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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1897.
'E WORK OF
hit? TEAIGT XOTIIDU
.Inn Resolution and Bill
iii'iiuDg ubq oi rasaes by
Itate Officers Introduced.
UTTEES I APPOINTED.
I Inn an r:lertl Npiaker cf Hie
a lly The Republican anil I'opullat
llr. - t'ol. Cunningham Nominated
The llamorrata-The tlovernor'a
htge ( Kctore Moth lioillra of
Lt glut! lira
ri ltT IMl'H IllOCr.r-.blMi.
tho Lour of coon. Wednesday,
iry '"itli, lieutenant Governor
faiton tapped hid desk and said;
ytors tlu t, it becomes my duty,
tin- on-titution, to call the
l ini.nli r Senators will please
for ward, present certificates
iters then ramo forward, te-
icr witu iiit iirwi, uisirici, ana
ill sworn in. It took just one
Tlie President then declared
uat- duly organized and stated
ht first business wan the elec-
f a principal clerk. Hill E.
anu -loiin iv isorron were nom-
tl. Tho yotn stood: Norron 0,
u, and King was declared
I. k'or door-keeper T. N. Hal-
Irtou and i. Jj. Wacstafl were
mated. Tho vote stood: Wag
), Hallyburton U, and the lat-
was ueciareu electee, ror as-
hat door-keeper S. I). McCarthy
li. I'. Ilow.rton were nominated.
voto stood McCarthy 40, How-
fon i. McCarthy declared elected,
r r ndiDtf clerk J. W. Watson and
C. Urowu wero nominated. The
,ta wan Hrown K, Watson .'58, and
atson was declared elected. For
3. I 1 : ; , ,
rossinp clerk J. Buchanan and
S. Lovelace were Dominated. The
o was Lovelace 7, Buchanan 40
1 Buchanan was declared elected,
he President then asked the of-
rs elected to come forward and
alify, which they proceeded to do.
enator McCaskey then introduced
esomtion that a committee of
e on the part of tho Senate, to
with a flouso committee, notify
Governor that the Legislature
organized and ready to receive
message; also that a message be
notifying the House that the
ate was organized.
enator Smathers presented a new
el which President Doughton ro
ved on the part of the Senate.
djonrned until 1- tomorrow.
)uring the morning the hall was
kly thronged with olllce-seekers
uitjui.iuia of tne uoneral As-
bly. Tho galleries wero filled
spectators, -. ladies among
i, wnen at noon i . satter
, principal clerk of tho last
se, called the body to order.
one could see tho faces of the
hera. It is a good looking body.
Dr. Levi Branson offered the
ing prayer. Reading Clerk,
I). Stanford, of the House,
1 the roll of members and these
forward in "blocks of five'"
ere sworn in by Associate Just-
alter A. Montgomery. Lach
i' a double oath to suppcrt the
titution of the State and the
eaker-elect Hileman was in the
1 block. He i3 a farmer of Car-
lus, and last session was chair-
of the House finance commit-
flrat portion of the message and i
Hyatt took up where Maj. Teif.
It wan 2 o'clock when the readiz.
of the message was finished. Mi
Mn'takey introduced a resolution to
print 1.. '00 copies of the (iorernor's
On motion of Mr. Grant, the Sen
ate adjourned till noon the following
The House was called to order at
J 1:21, and was opened with prayer
by Iter. Mr. Woodson.
The journal was read. In the
midst ot the reading, a message from
the Governor was announced, and
Maj. Telfair, his private secretaty,
came in bearing apparently the mes
sage from the Executive.
Mr. Schulken, ot Columbus, an
nounced that the ., committee ap
pointed for that purpose had al
ready waited upon the Oovernor.
The committee was discharged.
Mr. Sutton moved that the .f ad
ing of the Governor's message be
omitted and that twenty copies be
printed. Mr. Lusk thought this was
not customary, and moved that the
message be read. Mr. Sutton with
drew the motion, and the clerk pro
ceeded to read the message. During
the reading Mr. Lusk was called to
the chair. Clerk Benbow read the
message and endured the strain
without relief, although the reading
consumed somewhat over two hours
At the conclusion of the reading
Mr. Sutton sent forward a resolu
tion asking that the printing of 2,500
copies of tho message. Mr. Schul
ken wished to amend by putting 250
instead ol 2,500. Mr. Brown of
Jones, moved to have one copy for
each member, and the balance for
the State Library. Mr. Sutton sus
tamed his motion by saying that it
were better to have none than 250
as 2,uU0 was only naif or what was
printed last time. Mr. Parker, of
Perquimans, moved to make it 500
The motion was declared carried to
print 250 copies.
on motion of Mr. Johnson, of
Sampson, the House at one minute
past 2, adjourned until the following ,td . mz and j lg94 and h
nvnmn or 11 ' I rwrt lr I '
After adjournment, committees
were announced as follows:
Judiciary Lusk, chairman; Sat
ton, of Cumberland, Cook, Young,
Schulken, Price, Craven, Scales,
Privileges and Elections Cook,
chairman; Blackburn, Sutton, New
Hanover, Peace, Bryan, of Chatham,
Brown, Person, of Wayne, Cunning
Kules Sutton, of Cumberland,
Brower, Bryan, of Chatham, Schulk
en. Is el son.
Banking and Currency Bryan, of
Chatham, chairman; llauser, trump
ler. Ormslev. Cox. Adams, McKen-
THE NEW STATE ADillHISTRATIOH.
i'atiiei I.inrtaj Jtu.tl w& born in
lirunswick county on tb7tuof Au
Ilia mother waa tbe daughter of Pa
Kid W. Sander, of Onslow county,
who wu a member of tbe Conatitu
tionat Convention of 1S2., and one of
tbe members of the Council of State
under ;ov. Graham. His father was
Daniel I,. Russell, of Brunswick coun
ty, who was one of the leading men of
the Whig party in the Cape Fear sec-
fa. . . . . .
uisuuwom ability. ;o ISTI b u
a member of tbe State Constitutional
Convention, and in HTt be wu train!
returned to tbe legislature from tbe
county of Brunswick. lie was elected
to the otty-.Hixth Congress as a Na
tional, over Hon. A. M. Waddell, the I
Democratic nominee, bj a large majority.
Gov. Russell is a man of marked
ability, and a renuine financial re
former; and in the organization of the
he ;0 Democrats sit on the Speak-
left; all together in a section.
nr oi them were in the last Leg-
tut-d. Ihe youngest member is
l erguson, or llaywood, who is
There are. eight colored mem
p, two each from Edgecombe
Halifax and one each from
nville, Northamp ton, Wake and
ouse, of Pitt, was appointed
porary doorkeeper, and he heir g
ont, D. B. Long wa? given that
r. Schulken nominated Ambrose
Iileman for Speaker, whom he
gized as a veteran in legislation.
ored and distinguished. Charles
Cook seconded the nomination in
alf of the Republicans. Dr. B.
ixon in graceful words placed
n . Cunningham in nomination.
ruelson seconded the nomination
Junninghatn. Hancock, of Crav
elson, Harris, of Hvde. and
ickburn were appointed tellers.
1 vote was Hileman 88, Cunning
h 22, Dixon 1. Cunningham voted
I Dixon. A-iiifcziin did not vote
b clerk's roll was very defective
A there were two roll calls. There
I seven pairs of members of the
IHher cdicers are: Pnncipal clerk.
10. Hasten; reading clerk, F. B.
Jnbow; doorkeeper, D. T. House;
listant. Abe Middleton, colored;
rossing clerk, D. F. Scarborough.
message was received from the
ate stating that it was ready for
ness: another naming the com
tee on the part of the Senate to
t upon the Governor as follows
a tor s McCaskey, Smathers, and
rker, of Alamance.
Called to order at noon by Lieu
Pray by Uov. Milton McNeil, ben-
atoi from Wilkes county, a preacher
of the Friends church.
Mr. McCaskey moved the adoption
of the rules of the Senate of '1)5 be
Mr. Clark moved that arter
the present session the seats be
drawn for as in the National House
Mr. Grant submitted a list ot com
mittees, as asrreed upon by the Re
publican ana Populist committee ap
pointed by their respective caucuses
for that purpose, lie announced
that all the Democrats Lad been ap
pointed on all the committees. The
report wa3 adopted.
A message was received irom tne
House that a resolution to keep
an index book had passed. It pro
vides that no bill shall be handled
excent bv the introducer of the bill
or chairman of the committee. Maj
Grant spoke of the value and im
portance of such an index. Reso
House resolution favoring Cuban
independence was received
Mr. Smathers wanted some refer
ence before action.
Mr. Abell moved to refer to Com
mittee on Federal Relations. Agreed
Mr. McCaskey, to provided for
counting the vote of 189G (provides
for counting cf the vote immediately
after the ratification of the bill.)
Mr. McNeill, for the relief of A.
M. Vannoy, ex-Sheriff of Wilkes;
Mr. Barringer, for the relief of ex-
Sheriff Morrison, of Cabarrns.
On motion of Mai Grant, the Sen
Speaker Hileman called the House
to order at 11 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Dixon, of the House, of
The chair added Mr. Murphy, ot
Rowan, to the Judiciary committee,
in place of Mr. Scales, who had been
appointed. Mr. Scales is a Senator.
Mr. Sutton rose to a question of
parliamentary inquiry, stating that
his resolution of yesterday was for
2,500 copies of the Governor's mes
sage, twenty to each member. Mr.
1)11. CVKl'S TllOMl'MUN,
Secretary or State,
was born English and Irish an
cestry on Febuary 8th, 1855, in Rich
lands township, Onslow county, N.
C, where h'n family have resided
In 1800 he attended Mr. Samuel
G. Ryan's school in Raleisb. his
father being at the time one of the
few Democratic members of the
General Assembly. He afterwards
attended the school of Prof. E. W.
Adams in Goldsboro, from which he
enered Randolph-Macon. College in
lo7J. Leaving this institution in
1870, he spent the following year at
the University of Virginia in the
study of medicine, and he graduated
m this profession at tbe u niversity
of Louisana in 1878.
Returning home, he followed tbe
practice until 18S3, since which
time, having abandoned medicine, he
has been engaged in farming.
ir. Thompson married Miss Flor
ence Garland Kent in Richmond.
Va., in 1882, and their union is bles
sed with seven children.
In 18S3 he represented Onalow
county in the House branch of the
General Assembly, and in 1SS5, the
Senatorial district composed of the
counties of Jones, Onslow, and Carteret.
In 1S8S he joined the Farmer's Al
liance. He was chosen Lecturer cf
the State Alliance in 1892, and re-
was chosen President of the same
body in 1895, and re-elected in 1890.
In 1S92, Dr. Thompson severed his
connection with the Democratic
party and took an active part in the
campaign of that year, in which his
grat ability was recognized by all
ai d appreciated by the noble band
of reformers who aided him in tho
formation of the Peoples Party.
Having U en from the first, one of
the staunchest supporters of Popu
list principles", Dr. Thompson was
given the nomination of his party
for C ingress in 1S95, and made the
canvass agairs- two competitors
Tho Populist State convention of
1S90, nominated Dr. Thompson for
Secretary ot S a'e, the Republicans
afterwards endorsed his nomina
tion, .rd h re.9 ;ieAteV by ma
jority of 39,175 over his. Democratic
opponent, con. Charles M. ( ooke.
Dr. Thomj son is well educated, a
man or hue brain and marked in
tegrity of character. He is ac
knowledged by men of all parties to
be one of the ablest speakers in
North Carolina, always happy, logi
cal, forcible and effective. In him
the Peoples Party has a powerful
expounder and advocate of its doctrines.
As Secretary cf Slate he will make
a most efficient officer, whose efforts
will be devoted to the welfare of the
State. His heart is in thorough
sympathy with the peopie in their
oppressed condition, a sincere man
of the people, of whom it is unneces
sary to say more. Dr. Thompson is
a faithful and hardworking member
of the Methodist church.
tk rtaaVkiBff utiles t Ktk
IiPTilIe. IU 4 -MrieJ I.mVi
also baa Uitb It Gxl and oMs
nas ii wfKfa Li war a
I At . - ' a. I
iisroiirn seaoi iy learning Mllj
schools. 1U vu rrad sited atlVi
twbColleg atd soa after tit
r.ia io i a a iBtirartor is lis
Alma Hater. Then at )iar was
elsrted professor cf Greek atd his
tory in the sate tsslittlioa. Las
MIetl this position with eJ't to
himself aed tho coUeg. lis is a
practical teacher, havir-r tsufbt ait
ytara in public scboals and four
years is colic g work.
POLITICAL fOT rCliRfl.
I U4mm4 MaolWa ml ST Wat tMrblM
! n4 What rta Af !
Of tbe More Icpcrlxt Mature to
WORK OF K. K. COMMISSION
t tmm taaS t mm
rafctta ikMl.MM)M MmmIm
tion and was several
of the legislature. He was educated
at the Bingham school and at the
On reaching manhood he adopted
the law as a profession, and was ad
mitted to the bar by the supreme
court of the State in 1SG6.
He was a member of the State legis
lature for the two sessions 1S64 and
1805, when almost a boy, and is per
haps the only man vho was ever elec
ted twick to a legislative body before
he was twenty-one years old. There
were several cases under the old Con
stitution of North Carolina, where
uen under age were elected to the
legislature, as the Constitution did
not prohibit it.
In 18G8 be was elected to the honor
orable position of judge of the Supe
rior court for the 4th judicial circuit.
DANIEL. LINDSAY BVSSEIO-
times a member He filled this oflice for six years with
House of Representatives of the Forty
sixth Congress he allied himself with
the National party, and became a
member of tbe National Congressional
Committee, and also supported the
nominee of that party, Mr. llendrick
B. Wright, for Speaker of the nouse,
and of Colonel Lee Crandall for the
for some years past he has devoted
himself to a successful law practice,
but has all the while been interested
in farming, and especially in rice cul
ture. He is one of the most extensive
growers of this grain in the rice sec
tion of this conntry, and has made it a
matter of -both pleasure and profit.
lie was nominated for Governor by
the State Republican convention of
18, and was elected to that high of
fice on November 3rd of the same
NUNS PERISH IN FLAMES.
These Christian Devotees Rushed, Mover
Once Faltering in Warning Others, Only
to Perish in the Fire.
Robert al, Lake St. John, Que
bee, Jan. b. me lives ot seven
Ursuline sisters were lost to-day in a
fire that destroyed the Convent of
Our Lady of Lake St John at this
place. The establishment was con
trolled by the Ursulines of Quebec, a
cloistered order and the oldest reli
gious sisterhood in Canada.
Usually there are about fifty young
ladies in attendance at the school
besides the nuns and the other at
taches of the establishment, making
in all about 100 inmates. Most of
the students, however, were away fcr
When the alarm was eiven the
nuns ""bravely undertook the task of
rescuing those in their charge, and
in this heroie task these who worked
gave up their lives.
From floor to floor or the doomed
building these Christian devotees
rushed through blinding smoke and
lurid flame,' sounding the alarm and
not until every one in their charge
was warned of their danger and
safely out of the building did they
turn to the saving of their own lives.
It wai then too late and over
come by the heat and smoke, seven
of these heroic sisters gave up their
charles a. reynold?,
Charles A. Reynolds was born
v i&im8sr! i
Madison, Rockingham County, N. C,
Nov. 10th, 1843. His family moved to
Leaksvillein 1850. He was prepared
for college at Leaksville by Col. Jno.
K. Winston, and in 1807 entered tbe
State University, where he remained
until the institution suspended in
18GS. In 1869 he went to Princeton
College, New Jersey, and graduated in
Mr. Keynolds chose as bis occupa
tion an active business life and from
the branches of business chose manu
facturing. In 1882 he located in Win
ston where he engaged in the manu
facture of tobacco, and in which he, in
connection with his brothers, has been
Mr. Reynold? has never been an
active politician, but has always taken
an interest in political matters, and
participated in them to the extent of
acting as delegate to the State con
vention. He was elected Lieutenant-
Governor November 3rd, 189.
hal w. atjcb,
Hal W. Ayer was born at Morris-
ville, Wake county, N. C, May 28th,
1863. Has country school education.
He was elected State Auditor, Nov.
Haying seen their charges reach a
place of safety they then, and only
Schulken's amendment was to reduce then, endeavored to save tnemseives,
to 250, which would not give the but their escape was cut off, and
twenty to each member. The chair they were not even able to reach
announced that the proper way to J windows from which to jump and
correct was noon a motion to recon-1 take their chances in a leap for life.
aider at the proper time. On every floor . their dead bodies
Mr. Sutton offered a resolution to were found, some- burned terribly,
require State Printer to furnish an I and others suffocated to death, and
index book so as to KeeD full record kneelinc in the attitude of nraver
I -M n ii ti v: 1 1 I . . .... : : - -i 1"
ton motion of Mr. Hancock, of ""I"": s.mexwooiptie..-
aven, the House adjourned exact-1 .... I Hickory Mercury.
a J. JU tO meet tOmOrrOW at HI ,. . L :. 1 . i I. i.. j nt'linB Kiva onma nver thA
press of the nation. - Six months
Vn motion of Mr. Lusk, a resolu
Ja was passed to notify the Senate
lied the body together at noon,
Jfl announced that Senator Ash-
rn would open the Senate with
Mr. McCaskey reported that the
mmiuee waited on tne governor,
o said he would submit his mes-
te as soon as practicable. .
wa leave of absence was
l&mtAil c i. lit
nday because of the death in his
lly. Also to Mr. Odom. who. is
aj. S. F. Telfair, private secr
r, amveu wun me uovernor s
The Pacific Railroad Bill.
The Republican and Democratic
steering committee Thursday de
cided to make the Pacific Railroad
refunding bill the order of business
m the Senate after the free, home
stead bill. The Republican com
mittee, with Senator Allison, its
chairman, present, was in session
an hour, when Senators Gorman
and Cockrell were called in as the
representatives of the Democratic
committee, mere was no opposi
tion in either committee to the prop
osition to give the bill considera
tion and to place the time of hearing
at an early date as practicable. The
agreement was made conditional
only upon the passage of the bill
through the Mouse, if it tails there
it will not be considered in the Sen-
ZBBULON V. WALSER,
Zebulon V. Walser was born at
Riverside, near the Yadkin, in David
son county, June the 17th, 18G3. He
graduated at Yadkin College with the
degree of A. B., in 1879, when only six
teen years or age. Afterwards be at
tended the University, taking special
courses, representing the Dialectic
society at tbe commencement of 1893.
During tbe years 1884 '85 and '86 be
studied law at the University of Mich-
gan under Judge Thomas M. Cooley,
graduating July tbe first, 1886, with
distinction and the degree of LL. B.,
in an unusually brilliant class, num
bering 136. While Dursuinsr his law
studies at the University of Michigan,
he took a course in the school or polit
ical science. In the spring of 1885, at
a special examination, he was licensed
by tbe supreme court of Michigan to
practice law before the Supreme and
circuit courts of that State.
In 18S6 he returned to this State and
was licensed to practice by tbe Su
preme court at the fall examination,
and has built up a large, rapidly grow
ing and lucrative practice.
in September, 1896, be was unani
mously nominated by the Republican
convention of Davidson county to the
House, and was elected, in 18 ne
was again unanimously nominated by
his party and re-elected to the House,
and at this session received tbe vote
of his party for the Speakership. In
ne received the Kepqbiican nomi
nation for the Senate by accalmation.
and after a hot contest was elected, al
though tbe most of the Republican
nominees on the ticket with him were
Mr. Walser is a prominent member
of the Methodist Church, and is active
in church work. He is chairman of
the Republican Executive Committee
. . . a m
oi uaviuson county, ana a memoer oi
the Republican State Executive Com
Mr. Walser is one of the foremost
young men in North Carolina. In
addition to unusual ability, he is fair
and just, anJ enjoys tbe. respect and
esteem of the people of the State. He
was elected Attorney-Greneral or tne
State Nov. 3rd, 1896.
check that would show the action of
Mr. Masten said such a book had
Mr. Snttnn wanted the senate to KO tue xvepuuiiuau press wn wau- r- . r
U.o cr.h a hnnlr. fhArAfnrA. nrA- ett dOWn Wltn reports OI DanK ana vmo iui iuo wuaiuciouvi. wi. -j
u' ,ww , 7 r . . . I . 1 !H
i- j a AnnA I rtnRinAAst taiinres and I lire a TinmhArs I otner out.
seuieu reiiuiuiiuu. b.viW1. i . I ir. j 4v. j
IT I r QI11LU11 1UUVUUVQU C lOOUiU I S y . - , . .
tion to request our Congressmen to 1 critic press said but little about it by the Senate of a resolution for an
":-!ilr: s . T JJ&ant to ativ nr Ainlairj it awnv bv I investieation of the disappearance
l2raSSy - saying it was' past TleUUtion that of certain p F
Dan Deingerency. x ' 5 u . t. r. : J R.iim fmm tri file of the
Bills mtrod-c.d. UreBB is loaded down with faUures of Treasury Department as recently
Mr. Lusk, to repeal cuapter 400, ftnd inesa &TJhSf and ,the rep0rted by assistant Secretary Cur
laws of 9o the assignment act. I nmV, ftTit omniAvmpTit. Hb. The resolution directs the Com-
Mr. Ormsley, requiring the Secre- RenDlican press jg quiet, ex- mittee on Expenditures in the Exee-
tary oz otate to inrnisn certain doom . tn ,1,--:ft--iiT, , Abnrr or tr to ntive DeDartments to maKe the
bV A VADJ Ul VVUUkJI
Mr. Pearce, to take
out of the criminal circuit
era North Carolina.
Mr. Sutton, to repeal chapter 453,
,r . explain it by saying it was the result vestigation. Itwa
ance county of 't legislatiori. Hence, we con- ticularly to learn
rcuit of East- lu -. - oljk 8VLCb papers from
. - - T- ? a r - -m 1 Al. . aat . MtAI
It instructs them
from the files, and
j A'onfa.l whAther anv arovernment official
sions and logie neither is capable of t waa cognizant of the loss or destruc
Wm. II. Worth Is a descendant of
tbe Quakers who left Nantucket and
settled in Cuilford county in colonial
times, and a member of that well
known family which has furnished so
many eminent men in public and
He is tbe second ton of Hiram Cof
fin and Phoebe Swain Worth, tod was
born on the 13th day of July, ls3t, in
He passed his early life on his fath
er's farm attending tbe public schools
in the winter and at the age of 15 en
tered New Garden boarding school
(now Guilford College) and remained
there one year and a half.
Close application and industrj
marked him as a student.
Mathematics being his favorite
study, be completed surveying which
was afterward of much benefit to him.
Returning to bis father's farm he
remained there till he accepted a po
sition with J. M. Worth A Co.. at
Company Shops (now Burlington)
where be acquired a practical business
knowledge. W ben tbe war broke out
be entered tbe machine shops of the
N.C. R. R. with the intention of be
coming a machinist and remained
there till nearly the close of tbe war.
He was appointed by President An
drew Johnson assessor of the third dis
trict of North Carolina, kwith bead
quarters at Fayetteville, Governor
Jonathan Worth endorsing bitn for
After his term of service be bought
a farm in Lenoir county and devoted
himself to farming exclusively till
1889. Always taking an active inter
est in the clubs, farmers institutes and
anything to strengthen and upbuild
tbe farming interests, it was natural
that he was among the first to organ
ize tbe Alliance in his county and
take an active interest in its welfare.
While attending the State Alliance
at Fayetteville in the year 1889, as a
visitor, his fellow members re cognizirg
his sterling qualities of character
elected him State Business Agent, a
department which was yet an almost
untried feature of the Alliance.
Devoting his time and talents to
tbe work he made tbe Agency a recog
nized factor in tbe commercial world
and the record of nearly two million
dollars worth of bu"inea dona trina;
his management is well known to the
Alliancemen nf North Carolina.
In 1894 Mr. Worth was elected State
Treasurer to fill out the remainder of
Mr. Bain's unexpired term. His ad
ministration of tbe Treasury Depart
ment has been characterized by an
impartial execution of the Revenue
Laws and by devotion to the best in
terest of tbe people.
Mr. Worth was renominated by ac
clamation in 1MH5, and at the polls re
ceived a splendid endorsement at ti e
hands of the people of North Carolina,
being re-elected by the Urgent ma
jority given any candidate
A believer in education ie estab
lished a school on hi firm for the
education of the white children of the
commnnity, and when the public
school was out, it waa gem rally con
tinued through bis influence and sub
scription. Subsequently he gave the
ground for the house of the
colored people's school of tbe district.
The colored man always found him
their friend and adviser; as a proof,
when he gave up bis farm and moved
to Raleigh most of his hands and ten
ants had been with him a number oi
years and some ever since he bought
Accepting the Friends church, not
only from teaching but from convic
tion, be has been a consistent Chris
tian man and a faithful member of
that church since early boyhood.
In 1872 he married SallieM. Henley,
of Alamance county, and one boy and
three girls comprise his family.
Wa CmIimI, h4.
NAawU.t, TBn.,Jan. G.-GTer
nor Turnsy sent is men age to tb
legislature today. It i elates purely
to oiate as airs tteept in or par
ticular, lie advises the Ittis'ature
to enaet a law that no tlicatton
hereafter executed payable in gold
alone or gold contract be tnfrrritl
in Tennessee in the courts and that
judgements on tuch rontrarts shall
be discharged in any Itgsl tetdct
currency, and that gold mortgages
and deeds of tiutt ixecnttd by e.ti
sens in this State, meluiing rail
roads, be con-enforeiM at to tho
'alUU Will Kal kits Iba MtfcU.
n. rat a f a vaarrti
CHAKLKS H. KKBAKE.
StJ PIRrNTIKDI T OF PUBLIC IK
STBUCTTOX. Charles H. Mebane, Superintendent-elect
of North Carolina is a na
tive of Guilford county.
His father was a man of consider
able means at one time bnt the late
civil war left him involved financi
ally, and finally without means of
Topkka, Kan.. Jan. The cus
tom of kissing tbe Hill at tie in
auguration of State) c facers, which
has prevailed in Kama since tbe
admission of the State into th
Union, will not be observed by the
Populists neit Monday. G. C.
Clemenr, chairman of the arrange
ment committee, objected to the
custom on th ground that
germs of disease might te canitd
from one person to another by kiss
ing the Bible and a reso.ution to do
away with this part of tbe pro
gramme was adopted.
The Populist mtmUu ef Con
gress gets in bis oar t ffetiive!y now
and then in spite of the small num
ber of his party. Representative
Sbafrotb, of Coljosdo, is responsible
for the reduction of the salary of the
librarian of Congress to 15.000 a
year. The amendment was lost in
the vote for acclamation, but Mr.
Shafroth, who introduced it, refused
to give up and finally won by ten
votes. Washington Timer.
Ntbrataa Silver Bit a Organ:.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. fi. Nebraska
free silver men of all parties held a
convention here today and organ
ized a State League. Judire C. K.
Scctt, of Omaha, was rltcttd Pit
ident, and James Stcckbam of
Custer county, recretaty. W. J.
Bryan address 1 the meeting rw i!r,
saying it was better to Lave run and
lost than never to Lave tun at all.
- I -
SfrKlaler S.n and PopalUia Curnbl..
Dinner, Col , Jan. 0 Tee
eleventh biennis! i ession of tbe Col
orado legislature convened at noon
today. The Populists and eilrfntes
captured the organization in both
the Senate atd lb Hom with tbe
aid of the few McKtpl-y Republican
membtrs. Edward W. Hnribnt was
tlected Speaker of the Hon : Fran
t-is Carney (Populist) was elected
President pro tern, of the Senate.
Gov.-elect Adams will be inaugur
ated Tuesday, January 12.
la Ton Waraaa far Frttrfcard?
Thomas E. Watson is quietly but
steadily at work in the interest of
Pritchard,and has agents of the middle-of-the-road
Populists at work in
the State (North Carolina) who
are direct advocates of Pritchard's
return. He is said to be animated
in the matter by tbe desire to pun
ish Senator Butler for favoring
Bryan and Sewall, and also to ren
der such service to tbe Republicans
as will secure Mr. Hanna's ittlaenre
before the Committee on Elections
cf the House in his contest for
Black's seat. This contest comes
up sime time this month. If
Watson is seated his reward fcr his
course last fall, and now in Carolina,
will be the snog sum of $10,000 out
of the United States Treasury.
Tbe principal middle-of the-
road man who is working for Pritch
ard is li. A. Dunning, of Washing
ton, former editor of the National
Watchman here. He was a Watson
Populist in the campaign. Later in
Oetober he issued from here a cir
cular letter in the form of an ap
peal to friends ot Watson to vote
the straight Republican ticket.
Milliots of eopies ot this appeal
were paid for and circulated in the
country. It called forth an answer
from D. A. Reynolds and other
Western Populists, bitterly denun
ciatory of Dunning's whole political
career, and claiming that he had
never been a genuine Peoples Party
man. "This was also widely circu
lated by the Bryan national commit
tee. Washington Times.
CaacraatBB blaflay DacKaaa.
Kalamzoo, Mich.. Jan. 7. "It
can bs stated definitely that Con
gressman Dingley, chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee, has
a lit tiovetnot
in both lienata. It v a.l,rfftr.
document, Usthitr nf a n.-; mat
Nr, tb tucra lmioi!tt ,! aLirl
are as fi!lor
TL ratitost .f ttptMi f. i
ot-)T! t&ada t H-0 ut, ,r Ttraa
orer, for tb ctrttLt jar. ?'.
DeJQCtitg thm Minis.! f. r tie
legislature, for t,te jes, makes It
aterag for the ( jmm. aori
isr to tbe Trtaacrti. t.'l'i
Accordirg t tha trt.ort f tle
S'ate Aud.L r. the tai talsat.oa .f
all the teal and t'aon rre -ttr t
the- State is 7.4J7 -J7 On tLi.
valuation, te ett. lf.l ? tl.r
ItKUf value will !ht 7ii 71
less i pec f ".-! tnn. T ra
dace tbe .,l.- r acilu fiom
this aoutr alo&a r . 1 1 r a
nf 3 t cents on tl e f 1U t t value.
From tits, Lo r, alou'.-I t Am
ducted tha anooatt rr.re, n'r.l by
tbe tevenn denvtd from iiviUc
tai, under schedule "IP atd i"
The AuJitot'a rrtM.tt sloas this
amount for lb tat year to I v
been J,1S7 21. This voull reduc.
the abo levy to'jyi cLU. TLte
was also received lat year vr one
hundred and fortv thousand dollars
from dividend on States stock in tbe
Atlantic and North Carolina rail
road, fees frm vsnctn icur-e, S- -retary
of State's offlc, seal tsi, ttc,
indigent pupils, licens- tai on
backs, building and loan associa
tions, insurance roropanUs, te.
Taxes from the to souira ti con
tingent and an Lot lutly l ie
lied or : bet 1 fce-l at in leliviBg
at lea t one habdrisl thou, stij dol
lars may be Kal trd fr tn lbee
sources. If so. this wntlJ iedu'
the lvy n-csfry to roril a um
cient general fund to 'J rects on tbe
Kallraad C aaaaalf alaa.
When th commiakiaa -tab
lishtd two of the lLi- latp-t -
terns in the a-t i.otu atd
no proportion of the bt'tdeaa for 1L
proteetion of it projeMj. Ity ia
action it. wot kiog u, l.1 .rorect.i
ing suits vigorously U fare th
courts, every species of property i
Xlaeed upon Iht, tat .r itn iL
following reuP: Kai'rn.l
Haerisbubg, Jan. 5. The full
Republican caucus of the Senate
and House tonight to choose a can
didate for United States Senator to
succeed Senator Cameron resulted in
133 votes for State Senator Penrose,
of Philadelphia; 75 for ex-Postmas
ter General Wansmaker, one for
Senator Cameron, one for ex-Con
gressman John B. Robinson and one
for Judge Riee, present Judge of the
Superior court, if the decision of.
the caucus is obeyed in joint ballot
of theaegislature, Mr. Penrose will
next Senator from Pennsyl
vania to succeed Mr. Cameion.
Unless you want to stop your bus
iness donH think of stopping adver
tising.j If you stop the latter the
former will stop itself.
I.. t:i 4. . l aj suu M.t
HIS son vusnes, wuin yei. jrouK j.:,i.j . r--K:ar
was left as the J" ZZlWon. He was offered the placV of
1&11J W"S! Secretary of the Treasury by Presi-
CUiex aesixo vi m uumiiu . . . M-KS-U- and ,iren lien
seeure an education, yet with no . . n i,..
V VSv tor m to ara v gm
been brought to have him accept
it, but he has definitely decided not
to take tbe place. His present da-
lSSSl himJnJthe-rmorerb. uS'S? Z
but by his energy and perseverance, duo;sdntiet of ij,-Treasury ports
ie:!l!:"0S; folio would MrioZ!y. impair 'hi-
means and at the same time having
the care of his parents upon him, he
looked forward with a hope that was
often deferred. He was not to be
he was enabled to enter
He eut wood, swept floors, -and
did any honorable work to pay - his
way in school. He ploughed at
twenty-five cents per- day during ft
vacation in order to return to
school' the following fall .term. He
onei 'r.r. went to Millboro, Ran
dolph county.on his way to toaeh
lataortaat 1tklk Traat DecUtoa.
CHlCAOonil- Jan. 7. The United
States Court of Appeals handed
down an important decision to-day
in the Whiskey' Trust ease. The
court decided that the leases made
! r..i -
orty in lb'JO i-fr t Is raiir-l rm
rtiision as tt'al.ij'l and fi. Jn
board f flprir 1 r rai'road
was only valued at 41J 4-1 .' Im
valaticn in lVHi i placid at
57(5,01Mi, an iucreai unce tha m
tabhftb inert of the cornruirMon f
$14 l."l ,; Telegiaph rates he
been reduced Jifiy pr c-u; arrets
rates reduced nod einplifi'd i At
that tiui n a.lHt lin rsfept
tbe one from I'sycttevtlV t Wil
mintou paid any tat; in 1 '.;
tbero is a valuation ot 27$,tt i
placed on th m.
The affairs in thiaofiice are tusn
aged in a uoit perlect ysai, acd
business of railroad rorpora'i-ifcs
heretofore not to be reached can all
now be ascertained io a few min
utes without calling upon the cor
poration. lb rtlttrUu..
Much of the tne ms re is devoted to
a defence of the 'ii'J year railroad
lease.1 Itisdenud that the has
was secretly made, atd it is sUttd
that tbe terms of tbe Kas are such
that the State can txake over mv-EKTV-riI
MILLIOK IOLLAkHby. the
time it expires and still own its t t ree
fourth s interest ia tbe road.
AHaatlc aa ft art h Carallaa Hallraad.
The Governor expresses tbe opin
ion tLat it would be greatly to tb
State'a interest to less tb road
on such tens as wera ffered by tbi
Goldsboro axd MtebaJ Itailvay
Stata f ealltatlaaa. 4
While our 8tst Icititutiors have
beeneoccmically ma&ai-1 1 believe
that they can yet te msd mora
by the application of ordinary tau
nt ss principles to their mar siremeut.
by making them tnatntlly ft!t
tmt other, which "oul J result in a
still greater saviag to the tat l ayer
Tbe penitentiary bvo!d raise aJl
tbe vegetables aud statl tipplis
as well as makiog all tbe el .tinog,
shoes and bats fwr all tbe instito
tionr; tbe Blind Aylam, tbe brooms,
harness and cbair; and ih Iijaf
mutes do ail the. State printing acd
bmdiog. By expending ompara-.
lively a small amount in the pur
chase of a tlant tie Deaf mates
could do all tbe public photic? and
bind for tbe Slate and save the Us
payers at least 33,403.3.; per as cum
and at the same time open op a field
of employment for the unfortunate
objects of the State's eharity.
Ma afar raklia iMtHatlaM VaV-Jaeall
There seems to be a wide spread
desire for the erection of a Jovenile
Reformatory, bat I doubt the advis
ability or tbe wisdom of such a meas
ure at this time, in the present de
pleted condition ot tho Treasury,
and the Constitution tl inhibition
which provides first for ths self sus
tenance of the penitentiary. Until
such times as the penitentiary be
comes absolutely atlf-supporting
from year to year 1 deem it inadvis
able to undertake to ertiV.isi re
I feel it n y duty to call your at
tention to the great inequality ot
sentences arrowing oat of the
present method of administering
our criminal laws. The present
system of having a fixed sent
ence for each offence, without
by the old Wniskey Trust cannot be
public school at-Frukiinville; this j enforced, and are void. This rids
was rhen Millboro wMUieterminus tne snentu opma aus, regard to the age or character ot the
of the C. F.A Y. V.E.B.,at the Company of about fifty leases, run- offender, or to the decree of his
time he had only thirteen cents, I mng lor aooui twenty years, ssu u-
thArenaon was compelled to walk I vol vinsr something like $1,500,000. I - (Oonttnoad on fourth ps0
' age, and by request, read the
(Continued on third page.)
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