the Union,
aud to as many sections of those States
and territories as possible. The amend
ment appropriates 250,000 to cover the
expense of the proposed extension. The
pension appropriation bill was passed
after a number of amendments offered
by Allen had ?en defeated.
27th Day. -,n the Senate the Teller
resolution, providing that the govern
ment miarht pay the principal and in
terest of the United States bonds in
silver, was under consideration for
more than six hours. In the course of
the debate Daniel, of Virginia, spoke
in favor of the resolution, saying that
there was no disposition to pay the
government's obligations in discredited
bullion, but in silver dollars that will
buy as much as gold dollars the world
23th Dat. The Senate decided to
vote on the Teller resolution and the
pending resolutions thereto to
morrow. After the agreement to
vote had been reached, Mr.
Daniel resumed his speech. Ho
made a legal argumentin support of the
rending resolution, holding that the
law never contemplated giving to the
government's creditors the option as to
the kind of monev he was to be paid.
The creditor would naturallj' pick that
dollar which was the most valuable to
him. but if ho did not know which he
would receive he would do his utmost !
to maintain the parity of all dollars.
Mr Caffery, Democrat, of Louisiana,
delivered an extended speech in oppo
sition to tho resolution. Mr. Cockrell
supported the resolution. He discussed
the question at some length, taking up
and penning various financial enact
ments since 1870 to show that United
States bonds were properly declared to
bo payable in silver. The Senate at
loncer. reluctantly yielded. The vote
on the bill was 188 to G7.
!:n Tv. Thfira seems to be no
prospect of an abatement of the politi- 1
cal debate which has been in progress ,
in tho House during the consideration ;
of the appropriation bills. Almost tho
entire session of the day was consumed I
in the discussion of political topics.
The controverted question as to j
whether prosreiitv had arrived at- I
tracted the most attention, and interest
and testimony pro and con was offered
throughout the day. At times con
siderable acrimony was displayed, but
as a rule the debate was good nahu6d,
both sides seemhig to recognize that it
was a struggle to score political ad
vance. Only a few pages of tho District
appropriation bill were disposed cf.
The clerk of the Senate transmitted the
Teller resolution which passed the
Senate and was cheered by the Demo
cratic side of the House. The resolu
tion remained on the table.
I Trices of met staple products are
. higher ou the week; noticeable instan
; ces are those of wheat, which is past
I the dollar mark again at many Western
I markets. The active demand for the
Klondike trade is reflected in canned
j goods, stocks of which are reported very
low, with prices holding tho late ad
, vance.
"Collections are generally reported
! fair, those indicating backwardness
; coming most generally from tho South.
Cereal exports ar again heavy.
"The business failures for the week
are the smallest reported in the fourth
week in January for five years past,
numbering only 2S3, against 80S) laBt
A special to the Charlotte (N. O.)
Observer dated the 2Cth, from Marion,
says: This morning about 1 o'clock a
mob of masked men surrounded the
jail with guns, pistols and sledge ham
mers. Four men with masked faces
went to the sheriff's room and quietly
woke him up and demanded Gus Har-iviii-vthe
negro who attempted to as
stuU Miss Minnie Cuthbertson, near
Nebo, on Sunday the 10th of this
month. Sheriff Nichols had been in
formed by some one that a mob w as
likely to como at any time after the ne
gro, and he had him spirited away to
Asheville jail for safe keeping. Tho
sheriff told the would-be lynchers that
he had left the negro in tho Acheville
jail, yet they insisted on tho idier
itTs accompanying them around the
cages and rooms to search, which they
After the mob had searched over the
jail they seemed satisfied. They left
town, firing several shots, thought to
be signal shots, as part of the mob was
in the suburbs of the town. It is
thought there were about 75 of tue
mob. Much excitement has prevailed,
but all is quiet now and in this case the
law should be allowed to taice
Compulsory Vaccination is Legal.
In response to a letter from Dr. R.
n. Lewis, secretary of tho North Caro
lina board of health. Attorney General
Walser writes him as follows:
"In reply to your letter of recent
dato it is my opinion that under chap
ter 214 of laws 1893, it is competent for
thoanthorities named in said chaptor
to enforce compulsorj' vaccination. The
Legislature may, in the exercise of iU
constitutional authority, conier upon
board of health of cities ou 1 towns the
power to enact rules r.nd ordinances for
the promotion of publio health and the
abatement and prevention of nuisances,
which shall have tho force of law with
in the communities over which the
jurisdiction of the respective boards ex
tend. Dill. Mun: Corp. Section 808.
Slaughter house cases, 10 Wall (U. n.)
"Health beincr the sine qua non of
all personal enjoyment, it is not only
tho right but tho duty of a State to pass
laws for the protection of the health of
the people, it is competent for the
Legislature to require rholars of pub
lic schools to bo vaccinated, .beol vs.
Clark, 4 Cul , 2JJ. Any person not
vaccinated mav bo excluded fio n the
school. See statutes of Massachusetts
and Maine.'
Cockrell's speech,
m., on motion of
the conclusion of Mr,
adjourned at 0:50 p.
Mr. Vest, Democrat.
20tii Day. --'The Senate, by tho de
cisive voto of 47 to 32, passed th9 Teller
concurrent resolution. The resolution
is a practical re-affirmation of that ol
Stanley Matthews, in 1878, and is as
follows: "That all the bonds of the
United States issued, or authorized to
be issued under the said acts cf Con
gress hereinbefore recited,. are payable,
principal and interest, at the
option of the government of
the United States, in silver
dollars of the coinage of tho United
States, containing four hundred and
twelve and one-half grains each oi
standard ailvor; and that to restore to
its coinage such silver coins as a legal
tender in payment of said bonds, prin
cipal and interest, is not in violation oi
the public faith nor in derogation ol
the rights of the public creditors."
All efforts to amend tho resolution
were voted down by majorities ranging
from 5 to 20. Mr. Lodge's gold stand
ard substitute was defeated by the lat
ter majority.
3,000,000 Bushels of Grain Destroy
edLoss, $2,000,000.
The Union Eloyator, which is sit
uated in East St. Louis, cad owned by
the United Elevator Company, at St.
Louis, Mo., has been totally burnel
with the contents, about 3,000,000
bushels of grain. A greater part of
this was corn. Eighty-five cars loaded
with corn destined for Newport News,
and owned by E. IS. White & Co., was
also consumed, as the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quinoy freight house, adjoiu
iug the elevator. Numerous cottages
to the east of the elevator were also
burned. The total loss, it is estimated,
will not be far from 2,000,000.
Steamer to Cost $250,000.
The Baltimore Steam Packet Co.,
which operates the Old Bay Line of
Bteamers on Chesapeake Bay, has given
a contract to tho Marian & Uollings
worth Co. , Wilmington, Del. , for a new
steamer, which will probably be the
fastest on the waters of Chesapeake Bay.
She will be 250 feet long, 40 feet beam,
with accommodations for 300 passengers.
The vessel is to be propelled by twin
screws and will cost about 250,000. Her
interior finish will be in hard
woods and no expense will be
spared to make her passenger accom
modations complete in every respect.
The new boat will be constructed un
der the supervision of General Manager
JohnR. Sherwood, of the old Bay Line,
under whose direction the steamers
Georgia and Alabama, among the fin
est ever built in this country, were con
structed. It is understood that the
ideas of General Manager Sherwood
have been largely embodied in the
I plans of the new vessel, which will
have a speed of about 20 miles an hour.
Were 29 In the Batch and Only One
Named a Figure.
In accordance with tho advertisement
issued by the Navy Department re
cently, proposals were opened in the
office of Secretary Long, at Washing
ton, D. C, last week for tho construc
tion of a government armor plant for
the sale to tho government of sites suit
able for such a plant, and for the ma
chinery and buildings necessary if the
government decides to make its own
armor. There were twenty-nine bids,
and they covered every phase
cf tho advertisement. Many of
the proposals were merely oilers
to donate site3 to the government
conditional upon the location of the
plant; a number cf others were for the
supply cf machiney. There were only
two bids to furnish a complete plant and
only one of these named a figure. The
two companies . now engaged in the
manufacture of armor for the navy did
not submit proposals. The Hunting
ton, W. Va., chamber of commerce of
fered to follow the specifications of the
board and build a complete plant for
sum of Stf,323,y03, including site, build
ings and plant.
Jt will take some time to schedule all
the bids, but as soon as they can be ar
ranged they will bo sent to Congress
by Secretary Long for the information
of that bodv in case it desires to em
bark the government in the mannfac
ture of armor.
Virginia Brevities.
LeesburEr. a Jarge barn wa
the Joss including twelve
twenty-four cattle and 13
He Has Swindled Members of the Ma
sonic Fraternity the World Over.
ATacoma. Wash., special says: Geo.
Fleming, who has been convicted and
sentenced to the penitentiary at Walla
Walla, to serve two and one-half years
for obtaining money under laise pre
tenses, has made a confession, which, if
it wero not corroborated by more tliau
100 letters frcm different Masonic
lodges in the United .States and other
countries, would be received with in
credulity, l leming is a uogua .hhw .
yet so skilfully has he applied himself
that he has peen comimmeun-u
grand masters on his knowledge oi .ub-
By his own admissions ho lived for
years from money borrowed under falne
Titetenses lrom ,uasous m uwkuuib
varying from 5f 10 to feveriu uuuuieu,
or, as he torn ex-ouenu uu ioiuuic,
"according to tlieir circumsxaucco uuu
times." Tho total amount oi money
thus obtained will probably reacL
20.000, but ho has borrowed hi
much that he docs not pretend to re
cite all the inbtances. He Las truvoleu
all over tho world and never spout a
cent for railroad or other trauc porta
tion. He has so many aliases luat he
cannot name them, in Paris ho claim
to have met and dined with the Prince
of Wales and Dudley Warner. Foi
desert he borrowed 150 from tat
Prince on tho strength of Masonry
In Madrid ho woiked lianuis layioi
for free transportation to the l.ock oi
Gibraltar by the way of Cadiz.
Hancock's Letter to the Governor.
Robert Hancock's long expected let
ter iu defence has been received by the
Governor. It was sent to counsel at
Ralciuh who gave it to tho Governor.
The letter is long. It denies any im
proper relations with Miss Abbott or
that any threats were ever made, and
says that bo far as Hancock knows, sho
is an absolutely virtuous woman. His
letter is a column in length, aud says
that Miss Abbott is lit, that hhe never
lived in his houfo until last October;
that sho wa housekeeper until soon af
ter Christmas, when, after repeated re
Quests to discoutinuo certain objection
able associations, ho asked her to go to
her mother's home; that fdio showed
temper, aud that tho suit charging se
duction was soon brought; that her
mother's advisers in tho matter are
Hancock's political enemies; that the
dropping of Miss Abbott's sifter as
teacher in tho Newbem publio schools
has nothing to do with thin matter; that
no threat or effort was made to have
Miss Abbott's father's name stricken
from tho pay roll of tho government.
Rcucnue of I li Boll Trie phone Co.
The telephone companies doing busi
ness in tho .stato are requited t- lilo re
ports of business done in the Statu every
three months, and on tho 2th th
Southern Bell Telephone Company filed
a report of business done iu tuo Stato
for three mouths, ending December
31st, 18.IS. Tho following aro tho re
ceipts of the company at the various
places in the Stato w hero it docs busi
ness for the period above mentioned:
Asheville, .., 1. 12: Charlotte, $J,
752.81; Durham, $7.50; Raleigh, 2,
700. CO; Wilmington, $1,077. (; Concord
$107; Winston, . 117. 72: Fiivato lines,
8175. The total amount of receipts of
the Bell Compauy for tho three months
mentioned are $13,41.). 4?. The Stato
gets 2 per cont. of this amount, as pro
vided in au act of theLcislnluro. The
State's revenue is 3-08.D7.
28th Day. The House completed
seven pages of the Indian appropriation
bill. It was decided that no informa
tion be given at present in regard tc
the government's armor plate plant.
Grosvenor and Simpson locked horns
by an allusion made by Simpson' rela
tive to an alleged interview with th
President on the subject of imnigra
tion. 20tk Day. Under the parliamentary
fiction of discussing the Indian bill.thi
House devoted almost the entire day to
a political debate in which the main
question was whether prosperity had
come to the country as a result of the
advent of the present administration.
As the speeches were limited to fiv
minutes each, many members partici
pated, and the partisan spirit kept th
interest keyed up to a high pitch. The
acrimony which usually characterize!
such debates was almost entirely ab
sent, but, although good natured,
some hard knocks were given and re
ceived. 30th Day. In the House the motion
to strike out the appropriation for the
Carlisle Indians was defeated. The
most interesting feature of the day was
the debate on the question of reducing
the mail carrier service in the large
cities, owing to the failure of the Sen
ate to attach the estimated deficiency
of $16,000 to the urgent deficiency bill.
This subject has been agitating the
metropolitan cities ever since the order
was issued for cutting down the force
An .Tfl.Tirin.rv 1. A dozen representative
from as many different cities, protested
against the proposed reduction and ,
urged an immediate appropriation, when i
Chairman Loud, ol tne posiomce com
and Chairman Cannon, oi tno ap
Resorting to Extreme Meas
ures for Reform.
The Condord correspondence of the
Charlotte (N. C.) Observer says: Some
i negro men and boys caught a white
; man in company with a negro woman,
' and, after giving the woman a round,
laid tho lash on him. In their effort to
suppress this evil among their race, the
negroes have resorted to the whip
method, regardless of consequences,
and it is no w almost a nightly occur
rence for some ono to be lashed. The
white man referred to is not a native
Southerner, and is a large property
owner in this community. The rumor
lacks verification, however, on the part
of the man.
Watson for Governor.
Thomas E. Watson will be Populist
candidate for Governor of Georgia.
Tho Stato convention will meet on
March 6, and a majority of the dele
gates already elected are said to be in
favor of Watson for Governor.
BIcComas Elected'Senator.
Judee L. E. McComas has been
elected Senator from Maryland to sue
ceed Gorman on the first ballot Mc
Comas received 62 to Gorman's 47;
Shaw 5.
Pardoned a Dead Man.
Governor Tyler, of Virginia, pardon
ed a dead man. He had papers filled
ont and sent to the penitentiary to set
frea Edward Jamieson. who' was sen
tenced, in August, 1897, to seven years'
imprisonment for burning a stable in
Fairfax county. When the papers were
I presented at the penitentiary it w w
mitte yl tT; ' learned that Jamieson had died of con
propria uuu liuiuiumsoj
wrath of the members by assuring them
that there was no occasion for alarm,
that the service could not possibly suf
fer until June 15, before which time
there would be ample opportunity to
pass a deficiency appropriation.
siBTbiv -Tha House finally suc-
sumptionseveral hours before.
Drowned Valuable Stock.
A disastrous -wind and rain storm
t. Kiderewar. TJ1.. unroofed houses,
blew- down fences and drowned valuable
ceeded in passing the Indian approba
tion bill, and the political debate which
has been raging since Monday was
transferred to the District of Columbia
Some people
want In order
don't -want. . .
go without what they
to get something they
Founder's Day. the birthday of Gen
eral Armstrong, was celebrated at the
Hampton Institute on Sunday, .the
Maior C. II. Broome, chief clerk in
the uavv rav ohico at Norfolk and
owner of tho Norfolk baseball team last
season, is dead.
It is understood that Mr. J. M.
Hill, the well known race track owner,
ia working up interest in the establish
ment of a racing circuit in Virginia, to
bo conducted in a strictly legitimate
wav. It is proposed to have Richmond,
Norfolk and Alexandria in this circuit.
Governor Tyler has been invited to
attend the unveiling of a Confederate
monument at Luray, in June, and the
committee requests that his youngest
daughter, Miss Lilly, be allowed to pull
the cord that will draw aside the veil.
The Governor will attend unless some
unforeseen obstacle prevents, and it is
nrobable that Miss Lilly will officiate
at the unveiling.
Palmetto Stato Pointers.
Marlboro county is out of debt.
Richland countv's clerk of court. Mr.
R R. Arthur, is dead. He had held
the position for seventeen years.
On March 10. 1808. the midwinter
... - n 1 j
race meet oi rue AiKen jjicyuie anu
Athletic Association will be crivon on
their quarter mile track in JLustic Park,
Aiken, under L. A. W . sanction.
It has been discovered that there ia
no portrait of John C. Calhoun in the
United States Senate along 6ide of other
distinguished Americans. Governor
Ellerbe will give his attention to the
At Troy two negroes were scuffling
near the track while the down freight
train was nassing. One of them, Sam
Holmes, reeled, was struck by one of
the cars and knocked under the wheels.
The first wheels passed over his chest
and tho next completely severed his
head from his body.
North Carolina Pension Law.
Since 1889, whan the new pension law
went into effect, the Auditor saysS764,
000 has been paid out. This is exclu
sive of the regular appropriation, from
the genaral fund, for disabled soldiers.
Appointed Harbor Mlstrese.
Miss Fay Fuller, who has just been
appointed harbor mistress of Tacoma,
Wash., is the only woman in the world
holding such a place. She became
prominent in the West a number ol
years ago by being the first woman to
ascend Mount Tacoma.
Newbold Acquitted.
W. n. Newbold the dispensary con
stable charged with the murder of an
inoffensive old farmer, was tried at
Srartanburr. S. C. Tfea jury brought
' ia a verdictol net g stttf .
Increased : outhcrn Exports.
The Manufacturers' Record of last
wek calls attention to the remarkable
development cf the South's cxion
trade, which is emphasized by a sum
mary of the statistics of bi eadstult.-
shipments lor tne year icj as compil
ed with 180(5. The total shipments of
corn, wheat, oats and flour from hvt
leadingbouthcrn pons aggiega.en i.,;
938,072 bunhels against 12-,&J,tf4.
bushels in IBlXi. lho loiai mcreaeo
39.077,125 bushels. Iho total va;ue oi
the exports ol ail treansiuus noiu
leading ports cf tho country lor iaj.
-, s-.;:t i-?i ins. a iriun over 1) oi
800,900,000. At these five Southern
ports the total for 1807 was $10,055,0.).
against $ 7, 177, being an increase ol
-ul.877.lC3. Thus of a total gam iroru
the entire country of o0,900,Jt0. near
ly one-half, or S31,877,1C, was iron
hve Southern ports. Making a com
parison by percentages, tho increas.
from these five Soutdern ports mb
55 7-10 percent, against 23 5-10 pel
cent for all other ports.
Numher of hcliool Children.
Tho report on echoed children aud
public school attendance wua completed
tho 20th, as far as it can be completed,
as twelve counties reluso to report, this
being the same number as in State
Superintendent Scarborough's Ust re
port. The figures in hand nay that
there are, omitting these twolvo coun
ties, 412,123 w hite and 211,510 colored
children between the school agos of 0
and 21 aud that tho public school en
is respectively v,v.j ana
The report is up to July 1st,
To Amend the Virginia Flection Law
In the Virginia House Mr. T. W.
Berry introduced a bill to amend th
election lews so that an elector, iu
preparing his ballot, may require the
presence of either or both of tho othei
iudjres whilo tho ballot is being pre
pared by one juuge, ana mey suau wn
neBS tho preparation of the ballot, o
see that it is prepared as the elector tna
Coal Miners Jubilant.
Tho inter-Stato joint session of
bituminous coal operators and miners,
which has been in session at Chicago
fcr the past ten days came to an end on
the 20th. The miners wero jubilant
nror the results of their session, for it
means to nearly 20,000 soft coal miners
an advance of 10 cents per ton, and a
uniform day of eight hours at uniform
day wages.
Banna's Son Sued for Dlvofre.
A Cleveland, O., special 6ays: Daniel
R. Hanna, the only son of Senator
Henna, has been eued by hiswifs,
Carsio May, for divorce. The decree i
asked for on the ground of gross neg
lect and extreme cruelty. The couple
were married in 188
Grants a Permanent Injunction.
A special from Asheville, N, C, to
Che Charlotte Observer says the Bun
combe county bond suit was heard be
forejudge Norwood, at Waynesville.
The suit was to test tho validity ol
bonds issued by the county in aid of
he Spartanburg and Ashevillo Rail
ad, and was brought up by the couu
ty commissioners againet Treasurer
Payne. Judge Norwood decided the
Sonds void and granted a permanent
njunction, restraining the treasurer
from paying interest on them.
New Theory About tlio Smallpox.
Tho darkies bavo many theories"
about tho smallpox which has mani
fested itself iu tho city. The latest
idea advanced is that it is elephant's
itch, saiil to have been contracted by
tho visit of the last circus, some nr
groes having used the straw on which
tho elej hants lay, for beds. Somo of
them said that n big doctor had come
from a distance, looked at it and pro
nounced it elephant's itch. Charlotte
There May Be Consolidation.
It seems to bo the opinion that the
Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad
will bo fecured by tho Seaboard Air
Lino. This view in of course strength
ened by the letter to tho railroad com
mission frora tho Seaboard Air Line
people ia regard to to a union depot at
Maxton that as thero may be consoli
dation a uuion depot will be unneces
sary. '
Will Meet at High Point.
Tho Stato Christian Endeavor Con
vention will bo hold at High Point
March 18th and 2Hh next. Dr. Clark,
of Ronton, is president of tho United
Union, and w ill bo present.
Tax Not Being Paid.
The Stato Auditor has received a let
ter from a horso trader in Cabarrus
county enclosing money for the licenso"
tax and complaining that tho tax is not
being collected iu tho adjoining
counties. The matter will bo investi
mil A1 Tho tax on horse traders is 25
for the Stato and ?10 for the county.-
Raleigh Post.
Dr. T. . W. Mott Deal.
Dr. Mott, the oldest son of Dr. II. Y.
Mott, died at the insane asylum at Ral
eigh of consumption, lie had been at
death's door for w eeks, and a hemor
rhage carried him off. He was an as-,
sietaut physician. Ho had also been an
assistant physician at tho Morganton
asylum. His 'body was taken to Ire
dell for burial.
Surety Company Licensed.
Secretary of Stato Thompson has
licensed tho City Trust. tafe Deposit
and Surety Company, of Philadelphia,
to do surety business in thi State. Mr.
V. E. Waitress, of htatesville, is the
general agent of tho company in this
btate. The license is $200.
Odds and Ends.
It seems that though the railroad
commission has not forbiddan the issa
of passes to families of railroad cms
ployc, tho Southern Railway has is
sued an order cutting off these passes.

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