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W A. BLAIR,
Phone 75. 45 Patton Ave
THE COTTON GROWERS.
Southern Farmers Advised to Raise
Larger Food Crops.
Atlanta, Dec. 15. The Southern Cotton
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Growers' convention' today adopted resold
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Cotton Grawers' Protective association, I
which will me!t at Memphis iiext. Tuesday;
The convention made several recommienda
tions, the most iiirporfCamit of which' da that
the farmers o the south should raise
larger food crops. The resolution urges:.
"Our farms should be mafle self-sustain-
ing and increase the amount of food sup-
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jmes. i. ii.tr wLtuxi grower who nnaKes ms 1
supplies ait home is in a large measure in- p1
dependenit of the manipulator on the spot
cotton market. ": . I
lAnother torpor tant matiter in the reso- I
lutnons adopted is the -neVaessity for beibter
declared . that "thousandis,.- eJaikoet pi
dollars are lost annually '-to cotton? growers
through cajreless handling of coitton, from
the field to the gin, and press, and through
use of inferior wveriaig.' This will be one
of the most important sufodeota that the
Memphis convention will have to consider. I
The final resolution.- -which excited a
leagthydebate, said: ; y
"We cocnimehd the anti-opHon biJl txj the
attenitron of cotton growers of the south,
and to meat and grain; producers at the
wc, aim axnstjy urge npwnprouu.ee
of these articles thsot they memoralize thedr I
reapective represniiaUves in congress and
ena,te 'to give Stokesbill their a,dtjve and
eannesit support and do all to their power
to have the bill enacted into law. . I
nilDDAMT OCMTCWrm '
This Tim to Be Hanged on January
7th. , , ..
San Francisco, Dec. 15. For the fourth
time Theodore Durrant today- was sen-
tenced to the gallows. This time the date
of his execution is fixed for January 7,
and as all appeals in the state and federal
Mlirto fcatra Koon AThalMinl YWo t)rirnpTJI
wiU be unable to delay the hanging un-fe
less they hit on some new device fbr over-
riding the Jaw. y r , - ; r . -
After nearly three, years' prison life,
Durrant showed little trace.ol Ills expe-
took the sentence 'without a onange 01
-muscle. 1 , x -
KILLED BY MASKED MEN.
r 1 tw is nhroA mflKfted men
entered tih. Choose of a westibound Bdg
Four freight to-night and ordered tthe con-
wuar, jonn iunrtaut, jj-h wis i
man, Earl Dalglesh, to'.throw' up ; their
os. Before they were aoie w
men fired. kiiWnur he conductor. ' y The boy
leaped f rom ihe window as the itxaia was I
speeding alone. . The brakeman was, mor- I
tally gfcot. Three wgroeB have been ax-
ited on suspicion , , 1
ONE DOLLAR WORTH $10,000.
!nv4. !. x. ik -'-zsx it mvuroa
uiWI, lI(U,-WllUcftOI5"i JP't".""'
rue the last mfesimg coin . ooiar, or
i3u of 1804 has been discovered in
Northern' Montana orrthirty; years the upHn the -line, indicated in, the. foregoing
'Oin Pia fhtynarcr : o .trill suMltflft have had a. -v . vy' .i ,.
sraudhiK offer of from 8.000 to $10,000 for
the coin. Only, four pieces of -this 'issue
exist in the world. -:Thi 'one ,was disfcov-
t . ,T .. .. ..... .. niAion
tiw in lenxoai county a lew u w ".i
"my Seymour, har-tenoer, ax uvl.
found it in his cash drawer. A "
Mnv,-T. nrWrinW ' '
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AVasbiiugton.. Dec. 15. The Indianapolis
Monetary '3coaVention will .becalled' to
uer again-h. Jaamary- a&. ; r wa u-
Med upon to-diky at a meitin Of. the ex-
xepori or we monwiary wuuuv
HI be mWn,hr,ttoebeforethe
. NOVELTIES .ON OTDRLI'NXy siLYlSJl. '
a Are ana'aigiKr lubai: 9 le
wre cheaper.. . ee our, new4,v;juiw
before buyizxg. T
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5-2 j. LAfW, 33 Tatton arenue.
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Flan Proposed by Southern
' Bankers' Convention
To Issue Notes as Money on
Banks to Aid the 'GoyernmenYin Re-
c turning Greenbacks.
The Plan to be Urged Upon the
An Executive Committee Composed of One
Member From Each State to Work For. the
Proposed Legislation; I -
Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 15.-3tate banks un-
der federal corttrol Is the ultimate aim. of
the Smthwn JBaikers conventton which
met to-day. The convention was organ -
izd with John A. Davis, -president of the
Albany (Ga;)i) banlk in the chair. It it'ben
listened to speeoiiel. Hoke Smith declared
himself unequivocally in favor of state
banks under federal conftrol. There were
speeches by William Dodsworth, o JJew
York; Charles JsT. 'Fowler, (New Jersey .jand
- Gunky Jordan. The presence of Ex
prside.ut PuU!tt of the Aniertcam Bankers'
association, was noted and? he wa cadled.
A comittee icomposed of Q. &: Deeau-
shure of Georgia, ' Dubose of Alabaania, J.
A. Brok- of South Carolina, John S. Dis
mukes of Floridav, 'R. B. CByrd of Tennes-
eee, J." Xi. Williajns of Virginia and J.' S
r i !T lI. 13 .V. AU- i- A
wrr 01 iwm vwi,.
onow,inig jtions, which were adopt-
. .... of tMs COnventSon
that the business men of every state
mony and reason, and agree upon such a
nnancral banaang' system as . wuii wing
prosperity and happiness to ithe nation
(Tlhiat we. believe ithis- can best be ac-
tal of $25,000 and over to issue notes, to
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"That our senators !tand representatives
ffraye the present congress actively Jaik&rvtp
M question of better oamung u
vstze tke 'stito&i&on of sireb a soimd
jscientinc sysipem 01 towuus v 1 b
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H-nrii M.ir. solvent anKfi. snane
! al, under wise and just federal administra-
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.": "That banks snail ;oe require w w.
d,n ithe retirement- of green
baoks andvSherman notes, in suon a man
x J)mjCtioaLhie and be to
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t5ie interests of , the people and the
That 'the Bankers convention, in- each
of the southern states (be requested to ap
.iwf iAiaMitAVf one to so to Washiing'-
JWIUiv .v.wo --y - , ,t , ...... - , y
aIlld ,id in sec"uring' federal legislation
iTOn ""VV. .
.-That the' cha-irman of this convention
, .j, . tj()
.!.. .wann.fiiVp ivmMniuee. to "WW
aiptwii .. .
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composed,-of one banker in each of ;the
southern Abates, which ommiJttee shall be
rharsed with (the duty, first, of urging ac-
Chargea u - - . .
I state Bankers (associajtions at once,
, . 7l,Hml Bv aecond,' of
as direqted by resolution. No. 5, secono,
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kon . expressed to the reufcionf ,aa
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i tr-l.Htl'iii-Quinine Tablets. '.All
i ,AJth-"money-l'W iaus u
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Action Taken on the Atlanta Textile
Workers's Strike. V -
' Nashville,-Dec. 15-. The American vFed-
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eration of Labor devoted ; a considerable
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time today to the .consideration of the
strike of the . textile workers in Atlanta.
Delay, the . president of the Atlanta fed-
eration,- spoke briefly- - The subject was
referred to a 'committee jwhose report was
soon afterwards adopted. Their 'report
stated that the Federation of Labor had
for several years aided in orgnizing tex
tile workers- In -the south; discussed pre
vailing conditions and recommended that
the executive council Tencyrer such . im
mediate financial aid as in 'their judgment
is " advisable and that a representative be
sent to. Atalanta to advise with the strik
ers. .V . .. Y '.-. .'- W.
Delegate Lloyd of Boston, said that usa
til the textile workers of the south : .'orga
nized, hours of labor could not be short
ened nor the wages of textile1 workers
in the east increased.' Conditions were. dis
cussed by Edward Harford t of London, a,
fraternal delegate from England, who was
introduced to th convention.
The convention agreed to protest against
the appointment of Paxton as a member
6f the inter-state railroad commission.,
An invitation from Kansas City, to hold
the convention in 1898 there, was received.-
A resolution was offered to send delegates
to the annual meeting of the Trades con
gress of Canada.
JUDGE NORWOOD S ORDER FIL
Directing the Receivers of the West
ern Carolina Bank to Refund De
posits Made on October 1 1.
Yesterday's session of 3re superior court
paissed off without a great deal of bust"
-ness being traoiBacted. " 'Judge .Norwood
ainnounced thait no jury trial would be
taken up after f)riday at noon, bmt thai
court would be in session Saturday for h L
Battery Piar?r.'.Vs.:. Oaro-
.lina bank, th'es Cdfer ofvdNorwood,
over-ruling the " excteptioaiiS Referee
(Martin's repont an4rnting isadd report
was fiied. The order directs the repeivers
of the Western, Carolina :bao to (refund
all deposits of money andcheoks.iade on
the dllth day -oi October e djarr preced
ing the closing of the bahfc !ie follow-
in'g is a list of local deposftora and the
amoums of their deposits "which ; will at
once.be refunded unless--an appeal on the
part of the general creditors is presented:
Samuel Feinsttoe, ,$45.92.; Wmtehead &
Hotel and aMtariu.m " ,$125.23 ; " Baittery
Park bank, $1,371.36; "National Bank xof
AsheviUe, $565.49; Sladen, Taikes & Co.,
$3,000; W. T. Penniman, $64.43; J. .
Smith, $5.10; A. Shenbaum, $3.30; Mustin
& "Robertson, $182.97; . (Lamar Gudger,
$40.00;v S;' Dipinsky, '$12.50; Frank; (Lough-
ran, $90.10; J. B. "Morris, $69.00; J. H.
Smith, $5.10; Asheville Paint and Paper
company, $25.50; H. D. Baikeir, 18 cenits;
ilitmore estate, $138.02; Bfiitmore 'Lumber
Arm . ' T-fc V-t 3i M OAi
company, $34r.uL; jn. xr. uaeuesLtr, f-x.ou,
Chambers, Weaver & "Co., $25.00; C. M.
Gano, $45.00; John Glasco, $60.0Q
The order confirming the report allows
the referee, Julius C: iMartiri, $150.00 for
his services and Miss' Clara Emanuel,
stenographer and typewriter, $10.85-
BUTLER BARRED OUT.
BY AN ACT jpi! THE MIDDLE OF
THE-ROAD POPULISTS. 1
They CaU a Meeting. But "Want No
Pops to Attend Who Are In
Favor of Fusion.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 15. sMflton ' Park,
chairman of (the mddle-of -the-Voad popu
list national . organization. vcommMee, - to-
day mailed an official caU to each, paem-ber
of the committee and one to each? member
of CteaJirmaai ! 'Marion vButfers naitjonal com
mittee, for a national - conference to be held
at the Ijadede Holtelv. YSt, "Louis, on Janu
ary 12, to push the campaign' of 189S and
: The call of Chairman 'Park states that
the invitaition "embraces no one- who does
not favor- independent- action of the peo
pie's party." - ' ' ,
The conclusions agreed' -upon on January
12 are to be suhmdiited to tine mdddle-of-
the-roid! conventiott oat St.-. v Louiis . next
Aprii, at which the party will fix up a
presideotiial ticket for 1900. y
By the terms of to-day's call. Chairman
BuitleT would be barred from the Sc. louis
medting Abeoause : he ; favors ' fusion.
' SOUTH VS. NEW ENGLAND.
? Boston, ' Dec:'. lS.-The v committee that
has been touring the south reported at a
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meeting of the cotton' manuafcturers to-
day that southern "competition can onlya be
overcome by speedy legislation, increas-
lng the hours of labor and reducing wag
es in all the New England mills. irV r
t Stable for rent near Hotel ', Berkeley. . Al
so bne'setf'Oib hand-made "double liarness
Appropriation for Reindeer
- in Alaska.
As a ReUef for the Suffering
Senator Lodge Defends the Civil
Appropriation Tor Pension Bureau
i- Clerks Cut Down.
Opposition to the Civil Pension List in the
- House Preliminary Organization - of the
, Census Bureau.
Washington, Dec. 15. Thek senaite to-day
was more industrious than it has (been at
any previous day during the session. It
sat till twenty mdavHijes past four o'clock
ind after a flively discussion 'passed the
bill prohibiting the killing of fur seals by
citizens of the United States in the north
Pacific. It had also up for consideration
the. j-oint resolution appropriating $250,000
for the relief ,of Ameirican' miners and
other sufferers in iflhe valley of the Yukon
aanemraient 10 .mis resolution was
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adopted authorizing the purchase and use
of reindeer and an importation into Alas-
HENRY CABOT LODGE.
ka of reindeer drivers and .then the Joint
resolution was. referred to the committee
on mMtary afaiiTS with the uoderstainding
that -it shall' be reported 'back and- acted on
Uater in 'the day the -bill for the prelim
inary organization of the census- bureau
was taken up and made the text for a long
discussion on the civil service law. iSena-
ator Lodge ((Mass.,) was the only ' pro
nounced defender of the law. He" made
a speech strongly 'advocating the merits
of the law, and denouncing -the use of the
offices of the government for partisan and
political banter. ,
;The bill went over till after the holi
days. , . . -
IN THE HOUSE,
. Washinigiton, ec. 15. The opposition to
the s oivJl pension list was lihe prto-
cipal . theme of discussion J the houe tol
diay, precediing the . consideration of the
legislative, executive and judicial appropri
ation bill. It -was- precipitated by Mr.
Moody (Mass.,) who severely criticized the
statement of Assistant 'Secretary Vanderlip
to the e&eclt that a series of reductions of
ineffective clerks in department announced
yesterday was virtually the establishment
of a civil service pension list in thait de
patment., ' ' ' . -- '
The people, he said, would vote such a
system out of existence; 100 to 1.- For
himself, he; did not believe: the pension list
was a logical concomitant of the merit
sytsltiem; Several . gen ttemen;. Ynofcably Mr,
Quigg, of New York, expressed the be
lief that it was and rightiy so.
Mr. Johnson, of Indiana vigorously sup
ported IMr Moody, denouncing -the action
of the treasury department and asserting
that the inrue civil service reformer was a
consistent opponent of the pension list.
The j appropriation bill was then read in
extenso.' (But one material amendment
was made, and that - was a redUicieion, of
ninety-five clerks in -the pension , bureau,
with a consequent saving of $115,50Un sal
aries. The committee ; rose and . at 5 : 05
o'clock the house adjourned. f
THE. CENSUS AND PIE.
Washington Dec. 15. There Is a person
al contest involved in the census legisla
tion now before theenate.; .The scientific
societies' and associations of political ieioon
omy des-Ire , to .have tile twelfth census at
the eid of the " cenitrgr oopdaicted1.;by CJoL
Carroll D. Krighitat'preint:oommikwier
til'. iabortihile.:.the: -protctiomfets' aad re
pafbllcansgenerallyj are in' favor, of S. X.
liexter Xorth; seoretaryof the Wool -Manufacturers
' oKsocJatiott -at 3oston Vho was
clerk to tl.e' aenate Yconuoittee' on 'finance
and as.ste'd !ln Ihe .revision-of -the Ding-
ley' tariff bill. Both gentlemen .are per
fely competent d'ireot the work, and
both have (had a great deal of a.otdve ex
perience. 'Mr. North was chief of a divi
sion in ihe census of 1880 asid 18S0, and has
devoted hi-s life' to the study of statistics
and economical subjects. Col. Wright's
activity has been in, the; direction of labor
reiorms, ana -ne is one of the best-posted
men on that subject in the world. Mr.
Korth is a high tariff republican. . Col.
Wrigh'i is a low tariff mugwump. Mr.
Korih is a machine - poli-tician. Xl.
Wright is a'cjvil service reformer. If Mr.
North is appointed the republican poli
ticians will nave an' oportunrtv to find
places for their friends1.- -If CoL Wright is ,
j4aced at the head of the next census bu
reau he will select bus lassisLTamts. without
regard to their political preferences.
INFIDEL MOVED THE JURY.
Lexington, Ky., Dec. 15. Mary West,
nineteen years old, who shot and killed
William Wilder., on December 4, was ac
quitted this afternoon, after 'the jury had
been out nineteen hours.
C. C. Moore, am infidel, who was fore
man of ;he jury, pleaded with the three
jurymen who held out for conviction until
ne succeeded ib winning tthem over.
CHATTANOOGA SOUTHERN EXTENSION.
New Yorjj, Dee. lS.The re organization
comamitte and represen'tJaitives of other
ltasrge int&cesi in the Chattanooga South-.
ern ' railroad met here this afternoon to
hear 'the recommendations of W. S.. Hos
kims, general manager, regarding the pos
sible extension of the road to Montgomery
or Birmingham Ala.
WENT DOWN WITH SUPPLIES
FOR KLONDIKE MINERS.
Twenty Two Men Who Took to Boats
Missing Little Doubt That
Nanimo, Voncouver, Island, Dec.
The missing steamiship-
wMch the tugs 'have been searchintg . for a
week, it is now learned, was wrecked on
(Barclay sound twelve miJeai north of
Oape.Beale in. one of . the terrilble storms
which reeeatly erareptr this -coast., .
- iCapt. lHall, tthe purser, the enigineer
three sailors and one fireman were sayed,-
but twenty-two men who took to boats
when the steamship was wrecked are be
lieved to be lost. There is 'a bare possifoil
ity that they have landed, but they un
doubtedly perished, with cOJd and hunger
before they -could have reached succor,
The (Cleveland was engaged in the oar-
rying trade, and was1 loaded wi'th provi
slons for miners on the Klondike. The
loss of (these supplies Aneans suffering
among the miners will begin sooner than
was expected. .
NEW NATION AL BANK.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS WHO
HAVE TAKEN STOCK-
Fifty Five Thousand Dollars Already
Subscribed -A Capital Stock
The estlablishment - of a new naitional
bank in Atsheville is undoubtedly soon to
be real'issed. Those interested in the move
ment say they have had sufficient encour
agement to- believe thatt a new banMnig in
stitution will shortly be formed' with J. W.
Norwood, the successful Wilmington' bank
er, as its president. '" '
At a meeting, held yesterd'ay, plans for
the new organizationi werefuMdiscusaed.
It was decided that the capital stock- of
$100,000 be paid in full. - 'A subscription! list
was opened-and the amount of $55,000 was
subscribed as follows:
George W. Pack, J. W. Norwood, Prank
Loughran, J. E. Dayid, J. A. Burroughs,
S. P. McDevitt, W- J. Slayden, ,Bt. Sluder,
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George S. iPowell. The three largest shares
holders are. Messrs. (Norwood', Pack and
The subscribed shareholders expect to
y ; i ..r- . i . '
;hare the full- amount of tthev stock sub
scribed within a week or ten days and to
commence banking operations wfthin three
weeks or a monttL (' " " '-Vv
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established, paying business for' sale. ' For
partlcolarB ddress box 705; - city... 'y tf
BRAr'AD" GOLD-PUATED " FRAMES
Fbr'o&blnet .photos, etc1 'A, new 3otf 'at
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ON LEE'S LIFE
Infernal Machine Discovered
Oil the Floor of the Ameri
Apprehension for the Safety of Our
Blanco Revokes Another of Wey-
Wili Allow Food to be Sent From Havana
to the Country and Stores to be Opened
on Sugar Plantations. '
Havana, Dec.' 15. n. infernal' machine
was found! this morning on rthe ground
floor of the American consulate. ' It was a
box containing matches and cotton in the '
icentreof which was a tin tube a foot long
filled apparently with an explosive suh-
stance. The box was designed' to explode
when opened. ,
The, box has been seat to experts for
W- correspondent caiHed on General Lee
shortly after the discovery. He declared
that he idid not attach mpch importance
to 'the matter..
Much appTehension is felt here that an
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aCtack-will madeon!sthejconsujat ot ;S
late CJemeal l'doesinot live, as rormer-
ly, in the ibuiiding where his office ds but
in the hotel De Inglaterra, in' one of the
most popular districts of the city, where
an attempt to do him bodily harm would
be most difficult. The hotel since Lee has
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made his residence there, has been guard
ed by two Spanish soldiers.
The belief is current that the infernal
maichime, as well as the threats that have
called, the. attention of the government itbv
the necessity of guarding Lee have ema
nated from some irreconcilable partisans
to the policy of Camovas and Weyder, who
are trying to put every obstacle in the
way of tthe government ait the beginning of
the hew regime.
General 'Blanco revoked to-day General
Weyler's decree, in which it was forbidden
to send victuals from Havana to the coun
try, or open .grocery stores on sugar es
tates and farms.
FRAMED PHOTOS OP ,
Ce5ebrafted painitings. A new, a beauiti
ful line Just opened at Law's, 35 Patton
Governor Ellerbee of Soutth Carolina will ;
stand for re-election on the dispensary' is- :
We wish to take this opportunity oi
thanking the public W their many kind ex
pressions and also for making our opening
such a brilliant success. We wish to apol-
ogize for not -having our stock, in better
' - t
shape, butt the extra, unexpected rush jus;
at this time, both in' town and from cata?
logue orders, made.it impossible for us to
be better prepared. ' ' .-
We have endeavored this year to put on
the ' market our usual high grade of
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goods, at prices mucn lower than ever be-
fore, and we can safely say that, we are
now selling goods as low if not lower than
any other' jewelry house in jthe country,'.
who handle a high class of goodeJ .
ARTHUft "ISL" JIELD, .
tdlnJeweYer; !or. Caurei sC'ini Pat-
on avnue."AslieTfller3l. C vf -
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