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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1699.
Tr.e Silver Chieftain Enthusiast!
a ly Received at the $1 Dinner.
A MIGHTY GATHERING THERE
l,t Point of ."Suiub.rs the Bijftst Affair
her lltlJ in New York Citv -Picturesque
i its Simpl'tity.
Vkiik, Special. The JI Jetjer
, iliniicr rf the Chicago platform
Ivmo-rat, at tbo Grand Central Pal-
S iturlay uight, in point of nuia
i , n win cue of the biggest affairs ever
in this city. Nearly 15,000 men
hi, i women sat down at the long tablos
V.') various rooms cf the big palaco.
I i.i i n cro all kind of people
l"I in nil km 's of cloihos.
ii eiiwe; wua colored men.
'1 1 Ml I
. i,ito womcu with colored women,
i ! v u wero four Japanoso and throe
i !iiix."M present, bat the Chinosowere
I, itly upoctaturs and aat uptatbe
mi'uii'I gullery. They said they bad
oiiio l' eo I'.ryan. The main hall
1 1 ..-feiitud h dillerent aspect from that
i f tlio Metropolitan Opera House ui
tiio .!(.) dinner of the Democratic
i ,nl). Tiiero wart :io flower euibtl-ln-hmMt;
hut just groat long avenues
t tables covered with plum white
I 'nito. The only oruumeutations were
l.iuirliiis of coiery and granito-ware
colloo potn. Tho boxes about the hall
wito festooned with Hags, with silken
l inme'-a suspended between thoiflags,
t ho buck of the stage wero two Amer
tUgs drnpoK ouo bearing the'por
(nut of Jeltijrsou and tho other that of
l.rjim. Swill portraits of Bryan were
HiteiHpoiHod between tho flags ou the
liulcunies. On the stage was an immense
!l ii ul horaeshoo of carnations, roses
"ml heliotrope. Tt hod, worked in flow
c the words: "Women's I'.ryan
League." Bulow the red carnations,
in white rose, was the name "Bryan."
Surrounding all were the numerals "10
to 1." Back on onoof tho cane-bottom
linns was a magnificent bouquet of
roxoi, American bauties. But not even
i n tho guests' tablo was there a single
il iwer. Looking from tho top tier tho
Lull presented a scone such as isocount
Western barbecues or Rhode' Island
dam bakes. A brass band of 35 pieces
(in tho balcony dinooutsod niusio
throughout tlie evening.
Wm. J. Bryan did not arrive until
tthurlly after 7 o'clock. Crowds on the
o.itsulo signalled his appearance by tre
mendous cheering. lie caiuo in a cab
mid was escorted through a tremendous
crowd to the waiting room outside the
m ini hull. Ho shook hand:) with tho
ouiuultee. Ho was escorted to the
guest tablo, a long table in front of tho
I In l form. Following cauio the speakers
of the etouiug. The baud played "Hail
to tho t hief! ' as Bryan was hurried
iluwu one of the main aisle3. Thero
wa tremoudons cheering and waving
t' napkins. Diners stood on chairs
aud tabled waving frantically. The
demonstration lasted for five minutes.
hi introducing Mr. Bryan, Chairman
I'lown mid tht Abraham Lincoln had
come out of the West to save the nation,
and that auother man had come from
the West to save tho nation. A porfect
tempest of applause from the men and
women broke out. The applause sub
sided, but started afresh. "Tho baud
struck up, but could scarcely be heard
it played "Iho Stars and Stripes
forever.' Hats were thrown atoiha
air; women waved their cloaks' a uU
lia&dkersbiefa; there was' a inaels'trom
of discord. Bryan raisod his hand
lerrecatingl3 but the more he did
this tho more the crowd cheered. It
was a wild, frantic demonstration. It
lusted for at least five minutes.
Mr. Bryan, among, other things,
aid: "The Bepublicau party, in all
of its lays, is putting the dollar abovo
the man, nnd in that is departing from
tho doctrine of Lincoln, its founder,
for lit TS 9 lie said theRepublican par
ty believes in both the man aid the
dollar, but in cases of conflict the mau
before the dollor." When ho said "we
may fail in 1900,' thero "ore 'tumultu
ous cries of "No! Never!" When he
concluded n hurricane cf applause
hroko forth. "Men, anl womeuaqled
mildly. When Mr. Bryan had finished
tljore was a great rush for him on the
p'atform. He was alinqsj suffj
cated in the crush. It required
live policemen to forca a way for him
through the crowd. He shook, hand
on all sides. lie had a few minutes'
reception in the inside room, where he
hook hands with a number of persons,
and then, with great difficulty he went
down stairs. There was a very large
crowd here, and Mr. Bryan had to
make a short speech to the gathering.
He was enthusiastically cheered as4ie4
entered. ,a carriage, which started for
the Hotel Bartholdi. ..Later, Mr.
I'.ryan said: "This is the greatest
dinner I ever attended. I think it is
the greatest ever held in the United
states. The hearts of the people are
$200,000,000 Whiskey Trust,
the most gigantic liquor combina
tion ever engineered au amalgamation
of whiskey and distillery interest", with
a united capital of $200,000,000 was
practically completed in all but the
smallest details last week in Chicago.
The Government of Guam.
Washington, D. C, Special. The
following cablegram has been received
by the Navy Department, from Ad
miral Dewey: "Manila,' April 15.
Secretary of - the Nsvy Wash
ington, D. O. : The Wheeling has ar
rived. She was six days' from Guam,
aud reports quiet and good order there.
the natives being most friendly to the
Americans. The native government
esxaotisueu uy xausig is working well,
.Native. loMisra &v a fine body of men.
ALGtR miHNS FROM CUBA.
He Finds the Possibilities of Cuba and
, Porto Rico Wonderful.
Wamhlxotos, D. C. Speeial.-Hec-letaryof
War Alger returned Friday
from hit trip to Cuba and Porto Itioo,
where be spent the last three
weeks making a personal inves
tigation of conditions on those
islands. During Lis trip he con
ferred with the commanding officers of
the Cuban provinces, visiting four
provinces personally. His reception
everywhere was of the most cordial
character. In an interview Secretary
"I Lad so adequate idea of the won
derful possibilities of Cuba and Porto
Bico before my personal investigation,
and I return to Washington with re
newed faith. All that I ever imagined
Las been more than realized. Under no
circumstances would I sow consent to
the surrender of Porto Rico, which is
now our territory, nor would I place the
lightest check upon the great work
which is being done for Cuba. The
duty we havo taken upon ourselves of
holding Cuba in trust for civilization
is a coble ono,"
Agreed Upon Instructions.
Washington, D. C, Special. After
hearing Friday morning from the Ger
man embassy the State Department
was enabled to announce positively
and finally, that the three parties to
the .'Jerlin treaty had agreed upon the
instructions to be given their Samoan
commissioners and that it was certain
the commission would leave San Fran
cisco on the 2ith inst. , for Samoa, on
tho Badger. The instructions to the
commissioners are identical, the three
governments having accepted a form
which comprises the differences that
have existed up to this poiut. The
commission will be empowered to deal
with the situation' as it finds it in the
Samoan Islands, upon its arrival. This
applies to acts necessary to place the
affairs of tho islands in a peaceful and
satisfactory condition for the time be
ing.' .Whatever the commission does
in this direction is understood to be
of a temporary character and subject
to the approval of the three powers.
Work of Brigands. -Havana,
Cub Special. News has
boeu received from Marianoa that
twelve or fifteen mounted bandits, one
dressed as a w oman, raided the Pinel
los plantation, owned by Senora Puri,
two miles south of Caimito aud ton
miles from Havana, and took $100 in
silver from the owner's residence, and
afterward burned the house of the
overseer and a warehouse containing
000 worth of tobacco. The bandits
then rode into Caimito, where they
plundered twodwellinga and then went
to a third, where a dance was in prog
ress. A captain, a -e erg eat aud two Cu
ban soldiers who were present at the
dance, weut out of the house to inves
tigate and, other persons crowded to
the doors and windows. The raiders
fired a volley at close range, killing
the captain, one soldier and a man in
tho house, and wounding the ser
geant aud another soldier, and two
old men who were also inside of the
buildiug. The bandits then galloped
An Onslaught on Von Bulow.
Beams', Germany, Special. The
Samoan question continued to overtop
all others during the week, so much so
that the interest in the subject has even
seized the masses. The most remark
able feature of the affair is the united
daily onslaught made by the entire
'Agrarian, anti-Semito and part of the
"Conservative and National Liberal
press on the cabinet, and especially on
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baron
Von Bulow, who is charged with fol
lowing a vaccillating policy, and yield
ing too much to "British insolence and
Yankee impudence." A regular cam
paigu of abuse has been opened against
the leaders in foreign politics, many of
the utterances being of unusual vigor
and venom, for the German press con
ditions. - .
An Array of Books.
Philadelphia, Pa., SpeoiaL The
prosecution Saturday, in the trial of
ex -United States Senator Quay, 3uc
ceeded in having admitted as evidence
the three books found in Cashier .Hop
kins' desk,-after tho People'e Bank fail
ureand on-the pages of which the
CoYiionwealh alleges will bo, foflpd
'the eveclences of conspiracy between
Mr. Quay, late ex-Stato Treasurer,
Benjamin J. Haywood, and John S.
Hopkins, - the . dead . cashier. f s These
books are'ftie raMoSls Ifed'Bb6k,"
over which the legal battle as to its ad
missibility has waged since the
early part of last week, and which end
ed to-day in a complete victory for the
prosecution; tho "BlackBook" and the
El Norte and El Sud Launched.
Newpobt News, Va., Special.' 'El
Norte and El Sud, twq"o the four
larze freight steamers building here !
for the Morgan Line, operating be
tween New York and New Orleans,
wafa lannched at the yard of the New
port News Ship Building & Dry Dock
Trrived at Quarantine.
New York. Special. The cruiser
Raloigh. from Manila, via. Bermuda,-
has arrived at quarantine. '
A Trip Around the World in ii Days.
L63rtoN,' Eng. , Special. -The Rus
sian .Minister of Railroads, it is an
nounced in a special dispatch: from St
Petersburg, says that when the Trans
Siberian Railroad is completed, it will
be possible to go around the world in
3 days, as follows: Bremen to St.
Petersburg, todays; St Petersburg to
Vladivostock, 10 days; Vladiyostock to
San Francisco, . by steamer,.. 10 days;
Ban Fjajcisoa taewoj,,., days;
New York to Branjaii, 7 tUvsv .
fIVE ilW Dill
Sharpshooters Come Upon a Nest
CITY OF PANZANGHAN TAKEN.
Twenty turned Prisoner btirisf Copies
of the Proclamation of the tailed States
Commission. Released and Sent Out of
Our Lines to Distribute then.
Manila," Social. General Lawton
is marching north, along the road be
tween hills and the lake with tbe gun
boats Napidau and Laguana de Bay
abreast of hu troops. The enemy is
retreating northward. On Wednesday
the troops crossed the Paghanjan and
concentrated at Lam bun, at the mouth
of the river. After, baring two com
panies of the Fourteenth Regiment to
guard the entrance of the river tho
troops marched to Longas, aud found
it deserted. Furniture which had been
dropped in the fight, of the natives was
scattered along the trails leading into
the hills. Major Weisenberg's sharp-
snooters rau upon a nest - of rebels m
some thick bushes which afforded some
splendid cover. Five men of the North
Dakota Regiment were kill aud two
were wounded, two of the former dying
after having been brought to Longas
church, where father McKinnon admin
istered the sacrament to them.
The main body of the American
troops, while at dinner at Longas,
heard the firing and advanced to the
support of the sharpshooters. A scout
saw a little fight and many white coats
running into the hills. The Laguna
de Bay, at the beginning ef the fight,
shelled the bills, making them too hot
for the enemy. The Americans entered
San Antonio aC sunset, without meet
ing with any resistance. Twenty un
armed prisoners, bearing copies of the
proclamation of the United States
Philippine commission, which thev
had somehow secured, were afterwards
released and sent outside of our lines
with bundles of proclamations to dis
tribute. The Fourth Cavalry is guard
ing Santa Cruz.
Americans Capture Panzanf hau.
Manila, bnecia!. Starting m an
easterlv direction along the road to
Panzanghau, a party of 60 sharpshoot
era of the Washington regiment came
upon a trench across the road about
mile out of Santa Cruz. Lieutenant
Southern was wounded. The Ameri
caus then advanced, with the mountain
guns and the Fourteenth infantry bat
talions in the centre, Linck's battalion
of the North Dakota, infantry ou the
loft, both flankmsr. The tronch was
carried without loss to the Americans.
Panzanghan was found deserted. Fou
monuments on tho border of the village
celebrate the proclamation of Filipino
independence, issued last year, and
glorify "Aguinaldo, the Liberator.
Tho troons ou entering the abandoned
houses found them in perfect order,
One Filimuo was killed and nve were
wounded in the encounter beyond Lou
gas. This was an ambush. Eight men
ef the North Dakota regiment, moving
in single file through the woods, re
ceived a volley, from a clump of bushes
about 50 feet away. Only one got oft
unhurt. He dragged a comrade with
four bullets in his body to the main
force aud then led the ti6op'-back. to
the place of attack. The Filipinos were
An Album Presented to Miss Gould.
Nkw Yokk, Special. Miss Helen
Gould has received an album contain
ing the autographs of more than 4,000
sailors and soldiers in the regular and
volunteer branches of the service as a
mark of their appreciation of her ser
vices to the army and navy in the war
.A, Point Scortd Against QMy.
Philadelphia, Pa., Special -Persistent,
keen, and brilliant argument
between District Attorney Kothermel,
on the one side, and Messrs. Watson,
Shapley and Shields, on the other, on
the testimony to be admitted in the
trial of Senator Quay, was the feature
of Friday's trial of that distinguished
defendant, and it curminateu in a very
decided victory forho prosecution.
y 'V, Crueltties to Convicts.-.--
A special from Victoria, B. C, says:
"A letter received by a resident of this
city, from Wellington i, gives ie.
tails of frightful cruelties to which tbe
unhappy convicts in the. French,, penal.
settlements of New Caledonia are aub
jected by the officiah in charge, throw,
ing into the shade the worst abuses oi
the old convict settlements in Austra
lia. So outrageous has the treatment
of prisoners been, and so great a sym
pathy for them has been evoked, that
foreign vessels have aided the wretches
in making their escape, to such an ex
tent that no less tnan w
within the last month.
The Muster Rolls a Stunner.
Havana, Special. Tho Cuban army
muster rolls, which , have been deliv
ered to Governor General Brooke,
through Senor Domingo Mendez Ca
pote, are prepared in new clerical style,
the 1, 200 broad sheets showing on their
face 48,000 names 6,000 commissioned
officers and 42,000 non-commissioued
officers and privates. The whole state
ment is an orderly arraneement of
corps, regiment, battalion and company
scores.-"-- . ' ' ' ' " ;
The Sheridan at. Manila.-
. Manila. Special.-r-Ihe United States
transport Sheridan, formerly the Mas
sachusetts, which sailed from New York
on February 19, having ion board the
Twelfth and a .battalion of the Seven
teenth Infantry, has arrived here rafter
a smooth passage. On. the night of
April 11. Lieut rMeyep disappeared
from tbe ship. Tho weather, was in
tensely hot, and the lieutenant was
sleeping ou aect; is b eupposeu iuui
ho fell overboard. . Thrco privates and
three children or privates aieq irom
t.3. S IVjJf Jii!J two t HI
SUI5EUY IS ClOUft.
Two Ceneaaies Orraaixtd There W
Two companies, the capital stock of
which were over $11,000, 00, wtrw or
ganised in Salisbury last week. What
the organizing of these companies
means to this part of the country eaa
not sow be estimated. The capital
tock was paid in cash, aud the stock
of the large companies is to bo increas
ed to 20,000,000. The Union Mining
Company, which owns and is operating
the rich mine at Gold Hill, near Salis
bury, has also been organized with a
$3,000,000 capital stock. This 814,000,
000 is the money brought to Salisbury
aud Bo wan county by Mr. J, J. New
man since tho first of January. Mr.
Newman has just completed tho pur
chase of tbo Gold Hilt mine, adjoining
the Union copper mine, on his own ac
count. This is the oldest mine in the
section, and has a mint racord of
85,000,000. He will begin work on
this property in a few weeks.
The North Carolina Teachers' Assembly
Will hold its great annual gathering
thin rear at Morehead City, from June
13th to the ISth. This is ono of the
largest organizations of teachers in the
South. The meeting this year will not
only be attended by most of the North
Carolina teachers, but many from ir
ginia will come, including the Super
intendent of Public Instruction from
Virginia, as that State has no Assem
bly. .The railroad rates will be one
fare and less, and the rate at the
magnificent Atlantic Hotel has been
reduced to one dollar for this occasion,
Manv new attractions will make this
the most interesting meeting yet held.
The North Carolina Association of
Academies, tbo City Superintendents,
and the Association of County Super
visors will all work to make this a
great gathering,, and these bodies will
all attend the meeting. .For programme
address W. T. WhitsetL Whitsett,
Results of the Day Decision. .
Tho Attorney General has given Dr.
Abbott leave to institute quo warranto
proceedings to try tbe title to the office
of corporation commissioner, now held
bvE. C. Beddingfield. He has also
granted leave to bring suit in several
other cases. One of them is that of
M. B. Williamson against John R.
Erwin. for the clerkship of the Crimi
nal Court of Mecklenburg. Another
case is that on the relation of James A.
Ryan against D. W. Patrick, to try the
right to the control of the Atlantic and
North Carolina railroad, its franchises
and property. This 'is along a new
line. Yet another is from Pamlico,
where all the couuty officials are to try
title. The last one to come in is Ben
jamin F. McCotter, who wants the of
fice of Treasurer from Henry W, Cow-
ell. j -
To Pay Debts of the Pen.
Raleigh, N. C, April 13, 189S).
To the Treasurer of North Carolina,
Raleigb. N. C: ,
Dear Sib- The undersigned Execu
tive Board of the State's Prison of
North Carolina, pursuant to an act
of the General Assembly passed at its
session of 1S99, entitled "An Act to
authorize and direct the issuing of
State bonds to pay off the debts of the
State's Prison and for other purposes,"
ratified the 7th day of March, 1899,
hereby request you to issue and sell
the bonds provided for in said act to
tho amount of one hundred and ten
thousand dollars for the payment of
the indebtedness of said State's
Prison. " E. L. Tbavis,
W. 'H. Osbobx, '
. .. W. C. Newland
... - Executive Board.
Dr. 'Abbott has bought his suit for
Beddingfield's place on the corporation
To Begin Work at Once.
The contract for the construction of
the Richmond, Petersburg and Caroli
na railroad has been let, and work "will
begin at once. ' The road will run from
Richmond to Ridgeway,' N." C, a dis-'
tanco of 120 miles. At Ridgeway it
will connect with the Seaboard Air
Line.' The track has been 'completed
for 26 miles south from Petersburg,
r Another Enterprise for Winston.
Winston u to be the headquarters of
another big enterprise. The Granite'
Moon tain Hard Wood Company is to
be the title of the new organization,
the principal office will be Winston
and the capital stock will be $10,000,
with the privilege of increasing it ie
New Silk Mill en the Roanoke.
It has " been decided that Roanoke
I Rapids is to have another mill, the new
! enterprise is to bo a silk mill and will
be situated at Roanoke Junction, on
i the Seaboard Air ljino, one ana a
miles irom weiaon.
Capt- Day in Charge.
Captain Bill Day is again in complete
possession aud full control of tbe peni
tentiary. ' The executive committee of
the new board, which has for the
past month been managing the institu
tion.has turned things over, aa directed
by the Supreme Court, to the new su
perintendent 'V .
Subscriptions are being taken to build
a cotton seed oil mill at Smith field
during this summer and fall. . Cap
ital to amount of 830.000 will be ra sd.
&A New Mining Company. .
T Us? Whitney Reduction Company,
of Salisbury, was incorporated by the
Secretary of State, with $300,000 capi
tal stock. Thejbusiness of the eorpo-'
tat ion mining and manufacturing pros
and minerals may , be carried on , in
the counties of Rowan and . Cabarrus.
Power is also granted the corporation
to eric's factQric-S peraectric light
platav;-L ma&afaoiflrM fertilizers; - and.
hu U Jd4itarW AsAfatttiiML I S 4 A
Otsastrous Result of an Expedition
Against Mataafa's Forces.
EUROPEANS FOUGHT BRAVELY.
Fired late From Frest. Flask a ad tear-.
leads of Dead Officers Cot Off Fifty
AtKCAND, N. Z., Special. Dispatch-
received hero from Apia, Samoa,
April 1, say that a party of 105 Ameri
cans and British sailors war forced to
.retreat to the beach, after having boon
canghtiu an ambush on a Gorman
plantation that day. The expedition
was led by Lieut. A. H. Freeman, of
the British third class cruiser Tan
ranga. Lieut Freeman and Lieut P.
Ii. Lansdale and Ensign J. R, Mona
ghan, both, of the United Statel Cruiser
Philadelphia, were left dead oc
the field. Ensign Monaghan
remained to assist Lieutenant
Lansdale, and was shot in retiring. Two
British and American sailors were also
killed. The natives engaged were
some of Mataafa's worriora, estimated
at 8)0. They severed the heads of the
British and American officers killed.
The manager of tbe German plantation
has been arrested and detained on
board the Tanranga, on affidavits de
claring that he was seen urging the reb
els to fight In a previous engagement
27 of Mataafa's warriors were killed;
there were no , casnalities among the
On April 1, a force of 214 British and
Americans aud 150 friendlies, were sur
prised in ambush at the German plan
tation of Vaslelo. The rebel force open
ed fire ou the rear, left flank, and in
front of the Anglo-American force. The
friendlies bolted, bat the marines and
blue jackets stood their ground splen
didly, Americans and British firing
shoulder to shoulder. Tbe Colt auto
matic gun with the landing party be
came jamme 3, and the Americans and
the British 'were practically at the mer
oy of the rebels. But "retreat" was
sounded throe times before the marines
and blue-jackets retired. -
The same night the friendless found
the bodies of all the officers headless.
The bodies were buried with all hon
ors at Mulinuu, on Easter Sunday. The
heads were subsequently brought in by
some French priests. The graves were
re-opened, and the Leads buried with
The loss of the enemy is not known,
but probably fifty of the rebels were
slain, and many were wounded. The
Samoans say Mataafa had on three oc
casions resolved to surrender, but that
the German consul, Herr Rose, al vised
him not to do so, and now he says he
Till never give in, but will fight to the
Expeditions in armed cutters belong
ing to the Tauranga and tho Porpoise
are doing considerable execution
against Mataafa'a strongholds along
the coast. The British forces are be
ing assisted by 100 Samoans. About
46 of Mataafa's boats and several vil
lages have been destroyed. In the mean
time flying columns are being sent
daily along the roads and through the
bush near Apia.
The Situatiou Complicated. -Loxdojt,
"Eng., Special. The out
break in Samoa, just when the powers
had agreed upon the appointment of a
commission to settle tho difficulty
there, has caused great annoyance and
disappointment at the Foreign Office
here, where it is regarded as , making
the already serious complications still
Burglars entered tho postoffice at
Waverly, Sussex connty, Va., blow
open the safe and scoured over $400. in
monev aud stamps. No clue.
President McKinley has addressed a
letter of thanks to M. Loubet, Presi
dent of France,' in acknowledgement of
the good offices of the French govern
ment in bringing about peace.
Tbe Retreat or the Rebels.
Manila, Special. General Wheaton
started at daylight Wednesday with
the Tenth Pennsylvania and the Second
Oregon Regiments and two gnns to
drive the rebels from the American
rigbj flank, between dabe reile4j en
the foothills. He met with a alight re
sistance near Santa Maria, and had 1
one man wounded, but the enemv
bolted when shelled by tho artillery
and burned and abandoned the town of
Santa Maria, where a thousand rebels
were supposed to have been concen
trated. During the rest of the day tbe
enemy was in full retreat 1 toward' ' the
mountains, burning the villages behind
tne retreating orco.. , r .
Indictment Against Molinenx Dismissed.
Watebtown, N.. Y, , Special. Jusv
tico Pardon C. Williams has handed
down his decision in the motion made
to discharge the indictment against
Roland B. Jdolineux, charged with
trying to poison Harry Cornish, whioh
caused tho death of Mrs. Adams, in
New York, last Denomjkefi Justice
Williams dismisses thefinaiotment on
tbe ground tnat otnor vn lent ovi-
denee was received and
he grand jury.
.. Telegraphic Briefs."''-
Major Julian Ransome, who for. the
last 20 yeara lived quietly at hia home
in Vineville, Ga. committed suicide by
taking morphine.' ""' s r ' ";' -"
Alf Crauford, a prosperous white
f armer.living four miles from Palmetto,
Ga., wu killed while -at supper, by a
negro. Cranford 'was : sitting with his
back to the door, : nnd had . , his , skull
fractnrod with :n.n.x.e wieided by n
gjjjyJtVrv?' r'.e-iv.t'Z: -.-'?'
xotTi cufrim cto? tuiim
Tic Ooesiaf ef.tfeo Ctf St ism ef
Tbo opeatag of the crop aeosca of
1&9 in North Carolina has Won sx-
trtmely aafavorab!. Tho wiator was
severe; tho remarkable freeze of Feb.
14th broke all previous records for cold
weather In the State, and since - then
the rainfall has been so eicwive that
tbe soil has been coatianoatly soaked.
Roods have been almost impassable.
and very little farm work could be ac
complished. 1 ho season averages from
two to four we ks late everywhere,with
practically no prepartioas yet made for
the msi cropa eora, cotton aa J to
bacco. The reports of crop correspondents
for tho week eadiag Monday, April
10th, aro unanimously r unfavorable.
Tbo weather has been cold, wet and
gloomy. The week opened with a snow
storm on Tuesday, averaging from 3 to
6 inches in depth and breaking all pre
vious records for April. On Friday o
general and heavy rata oeearreJ, bring
ing tbe average precipitation for tbe
week to over 2.00 inches. Following
the snowstorm tho temperature felt to
below freezing in the central and west
ern portions of the State, with frost as
far as South port Frosts a!o occurred
on the 0th and 10th as far south as Wil
mington. The average temperature for
the week was over 10 degrees lelow tho
On account of the very wet condition
of the soil very little plowing coul 1 be
done. . An insignificant amount of corn
was planted, aud tbe delay in the prep
aration of cotton land will contribute
to limit the acresge to be planted.
Gardens hsve hardly been touched,
but a good many Irish potatoes Lave
been plauted, a few sweet potatoes bod
ed, and some melons pat in. Tobacco
plants are small and growing slowly;
preparations indicate a
large crop o1
tobacco. Winter wheat and oats are
generally thin and small, having been
badly winter killed, but east of tho
Blue Ridge tho plsnts look healthy.
Winter oats are in iho worst condition.
Mnoh loss of grain on lowlands result
ed from frequent freshets in tho moun
tainous sections. Sowing of spring
oats nas been delayed until it is almost
too late. Rice lands are still under wa
ter. Truck crops are growing slowly and
shipments to Northern markets can
hardly be 6sid to Lave begun. Frosts
tut down peas and unprotected Irish
potatoes, bnt the greatest loss results
from retarded growth. Tbo reports of
damage to strawberries are very diver
sified, but considering tha) many acres
of vines were covered and the number
of blossoms was still small, tbe per
centage of actual loss will-not be great
Tho prospect for other fruit is not en
couraging; fruit tree and grape vines
were seriously cut back by tho Febru
ary freeze; peaches especially show
very limited bloom.
A Ten Year Old Suicide.
Robert Love, the ten-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Love, of Paw
6'eek, Mecklenburg county, commit"
ted suicide by hanging himself. The
boy had had chicken pox and had not
entirely- recovered from tbe disease.
Annmber of boys' who were going fish
ing came by for him, but his mother
refused to let him go on account of his
not being weiL The refusal angered
the boy, and he left the house and
went to an old work shop, where he
was seen sitting, pouting, on the work
bench. His mother paid no attention
to his absence, knowing be was in the
work shop. After an hour or more had
gone by and he did not come in, Mrs.
Love went to the shop, aud, opening
the door, called him. To her horror
She saw his body dangling from the
end of a rope', which he bad tied over
the rafter.' She ran to him and bell
the body ftp to relieve the weight on
the' nock. At the same time she scream
ed for help.' A man who was passing
ran in. He cut tho ropo and then
went as quickly as possible for Dr.
McLaughlin. While he was gone, the
mother and father used every restora
tive possible, but to no purpose.
When the doctor arrived he said life
had been extinct for an hour.
Tar Heel Notes. '
- Tbe corporation commission ia by
most persons thought to be virtually
tbe successor to the railroad commis
sion, but it decides otherwise. It de
cides thst it has no jurisdiction in any
of the . anita brought by ,tbe railroad
commission; that is, suits commenced
before the old board. There are two
of the suits which are of groat public
interest One of tbem ia that to re
duce the rate on 10-word messases on
Western Union Telegraph wires from
25 cents to 15 cents. 1 This is now ia
the Federal Court. Another suit is for
the purpose of reducing about 5 per
cent, the, rate of telephone rentals.
Now, then, the question is, what is to
become of these two suits? And a
verv ittrtSar aueetioe it
Auditor Ayer was "stumped" by an
inquiry from a sheriff as to how section
S of the new revenue act is to. be con
strued. -. Line 4 says corporations with
$25,000 capital or less pay. $5;, line 19
says if it is notover $1,000 it shall be
$10, and line 82 saya $25 tax on $10,000.
Mr.' P. R. Casey; a member of the
tobacco manufacturing firm of Casey k
Wright, el Durham, fell into an eleva
tor hole in his factory, a distance of
twelve feet, breaking his. left hip. be
sides sustaining, other serious injuries.
The Bala Cotton Mill, of Cabarrus
county, has been incorporated by the
Secretary of State Its capital stock
ia $8,500, with privilege of increasing
it to $190,000; The' incorporators are
D. F. Cannon, E. CL 'Bernhardt and
J. W. Cannon. The principal place of
business ia to be at the G. W. Patter
eon mill, in No. 2 township, Cabarrus
county! : . - - ,
- At .the Democratic . coovea.lou i
Statesville, Mr. R. R. Clark, editor ot
The Landmark, was nomuated by t.
alamation for mnvor. '."'.
Our War With Spain Ofciall- De
EXCHANGE OF PEACE TREATY
renewed ly frevUautMO by tit fic si
deal Icitaan Stem taoeatrd mf
Ut te Sea.
Waahiautol. I. C, FpcUL TLe
condition of war which has luted be
tween tho United SteUe asJ Spain
since April SI, lx teraieeted Tnee
day, when the last fotsualtliee lathe
restoration of pear were performed by
the exebance of reUflratioaa ef tho
peace treaty. (Viaculat with this
Preeident MrKialey issued hie pro
clamattoa, declaring that the war with
Spain was at aa end, aad the at cotst
meat of Bellamy Storcr dur
mined upon as Vbited hute taiauter
to Spain. After the ceremony lTeshlsat
McKialey issoed the follewiag re
clamation: Whereas, A treaty of peace between
tho United States cf America aad llr
Majesty, Ibe Qeeea Reg eat of Kpeia,
in tbe name of br r aa ut eoa. Don Al
fonso XIII, was coaciadel osd igaoi
by their retocttve pteatputeBtiariea at
Pari", on tbe 10th day vl December.
Irw, the original of which coaveatMta
being la tbe lgtuh sod peath !aa
gunge, ta word for word as follows:
(Here tbo foil text of tbo treaty is in
cluded). And where. The said rocvaatioa
has been dole ratified on both perl,
and tbe ratifications vt tbe two govern
ments were exchanged in tbe city cf
Washington, on the Ihh day of Atl.
one thousand, eight Lnsdred and ninety-nine;
Now, therefore, be it known. That I.
William McKialey, President of tbe
United States of America, Lave caied
the said convention to be made public,
to the end that tbe same and every ar
ticle and clause thereat may le ob
served and fulfilled with good faith by
tbe United fetates and tbo Citizens
Io witness whereof, I hare hereunto
set my band and raud the sesl of tbo
United State to be affiled.
Done at tbe City of Washington, this
Utb dsy of April, in tbo year of oar
Lord ono thoassnd, eight hundred and
ninety-nine, and of tbo Indeiendeoee
of the United States tbo one Lnndred
By the President
Joax Hat, Secretary of State.
Var.derbilt Maasioa Bsraed.
Oak ale, L. L, N. Y., Special.
William K. Vanderbilt's magnificent
country residence, "Idehow, was
totally destroyed by fire abortly after
midnight Tuesday morning. There is
not a wall left standing. Alt tbe cost
ly paintings and valuable brie-a brae
were consumed. A priceless amonat
was paid for them, some of tbem
bringing hundreds of thonsaods of
dollars. Mr. Vaaderbilt and bride
made their escape from the burning
mansion, stood on tbo lawn and
watched tbe flames. Tbe total loss is
estimated at$2;0,000 to $300,000.
Tbe Bi-MetalU Qarstioa.
LosiKjjr, Eng., Special A blue
book giving tbe evidence obtained by
tho Indian currency inquiry commit
tee, has been published. It includes a
letter from the United Sts tea Secretary
of State, Col. John Hay, to Lord Al
denham, a director cf the Bank of
England, dated November 25tb, last.
saying: "The Washington cabinet does
not consider it expedient for tbe
United States to reopen tbe bt-meUllie
qnettipn at present, in view of the char
acter of tbe British ministry's reply to
the bi metallic communion in ibi7.
Colonel Hay added that tbo cabinet
was opeu to consider the question of a
Foar Mea killed.
New Yoek, Special. The tempora
ry structure cf the big Willis Avenue
bridge, now being built over tbe Har
lem river, collapsed Tuesday after
noon, killing four men, and eefioutly
injuring a x, one of whom may die.
Twelve or more other woikmeo also
r j t : - . .
ruceiTuu injuries 01 a more or leas se
The Lake City lyhchers.
CHABLESTOjr, S. C, Spocial Eleven
al lodged Lake City lyncbera were plac
e J on trial in tbe United States Cir
: . st . t . r . m. .
can ouri uere, juonaay. 1 no case
against J. r. Newborn and Early P.
Lee. tbe men who turned State's evi
dence, was dropped by the request of
tbe district attornsy, and tbia account
for tbe fact that 11 instead of 1? mea
are now on triaL . ..
The latest news from Bolivia ssra
that General Paodo, the revolutionary
leader, hoe defeated the army of Pree
ident Aloazo and has occupied Oruro
the President's base of operations.
rerty-F ie People Drewaed. .
Maxta, SpeoiaL Tho British at
Kinwell, Captain Humphreys
arrived here and reports being in
collision with the Greek coaster Maria,
in latitude 38 longitude 22, on April 0,
in the Mediterranean, eff tbe coast of
Tripolt Tho Maria was sunk, 45 per
sons going down with her. -
J amee Robinson, a young while tnan,
who killed a negro preacher at Waynes
boro, Ga., has been indicted by a spe
cial grand jnry for murder.
Koboee- By Cowboys. ' t
El Paso, Tex..' Special. One of tbe
boldest robberies ever . eommitted im
this section waa commitiel n the Al
ma Gardo Lumber Co., Alma Gardo',
New Mexico. ' Two cowboys 'entered
tbe pay offlce armed with Winchesters
aa Cashier Davidson was preparing to
atartoff, and demanded all the money
in hia poasessioa. They compelled him
to ppen the safe. . The robl era tok
paekageeof .uicxip resembling green-
4 back, amcuttiag' to fifty ' tbensand
lSlM,ln' u' ' ' v '"'V ' "
MAKlsltC an tmu.
tkfet sad tuawrate r serai erato
term sw Tbaa !il4
B Toco. rsL-rke dtaoet el
the Deearati eieb ta heee el the)
oaaitwraaryel the buUef Thesac Jef
Ivws m s:j Tsvtd; ac at at iko
Metreroiuaa Opera Hwae Legale
be the Uets to iho feet el the Jwlaf
halt. ue t I Ute cr Wis
of rosea. The thirty two UUee were
oa either esie ef tho tee geeet table.
IWh table wa til4 with a sea cf
roeeeeeJ feres IsUrwtaedL HeeVae
daat were the geoero that oeese et
the gmeta wr hardly able te eo
eeh vlbr ever the Cm1 teas.
The treeets began te arrtve et 0 e'e'ewh
batthedlaeec 41 a! U;i ferae
Lour aad a aV.f after 11 t. 4 ep, lvt,
ef tie TeedeflaMO, aa4 41 rJets
were ta asd arena J the bU4ia;. A
fordoa ef b-fjcJe liceoe axrenad
ed the baUJisg. 1 We wete fatly
Sti naofe goeete than tie l.ftOOei
petJ for dinner, 11 alt feee4 eeu.
Tkt ie eaid te be the Urged aass
tor eter areeouteodeteJ at a beeiet
isUs liMUrtl the citr. The e4
attack p -IU4 te the Cbtef :at .90
o'clock ead UUr4 Cfelr.nr la at m
with John htaarbsM. taertte! dee a
tie aUle. W.th them veto IV4rk
iX Hcbraab. lUbett K Ro'e Miee
era! C.lha end Ataee J. Cats !'.
Ibe service cf tie teeno steelteat,
lot tout eti&!eiua j cae4 ly
some of the disrt urr4r tt e tattee
offlowere and ribtxtee and three LJ
thea to tbe women ta the Iwsee,
PYofet the k.im ef as Irref.
Paaia, efai. Tie Lweir 1 ebjitbee
tho depoititf a tnaile by M Trerteal,
former Misuter cf Jaltce is the Ribol
cabinet. Lefete the Court of Ceettoa,
in tu inquiry iota tbe Dreyfus
M. Ttartent il that Ceset ToraieiU
R'Utati di rgaao. tbe luliaa acebas- .
aador te France, declared to hiss ta
March. I", that tie Ilahsa secret In
formation bureau never had aay tela'
tions wtth Drejfn. and that tho 1 ub-
ication cf tbe bordereaux aaJ the
document containing tbe words "Cettl
canaille de D," revealed te tbe Italian
and German attaches that Dreyfas was
tbo victim of an error, and that tho
bordereau waa eotamnatcateJ by an
Trouble 0 rr the Itarad tares.
Lomkux, Eng., Special. The Chan
cellor of the Exchequer. Sir Michael
Hicks Bcsch, la presenting the bud
get fa the House of CeisaaoBS e tins a led
tbo expenditures of the year at Xllt,,
lr27,000, an increase of (,000 over
laat year, the total increase of etpeadt-
ture during tbe !t four years being
nolete then XI 3,070. WW. If this In
crease was to coatiane. tho epeaker
pointed out, Parliamest mutt agree to
a laree tnereaae ia tatation, cr d scorer
new and productive sources of reveeae.
Ccnaasy Names Semeaa Cema'ss eecr.
WssuiKuroy, D. C , M Seeial. The
ataletneat was .made at the German
embaaiay that Voa hteraburg has bees,
appointed tbe German member of the
Samoan comumsion, and is making
preparations to leave Washington.
Gea-Boats Stripped ef Coos.
Mamla. Special. The man who re
cently porch ael the fltaaih gun-
boate at Zamboaaga, ia'asd of Miada
Lao, has received ad rioes to "the effort
that the fleet eailed for Manila and te
tnrned a few days later wtth tbe vessels
stripped of their goasaud aasmanitiea.
The Appuiaimeal IcSd te.
IlavAaa, tfpeeial. Pepalar disap
proval has cauacd General Ludlow, in
command of tbe department ot Hevaa
to hold op the Appointment 'of Keoor '
Aguerro, aa snixrioteadent of tbe re
lief for the destitute. The local news
papers are opposed to Lisa.
The Predaeutioa tMmg Cssd.
WaEmaoTo,' D. C, Si-eciaL Pree
ident MrKialey has receive! a d!s
patch from Dr. Scbuvmann. presideat
of tbo Philippine eeauMssioa, now at
Manila. Tbo ueaaage said that the
loe!aaeiioa recently issued had doao
great good, aal that Filipinos ere
visiting tbe ftommUsioaere every dsy.
to express their saUaf action and their
desire to become c.tuas cf this oaus-
wart Again Apeetatcd. . .
Wasethotoit, D. CL, StociaL Judge
H, G, Ewert Is again aathericed
to don the ermine and dupe see justice
in tbe Federal Court of the western
district of North Carolina. This is the
third time Judce Ewart has been ap
pointed to the flee.
jMMMSanBnBSMeM , m ,
. The, Association of Railroad Air,
Brakemen at their convention at De
troit, Mich., elected W." F. Broadaax."
of Bicbmond, preeideat Jacksonville,
PI a., wee decided npoa for tho next
RicawoxD, Va., Special. Tho com
mission of the Pan-Presbyterian Cons
cil convened at the First church, this
city, Thursday morning. The atUad
asce waa large. . Variooe reports 'were
introduced, after which tbo subject of
desirorata ef church history waa taken
apaad discussed by Prof. J. B. Drewy.
of New Brnaswiek, and Dr. Kerr, of
Richmond, and others.- Ail proaeso
the- i sapor Us co ef eoiloctiag dmreei
bistory- . .
Bryao Speats ss
MrLWACxax. , Wis., Special The
Jefferson Club, of Mtlwaokee eelsbrs
ted the naUl day oi tbo fonador of Do-,
mccraey by a betqnet at tbe Planking
ton Bouse. Thursday night sttesde 1
by over 400 guests. Cot Wan. J. Biy
aa of Nebraska, was tbe guest of hoatr
and delieesod the "principal addree.
Delegations of DemocraU were in at
tendance from many towns throng how t
tbe State and nearly a!l the Demi e rate
fsotn tbe . Stee , XegUlainre ,.exe
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