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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, .MARCH 30. 181tt.
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tright day, now gtven to the heart
Near nineteen hundred years,
Enstt r, w reet thee, day apart
From all Earth's, grief and tears,
A light to jrulde oar falling feet
'Till Heaven's perfect day we greet.
Until that fair first Easter morn
None knew that death was life,
Before man's eyes the world, reborn
Each year, with joy grew rife.
A lovely Springtime goddess gave
Earth resurrection from the grave.
Ob. Thou who conquered death.
Our risen Christ and Lord.
Thl3 day, with thankful breath,
We praise Thee and Thy word.
Our hearts toTheo we bring
An Easter offering. 2
TIIK LILY IS
8 THE FLOWER.
ftne l'.lom fan! for Decoration fi
nt l'..tci IMc. O
difficult to find oat. So when .1 tell
joa that the pretty bonbonniere made
from an ostrich's egg is both dainty
in itself and well euited to the day,
yoa need not puzzle your pretty Leads
Ut over tho Union
tbo Faster lily is
1 i n K "consid
ircd" nt this f-ea-
Foii ; it n true that
they toil not, Dor
ejiin, bat there ii
J ) ftu interesting
fi Ii'yV'o story to be gath
jCklY rt"1 frum tliOSe
who do toil in
The real flower
itself stands by
myriads in the
churches, it rccox-
nizml part of tho Carter service, and
h net iu n million homes as an Easter
"You might ai well try to count the
drops of watwr ns to attempt to esti
niutt) tli number of Easter lilies sold
in N!W York City every year," said a
v, holt sale ilorint tho other day, "to
Mich dimensions has the business
grown. I handle about 250,0(10 every
vt'ur, but that is not a drop iu
the bucket. The greater part of the
lilies sold hero are grown within a
radius ot fifty miles of the city.
Kvery grower in the country has now
Iiim quota of Easter lilies ready to
m nd to market, and every church,
i irh or poor, unless in r, remote sec
tion, will bo decorated with these
ll iwers on Easter Sunday."
Tito lilies brought to New York,
v, ivh tho exception of those imported,
are grown under glass.
A great many are brought from Ber
uniila, its tropical climate making it
tlu'ir natural home.
Tho Bermuda lily, so called, is
grown from bulbs imported from the
i!iui'i3, whore ihey aro raised and
cultivated like potatoes or any other
Tho llower itself is grown there,
too, in great numbers. Among the
sights of the islands aro the immense
tie hi a of the beautiful white l'owers
foveriuof hundreds of acres. The sur
faco soil is a peculiar red earth, gen
i vlly mixed with vegetable matter
mi I coral saud, beucath which is the
ANliitc, granular limestone of which
tlic islands are composed.
Uio farming or J. aster lilies is a
business which has developed into its
present dimensions within the last
twenty years, pnd to some extent
other products of the ground have
to surrender their territory. Even
tho onion, with which tho name of
bcrtuivla has so Ion: been linked, has
to make room for a more refined
efforts to produce and propagate the
bulb itself in this country has not snc
cecded. Experiment proves that it
then loses its distinguishing and inar
velons merits of earliness and profu
sion of bloom, alBO the ease with which
it can be bloomed at any, particular
The digging of the bulbs begins in
July, and shipment commences in the
same month. In tho latter part of
August the planting for the next year
is made. These July bulbs are shipped
to the "seedsmen," the greater por
tion coming to New York. They are
packed in boxes in sawdust. This
sawdust in sent out by the Northern
lirms for this purpose. The boxes are
put in tho coolest part of the vessel,
but no ice is used.
The growers, who are legion about
New York, receive their bulbs from
tho seedsmen in August or September.
They are immediately potted, as they
are liable to rot on exposure.
Tho pots are placed away in an even
temperature, until tho grower gets his
Forward Movements of American
Forces Begin in Earnest
ENGAGE FILIPINOS IN BATTLE
Fijlninj Under Disadvantages The Fhwcr
of Arutnaldo's Army Cornered American
Loss 2 Killed and 150 Wounded.
XOVEIi EOSBOX HOLDER.
with trying to find out the why, but
may rest content with the statement
as made by many wise men.
The ostrich's egg is specially well
adapted to the making of bags and the
like, for the reason that it is so strong
that its shell can be used just as fine
china, and with less fear of its coming
To make a bonbonniero like the one
the illustration shows, select a shell of
good pure color, such as can be found
at the dealers in Oriental goods, and
break off one end bo as to leave an
With gold bronze gild all the points
and irregularities, and make a border
all ronnd the upper edge. Then on
the shell itself paint sweet, tender.for-get-me-nots
or any other small flower
you may prefer.
Make a bag of soft silk the color of
the flower, and fit it neatly inside the
hell. Taste round the rim for tho
A LILY FIELD IN BLOSSOM.
contracts for the flowers. And now a
secret euccess in potting lilies.
Said one of the best growers to me
yesterday: "The trouble with many
amateurs, and even florists, is that
they plant the bulb too high up in
the pot. The roots that grow down
iu the pot nourish the bulb, but the
roots that growup nourish the lillies.
Good, careful rooting is the first es
sential of success, and if a bulb's top
roots have to grow in the air they will
rot and the lily be a failure. The
bulb should be planted in a deep pot,
about 'middle way. It takes two
months for a plant to get well rooted."
THK TECE BERMCPA XtltiT.
nnd popular rival. The main busi
ness is the cultivation of the lily
The growing and shipping of the
flowers has gradually passed into the
bands of the wives and daughters of
the farmers, it is said, and the pro
ceeds go for pin money.
One of the largest importers of New
York City receives four or five thou
sand boxes yearly, the boxes contain
ing half a hundred flowers. Altogether
fifteen or twenty thousand boxes are
Bermudu tourists say the fragrance
f)f the lily fields is noticeable at a great
Ustance. They always know when
they are approaching one of these seas
of white flowers lonsr before it bursts
The lilies shipped from Bermuda
are uot allowed to mature.
Tho buds are picked with stems
about a foot long and packed in boxes
On their arrival here thev are placed
in warm water,"openiog within twenty
foar hours, and preserve their beauty
and fragrance for a week or ten days.
If it were not for the fact that they are
Hhort stemmed, making them in many
cases uusuitablo for decoration, they
would be u more formidable rival of
tli lilie3 grown here. They are
cheaper, aud hence are in reach of
ianv who would otherwise be unable
to indulge in flpwers at Easter tinier
The supply of the Auuunciatioi. rl,
tlm true Easter flower, came originally
from Ilenuuihi, but ths industry of
inij ortinvj and growing the bnibs them
selves is now a laiJte and profitable,
buaiuea around New York. -The
These pots are taken out in batches
about November to get ready for the
The genuine Bermuda Easter lily,
which is a geographical variety of the
longi-florum, can be forced into pro
lific bloom in a marvelonsly short
period of time. While florists con
tend that the lily grown in even tem
perature lasts better, it is equally true
that the majority of growers make an
annual feat of forcing under high tem
perature tho quick blooming of their
lilies, and they 6ay there is no lily
that stands this strain so well as the
The average yield of a bulb depends
on its size. The five inch bulb is the
beat size to force when the stems are
to be cut long; such a bulb only pro
duces from one to three flowers. The
seven men is tne most popular size
It bears from five to eight flowers
The nine inch bulb is the best size to
use as a pot plant in decoration. It
frequently bears fifteen flowers.
Tho monstrous bulb 01 twelve incnes
bears twenty-five flowers, ana in
its native habitat it is nothing unusual
for it to have fifty flowers at a time
If desired, a second crop of flowers,
freaaently equal to the hrst, can be se
cured the same season by drying the
nlftnta off after blooming, giving them
a short rest, and then sfarting them
The lilies are delivered to the flor
ists in pots so they may be cut at
The California calla and the Japan
ese lily are also grown here for Eas
ter. This California calla is the same
lily that grows in profusion along the
Nile. As these bulbs rot very easily,
they are packed for shipment in ex
celsior, as the sawdust does not allow
enough air to go through. They
have not proved nearly the success,
though, that the Bermuda has. They
can't stand much forcing.
Customers order thjeir Easter lilies
months ahead; the florists order them
from the growers a year ahead; the
seedsmen contract in Bermuda a year
in advance: so the whole business is
transacted in futures.
A flower stays in bloom for ten
dava to two weekS. When the order
is to the florist for cut flowers he cuts
and -delivers them in -the bud.
! depth of half an inch, and press the
silk gently but firmly against it until
it sticks fast.
Make a frill at the top of the bag,
and stitch in a double casing, through
which run drawing-strings of narrow
but handsome ribbon. Whenthepaste
is quite dry the bag will be complete,
and when yon have hued it with bon
bons it will be as charming a little
gift as any girl need wish to make.
The sweets are quite sure to disap
pear with startling rapidity, as We all
know how dear they are to a school
girl's heart, but tho bag will last along
time, and will make a pretty ornament
Manila (By Cable). The movement
of the American troops Satnrday swept
the insurgents back towards MalaboD.
The insurgent trenches in the edge of
the woods are four feet deep, and fur
nish a good head cover. The Ameri
can troops advanced oa double time,
jelling fiercely and occasionally drop.
I ping in the grass and firing by volley.
i The nativea stood untill the Americans
were within 200 yards of their position,
and then broke aud ran for the woods.
About thirty of them were killed in the
outskirts, had seventy on the roads.
The Montana and Kansas troops met
the hottost resistance in a strip
fcm which tho rebels have
greatly worried the Americana re
cently, during the night time. Ninety
minutes after the start, atO o'clock, the
whole front, for a distance of three miles
to the north, had beon cleared. Gen
eral Hale's brigade bad simultaneously
swept in a northwesterly direction,
routing the enemy and burning the
town of San Fran del Mcnte and a
number of scattered huts. The line
was then opposito Novalichcs, the ar
tillery advancing along a good road
from Laloma to Novalich, the wagons
carrying pontoons and telgraph sup
plies, and ammunition following. The
infantry moved in splendid order-
Smoke from the burning huts marked
the line of the American advance. Am
bulances and horse litters, led by Chi
nese, brought in the wounded, among
whom were a few I lhpinos. ihe Amer
icans who were wounded endured their
injuries bravely. One group of them
was brought i ito ihe hoBpital singing
"Comrades." The Pennsylvania troops
took nine prisoners, among them a
great naked captain of the Macabobee
tribe and one Japanese. All the
prisoners were greatly terrified, ex
pecting to be executed immediately.
Gen. McArthur'a division, consist
ing of the brigades of General Harri
oon Gray Otis, General Hale and Gen
eral Hall, supplemented by General
Wheaton's brigade, advanced at day
light and cut tho enemy's forces in
two. They captnred the towns of Polo
and Norahches on the left, and San
Fran del Monte aud Maroquina
on the right, clearing the rebel trench
es in front of the line north
irom the river to Caloocau.
They also secured possession
of the railroad .practically corner
ing the flower of Aguinaldo's army at
Malabon, and m tne foothills of Singa
Ion, twenty miles apart. The troops en
gaged were the Third Artdlery, as in
fantry, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Ne
braska, Wyoming, Colorado, South
Dakota, Minnesota and Oregon volun
teers; the Third, Eourth, Seventeenth
and Twentv-Second Regulars, the
Utah Artillery Battalion and tho
Twenty-Third Regulars. The Ameri
can casualties were light.
The entrenchments nearest to Mala
bon -suffered the most severe attacks,
includiug a cross fire from tho insur
gents massed at Malabon. The Mon
tana resiments, near Balintanac, came
upon a blockhouse, disguised as a leper
hospital, across the river, after march
ing through the jungle. Four men were
killed and 17 wounded. Gen. McAr-
thur's Artillery was hampered by the
thickness of the jungle. Gen. McAr
thur's and Gen. Hale's staffs were fre
quently under a galling fire, and upon
one occasion all of the officers except
ing tho generals dismounted, being
overcome by the heat. There were
many prostrations during the day.
MLCOMP H TAlLUUSStL
TSt frtiUeatal Party Met bv Gomtcf
Bloikata aai Cimn-ttee.
President McKmIy and quit a
large party made a fljmij trip to Talla
hassee, Fla.. Friday. A special train
wa provided by the Piatt Syatcin and
included two l'nlimaar, cn extra coach
and baggage car. It left Tbomaaville
shortly after 10 o'clock. Among the
President's sueta on the excursion
were CapL Metcalfe, a retired army of
ficer and president ot the Country t tab,
otThomasville; C. It. Parsons and Mr.
Parsons, of St. Joseph, Mo. ; J.Wyinaa
Jones, Charles Cbapio. Geo. H. Stone,
of Cleveland; Major Wylie and Mr. H.
G. McLendou. attorney of the Plant
System, and wife; Senator and Mrs.
Hanna and the Mises Ilanna Assist
ant Secretary Cortelyon and Dr. Kix
ey, the family physician, also went
alone. At Montecello, the home of
Senator Paeco.tuat gentleman and Lis
family greeted the President. JTbe
Senator could not proceed to Tallahas
see, but by ivitatton the two Minces
Pasco and a y&ung son became mem
bers of the presidential party. At Tal
lahassee the partv was received by
Governor Bloxham aud a local com
mittee. The town had been elaborately
decorated in honor of the Presi
dent. Salutes were fired, an escort
provided, a regular programme carried
oui ana me visit made more of a cer
emonious affair than any feature of lb
present outuern trip. Ihe party was
driven first to the State capitoi, where
a large crowd from the town and sur
rounding country had assembled. On
the portico of the State House the en
tire party, including the Governor and
the Floridian committee, were photo
graphed. After a .brief rest, during
which the ladies of the party were
presented with immense bouquets of
beautiful violets, tho party vas driven
to the Leon House, where an informal
public reception was held by the entire
party and an elaborate lunch served to
about one hundred persons. Governor
Bloxham Eaton the risht of the Presi
dent and Judge liauey on his left.
Then followed drives to points of intei
est and a visit by the President to a large
negro college, having about 300 stu
dents. A band of music, the local mil
itary company and oreanizations of the
students assembled in the President's
honor. No speech-making occurred
in Tallahassee. The party left there
at 3. 20.
ifH !W ill LYNCHED.
They Were Sa'd to b- implicated
in a Plot
TO MASSACRE THE WHITES.
Als Three Mefrecs Shot ia Mstisirpi
and Their Bo&es Tarawa Ists the Piter.
Dead in Red Ri.er Bottoms.
Details of the wholesale lynchings
reported in Little Biver county, Ark.,
are slow in coming in. Three more
dead negroes have bon found in Bed
Biver bottoms between Boston, Texas,
and Rocky Comfort, Ark., two of them
Joe King and Moses Jones having been
hanged or shot to death. Tho third
body Was stripped entirely naked when
found. A justice of the peace held en
inquest over these bodies and a verdict
was returned by the jury declaring that
the men "came to their death from
natural causes, or were frozen to
death." The verdict is regarded as a
grewsome joke. A colored man says that
all the negroes in the neighborhood of
Rocky Comfort and Richmond have
left their home and are afraid to return.
A large number of them have crossed
Red rifer and gone into Bowie county,
lexas. lie says raoro nesrroos bavo
been killed than have been reported.
Alf er is Supreme.
The follow in 2 order ha been issued
at the war department: Headquarters
of the Army, Adjutant Genearl's Of
fice, Washington. March . 18:i).
The following decision has peen reach
ed and is published fcr the informa
tion and guidance of all concernel:
Ordered, that hereafter no chief or
acting chief of staff corps shall be de
tailed or ordered to any duty by any
authority without the approval of tho
secretary of war. E. A. Alger, Secre
tary of War. The cause for the issu
ance of the order was a recent order of
General Miles to Lieut. Col. Gariing
ton, acting chief of the inspector gen
eral's corps during the absence of Gen.
Breckinridge, directing Garlington to
visit certain points in the west on an
for the dressing-table of your friend.
A JOYOUS EASTER.
Every face is beaming,
Every step Is light,
All the world is beautiful
From merry morn till night.
The little streams aro dancing
And nashl-ig, just for fun,
And joyfully to meet the sea,
The mighty rivers run.
And twice ten thousand flowers.
And twice ten thousand more,
Are waking in the lonesome woods
And by the cottage door.
To count the Easter lilies1
Is more than you or I
Can hope to do the long day through
How hard soe'er we try.
TtXAUK, Ark. (Specials The
wildest excitement prevails among the
Decree cf Little River coaotv. seven
necrotnen having been lynched Lv iLji
citizecii of that secttoo. Among those
who Lavo filleu victims to the wrath of
the whites, are Edward Goodwin, Daa
King, Joe June, Bon Jonea, Moses
Jones and another wbcaeaauieis not
known. The disturbances grew out of
the lynching of a negro named Gen
eral Duckett, near Richmond, in' that
county. A iTomiceut planter named
Jaine Stockton was murdered at
cis home near Rocky Comfort,
by Duckett. Tho nero escaped
at the time, but after remaining
iu hiding in the swamps several
day he surrendered, aayiug he had
had nothing to cat sinco his flight He
was taken to Rocky Comfort and soon
after his arrival there Shsrifl Johnson
and deputies started with him for Rich
mond, rbey were overtaken by SO0
armeu men wno demanded the prisoner.
Duckett was taken to the placo where
he had killed Stockton, and, after aeon
fession, was lynched. After the lynch
mg it was learned that Duckett bad
frequently tried to get the negroos in
the county to join him in a race war
against the whites. A few houra alter
he had killed Stockton he rassed
several negroes at a farm houe and
told them ha had killed one white man.
and if they would follow him, he would
kill more. The Jones brothers were
intimate with the aasasnia of Stockton
ana it was discovered that they were
leading a scheme to avengo their
comrade's death. Tho assault was pro
voked by the unearthing of plots
that the followers of General
Duckett had concocted, and when
the revelation was made a band of
citizons began their search for the
principals. Through friendly oetrroes
Who hail nrirrinalll- Infurmarl SUsiotttnn
of Duckett's threat, the facts against I
the present victims were learned. Those
informers had been warned under the
penalty of death not to communicate
the plans of tho outlaws to the whites.
All of the victims that have fallen be
fore tho whites were pursued Kingly
oyer the country and met their fate at
different times and in different locali
ties. Thr-e Lynched i t Mississippi.
Jackson-. Miss. (Special).' Thrc
nesroes were lynched by a cob near
Silver City, in Yazoo county. After
being shot to death the bodiei
of the victims were weighted
with, bundles of cotton bale tiei
and thrown into the Yazoo River.
xne ieenug against these negrofl
has been very bitter, on account of thi
disturbance atthe Mtdnisht plantation,
in which they, with two other com
rades, had tired on two whites on th
public road. A horse belonging to on
of the white men was wounded, but tht
men were not harmed.
nilbtt 0 O iTOIMT.
(hot H the cllaer Irsthcrs-ltft
a CrsvJ at La.
fl. lVu&harr. of NerU tuUiaes.
ne f the tt ko atwrtv
this ceuatr. sarUer4 at lieyts
il:e shortly after ftarday. He
aatryiac a case a;atal Ptal J
Jcbn .ltavr fcr aitrsty fee. 4
wleo cvnrt ad;ra4 at tho
brothers dtoiaadcsl rertaia trrs.
which Le rfus4 sarrecder. JoLa
Zeitaer fir M at the atnrT Le rta
ont cf dK. the 111 stx.ktaf WUa-
haver ia the ncht side. I oar dots
slots were fired at htm bnt they 1J
not take eSert. At the rornr f the
boildts; Paul Zs'.tasr tset Yteabeve
and fired two shots at h.ta. one s.tt kia
hisle aud the etbtr turat
his forohcai. Death totalled ia tea
After the tucrdor the Zltaers led to
their Lom at lloyl's Corner. isuod
by a crowd of several hundred saoa.
Too Zoltaora stood boIJlv ia thou
yard all after boo a and do nod arrett.
Thete was afroquoat oirhanroot shots
between the fugitives and the crowd at
long range, and a taaa tamed Witton-
tuvcr. who crossed aa cpoa spar, was
killed. Sheriff KmsaltorT and a
cf deputies waa soon oa the scone.
but the futilade 01 shots toil
up by tho Zoitoeis prevented any
effort bein made t rsjtnro them.
Later in the day Ike Zoltaoro
retired within the home and bar
ricale it. A LanJrel shots were
tired into the Lunso. bat withont ef
fect Tne sherifT tboa dooido t call
for the Rioomingdale Rifles. Meant. me
a guard was stationed aroaad the
lioune. In the evening a teif bbor cf tte
Zeltners went into tho haao under a
flag of trnco and tried to indues thorn
to surrender, tut they declined to do
so beforo morning, fearing the tuoli.
F.very effort i to be tuaJo to 1 re it a
lynching. This will be difficult ia
view of the temper of the peopto, who
are incensed, not only br the killing of
Wcstenhavcr. but by the death of Wit
tenmyer, who wwi a respected citizen.
Ihe sheriff will spptal to the Gov
srnor for anftlcienttroopa to protect tuo
Zeltners when they are ia custody,
ihe Zeltncrs seem to have prepared U-r
trouble, aa they had sold their farm
and bought a larpe quantity of ituua
tion only the day before.
ts as fel'ows
macs lak e
Tor I lectin; Senators Sy Poptdar ote.
Congressman John F. Rixey, Wil
liam A. Jones and John Lamb. Attor
ney General A. .1. Montague. ei-Con
rressman John (ioode and (ieotce D.
Wise, and James W. Marshall, K.
Walton Moore, Joeph 11 Willatd. W.
F. Reddy. F.pi a llunton. Jr.. and 4a
others prominent in Democratic i-oh
tics in Yircinia. have issued an aJJren
to their fellow Democrats of the Sla'c,
reciting recent events in .ooec
tion with the election of United Stst :i
Senators and appealing to the t atty
to unite with them in aa eflott to so
care the adoption of a constitution 1
amendment conferring upon the voters
of the several States the 1 rivilece of
electing Senators by tho direct vote of
Every face is beaming,
Everv steo is liarbt.
For o'er the threshold Easter slipped
. At waning of tha night,
And little birds are singing'
Like mad for joy of life.
And all the hours. In sun and showers.
With brim nuns? joy are rile.
Uplift the songs of Easter,
Let none to-day be still,
When this great world is like a cup
That flowers overfill,
When blossoms deck tho orchard,
And boughs are pink and white.
And wings ro by, like wiegsthat fly,
From u Try morn till night.
Margaret E. Sanjjster.
An Kaster Bonbonnierc.
Eggs have been considered symboli
cal of Easter since a time do remote
that no man seems to know just when
they first cafc.e into use, nor how the
practice of decorating them arose. In
the books that give information about
all such things we read that the origin
the egg as an Easter emblem is ob
scure, and that all sorts of devices for
coloring and beautifying it have been
in use since the earliest Christian
times; but just-why it is held as an
emblem or how its use arose it is very
UNCLE SIDNEY, THE OPTIMIST,
j In Business for Himself.
A friend of mine recently set up an
establishment for himself. He had
been for fifteen years a man under au
thority. He told me a few of his
troubles-while we were standing at the
counter. He said, "I put an 'ad' in
the paper last night and by six o'clock
this morning I had over a dozen ap
plicants. I can't tell vou how hard it
was to weed them . out and send all
away hut one. I have done it lots of
times before now. but I knew some
body stood back of me. I can't tell
you how heavy the load Gf responsi
bility has become. I get ten times as
tired as when under Mr. K Every
one learns this lesson sooner or later;
WTien one learns to make God his
Lord he has learned the great lesson
of life. Ha has somefcpd hack of him.
Port Arthur Canal Opened.
The formal opening of the Port Ar
thur Ship Canal took place at Port Ar
thur, Texas, Saturday. Over 3,000
visitors from all parts of the country
were present and the ceremonies were
narticipated in by Governors Sayers.
of Texas, Jones, of Aakansas, - and
Stanley, of Kansas; practically all the
members of the Texas .Legislature:
large number of members of the Kan
sas Legislature; a delegation of
foreign capitalists and several
train loads of excursionists.
The canal is 37,000 feet long, and will
connect Port Arthur, the southern ter
minus of the Kansas City, Pittiburg a
Gulf Railroad, which controls the en
terprise, with Sabine Pass. The canal
will finally bave a uniform depth of
from 25 to 30 foot and it is the intention
of i'.s projectors to bring ocean vessels
up from the unit, tnus creating a new
outlet for freight and passenger traffic
to Mexican, South American and Euro
Death of Major Chas. Pickett.
After a short illness Major Charles
Pickett died in Norfolk, Ya., Saturday
night. Major Pickett was one of the
best known residents of Norfolk. He
was born in Richmond 59 years ago, of
a distinguished family, long and hon
orably prominent in the great achieve
ments cf the Commonwealth. He was
a brother of the famous Gen. Pickett,
of the Confederate army, who led the
most famous charge of modern times at
Gettysburg. On hia brother's staff he
served as a major, and for a time he
was adjutant general of Pickett's di
vision. In these capacities .he served
gallantly throughout the war, being
badly wounded at one time. - Since
the war Maj. Pickett has lived in Nor
folk, and for a number 01 years was
secretary of the board oftrade.
The Spanish View. .
Spanish officers in Madrid acquaint
ed with the Philippine Islands continue
to predict the failure of Major General
Otis campaign, notwithstanding the
American success. They say that
while the Americans will undoubtedly
win all the battles, they will lose the
campaisn itself, owing to the aptitude
of the Tagalos to conduct a war of sur
prises and ambuscades.
Shot Judge Cochran and a By-Stander.
At Sweetwater, Tex. , F. P. Wood
ruff, a lawyer, attacked and shot Judge
John H. Cochran, with a revolver, the
trouble growing out of the court's re
fusal to approve a bill of exceptions in
a lawsuit. Judge Cochran attempted
to defend himself and a bystander
named R. P. Watts was shot in the
hip. Watts and Judge Cochran are in
a critical condition. Woodruff is under
$3,000 bond. Judge Cochran is an ex
Speaker of the Texas House and was a
candidate for Governor in 1S94.
General Maso Com.naaJer-in-Ch'.ef.
Ihe executive committee of tb
Cuban Military Assembly has appoint
f 1 .
eu vieuerai jarioiome Jiiaso, iotmei
president of the Cuban revolutionary
government,commander-in-chicf of the
Cuban forces in the Orient or Fasten
provinces. The motion proposed bj
oenor uuaioeno lioroez for the reor
: r 1 a e
gamz&uoa 01 me iuoua army, wai
passed, but under existing conditioni
the action of the Assembly in this re
speci ia ummponaui. A Gispatcn wa!
read from the eternas' Association ol
Santiago, asking tuo Assembly to re
store General Maximo Gomez to th
post of ommander-in-chief. Froa
General Maso a telegram was received
recognizing oa his part the snperioi
antnority 01 the Assembly, acknowl
edging it as a duty to sustain the As
sembly, and lamenting the controversy
All Mahoning Yalley, O., mill own
ers have voluntarily advanced thi
wages 01 laborers from 1.15 to SI. 2.'
a day. i lfteeen hundred men will bi
benefited by tho increase.
Ihe Lnited States transport Crook
r it ti . .
iormeriy me iionmanian, lier colors a!
half mast, with her mournful carco tt.
dead heroes, the remains of those k;ll
1 i ...
su, or wno nave aiea at Santiago auo
in Porto Rico, steamed slow! v ont of
the Santiago harbor Thursday after
uuuu. cuo carries among uer passen
gers Rrigadier General Ezra P. Eweri
and family, Captain Carnahan anc
wife, and Lieutenant Frazer and wife.
The Freedraan's Bureau.
During the past two or three weeka
Wis., has succeeded in making photo- I Comptroller Dawes has been enzagei
hs of wave& of sound in a:r. The I ln Trying the barred dividends revivec
The Yellow River Flotj.
Citizens of the United States resid
ing in Che Foo, China, have made an
earnest appeal, through Consul Fow
ler, at Che Foo, to the charitable in
America and elsewhere in behalf of tho
suffering from appalling Yellow river
floods of this year. The most conserv
ative estimates place the number of
starring at 2,000,000, and time and the
increasing cold weather will undoubt
edly augment the distress.
" Sound Wave Photorraphed.
Prof. R. W. Wood, of Madison.
A pcial from aaaimo, li. 1;., saya
the schooner '1 bristle has been wterked
off Cape MuJge and eight lives lost.
The officials in Washington, it is
aiJ. are well satisfied with the resalts
of Saturday a fighting 13 the l'hilip-
pines Islands between our force and
General Rrooko at Havana Saturday
reviewed the l irst orth Carolina
Regiment on its way to the harbor to
embark on the transport which is to
carry it home.
It is raid at the Deprtment that
Otis bs3 under his command a Manila
and vicinity about T.OO'J soldiers.
Xzuinaldo. according to Otis last re
port, has about 30,000 armed men.
Iu the Superior Court at SsvannaK
(!., Geo. W. liaupt was sentenced to
10 years in the penitentiary for for
gery, embezzlement and larceny of
W. F. Carter, postmaster at Meldritn,
Ga. , and chairman of the Popnlist
State campaign committee in the last
campaign, is ia jail in Savannah on
the charge of embezzling the funds of
the Government to the extent of about
Francis C. Ran lolph, who is from
one o! the Leu families .n thefcoall-.
has been convicted cf murder at Jk
gota, Columbia, and aontenced to Le
hanged. This ends one of the most
prolonged efforts ever made to save an
American citizen. He is charged with
killing a German on September
- News from Rome says the Pope ii
steadily gaining strength.
Th ; Sneakiif Rascals.
Twenty-six dead and 150 wounded it
the last statement of the American
losses in the engagement with the
Filipinos. The fiehting. famished a
specimen of the difficulties with which
the Americans have to contend. The
Filipinos never, except opposite Mal
abon, permitted their opponents to get
within several hundreds -yards of them.
They would fire a few volleys from
their cover, and then scuttle back to
another cover, repeating these tactics
for miles. Many of the trenches had
gullies and connecting paths through
the caue and brush, enablmg them to
sound wave ia the crack of an electric
spark, and it is illuminated and photo
graphed by means of the light of a
second spark, which flashes between
two magnesium wires, and some dis
tance behind the first, and at an inter
val of about one ten-thousandth of a
second after the first spark. The sound
wave is thus canght be ford it has got
ten out of the field of the instrument,
although moving with a velocity of
1,000 feet a second. The wave appears
as a thin circle of shadow with a light
border, being simply a sectional view
of the rapidly-diverging spherical shell
of condensed air constituting the sound
America s Win Sweeping Victory.
A sweeping victory over Aguinaldo's
forces has just been won by the United
States troops. The total American loss
is estimated at about 100, including
both killed and wounded. The Fili
pino loss ia between 300 and 4000.
Invited to C risfe.i the Missouri
The Secretary of the Navy has invit
ed Miss Marion Cockreil, daughter of
Sjfeator Cockreil, of Missouri, tochm-
ten tne uaitiesnip jxissouri, now in
courro of construction at Newport
Nfws, Ya. '
by the act of March 3, 199I, to deposi
tors in the Freed man's Savings anc
Trust Companv. Thus far. about 12
ti 1 ,
claims nave ieen paid, varying is
amounts from 2j cents to $73 and as-
A r t jShs1n. .
gregaiiDg aoom tne averag
payment being about 13.
Boat's Latest I Iterance.
Win. J. Bryan spent Thnraday in
Birmingham. Ala., and was given an
enthusiastic reception, not only by the
citizens of Birmingham alone, but by
manv from neighboring cities and
towns, who cam to hear the great
leader talk on the current issnes of the
dsr. "What the Lord's Supper ia tc
the Christian, so a JeSerson banquet
is to a Democrat Jnst aa a frood
Chriatisn would revolt at having the
Sacrament administered by an tnndel.
so a good Democrat object to having
a Jefferson banquet presided over by
Perrv Belmont, was tbeepiirraminatt-
cal manner in which Mr. Bryan referred
to the raach-talked-cf ew lork ban
North and South Carolina Road.
.The stockholders of the North
John Moore, the Hutchison, Kansas
murderer, nas made a signed state
ment of his crime. Moore murdered
his five children with a hatchet an
knife, and then burned the house. Hi
and his wife had quarrelled, and hi
claims that they were about to separate.
A Sharp Skirmish at lioilo.
jseiaiis 01 ine nsnnnz at iioiio 01
March 10, show that 400 rebel riflemei
from Pana were met by teven com
- ..f 11 . Ti: 1 . . t 1
pauies 01 tue r.isuieeniu iteziment o
United States Infantry and a battaliot
of iennesbee volnnteers. As supports.
these troops nad tbiee two-inch Hotch
r Cbovsski Whipped By .McCoy.
With a superiority in cleverness.
quickness and ring generalship which
was annarent irom tne nrsi rcuua.
Kid" McCoy was very properly
awarded the decision over Joe Cboyo-
skL at the end of the 20th ronnd. I
fore the National Athletic Club, in Me
chanics PaviUion. iu San Francisco.
It was a very pretty fight, bat it wa ai
most cntirelv in favor of the younger
man. McCoy won and won easily.
Sefro Ssffrare Absard."
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. Critieh
Secretary of State for the Colonies, was
questioned about the wet Indies in
the House of Commons. In renlv. Le
said be tnougnt it was impossible
it vii imnouih! Ia
kiss guns, under General Miller, nortt ! p:Te these islands representation ia the
of Jaro. across the river. The Ameri
cans mat with a heavy fire. One mac
was killed and 15 were wennded of the
Eighteenth Regiment, and there wen
several cases of sunstroke. Genera!
Miller estimates that fifty rebels were
killed and one hundred wounded.
government It would hi obsnrd. be
declared, to give the negro universal
South Carolina Radrosd held a .meeting
in Norfolk, Vs., and elected tho follow
ing officers: President. Cel. H. S.
Haines; secretary and treasurer, Adam
Tredmill; counsel, Alfred P. Thorn;
directors, Col. H. S. Haines, W. B.
Hatcher, Alfred P. Thorn, F. W. Tatem,
John"N. Vanghan. Jos. - A. Lockbart.
Col. J.1 S. Cuningham, R. B. Tunstall
and W. H. Sterling.. The board of
dire tors was authorized 'to undertake
in . .ediately- the construction of the
j. ,t section, from Virgin Lna south ward
Aa Old Doctor in the Penitentiary for Life.
The oldest prisoner ever placed: be
hind prison bars in Mississippi, was
brought to State prison to serve a life
sentence Thursday night, for murder.
The prisoner is Dr. W. IL Lipscomb,
formerly a well known physician of
Kempes county, and he is now nearly
73 years of age.
Israelii. Hargett, the colored post
master at Rocky Mount, N. C, has
keen arrested in Washington on war
raut Hworn ont by .the poatoffice
authorities,' charging him with the
Disappropriation of the funds of his
office. . -
Hanover Pst te Death by ChToreforss.
The famous American thoroughbred
stallion, Hanover, 14 years old, by
Hindoo, dam Bourbon Belle, was pot
to death in Lexington. Ky., by chloro
form. Gansreue, of the left forefoot.
remit of killing of the nerves ia it
while racing, rendered the destruction
of the horse neeessarr. Milton Ycnnc
declined offera of $tt.1,000 and $7,XK)
A Rig Cigarette Cesspasy lacsrporaled.
Articles of incorporation of the Egyp
tian Tobacco Company, with a; capital
of $1,500,000, have been filed in lren-
ton. N. J. The coca rany will eceago
in the manufacture of cigarette. There
are twenty incorporators Jo diTerffit . -jj,,,,
towns in New lork State. .1 ta as
Tretjtarer Worth ke osl et Ho f ol
low is Utte to eVertfis OA 4 lot eeo
tors: As we kae teewivej saasf la
imiro relative to lie ec
rovosso M. I ooad ot lab ef '. la
oJvaaeoof tie Miettt J Sksrsisotr
octo for laUtut. Ia eseoe to
sassy o, sir tee re4ed at say eSre, U
eta relative t slot tsachtftM M ao
fe'.io: Na eaeh slot taacfktae w fce
the t star m aele,.a. kaai4
duUaro. Tto lot ta late serine a iWl
be ei to tle eteriS e tat ooUocto.
bat shall aot t roetrwe4 o ft via
lcoa or rtltosisf ear oe eo-
tsUuktaoat Irsta tho taaltMS !
cwired by vse'tttea t tho law. The
i low teiiie that tteeeo elooMr
ly fl Itceaoo tat to to ! aJ
tat to the cvQtty, al per seas wee soli
lees taaa tooaty ue4 i fcerooe
tasUa ia any ose year skalt M b
liable to said ut. I keeelfrrtica the
tat oa pieae aJ orgea dee.' of e and tho
at oa droifieu liqaer Imwsoo shall I
aid to tho shorts or tat collector, la-
stead of to the Mate Tree are, a hot e
tffe. The revenue a4 esaealaeey
art will te teedr for dislr ibatte ta
a boot Ua days, a4 it! t-e seat te alt
sheriffs sad Ut coilectera.
There is aa evJekt ssiotakt ta see-
tioa S3tftto lUveaaoAct whte-h tat-
lses a cradaated tat oa tho cap.tal
stock ot basis. This eocttna, s writ
Ua ia the cricisal aad vatio4 I!!, aad
ao printed ta tho Art
l.very Male beak, sat
association cesdartiaf m besiaoee a
cotatetaplatei ia this sectiea. any jet-
vate baaker. every taoaey etrhaaga.
Leader Bote broker, wheiher osa
lef as eorpvt slions or ae-uUeae ac
pmatelv aa laJividaaie, la a44tea U
tho ad ta'ereta Ut oa laeir capital in
vested, stall 1 at aaaaaUv to tea Hute
Treevorer a tat avxrdif to caietei
employed follows : Oa a re 1 lei of
I10.WJ or lee. fzl and f3 ft aaeh
fl. . of capital stock ta etcoea of
ir-.OA); also t:i additional for oeca
county in which any of said basks, ao
sociatioas, taakero r breaors have aa
ageory." It is ovidoat that it sheatd
lead and was 00 tales Jed I jr the vk"
framed the Act: "a a rati' at of f 10, 000
or lei.S.' aad ti for each f I.WJef ep-
talta stress of f n,v0. It to too lata,
how over, to rotaode tho taiistala. Noth
ing short of another Ierielalare coa
can do that ho all basks with a capi
tal ap to f:.WK) (IsstoaJ of 10.Wjy4
w ill bo ra jauad to pay only 2i Ut.
The act creating the North i exuiias
CorporstionCocjiaiasiea elves the 00 ta -taifceioa
control aad oarviaioa ovsi
all the railroad. teatu boots, oiprooa
and sleoptnjc car com pan tee and of all
other companies or cororatioas aa
gaged ia the carrtiair of freight sod
I atteocero, and i all tho telegraph aa J
tolephone oompaaios; of all public and
r rivate bank, bnddiug and loaa aaao
c ationa. and of lore aad Uast coni
aies. Ihe immisioners aad their
rlerk aro eitowtd freo traavportelioa
ever the railroads whoa ia artaal
ixiforciance of their .fucil daUoa.
The railroads are also allowed U
Civa f tee transportation to das
liti'a aod homeless orseso. U
charitable societies, aad to ror sobs
travelhnc ia tho interest of 01 phaa asy
lams; alto to the officers of the geologi
cal survey, to tt-CocfedersU soldiers
attending annual reuains,ead ta their
o a officers or employe as J the aaota
bers of their families. The pr1
commissioners hold until Jaaaary,
ivril, their succectors being olecUd by
the people at the aett regular election.
Their salary ia t2,(n a year. aaeh.
The clerk's salary is tl.Kft). The Cor
boratien Comuiesioa will to cempoeod
of Franklin McNeal. cf Wilmington;
K Ii. Rogers, of Macon, aad 11 C.
Beddingfiold. cf Wska.
Governor Rusll has ractirod a let
ter from the Navy Department Under-
log the nte of the I aitod Mates craioet
Prairie to tba divisions cf tha Naval
Brigade fr their annual crntsa. lbs
vessel will arrive at Month port May
Hd. at which poiet it is eipectod te
take aboard tha Naval Reserves aad
proceed to sea for tha ansnal drill aad
instruction of tha naval militia. The
cm ise is to last eight days, daring
which time tha Tarheel sailors will be
put through the nsnal manoeuvres
aboard men-of-war, target prartios be
ing a special feature.
Mr. W. C. Mnnroe. of tha Goldsborc
bar, has bean engsgad for tba last year
or to anaoUtiug tha North Carolina
Supreme Court reports, aad has about
completed tba work, which will bo U
sued in four divisions. Ihe first di
vision and part of tha second Lava al
ready baea published aad have boea
sent out to subscribers
It wih be remembered that wbaa tba
wsr wun npain was aeciaraa icai
nearly 1,00(1 Springfield rifles, the
property ci tba SUie, wera deliver od
to tha Federal Goveratsent. aad vara
sent to Cabs with tba United States
volanUcrs. Tba taking cf this large
number cf cons loft sons ia the armory
and it was impracticable to drill ay
new companies that might La for mod.
Tba United SUtes will not retara the
guns loaned, bat instead will saad aaw
Tha fail are cf the North Carolina Cat
Company may csasa soma lose to tba
Baptist Female L diversity ci Ilaieiga.
Ihe com tan v had tba contract for tht
erectioa of tba baildisgs for tha Uai-
veraitv and bad. it Is taoagat, ovor-
drawa tha money doe for tha week aa
far dosa. Also, it is stated, soma al
tha Listeria! used ia tha building baa
never boea iid for aad tboaa who
furnished it may take lien oa tha build-
Tba becreUry 01 ut nas incorpor
ated tha General Fire Equipment Com
pany, of Charlotte. Tba capital alack
ia S3. two. ibe company is so nave
snceeesioa for thirty years aad aa form
ed for tha purpose of deeliag ia aad
erectiag automatic sprinklers, aydraal
ic syaUma, taak pump, pi pas, ralvaa.
stoam-heating appliances, boilers aad
all kinds of machiaery.
ProL W. F. Maaaey. of tha North
Carolina Collage of Agricultural aa4
Mechanic Arts, has ia eoarea of pro pa -
ratloa a bulleUa that will bo ia groat
demand by tba farmers of tba btaU.
for it will be f nil 01 useiui laiormauoa
aad practical aaxgeatioas far thanu It
will bo entitled. "Jr arming ia aorta
Carolina-sores tiats ia regard to iss-
I rovexent cf sous aad tbe:r prod acta, -The
North Carolina Car Company
has msde aa assignment Tha NaOoaal
IlAat cf Raleieh is a creditor ia tha
am of '. -18?. A deed of trust was
executed in ' foor.
Canght ia a Stcass Chest
At Durham. N. C, a Urribla acci
dent bapixnod aad aa a result Sir. W.
H. Branson, secretary aad treasurer of
tha Eat Durham Cottoa Mills aad the
Pesrl Cottoa Mill, and Mr. J. C
Mathes. geasral sapcrinUndent of the
Ess; Durham Mill, ara dead. They
wara ia tha pump room of the East
Durham Mill, a small brick struct ara.
wbaa a five-inch staam pipe burst aad
they wera scalded in a fearf al maaaar.
In fact both of tho raea wara barnad
all over tba body. Tho akia was raelod
off ia maay iIaces aad tha attending
said at tbo onuel ttist inoy
.... " - - V "
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