: ' ' ' . .
iWrs and Proprietors. ' '
sunicui ptiok rates.
On year in advance.-,,.....;,,, $1.00
KttUwl 3ecoi(lr,cj8? mall ai Salisbury, N.jC.
TJ1 UU8DA V, MAUCil SO, 1893.
?JIE fJ&ESEDEHT SBOWIHG HIS
Ttkere Ji. lieen more or less fr-ar
jirnon good DUhjioc rat that Cleve
land,' poticjr, in thedistrilrtitiou of the
federal jatroii;'gc, would not be in ac
cordance with his party's riews upon
bu ueitvoQ.. The selection of Judge
. Orainaiu for tLe first position iu hi
Cabiuei received a great deal of criti
fiMtM, the pvtj with hut a few eice
Hons that GresltajBi was what
if kown as a mugwump, or a tariff re
form Republican.. But it seems that
jClefelaad knew the politics of Gres
iiain better than hU party did,, as re
cent developments at Washington
jroye. Twice since his installation
jnto oct, being interTiewed, the Sec
retary of Stat6 has emphatically de
clared thatflie is mow, and has been for
jnore than year past, a thorough, un"
cowpmipiring Democrat. Besides this
our Washington correspondent in
urmK us that tke executive depart
ments especially are being put into
democratic hands rapidly; all the Re
publican chiefs of bureaux and heads
fit diuiojis ar being succeeded by
democrats just as fast as th selections
fizn be made
But better still, we have it that last J
veek president Cleveland "jumped on"
the head of the nepotic serpent which
lias for so long shamlessly predominat
ed At Washington in the bestowal of
official patroaags. Iu truth nepot-
. ism bx in jecemt years reared ft shiny
head in evsry department f ; the Gotv
eru meat ua til it is a common occur-
, a nee for those in authority to select
.some soft, lucrative position for one or
pibra member el tlieir family, eren if
they had to give it to female members
thereof. Groer says this thing must
Je stopped so far as his authority
reachv, for the next four years at least,
ill in first move ia this direction was
Aiade a couple of weeks ago, when he.
ifor,nied a distinguished Senator, who
fcad appointed a son i clerk of a com
mittee of which be was chairman; that
iin consequence of this act the said Sen
gator's influence with the President was
wery much weakened and that.. his re-
coraniendation8 could thereafter have
butJittlc weight. And "to , another
Congressman, who in pressing the
.claims of a favorite constituent, think
ing to make his friend's chances sure,
jwtid: uAnd he is a reUtire of yours,
.Mr. President." The reply came quick-
ij: "Tkat settles it. No relative f
uiine shall be appointed to office by
itue. And this Teply was followed by
.the President's giving his plain'com
,prehet)sive views upon the evils of
nepotism. -If these can, be enforced
ihe party will be strengthened and the
.country benefited. So far he does
Kell., aud we eipect his policy on other
questions wiH in the main be wise and
- tend to strengthen his administration
in ths estimation of alj good people
who desire to see , the government ad
ministered in the,iterest of all.
tflDIOff'g E AID CONFESSED.
S. Otko Wilson, the Gideonite was
brought to trial Monday in Raleigh
xn tke ckarge of belonging to and
jroaiohig a secret political organiza
tion, lis antertd a plea of nolo con-
endere, which is equivalent to a sub
.mission. j3o the existence of the cr
uder is confessed at, hist. "After the
plsa hd been made Solicitor Pou said:
The orgaaiEation knowa as "Gideon's
Jiand" threatened, )n some decree at
jeaitt, to tt-atamel a free expression of the
political WW i or tbo people. Its very ex
tuce was, a violation of the law. It
jsvah tyrannical ia its methods. It de
manded bjHi obedience to superiors,
pind, while few men who would join
aucb an order are possessed of the small
est drpree of courage necessary to carry
into t fleet the penalties it imposed, yet
proposed to inflict severe punishment
Aipon those who dared disobey superiors,
it ptopofted to put an end to political
jfretHlo. Jts meiUnKs were in the night
time and yi secluded places., It dared
not reveal jts existence to the world,
its members were worn to deny even
.the existence o the order. Its organi
sation wasuothjug less than a conspiracy
whose preseivce fn our midst the State
would not tolerate. Some well meaning
icitizena, H ia true, wane di9ceived and
iecaiue members. Every wdrd that I
.have aid the State w abnnduutty able
Xo .usl4n ly oiiruijeacbable evidence.
If fever word that the Solicitor said
i tru Jthen Wilson got off with a
Vfjr, wy light fientence-rjudgment
suspended" ,on payment of costs, which
wnountedio about ?100. It will be
well if t.bis vjjry light sentence is not
niscon.striw'd by jGideonites aud others
in the future,
It has teen discover! that S?,000,
OOQ has been paid out by t he Pension
Bureau. umW ruiiuV uf l$7il lVIi
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A fatal cass of hydrophobia is re
ported from Mt. Olive, N. C, John
Best, a negro, found a strange dog un
der his bouse fighting hU dogs, and in
parting tlieni the jnad dg bit him on
the hand and writ. Thi ecurred the
last-week in January, Tbe uegro died
on the 25th int., a horrible death, it
being necessary to cliaiiHiim down. It
is said that in death bis features showed
the extreme agony of his convulsions.
Better promptly kill all suspected
dogs and take do risks. A strange dog
is a subject of reasonable suspicion, as
a brute afiMcted with rabies is almost
sure to wander away from home. Kill
faim One human life is worth more
than all the dogs in the world. ,
Our-Washington correspondent says
that Secretary Morton's order dismiss
ing all of. the superfluous employ of
the department of Agriculture was fol
lowed byan order from Secretary Car
lisle to the division chiefs of the Treas
ury department, ordering tha immedi
ate dismissal of every employe not ab
solutely essential to keep up the work
of the department. The Democratic
administration was voted into power
to reduce the extravagant expendi
tures .of the Government, and every
member of it is fully determined that
tlie wishes of the voters shall be carri
ed out to Ike letter.
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, has
been elected president pro tempore f
the Seuate, but as Vice President Ste
venson gives evidence of his intention
to stick more closely to his duties than
his predecessors have usually done, he
will not be called on to preside over
the Senate verv often. So he will en
joy the honor, which is fully deserved,
without having to do much extra work.
There is no truth in the report that
Senator Harris and the President - had
J. A. Harrel, -proprietor of the fa
mous Job Printing House of Weldon,
this Statey is an applicant for Public
Printer of the United States. If there
is a man that can be said to be perfect
ly qualified and capable from both
practice and experience in such a de
partment, of the South, or elsewhere,
then we must think that man is Mr.
Harrell. We learn that his prospects
for obtaining the appointment are
good We hope this is true, and that
our State may thus be honored by at
least having one of ker sons placed at
the head of oue of the importaut de-
kmrtments at Washington.
v General E. Kirby Smith, tke. last of
the commanders of the Confederacy
who attained the rank of full general,
died - Tuesday evening atSewaee,
Ten n., where he held a professorship
in the University: of the South, He
was born in Florida in 1824, and grad
uated at West Point at the age of 21.
Three banks in Nashville, Tenn.,
haye closed their doors in the last few
days The Commercialational Bank,
The Mechanics' Saving Bank, acd
Tke Bank of Commerce. The city is
said to be panic-stricken, and other
banks are expected to collapse.
Green Renfrse, of Phcenix, Ala.,"
went home uader the influsnce of li
quor, secared a pistol, and sent a bil
let through his head, dying instantly.
His aged mother died a few minutes
later from the shock.
Later information says that Sheriff
T. J: Allison, of Iredell, has been nom
inated by the President to be Marshal
of this (the western) district of North
Carol ina. The office is worth $6,000 a
On last Sunday two negroes had a
row orcragameof cards,neai Asheville,
in which Jim Mills fatally shot Will
Ritchie. Both were drunk at the time.
" The Charlotte Observer reports r'raad
dogs in Mecklenburg in the 'Squire
Hilton neighborhood last Sunday.
In an altercation between three
white men and three negroes at Reids
ville ou the 20th, one negro was shot.
Mr. Moody, aftsr closing his meet
ings in Wilmington, went to his home
ia Northfield, Mass.
Kerr, of the Citizen; gets the post-
office at Asheville.
Senator Vance, chairman of the com
mittee on priviliges and elections,
prepared a majority report of the com
mittee in the cases of the Senators ap
pointed by the Governors of the States
of Montana, Washington, and Wyoming
and presented his report Monday. It
is nok long, but presents reasons why
the majority of the committee do not be
lieve the certificates of these Governors
are sufficient authority upon which to
seat the fcenators in question. It
contains many references to past decisions
of the Senate in cases where the question
raised nas Deen passea upon in an inci
dental way. Mr. Hoar, who prepared
nieminoruy report iavonng the seaum?
loftheSeuators, has completed his work
The Facta in the Cast.
The new treasurer of the United States
will assume the guardianship of ejnpty
coffers. In appearance they are full to
overflowing. Who", in walkiug around
the great box of silver coin in the sub
basement of the treasury building, which
contains 93,000,000 big round dollars,
would imagine that Uncle Sam was well
nigh a bankrupt? It is a mass of precious
metal 100 feet long, 60 feet wide and 14
feet high the stuff done up in bags of
il.000 each and enclosed iu wooden box
es to keep the damp from getting at
their contents. Closeby is a vault with
a door like that of a safe, in which are
Rtored 66,000,000 more of silver dolias.
and 526,000,000 in shining yellow goia.
How is it possible that the owner of all
this wealth can be poor? Alas! this glit
tering wealth is not the property of the
aoverument. Nearly every every penny
of it is mortgaged. It simply represents
the cash basis for paper promises to pay
which Uncle Sam bis issued in the shape
of notes and certificates. If the holders
of These documents 'should all present
them at once and demand their coin the
treasury would be left bare. The irou
box latt'ee work containing the $93,000,
000 in silver would be emptied, and
brooms would be called into requisition
to sweep stray gold pieces out of the.cor-
ners of the gold vault to satisty an patient,
creditors. The agents in charge ot the
subtreasuries in' various cities would be
compelled to turn their official pockets
inside out, and even the mfuts would be
occupied in transforming every available
gold and silver briek iuto. pieces of legal
tender moneye short aftr paying its
debts, the goyernment would have al
most nothing left- Uucle Sain hasrlteen
Irving beyond his income, and the new
treasurer will -find himself iu the posi
tion of an attorney who takes charge of
the affairs of a spend-thrift at a low ebb
The Eeform Club.
Some Democratic newspapers are con
tinually sneering at the Reform Club.
That club was in hearty accord with
the Democracy in its recent campaign,
and undoubtedly did good work in the
cause. It is composed of men who
are acting with the Democratic party
from principle, and not because they
want to make anything out of it.
The latest offense of the Reform
club in the ayes of certain newspapers
who seem to cheerish a peculiar anti
pathy to the institution, lies in the
fact that the club has appointed a spe
cial committee to confornuilate and
express its views as to the proper re
form of the tariff.
. This is. characterized as "impudent,"'
and in reply to the charge the New
York World, which can not be called
ail organ of the Reform club, snys :
The committee is composed of men
who have studied the tariff for mauy
years. One of them has been secretary
of the treasury. Another is a distin
guished lawyer of large practice in
customs cases. Two' others are well
known writers on economic subjects.
If any opinions except those of protec
ted manufacturers may be serviceable,
surely those of the members of this
committee are entitled to consideration.
No Protectionist thought it impu
dent when the Wool-growers asssoci;)
tion. the Wool-consumers association.
the Home Market club, the American
Protective league and a small army of
bounty-fed manufacturers wnt to
Washington and absolutely dictated to
the .aicrunley conmntlee the lates of
duty that should be adopted for in
creasing taxation for their prolit. But
when a. number of men, thoroughly
equipped for the service, ufir thur
suggestions for lighteuing the bur
dens of the people, they are denounced
as impudent. They have not, after
the fashion of the Protectionist, order
ed Congress to accept their views.
They have not sent their report us an
official document to the President or
Secretary of the Treasury. They have
simply, for the benefit of the consum
ers made their contribution to the current-
discussion. Atlanta Journal.
Nominations by the President.
Washington, March 27. The Presidcn to
day sent to the Senate the following nomina
tions: Felix A. Reeve, of Tennessee; to be
Solicitor of the Treasury; Attorneys of the
United States, Joseph fc. James, of Georgia, for
the Northern District of Georgia; William T.
Gary, of Georgia, for the Southern District oT
Georgia; Marshals of the United States, Frank
Lcverett, of Georgia, for the Southern District
of Georgia; James Blackhurn, of Kentucky for
the District of Kentucky; Thomns J. Allison,
of North Carolina, for the Western District of
North Carolina; Samuel T. Fisher, of Massa
chusetts, Assistant Commissioner of Patents,
Robert E. Wilson,.of Mississippi, Register of the
Land Office at' Jackson,. Miss.; Samuel E. Mor
ris, of Indiana, Consul General of the United
States at Paris; C. W. Chancello, of Maryland
onsul at Havre; Allen 1$. Morse, of Michigan'
Conul at Glasgow; Geo. F: Parker, of New
York, Consul at Birmingham. Postmnc.va
James E;. Brown, of Newman, Ga t Wm. MH
tmnoar, oi Augusta, Ua.;,John P; Kerr, of
Asheville, N. C, Henry I. Tuggle, of Martiut
ville, Va.; Charles C. DenLt, of Salem, Va.
Volcanic Eruption. '
City of Mexico, March 27. The volcano of
San Martin is now in a state of eruption, after
having been, extinct for more than a century.
The volcano is situated in the midst of a pol
pulous agricultural district, whose inhabitants
have fled to a place of safety. The eruption
occured at night, and the scene was one of
magnificent grandeur. The flames rose
straight up from the crater, to a height of one
thousand feet, ana the lava poured down ihe
sides of the mountain in streams, doing great
Even that carping critic of the administra
tion, the New York Sun, has not been able to
find any fault with President Cleveland's ap
pointments up to date. It admit that they
"seem to be almost uniformly good," and that
"where an appointment has not been immedi
ately recognized by the people as excellent,
that has generally happened because little was
known concerning the person chosen by the
President, rather than because anything was
known against him". :
A News reporter, who i enough . of an
agriculturist to know sassafras root from indi
go blossoms, took a 20 mile drive through
Mecklenburg yesterday afternoon. It was eav
enough to see that erery- available piee o"f
land along the roads is being piepared for cot
ton. More cotton will be planted in Mecklen
burg this spring than ever before known
FroeS the Charlotte AW we lpariv - tl.t
Col. Nelson Slough, for many years sheriff of
vJui.us luunij, uiea m Anderson, S. C.,
last Saturday morn in e. at the are nf 7r v,'
Ui-moved from Concord tp Anderson "about
sev en years ago.
; . A line Display
Kal. cor. tarlotte Observer,- r .
' Raleigh, ; 'March 26 To-day th first '
car loaded with this State's exhibits left
for the World's Fair. Five other cars
will follow, the last leaving by April 7tb j
It must be borne in mind that thee con- j
tain compact exhibits, including small!
but beautifully trepared specimens ofi
woods aud building stones. There will
be a tarjse exhibit of North Carolina tret
at the private, expense of Mr. George
The fish au4game exhibits'were packed
to-day. 11 ere are the fowl: Canada
rrnnse.' snow'?oose. brant. rnnvH.hnfl-
duck, redhead, mallard, black duek,greeu I
wiugea teal, nyoriu DiacK ana mallard
(very rare), blue winged leal, baldpate,
blackhead, dipper, ruddy duck, paddy,
old squawsprigtail, wood duck, hooded
morganser,yedbreasled morganser, sheld
rake, golden eye, south-southerly, great
blue heron, little blue heron, green her
on, white heron, hit'ern, yellow shanks,
greater yellow shanks, English snipe,
jacksuipe, grayback snipe, red breasted
snipe, willet, turnstone, cormoraut, black
tern,' kingfisher, plover, and curlew.
Of ani u Is there are black bear, wild
cat, -polecat, 'mink, otter, beaver, aud
muskrat. There is a fine specimen of the
seal. . .
Of theiisb. tliere are sturgeon (9 feet),
tarpoh or kingshad (150 pound. rock
(46 pblindb'), red drum (35 pouuds), aro,
HpanUh inaCkerel,. bonito, crevalle, pora
pono, thread.nsh, albieove, black drum,
gray Jtrout, speckled trout, porg-ie,sheeps-had,
sea bream, pinlish, dogfish, croaker,
fcppt, blackgill, blacktish, red throat,
leather earWd per di, yellow perch, flotin-der-beariig;
shd, dolphin, whiting,wall
ey,ed pike, fresh water gar, green gar
(the boues of this fish are also green),
grindle, carp, gray snapper, sailor's
chdee, black; bas.s, blue linh, king fish,
w'orui fish, juunpins:- muriet. cabro. men-
Wen, white pereh, rabbit n.sh, red horse,
trunk nsa,.and toad hsu.
Mr. T. K. Brunei showed me magnifi
cent specimens of gold nuggets, both pla
cer lind from the rocks. Stanly and
Montgomery counties send oine fine
specimens collected bv Mr. K. M. Eames.
The eollection of gold ores is particularly
fine. .North Carolina clearly has great
possibilities as a gold producing State.
Thousands of Acres of Land Re3tored to
the Public Domain. -
Washington, March 24. Secretary
Hoke Smith to-day rendered his first
laud decision. It was tire case of the
Southern Pacific Ilaihoad Company, and
involved the question of the right of that
company to land within its grauted lim
its and the limits of the grant to the At
lantic and Pacific Railroad Company, the
Company basing its claims on the ground
that the latter company never complied
with the requiremtntsof its grant in the
matter Ofiocating its road and forfeited
its grants iu 18b(i.
The Secretary holds, however, that the
Southern Pacific Company had acquired
no title to the lands in question under
its graut. This decision operates to open
these lands, aggregating many thousands
of acres, in Southern California, to set
tlement and etitry. The commissioner
of the general land office is accordingly
directed to lake such steps as mav be
necessary to restore them lo the public
Leazar at Eis Post.
The Raleigh correspondent of the Char-
tone uoserver says that ".Mr. Augustus
Leazar, who left this evening for the peu
ilentiary farms the Roanohke, on a
tour inspection, was interviewed by your
correspondent who ln:l not before'had
the pleasure of seeing him since his ap
pointment as superintendent of the
State's prison. Mr. Leazar s.ivs the peu
itentiary btisiuess "is an elephant," by
which he means that his new position is
one which entails a great deal of hard
work and responsibility. He has been
engaged for a week iu "taking stock" at
the penitentiary, and in looking into
the entire financial situation. He ha.-,
he states, no reason to discredit the state
ments made by the recent administration
regarding the finances, but on the con
trary, so far as he Inis gone, finds them
to be verified. Ho expects to devote a
couple of weeks-to his examinations of
the farms on the Roanoke, and wi'l then
visit the farms at Castle Hnviie. Of the
latter he savs he has II Yfjrv frwwl fwrtfii! n t
As to the employment of "onviets he eai
he could not yet speak. There will per
naps ne some railroad work for. them t
do. As to the contract labor, larked o
some weeks apo, ou which it was hope
that many convicts would be emnlovei
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niMue uie great prison, lie said nothin:
had as yet developed, but every error
would be made along that line as well a
o i hers.
Tlic Tobacco Trust.
The American Tobacco . Comnanv
should be run out of the State aid it
will be or it will run evervhorlv else
out of the tobacco market.- ZrtM7
In its comments on the above the
Charlotte Observer says "That's what's
the matter, and that's what makes the
tobacco trust so infinitely viler, a so
much greater public enemy, than any
other. The plaid trust dosen't reduce
the price f cotton; the whiskey trust
dosen't afreet the price of corn; the su
gar trust doesn't depress tke price of
rawsugs.r;;the book trust doesn't scale
down the: price of white paper, nor
printers- wiages; but the tobacco trust
puts its own ruinous price upon leaf
tobacco and pillages the maker of the
raw material as the very first step in its
operation. Other trusts skin the corir
aumer; this one reaches back and robs
the producer. If it were content with
the laying- its hand upon those who
smoke its vile manufactures, all would
be well, even though it taxed them a
dollar a -dozen upon its offensive pro
ducts; but this is no part of the trouble.
The trouble is just what the Exchange
points out; if it isn't throttled it will
run everybody else out of the tobacco
The trial of S.Otho Wilson will come
up next Tuesday in Wake Superior
Court. It is understood, says the News
and. Ghaprvf thnt. Messrs. W J. Ppelft.
J.L. C. Harris and W?lter Montgomery
win appear tor the delcndant. solicitor
Pou will not be assisted in the prosecu
tion so far as arranged uu to date. Wil-
son is now nt Iihertv nn bond. The trial 1
win be one ot great interest, and will.
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doubtless attract large crowds.
Anarchy ia Eocse,
I - . " .. IWIIIVCIIUIU
Se rove tbat vey inadequate idea
of thedynamitecampaigii f the Italian
Anarchists has ben communicate! ly
telegraph to the outside world. Although
not a day has passed without the finding
of bombs by the police, all the authori
ties declare that the attempts of the dy
namiters have practically ceased, aud
that all, except a few of the most ven
turesome Anarchists, haveleft the city.
Much of this deception is practiced mere
ly to allay the growing uneasiness of the
foreign sovereigns expected to be present
at the silver wedding of King Humbert
ami vueen iuargaret next month.
. For instance, tremendous efforts are
being made to suppress the news that a
bomb was found Wednesday evenin'
near the house of Herr Yon Bulow. the
German ambassador to the Vatican.
An infernal machine was received by
the Austrian Secretary of Legatiou on
Thursday, but he discreetly referred it
to the inspector of Ooliee. whn has bpn
detailed to open such packages sent toi
tue buue uepartments.
Thursday evening a cement bomb
bound with heavy wire was found
against the wall of Admiral Brir's houe
in the palazzo Odescalchi. The atten
tion of the policeman was attracted by
thelmrniug of the fuse. He extinguished
the light and carried the bomb to the po
lice officials,. where examination showed
enough explosivea placed in it to wreck
the whole house.
The rectoTof the University della So
phienza received yesterday morning a
box marked "books.". The exceptional
heaviness of the box excited his suspi.
eion,aud he. gave it to the police with
the request that they open it. Upon re
moving the bottom of the box the police
found several small tubes of explosives
which would have been set off by a
spring and hammer had they lifted the
cover. Ou a slip of paper within was
written, "Best wishes to the Papal bigots
from the International Association of An
archists." Similar infernal machines have been re
ceived at the Ministry of the Interior
packed with a leather strip on which was
Juinted in red ink, "Blood, fire, and rev
olution to help the great cause of hu
Many odcials have received warning
that they will be killed before May 1st.
The city is in great excitement over
the assault made this evening on King
Humbert. The king was returning from
the villa Broghese, where he had been
spending a portion of the day, wheu a
person, having the general appearance of
an Italian working man. threw a stone
at the King, the missile almost striking
him. There was a considerable number
of people in the streets at the time, it
being about 5 o'clock in the evening, aud
several persons rushed upon the assailant
and seized him. He was taken in hand
by the police and conveyed to prison.
Otherwise he would in all probability
have been killed by the angry multitude.
An immense crowd assembled aud cheer
ed the Kiug with frautic enthusiasm, and
all the way to the palace the scene was
like a triumphaut progress. King Hum
bert gracefully acknowledged the ova
tion, and was evidently deeply moved by
the evidence of loyalty on the part of his
Moody's Tribute to Mrs. Wesloy.
Mr. D. L. Moody, the world known
evangelist, in one of his sermons deliv
ered in this city, paid" a beautiful and
handsome tribute to-the work of Mrs.
Wesley, the mother of John and Charles
Wesley, founders of the Methodist
elureh. He said she was one of the
brightest stars of the eighteenth century.
She knew not what she was doing when
she was training her sous. They did not
know what a great work they were
doing, but said he, "To-morro a- 110,000
Methodist preachers will preach the gos
pel to 25,000,000 of the human family,
and there is not a protestant denomina
tion that has not ministers who were con
verted in Methodist revivals; C. H.Spur
jjeon was. Wilmington Ue.-senyer.
Bill Arp on Xorth Carolina.
"This is a wonderful State and a thrifty,
industrious people. More great men have
been born or educated within her borders
than any of the Southern States. In the
long ago my father taught me that Na
thaniel Macon was the greatest ofall our
statesmen, even though he did weather
board his hou.-e on the inside, and had
the laps-down, so that he could pour hot
water in the cracks and kill the bedbugs.
From bis day down to Zeb Vance the
tale has not lacked for notable men, and
it s safe" to s;iy that no oue man ever
lived iu a State who was so universally
esteemed and loved as Vance is by his
people. Will we never wake up
and get out of the old ruts and learn a
lesson from North Carolina?"
The Freedom of the Press.
Pittsburg Dispatch: We are pained to
observe thut-the editor of our esteemed
Japanese cotemporary, the. Nichi Nichi
Shiunbun, has been sent to jail for libeling
the Japanese House ot Representatives.
Iu this country if every editor who speaks
his mind about the House ot Representa
tives were sent to jail, these institutions
could justly be regarded as editorial
Mrs. Anna Potter, who wauts to be
mayor of Kansas City, is making things
hum. She is an independent sort of a
woman aud is running independent.
Some people make light of her candi
dacy, but they can't make her light, for
she weighs 200 pounds.
A little white boy named Johnson was
found hanging by the neck at a school
house at Love's Creek, near Siler City,
Chatham county. His body was outside
and a window sash held his neck. He
bad tried to get ina window, and. the
sash slipped an.d caught him.
"Meat at fifteen cents a pound and cot
ton at seven," remarks the Montgomery,
Ala., Advertiser , "is not a pleasant out
look." No it isn't. But the planter who
is foolish enough to raise seven cent cot
ton and buy with it fifteen cent meat, in
stead of raising it himself, need not ex
pect a pleasant outlook, aud, to be hon
est, isn't entitled to it. Wilmington Star,
The faculty of Roanoke College have
been informed that by the will of the lale
Franklin Byerly, of Philadelphia, who
was a friend of the institution for some
years the college will receive a bequest
Maj. Mann Page, president of tbe Vir
ginia Farmers' Alliance, says that the
order should be non-political, and that
under no circumstances will ho be the
Third party candidate for Governor.
The Statesville creamery has been run
ning ou full time almost ever since it was
established and has more orders than it
can fill, says the Charlotte' Observer,
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NOTHING BETTER MADE !
PncesLO Call and examine Analysis
Eespec tfully ,
FolIoTinjr are the Presidential post offices in
North Carolina, with the pay of" each, all being
of the third class except Asheville, Charlotte,
Durham, New Berne, Ualeih, and Wiustou,
which are of the second class :
1,200 Elizabeth City
Greensborough 2,300 Greenville
Henderson 1,000 Hickory
1,100 Mount Airy
1,000 Rocky Mount
1,200 Statesvifle .
An ana-Baptist fanatic has ben ar
rested at St. Petersburg Kussia, tor
having murdered a girf of 14 years.
He had been preaching before a room
full of people in a private house con
cerning his power to raise the dead.
At the end of his sermon he strangled
the girl with the consent of her par
ent in order that he might demon
strate his pretended ability to bring her
back to life. After his prayers and ex
hortations had continued for two hours
the parents of the girl became con
vinced that he wa an im poster and
complained ty the authorities who
locked him up.
In Cumberland county, Ky., wetk le
forelast, three robbers entered the Jome
of Thomas Bryant, who does not believe
iu banks, aud after gagging the family
proceeded to compel Bryant to tell where
his money was bidden. They fired pis
tols close U his head, choked bim, burnt
him with hot atones and finally stuck his
feet iu the fire, holding them there until
burned to a crisp. This conquered Bry
ant, who told where the money was.
The robbers got $1,S00 and then escaped
on three of Bryaut's - horsesr- Bryant
. A Distillery up a Tree.
There have been many novel locations
for illicit distilleries, but it remains for
Lawrence Coins, of Manly, Moore coun
ty, to break the record. Deputy Collec
tor Hall captured Coins and his outfit in
the middle of Tuckahoe inillpoud. Co
ins had built among (be trees, in quite
an ingenious way, a house, elevated sev
eral feet above the water. In this shan
ty on stilts was bis still, which had a ca
pacity of GO gallons ami was well arrang
ed. A boat was the means of access to
t his place, and in a boat Deputy Hail
approached the place. He found nis
man at work and bagged him. Coins
has iiad the place several j t ars. State
A rc1ho1 boy 17 years of age, at Shei
byville, Ky., on account of hi uiiiequil
ed love for a gin school-mate', iuid his
Head on the track before an approaching
train aud was decapitated.
The man w hose blood is poisoned with
the bi-chloride of laziness, which is ex
pr?sed by the word "can't," will never
succeed at any thing. Salisbury Truth.
A Thomasville colored woman is J3G
years old, has lcen man led lb years, aud
has given birth to 18 children.
At the solicitation of a number of friends, 1
announce myself a candidate for the office of
Mayor of Salisbury, subject totheactiou of the
If elected I will devote my time to the duties
of the office.
W. C. COUGHKXOUIt.
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Tnts Is the place to get your Fresh and Pure
Family Groceries. Cauued Goous, confections. tc.
We keep Table and Crockery ware, and tramps;
also, Fine Tobaccos. Cigars, cigarettes, and s'uuIT.
and everi tning usuall-Kept in a nrsf-class pro
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We albo take BOAKOEKS at reabonuble rates.
In Great Variety; at
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PETSr MATTINGS Etc.,
As low as can be bought any w here.
SOME SPECIAL BARGAINS.
Agent for the
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The best onThe market. Took diploma
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A troublesome akin disease
caused me to scratch for ten
months, and has been
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M. H. Woljt, Upper Marlboro, Md
I wm cured several years ago of whit Bwelllns
In mv lee by usine and have had no
TmDtomi of to turn of the dLv
ease. Many prominent physicians aiwnaea
and all failed, but S. S. S. did the work.
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Treatie on Blood arid Skin Dis-I Vfj
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