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THE WEEKLY GAZETTE.
A WEEKLY KEWSPATM
tf. YOUNQ. Editor and Prop.
A. J. ROGERS and J. D. PAIR
Gfiiral Trawling Agents.
RALEIGH, N. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1899.
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nam bub an.
The Sausage-Maker Laughed When
the Verdict Was Pronounced.
HE GETS LIFE IMPRISONMENT,
Motion for New Trial Entered His
Lawyers Do Not think the State
Will Convict Ilim the Second Time.
Chicago, (pedal'i. Adolph L. Luet
gori wa on the night of the 9th con
victed of t ha murder of his wife, and
was.centeneed to imprisonment in the
penitentiary for the term of his natural
Hi'. Luetgert received the verdict
wiih a laugh.
It va3 10:3o when the word was sent
to the courtroom by the jury that they
had agreed upon a verdict and were
waiting; to bring it into court. Quickly
as possible after the jury had sent word
of an agreement Judge Gary hastened
to 'he court room. The news of the
verdict spread like lightning to the
fitioetaud in a few minutes the court
rjoni was jammed with newspapermen,
Policemen, witnesses, who had given
cvi leaco in the trial, and curious spec
tators At 11:13 Judge Gary enttred
tho room and at the same instant Luet
gdt and his guards came in through
the door leading from the jail to the
jenr of the court house. The prisoner
was calm, to all appea: anes, and did
not seem nervous m a;iy degree, Not
oiio of the jurors glanced toward the
pi soaer, who tried vainly to catch fan
eye of some of the men Avho had do
te: mined hi3 fate.
, u.tge Gary wheeledj .sharply in his
cu:iir as the jury entered, and watched
thrui silently as they filed into their
seis. Then he spoke in his usual calm,
even tone: "Gentlemen, have you
fireed upon a verdict?"
' We have, " waa fciie reply.
"Mr. Cierk, read the verdict," said
Judge Gary in the same tone.
Clork Knopf stepped forward, took
the verdict aiuf then read with a tremor
of excitement jn his voice: "We, the
jury, find th'e defendant guilty, as
charged in the indictment, and fix his
' pinishmeut at imprisonment for life. "
There was a hush and all eyes turnod
on Luetgert, lie laughed, aud laughed
in a manner that showed plainly that
hi; did not think tho verdict a Berious
matter, comparatively Breaking. The
srund of Clerk Knopf's voice had not
died away when Attorney Harmon was
on his feet with a request that the jury
bo polled. This wa3 done, each juror
nrirming tli9 verdict. Then Mr. Har
liion made a motion for a new trial,
which was entered, aud will be argued
v. ithin a few daj s.
Luetgert was led back to jail in ap
parently good epirits, glad for one
thing, that his long suspense was ended
at last, and comforted by the assurances
of his lawyers that he will pet a new
tiial, and that the State willnot be able
to convict a second time. After the
announcement of the verdict and the
polling of the jury, Luetgert was im
mediately surrounded by a crowd of re
porters and friends eager to hear his
first words. At first he refused to say
anything. At length he yielded enough
to say that tne verdict was a surprise to
"I don't see how the evidence justi
fies such a verdict," he contined, "but
cue thing is sure; the Supreme Court
will give me a new trial, and I shall be
T rom the time when the prisoner was
led in to receive the verdict till the
bailiff's conducted him back to his cell,
his faco Bhowed not one tremor of any
emotion. He smiled repeatedly, even
when the verdict was read by the clerk,
r.nd others who gathered around him.
After arriving at the jail he retired as
usual, apparently undisturbed by the
The jury reached a verdict in the first
ballot. They retired at 4:50 and took
their first ballot at 5:10. It was unani
mous for convibtion. Some little time
was consumed in arriving at the pun
ishment to be inflicted, but this was
settled by 8:30, and then tho jury sat
pround in their room until 10 o'clock,
when they announced their verdict.
Pistol Duel InNewbern, N. C.
A special from Raleigh to the Char
lotte (N. O.) Observer says: "Newbern
had an unpleasant social sensation on
the night of the 8th. James Duffy, son
of Dr. Samuel Dufly, shot Thomas Hill,
Jr., son of Dr. Thomas Hill, of Golds
boro. The shooting occurred in the
rear of Dr. Duffy's premises. There
was a woman in the case. There was
an interchange of shots between Duffy
and Hill, each firing three. Hill was
hit in the ankle each time. Wounded
as h'i was, he took off his coat and cov
ered the woman's head and concealed
her identity, and then took her to a
nearbv house. A special train was sent
to Goidsboro after his father and took
him to Newbern. Hill was taken to
church Corner-Stone Robbed,
A Winston (N. C. ) special to the Char
lotte Observer says: "Cherry Hill Lu
theran church has stood near Jerusa
lem, in Davie county, for many years
and on Monday night last it was visited
by one or more parties who were evi
dently looking after old relics. They
dug down under the corner of the
church building until the corner-stone
fell out, when they rifled it of its con
Big Fire in Pittsburg, Pa.
At Pittsburg, Pa. , fire destroyed the
six-story cold storage plant of the
Cbauteuqua Lake Ice Company, with
about $1, 000, 000 worth of all kinds of
merchandise. Walls were blown ont
by the explosiong of whiskey, and six
people are reported killed.
Devoted to Good Roads.
At St. Louis, the entire session of the
first day of the Natioual Assembly of
the League of American Wheelmen
was devoted to the discussion of good
roads. A number of papers on the
various branches of highway improve
ments were read by delegates promi
nently engaged in the work. Chair
.man Otto Dorner, of Milwaukee, pre
sided over the meeting, and in his
opening address stated that reports
were coming in from all over the coun
try, and that farmer had entered into
the good roads movement with a zeal.
Proceedings of Both tho Senate and
House Day By Day. j
SothDay. In tho Senate Frye, of'.
Maine, chairman of the committee on j
cemmerce, reported a House bill, j
authorizing the Secretary of the i
Treasury either to purchase or have :
constructed a suitable revenue cutter, j
for use on the Yukon river, Alaska, at j
a cost not to exceed $40,000. It was j
passed. In the executive session Sena- i
tor Teller, of Colorado, occupied about
four hours in discussing the Hawaiian
annexath n treaty. Heed denied that
he had changed his mind.
30th Day. In the Senate strong
Cuban resolutions were introduced.
Cannon wanted the United, States to
serve notice on Spain to withdraw her
forces from Cuba and give that Repub
lie liberty. Mason's resolution calls
upon the President to notify Spain
that the war must at once cease, and
that the United States declare and
maintain peace on the Island. Allen
wanted the belligerency of the insur
87th Dat. For more than three
hours the Senate chamber rang with
eloquent appeals in behalf of the Cuban
insurgents. Cannon, of Utah, and
Mason, of IIIino:s, being the principal
speakers. Mason in his remarks, urged
the President to take immediate action,
and Cannon spoke in support of his
resolution introduced the day before to
give Spain until March 4th to stop the
war. Hale made a cool-headed speech
and had the resolution referred,
butler, of North Carolina, presented an
amendment to the constitution, en
abling Congress to levy and collect an
88th Dat. During the entire ses
sion of tho Senate, the Indian appro
priation bill was under discussion.
The reading of the bill was completed,
and all of the committee's amendments
of a minor character were attached to
the measure. Allen, of Nebraska, en
livened the proceedings a few minutes
before adjournment by making nn at
tack upon Speaker Reed. Gen. Wil
liam Booth, of London, England,
founder of the Salvation Army offici
ated as chaplain at the opening session
today. Mr. and Mrs. Booth Tucker,
the son-in-law and daughter of General
Booth, were in the gallery during the
prayer. Previous to the meeting of
the Senate the entire party hold a briel
reception in the Vice-President's room.
39th Dat. The Senate passed the
Indian appropriation bill, after being
amended somewhat bv Pettigrew, of
South Dakota. The bill carries nearly
$8,000,000. Allen, of Nebraska, intro
duced a resolution directing the com
mittee on foreign relations to inquire
whether the vacht Buccaneer, owned
bv Wra. B. Hearst, has been seized
and is being held pv the Spanish gov
arnment. The resolution was
39th Dat. The House had
der consideration the bill mak
ing appropriations for fortifications
and coast defences. Little interest
seemed to be manifested in the pro
ceedings, less than one-half of the
members being present during the ses
sion. The bill was passed carrying $4,
144,912 against 80,517,141 last year.
40th Dat. In the House there was
rrore debate on the question of prosper
ity. The military academy appropria
tion bill was passed. The bill carries
8453,540, being $20,032 less than the
amount carried by the current law.
41stDat. The House entered upon
the consideration of the Aldrich-Plow-mau
contested election case, from the
fourth Alabama district. The majority
of the committee reported in favor ol
seating the Republican contestant, or
the ground of conspiracy, an allegation
vigorously denied by tho minority.
Mr. riowman's plurality, on the face oi
the returns, was 2,937, The majority
revised the figures so as to give Aldrict
a plurality of 342. During the earlj
part of the session the Senate amend
ments to the agricultural bill wero dis
agreed to, and the bill wa3 cent to con
ference. 42r Dat. The House by a vote ol
143 to 112 unceated Plowman (Dem. ) of
Alabama, and gave the seat to Aldrich
(Rep.) A special deficiency appropria
tion bill was passed carrying $200. 00C
for the payment of jurors' fees in the
United States Courts, and $175,000 for
During the debate on the contested
election case of Plowman vs. Aldrich,
Linney said the negroes in the South
were steadfast in their loyalty to the
Republican ticket. "As well expect to
Via able to shoot off the horns of the
moon with a pop-gun," said he, "as tc
make a Southern negro voluntarily
vote the Democratic ticket."
43d Dat. The House was in a very
bad temper, and the whole session was
consumed in filibustering against twe
bills of minor importance, and the othei
to make Rockport, Me., a subport oi
entry. Neither got further than en
grossment aed third reading. Poll ;ali
followed roll call all day long, and par
tisan feeling reached a high pitch. Fin
ally, when it became evident that nc
progress could be made with tho bills
presented, an adjournment was taken
Vegetarians T'ound a Hospital.
Vegetarianism has taken a stand in
England which entitles it to respect
from people who are not entire believ
ers In the doctrine. The restaurants
of the vegetarians are clean and they
provide a menu of reasonable variety.
One of the latest steps in the line of
the -work has been the founding of a
vegetarian hospital, which a writer in
the London Daily Chronicle describes.
It was started in 1895, though little
was said about it at the time, as tho
founders did not wish to advertise it
until they were sure of its becoming
successful. It was to be for nonvege
tarlans, It being understood that vege
tarians are never ill. Consequently
there was some prejudice to overcome.
It was also thought that there might
be difficulty in putting an invalid ac
customed to eating meat suddenly up
on a vegetable diet. But no trouble
was found, patients did as well as
could be desired, and. the result has
been altogether very satisfactory. The
hospital authorities believe that the
general Increase of cancer Is due to ex
cess In meat eating. Pine baths and'
massage treatment, with plenty of
fresh air, are included In the hospital
regimen. New York Times.
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urn vpvrtnh pmmmii
(Spanish Minister to the United States who ha resinad beeausft of the publication oi
v a letter in which he criticised. President ITcKInley.)
A Notable Celebration by the Mar
quette Club at Chicago.
EX-PRES. HARRISON SPEAKS.
In Ilia Speech lie Said That Europe
Did Not Know Lincoln and the
South Hated Ilim.
The anniversary of the birthday of
Abraham Lincoln was generally ob
served on the 12th. At Chicago there
was a notable celebration by the Mar
quette Club, ex-President Harrison
being the speaker of the occasion at the
Auditorium Hotel. He said in part:
"In the broad, common-sen3e way in
which ha did small things he was
larger than any situation in which life
had placed him. Europe did not know
him. To the South and to not a few
in the Northern Statei, he was an un
couth Tester, an ambitious upstart, a
reckless disturber. He wa3 hated at
the South, not only for his principles,
but for himself. The son of the cava
lier, the man who felt it to be a stain,
despised this son of the people, this
child of toil.
"Ho was distinguished from the
abolition leaders by the fairness and
kindliness with which he judged the
South and the slave-holders, lie was
opposed to human slavery, not because
some masters were cruel, but upon
reasons that kindness to the slave did
not answer. "All men' included the
black man. Liberty is the law of
nature. The human enactment cannot
pass the limits of the State; God's law
"Mr. Lincoln loved the 'plain peo
pie,' of whose ranks he came; but not
with a olass love. He never pandered
to ignorance or sought applause by ap
peals to prejudice. The equality of
man in rights and burdens; jus
tice to all, a government by all the
people for all the people, was his
thought no favoritism in enactment
or administration the general good.
"He had the love of the masses and
he won it fairly; not by art or trick.
He could therefore admonish and re
strain with authority. He was a man
who spoke to all men and was heard.
Would there were more such! There is
great need of men now who can be
heard both in the directors' meeting
and in the labor assembly.
"Qualities of heart and mind com
bined to make a man who has won the
love of mankind. He is loved. He
etands like a great lighthouse to show
the way of duty to all his countrymen
and to send afar a beam of courage to
those who beat against the winds. W e
do him reverence. We ble3s tonight the
memory of Lincoln. "
At New York Addison F, Andrews,
eon of the lata Euf us F. Andrews, who
was surveyor of the port of New York
under Abraham Lincoln, presented to
the New York Press Club the pen with
which Abraham Lincoln signed the
proclamation of emancipation.
At the thirty-third annual banquet of
the Lincoln Association of Jersey City,
N. J. Senator John W. Daniel, of
Virginia, responded to ;he toast, "Abra
ham Lincoln from the Southern stand
Died from Vaccination.
James Herbert Martin, eon of Os
borne F. Martin, of Shelby, N. O.,
died Feb. 10th, at 11 a. m., with spasms
from vaccination. The child was one
vear six months and ten days old.
Charlotte (N. C.) Observer,
Ensign Breckinridge Drowned.
A cablegram .has been received at
Washington from Consul-General Lee,
at Havana, which says;
"Ensign J. Ii. Breokinridge, of the
Cashing, was washed overboard and
drowsed a few hours before the ar
rival of the vessel at this port. The
body was recovered, and I am ar
ranging to ha vo it embalmed and sent
His remains will be interred at Lex
ington. Ky.. kia home.
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WORLD OF BUSINESS.
Much More Cheerful Tone to the
Bradstreet's commercial review for
tho trnst week savs in part: "What
might be regarded a3 a minor feature
in the business situation, though at the
same time conveying much to the in
terests involved i3 a quite general im
provement in the Central West and the
South, where tho spring trade is re
ported opening in good shape. Less
favorable features of the week are the
Blowne33 of spring trade in dry goods
to develop at New York and other east
ern centre? oxcept Boston, and the mild
weather in the Northwest rendering it
likely that retailers stocks carried over
will be larger than earlier expected.
Although the advance in cotton has
been claimed to be too rapid, it has un
doubtedly imparted a much more
cheerful tone to the Southern business
situation and the situation with iron
and steel has done much to add to the
confidenco with which the trade out
lyok for 1893 is regarded.
"Business failures continue to make
favorable comparisons with previous
weeks and years, the total for the week
just ended numbering 278, against yol
in the corresponding week of 1807.
"Exports of wheat fall slightly below
la?.t week's reduced total, aggregating
for the week 3,410.504 bushels, against
3,03-3,000 bushels last week, and 2,031,
000 bushels in the corresponding week
"Corn exports show a gain, amount
ing a3 they do to 4,508,000 bushels,
against 4,104,000 bushels last week,
and 4,lGy,000 bushels in this week a
"Bank clearings continue to point to
an immense business doing in the
country at large, in a total aggregating
for the week 31,434,000,000, less than 2
per cent. Bmaller than last week."
TAKING OP TESTIMONY ENDED.
President Spencer, of the Southern,
Declines to Answer Questions.
At Salisbury, N. C, the hearing of
the case of the State of North Caro
lina against the Southern Railway in
the North Carolina Railroad lease was
resumed before Special MasterJCraig on
President Spencer, of the Southern,
was examined regarding the earnings,
exnenaes and other details of the sys
tem: but declined to state the amount
of his salary or those of the other gen
This ends the taking of testimony.
It will be sent to Judge Simonton, of
the Circuit Court, for his decision as to
whether there was a fraud in the making
to the Southern Railway of tho lease
for ninetv-nine years of the North
Carolina Railroad, which belongs to the
Sunday Rac ing Defeated.
At St. Louis, Mo. , after three days of
work, the national assembly of the
T.oomifl of American Wheelmen the
all-important question of local option
in th matter of Sunday racing was
aain defeated. An amendment pro
vfding that State divisions be granted
tiArirhtto determine for themselves
whether or not Sunday bicycle races
are to be permitted was introduced but
defeated by six votes.
Battlefield Park Bill Approved.
The Governor of Virginia has ap
proved the bill incorporating the Bat
tlefleld Tark Association, of Freder
icksburg and vicinity.
Against Home Quarantine.
The net result of the three days' ses-
mn and extended deliberation ol the
quarantine convention at Mobile, Ala,
is a square aeciarauou m iui
national and uniform quarantine system
that will make impossible another such
disgraceful exhibition as maikedthe
last yellow fever epidemic in the South
A Hotel Chartered.
The Swanannoa Hotel Company of
Asheville, N. C,
Capital S7.000. .
has been chartered.
OKMIK SOUTHERN LABOR. I
Southern Confederacy of Labor Is
Now Being Agitated.
WHAT EDITOR L0VERING SAYS.
New Organization Is Being Discussed
by Labor Men Throughout the
The plan suggested by A. F. Lovering,
editor of The Tocsin, to farm a South
ern cr n: Jeracy oi iaoor, or come or-
cc n! deracy of
xiz'.--t nat will be to the iouth
what tho American Federation of Labor
is to the North, is meeting with gieat
favor among the working men and the
labor organizations of the South.
The American Federation of Labor
does not give the relief to the Southern
working man that it should, and there
are manv reasons why the working men
of the South want to be out of that or
ganization and in one of their own. The
main reason for the discontent is found
in the following extract taken from the
articles of agreoment of the American
Federation of Labor:
"We reaffirm as one of the cardinal
principles of the trade union movement,
that the working people must unite and
organize irrespective of creed, color,
sex, nationality or politics."
The word "color" is what causes the
trouble. The greatest trouble that the
working man in the South has is hav
ing to compete with cheap colored
labor, and while it is the very thing
they are fighting, it is useless, they
say, for them to belong to an organiza
tion that takes the negro in and gives
him the same protection that it does
This is the main trouble and the
trade unions of the South claim that the
American Federation of Labor does not
help them in other ways. The Ameri
can Federation takes in their money as
dues, but when they have occasion to
call on the federation for help they do
not get it, they eay. The interests of
tho Southern working man and his
Northern brother are not the Rame and
for this reason it is thought best to
have an organization in tho South that
will be to the South what the American
Federation of Labor is to the North.
The idea originated with Mr. Lover
ing and through the columns of his pa
per he has suggested tho idea of having
a convention of labor organizations o.
the South to be held m Atlanta to dis
cuss the clan and organize. Letters.
have been received from labor organi
zations all over the South in which the
plan is heartily endorsed and the
writers signify their willingness to take
rart in such a convention.
It has not been decided yet when the
cuT.M?n will be held, as arrange-
meLU are pending with the railroads.
but it is thought now that it will be
called for the middle of March. The
idea in forming the new organization is
not to take the labor unions out of
the American Federation unless they
so desire and it is not to be hostile to
that organization. Labor unions may
belong to both, but it is hardly likely
that they will afliiiate with tne Amen
can Federation after they are members
of the proposed organization. Atlanta
ADVERTISING THE SOUTH.
How tho Southern Ituilway Is Ex
ploiting Advantages of This Section.
At the Congregationalist Church,
Washington, D. C, there was deliver
ed by Rev. A. G. Rogers, of Reading,
Pa., a locture entitled "In ature,8
Paradise," illustrated by some 200 col
ored views of scenery and cities of the
South on ihe line of the Southern Rail
His treatment of "matures rara
dise," particularly Western North
Carolina, known as "The Land of the
Sky," illustrated a scene of our country
which he described as beautiful in
natural grandeur, and being rapidly
developed by enterprise and industry
seldom equalled in our history. This
method of placing the South as a place
of resort for health and pleasure at all
seasons, as well as business oppor
tunity, and familiarizing one section of
country with the other is an enterprise
of the Southern Railway.
Pensions In Virginia.
In the Virginia House Capt. Parks in
troduced a bill, the objoct of which is
to eliminate from the pension list such
Lames as should not bo upon it. The
bill changes the present law so that all
applications for pensions shall first pass
through the county courts, where each
applicant shall make out a written form
and be examined by two reputable phy
sicians. All pensions now granted shall
be null and yoid, and those wishing to
be pensioned shall go through the pro
cess provided in this act
Flour Kate War On.
The Illinois Central has finally taken
a hand in the flour rate war. It is an
nounced that a reduction in the rata
from Chicago to NewOrleaDS of 4 cents
will take place at once. The low rates
affect practically every point in the
East, Southeast and South and indirect
1 v the Southwest. Never before has flour
been carried so cheap.
Greatest Grain Crib In the World.
Young Joseph Leiter, the king of the
wheat deals, will, so it was said, erect
the largest elevator of the world, in
Kansas Citv. Mo. It will be com
pleted in time to handle next year's
crop. . '
The Murphy Resolution. Passed
A resolution concerning United States
Senator Murphy for his recent vote on
the Teller resolution hs beeu adopted
1 - the New York Assembly. The vote
v-a 79 ayes and 63 nays.
Pittsburg's Awful Fire.
Eleven people d sad, 20 missing and
19 injured, and a property loss of $1,
600,000, with aboutSl, 000, 000 insurance,
is the awful record of the big fire at
Pittsburg, Pa. . . -
SNAP SHOTS AT THE NEWS.
Bv a decisive vote in the Virginia
House the bill to re-establish the whip
ping post was defeated.
J. W. Rice wa3 arrested at Roanes,
Va., charged with counterfeiting 5 cent
President Andrews, of Brown Uni
versity, will deliver the commencement
address at Wake Forest College, May
The North Carolina penitentiary will
put in cultivation 300 acres of rice land
Arthur Garvey, of Rocky Mount,
N. C. , had his jugular vein severed by
falling through a pane of glabs at Rich
mond, Va. He blod to death from tho
At Camden, S. C, the jury in the
ca or ti. liaie otepnonson,
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Jesse W. Arrants, a 15-vear old girl,
lass September, resulted in a mistnai,
and StephcuKon was admitted to bail in
the sum of $3,000.
The Atlanta (Ga.) Federation of
Trades condemn the movement lor a
Southern Confederacy of Labor. Ono
of the principal reasons given is that it
will result in renewing the billcrnc?
and hatred caused by the late war aid
will divide the country iuto factions.
Seven councilmen were fent to jail at
Covinciou, Ky., for contempt of court.
John W. Carroll, one of the w ealthiest
tobucco manufacturers in this country,
died at his home in Lynchburg, Va.
Near Wadesboro. N. C. a colored
girl, six years old, was burned to death.
Savannah. Ga.. has recently ex
perienced a disastrous fire amounting
r.inston. N. C raises ft.30. 000 neces
sary to eecure the building of a cotton
West Virginia is now producing more
high-grade petroleum than any other
State in the Union.
Postmaster J. II. Tolk was murdered
and his store at Goodwin, Ga., robbed
by unknown assassins.
In the Virginia Legislature a bill has
been passed incorporating the 1 red
ricksburg Battlefield Park Associa
At Lexington. Ky.. a crowded stair
way gave way, resulting in me injury
of ten colored persons, one or two of
whom are expected to die.
In revenge for being ordered to cca6e
his visits to hi daughter, Peter PiefTer
was ehot and lulled by John Schoiieia,
at Louisville, Ky.
Two well-diners at Lexington. N.
C, were entombed by the bricks of the
side giving way, and died beiore res
cuers could reach them.
A special from Chattanooga, Tenn.,
says that there are 1,000 cases of 6mall-
Sox in Northern Georgia, Tennessee,
orth Carolina, South Kentucky and
Firebugs ars getting in their work at
W.UmiL.toa, N. C. A few days since
three dwellings and ono storehoua
went up in flames.
The Louisiana Constitutional conven
tion, at New Orleans, will amend the
suffrage laws and disfranchise many
The Virginia State Senate, after cut
ting down the appropriation from $150,-
000 to 100,000 ordered to its engross
ment the bill providing for enlarging
the cell accommodations of the peni
tentiary. The money is.to come out of
future earnings of the prison.
Col. Thomas E. Moore, of Bourbon
county, Ky., has challenged Desha
Breckenrulge, 6on ol col. . . , i
Breckenridge, to a duel.
ANashtngton special fays: Ihe ma
jority report in the contested election
case of Thorp vs. Epesfrom the Fourth
Virginia district, hied In the lioupe, re
verses Epes' plurality of 2,021, and
gives Thorp a plurality of 812. The re
turns from nineteen rejectea precincm
in Petersburg and Lunenburg county,
where it is alleged the returns were suc
cessfully impeached, precincts at which
Democrats were judges or election, in
creased Thorp's plurality in the pre
cincts carried by him to V,l'.7,
State Senator Robert J. Hanby, of
Delaware, is dead.
Members of the Ohio Legislature are
investigating Toledo as a site for the
State Centennial in 1903.
George Jeffrey, a veteran soldier of
Chicago, 111., who inherited 820,000, has
The New l'ork board of health's esti
mate of the population of the consoli
dated city gives a total of 3,438,890.
The milling industry of the North
west is vigorously pushing the bill to
punish adulterations of flour.
Booker T. Washington, of Alabama,
was one of the speakers at the meeting
of the Armstrong Association, at New
York, on the lth. This association i
for furthering negro industrial educa
tion and promoting the work of Hamp
ton Institute. Ex-President Cleveland
was expected, but did not attend.
The United States' now ranks fifth
among the naval powers of the earth.
The steamer "Teese" sailed from Vio
toria, B. C, on the Dth with 100 min
ers for Klondike.
Warrants have been issued at Guth
rie, O. T., for seventy-three members
of the mob who lynched tho two Sem
inole Indians recently.
The United States is said to have
had over 40,000,000 hog3 at the begin
ning of the year 1897. Iowa alone hav
ing nearly 4,000,000.
The extensive milling industry of the
Northwest is organizing to secure fa
vorable action on the "pure flour" bill
introduced by Pearce, of Missouri.
At Hot Springs, Ark., Jack Ever
hasdt knocked out Eddie Donnelly in
the sixth round.
It has been decided to send ten com
panies of troops to Dvea and Skaguay,
Alaska, immediately for the purpose of
preserving oraer ana protecting me ana
The United States House committee
on labor has reported favorably the bill
providing for a commission to inquire
, into labor, agriculture, etc
i A Washington special says Senator
Butler has had Hon. H. G. EwartV
nomination to be judge of the Western
district of North Carolina postponed.
THE ilATHtETa. . j
iiMTrn's CCTTOS ASALTKIS.
Secretary Hester's analysis of ih
cotton movement for the tire month
of tho season from Sept. lit to .'an.
fclst, inclusive, shows that compared
with the corresponding movement ol
l$r, Texas, including the Indian Ter
ritorv, has brought into sight this Reas
on, in round figures, 2 )8,81 bate leaj,
whilo other Gulf States, which iaclado
Arkansas, Louisiana, Misiippi, 1 en
nesee, Missouri and Oklahoma, have
maiketed .ll,20 bales more, and the
group of Atlautio States, which include
North and fcouth Carolina, Georgia.
vwi1a AUl.ft'Tiii and Viraiuia. know
ar inciease of 202,154 bales. In other
w r s. all of the Mates outride of Texas
and indiau Territory hrvo increased
over the big crop year 881,780, against
a decrease for Texas and Indian lom
toy of 2'.8,823, leaving a net increase
in the total crop marketed 022,037.
i;:w 7C-r!t ott.'n rfTVWRi.
New Vork. --Cotton quiet. Middling
upland, (-C,; Middling Gulf 0 5-lJ.
Futures closed steady.
MTCnrOOT, C OTTON MAHUET.
Liverpool. Middling Futures
3 15 k
February and March.
M arch aud April
Avril and Mftv
a is id
May and Juno o iO(u
.luuoaud July... 3 li b
July and August 17($1S
August and September 3 18 b
September and October 3 18($1U
October and November 3 10 s
November and December 3 10(&2J
December and January
January and February
oTnr.n cotton markets. t
Charleston. Cotton firm; middling
Wilmington. Cotton firm; mid-
dling .3 7-10. , .....
Savaunah. Cotton steady; middling
Norfolk. Cotton steady; middling.
Memphis. Cotton firm; middling oi.
Augusta. Cotton firm; middling 5?.
Baltimore. Cotton nominal; mid-
l'n? ''4- , . ,
Now Orleans Cotton slealy; mid
Columbia Market quiet; gooodmid
dling i 3-1C.
thai lotto Market steady; good mid
BALTIMORR mODtrrK MAIIKKT.
Baltimore. Flour dull; Western
superfine 2.803.20; do extra $3.4')V))
4. 10; do family ?M.40&4. 70; w inter wheat
patents 4.8jt4. 10; spring do $3.0(W)
0.30; spring wheat straights 4.'J0C
Wheat-Easier; siot, month ' Up
07? ; March 8l08j; May W!j ?(,'.);
steamer No. 2 red South
ern wheat by sample 03t08J; do
on grade 041-8.
Corn Easy; spotand month, 33j(ft33i;
March 3333 ; steamer mixed 32 J(322;
Southern whitejeorn 2&3JJ; do yellow
Oats-Firm; No. 2 white 20130;
No. 2 mixed 2.
New York RoBin quiet. Turpentine
Charleston Turpentine firm at 83
bid. EoMn firm and unchanged.
Havannn'u. Turpentine firm at 82J.
Rofin firm and unchanged.
Wilmington. Rosin firm at 1.20(T&
1.23. turpentine steady at 82(333.
Crude turpentiuo nothing doing; prices
unchanged. Tur steady.
COTTON KrXI) OIL..
New York - Cotton Rood oil
prime crude 1.(419; yellow 23.
C. F. & Y. V. IE. It. Vane.
Judge Purncll has written his opiu
ion in the Cape Fear and Yadkin Val
ley Railroad case and mailed it to the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
It orders a dual salo of the road that
is, a sale as a whole or in parts. It is
not a reversal of Judgo Simontou's de
cision, but a modification, and is in
cornplianco with the terms of the mort
gage It is taid the Baltimore bond
holders will appeal from it to the Uni
ted States Supreme Court Charlotte
(N. C. ) Observer.
Shows a Hrnllhy Increase.
At Southern trade centers, business,
as reported by tho Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Tradesman's many correspondents
shows a health' increase, with indica
tions favorable for etill greater improve
meu( when the spring taon opens.
Pennsylvania Judge Threatened.
At Wilkesbarre, Pa. , on tho 8th, be
fore the trial of .Sheriff Martin Pod his
deputes wai resumed Judo Woodv
fctated that he had received an anoiX,
mous letter saying that if he did notdo
certain things something would hap
pen, and a threat was made. The judge
said: "The ruan who wroto this will
probably hear what I have to say, and
I want to tell him that he is a scoundrel
and a coward, and that no such dishon
orable means will in any way affect my
judgment. Cowardico and personal
fear are not a characteristic of tho race
from which I come."
Elaborate preparations are beini
completed at Chattanooga, Tenn., fee
the reception and entertainment of the
department of superintendence of tbe
National Educational Association, to
meet in that city Feb. 22, 23 and
To Protect Renters.
The Bell Telephone Company bars
filed with the North Carolina railroad
commission a $-,0'X) bond to protect the
telephono renters in cae tbe lower, rate
ordered by the commission holds.