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THE HOERS ROUTED
11 wt A
jeu . Battle Fought At E au!-
jpti A M fOUPPAGE CAPTURED.
(icrur.l bite AjIvcikcJ Prom Lady
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l.l.mu.- Ii tsto.
i i I'.v ':i A "J oY'oti:
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!'-! towirdi Kl indclaagtc
! in. Tii force t;nrb:r
i I' hM f at 1 n. m., Ijy
ri l t. Mo'Mrabrlflg-?. By
i ' I ln"n (gradually strength
. f II .' hm: Fiffj lAtirerd,
it ' f l ho Fifth Dragco.i
l Inter; lea. the Natal
. l"v.-)r,ii!ilri! regimen,
i : MU't r r raiment, halfth
l:i Hi- ii ill tv.) sqr.aIron?t of
i n f r"':'s.
'n 1.: 'i (lt'i' n-c of Luily
ih t'. ;loiirwf j- regiment,
M i - :r -!'. half the Gordon
i T '" !
h i: r t
Hit-r M. i. a mi:nt tin battery anl
lb limi'ii'M! native volunteer.
I I .i i ly tflvphurc from an ar-
1 i.. i :ii n mile thi? rifle of Eland j-
i.:.. i .a ." p. rr. the Demy'
wi-n !-llini'(i and that our
u. .- ali'iut t rharo. Th
imii'-r this morning was es
i l.t"n, anil nnother 1.000 ii
t arrive during the after-
t . in n : i
V!.H''h Intention was to re
liiil.vay to Dundee and ra-
vith his trcaps tonight,
urn 1 1 1
"At 7; I".
report wa received bj
til i ll ;i s.iying we had carried the
nv inv'... p. Litton. capturing thylr
rinip 1 (piipnu-nt. horan and wagons.
Tlii' civi,!:y are In pursuit. The oper
:i!i: 0:1 t!u instruments say we have
will' . iiml"fl, but have no details yet.
! rxp '! (irii. W'hito will be late, so
I'll ri;-c ft,r him."
Kl iiiil."la:ite Is a. Miiull station on
t 1.1 hv.iy about midway between
t;i'in v. station und Ladysmlth.
Tin Li.u is occupied the place Thura
i'.iv r: rrbi.iv and cut the railway In
oiv.i : t 1 prevent Uritish troops being
f ir. r:r,nr way between Iadysmlta
i.ini (ili rin
Peviey Cannot Pill Mia Engagements.
Wurliii.gton. I). C. Special. Ad
mir.il ivwey, on the advice of his
1'hysii Lin. m cancelled the dates for
his Kts to Philadelphia and to At
lan: ami will accept tio more Invita
tions ( f tliid sort before next spring.
Hard on Atlanta.
Ai lun:a. Oa.. Special. The new
that Admiral Dewey' health would
prrwr.t Mm from filling his Atlanta
'ng.iucaii nt was received with sincere
'"got. Hear Admiral Schley, who ha3
si'ccpinl nn invitation to visit Atlanta,
was a?Urd this morning to make his
'rip r.t.xt week, filling Admiral Dow-
McKinley at Cleveland.
Cit'M iand. O., Special. President J
.McKtnli y and party reached this city
t ! 4." o'clock Wednesflay morning. A
wertion committee and members of
the city council, headed by Mayor J.
H. Farley, welcomed the President.
Sen nor Ilanna was warmly greeted
at thr depot by the entire party. Car-
' J an,'. 11 ' 1 l. j - 1 r . a v. m v wm w
mile drive out Euclid avenue, through
rorden and Wade narks. Preaident
McKlub'y. Secretary Long and Senator
"anna bpoke briefly
Bryan Speaks In Louisville.
Louisville, Ky., Special. Twenty
'noujn.l teorjle ireeted W. J. Bryan
ad tlie candidates on the Democratic
State t'rUrf at rtiurfhtll TViwrm Wed
nesday afternoon, the occasion being
ne lirst demonstration by local Demo
crats in the State campaign now in
Prnpre.-s. The crowd was filled with
enthusiasm and satiated with barbe
meat and burgoo.
Dewey Home Purchased.
Wjiiinirton. I. C Special. The
Dewey house committee which, has In
charge the purchase of a home for the
almlral from the moneys received by
house No. 1747 Rhode Island avenuo
W, known as the Fitoh house. The
hsuse is one door removed from the
corner of Connecticut avenue In what
la regarded as the most desirable seo-
ticn of the city. It Is understood that
the amount of the popular subscrip
tion was sufficient to cover the cost of
the house, Its furniture and all Inside
Kid Imitated Kruger.
listing the lion's tail was pointedly C
"unrated here Saturday. Fred Mor
Tj. aged 10, visited Cooper's circus,
finding the vigilance of the keepers he
'"zed the tail of the biggest lion and
pe it the severest twist his small
kinds were able. Wltn an angry roar
Jte benst thrust its paws through the
"ars. grabbed the child's head and
Nearly pulled it off before he could be
Negro Burned at the 5take.
Memphis. Tenn., Special. A special
to the Scimitar, from Canton, Miss.,
iys: The little town of Saint Anne,
20 miles east ef Canton, in Lake coun
r, waa last night the scene of a trag
3y a sequel to the burning of the
Cambrel family, the night .before, Joe
L2or. a negro, who was captured My
pos-se. confessed that he. ta company
VJa tfher negroes, hjid tied Mjs. Oam
tiTsrnl her tonr children JU the flodr,
tarirrtted the inTfoundlsgs Ttth kero
.id burned the un2c?tuae.te peo
Sl"XUTe. The negro, a per a CQfcleasIon
f the crime, was promptly rcped to
tk and burned -to a crisp.
Largely Attended fleeting Held
Darinjc Fair Week.
The cotton eroor o..
w v. ..... kiLaQ Hi c k
In the hall of the House ot Repreaent
atlvestfhurKi'ay evening at 8.20. Et-
cry er ji wa( flli an4 ho wure the lob
lie; Commls.'lcr.er cf Agriculture
Pattrron called the meeting to order,
and fcaid tlwt the suggestion for it
came from John S. CztinnlnKham. at
- .t. IC'I IV. MW IUVU
placed Col. Cunningham in nomination
fm M .'1 k ... . a
v. v.... uwiaii, una ne was uninlmaua
ly fleeted. Col. Cunnln-rSnm m.H.
excellent speech, outlining the needs
or me, t.umcra and the work to b
doae.. lie said:
I thank you for this great huor
conferred upon, me. by clotting me
president of this magnificent bodv of
representative North Carcllclans. The
lime has come when our people must
ui maize ana oihcush - and consider
what are the best mcana ta adopt to
foater and encourage tho great cotton
induntry of the St?ie.
"We can organize end acconiDll?ii a
great deal by wise and well directed
errorta. There waa a time when our
educated people took no Interest in
agriculture, and our fair fieldi bUw
Borced as the rone. ThU 1$ the largest
hody of rep.re?entative cotton growers
ever assembled In North Carolina.
There will be much accomplished by
wise and conservative action.
"Thanking you for the honor con
ferred upon nie by electing mo presi
dent of this convention, I now declare
the convention epen for business."
Messrs. J. D. Allen, of Wake, and
T. U. Parker, of Wayne, were elected
secretaries. The roll of counties waa
called and it was found that thirty-two
ootton growing counties were reprc-
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
News reached Ruvelgh Thursday
night which irave the facts of a hor
rible accident about a half mile from
Blanchard station, on the Cape Fear
and Northern railroad. About 9 o'
clock Wednesday morning the boiler
of a '?aw mill belonging to Farmer and
Weaver exploded, instantly killing
two men. cne the negro flre
man and the other Mr. Sim Wood, a
highly respected citizen of the commu
nlty. Mr. Wood, it seems, was merely
paa.-ing by the mill and stopped for a
few moments, and while there met his
death. The boiler exploded with ter
rific fcrce and the sound of it was
heard by the people for a mile around.
The came cf the negro fireman could
not be learned. The accident Is sup
posed to hare been caused by allowing
the water to become too low in the
Avery Kale Manged.
A dispatch to the CTaarlotte Observ
er from Newton, N. C, says: "Avery
Kale, white, was hanged here today
for the murder of Goorge Travis, also
white, near Catawba last year. Kale
va3 employed in Alley's distillery and
fur some cause was discharged, and
Travis given the place. Kale went
home, got a shot gun and returned to
the distillery, and shct Travis in the
head while the latter was at work. The
fc'iot tore away n large section of Trav
Is's skull, death resulting instantly.
Kale Immediately left for Marlon, en
listed in Company A, t'je Hornet's
Nest Riflemen, of Charlotte, and was
arrested coon after reaching camp at
Jacksonville, Fla., brought back to
Newton, tried and convicted. His
body was allowed to hang thirty min
utes, as he had requested that the job
be a thorough one, as he did net want
to come back to this world."
The National Military and Naval
Journal says Uiat steps are being ta
ken to organize n camp of Spanlsa
war veterans in North Carolina.
By a vote of 200 to 90 High Point has
decided against issuing beads to es
tabllsh a system of water works.
Mr. R. L. Steele, the well known
min man of Rockineh&in. is at the
head of a movement to build a large
bleachery In this section. It is proba
ble t&at the bleachery will be located
Killed Through Mistake.
Wednesday night about 11 o'clock
John A. "Wcddell, of Tarbcjro. clerk of
the board f labor commissioners and
tntrs treasurer, shot and killed Hamp
Banks, a half wltted colored boy who
had gone to Mr. Weddeil's house to
deliver a note. It appears that Banks
instead cf going to the door went to a
window and was trying to make his
entrance through it. IBs efforts arous
ed Mr. Weddell, who asked who was
tw id what was wanted. The ne-
m marfa nn &nswei but thrust his
head into the room through a pane of
broken glass. At this Mr.. Weddell
seized a pistol and fired several shots.
The negro was miiea rasianuy.
Tobacco Growers Organize.
A meeting cf the tobacco growers
of the State was iheld in the hall of the
un. it Rpnresentatlves Thursday, af
ternoon. Mx. E. J. Ragsdale was made
A Mr. H. D. Edeerton sec
retary. The depressed condition of to
caused by the steady de
crease, in the price of tobacco was dis
cussed, and it was rescavea to lorm a
permanent organization to try to rem
.t hm fnnrvitivns. - Mr. J. Bryan
Grimes, of Pitt, was elected president J
of the association.
Dewey to Come South Again.
Washington. D. C, Special. Admir
al Dewey received a call from a dele
gation ??om Macon, Ga., headed by
tatlvndPr esidenrttB letia a
Representative Bartlett and President
Smith, of the Chamber of Commerce
vhn nresfented an invitation in
him tfi viait Macon.; Admiral Dewey
exrressea oia uaiun. auu saia . tnax
while he regrefted he could not makto
s. -iit at. th time of his tr In tn Afc.
lanta yet he epectd to go Wtttfc. dur
ftjg the winter or early, spring, and at
that time ne.wouia visit Macon ana
Savannah., ; . .
Enthusiastic Greetings by Mis Ad-
miring Fellow Citizens.
Milwaukee, Wis., Special. Notwith
standing the fact that President Mc
Kinley did not retire until 4 o'clock In
the morning, being kept up by the
banquet giren by the Milwaukee
Merchants and Manufacturers Associ
ation, he vias up bright and early, and
I 9.30 o'clock the party wa driven out
to the National Soldier Home, in the
extreme western portion of the city.
The President addrested a few words
of greeting to the old veterans and es
the time for making the trip was very
I limited, took a hurried departure. The
streets which were traversed by ' the
presidential party were thronged with
people. Including many thousand
school children, and the entire distance
the President was kept bowing his ac
knowledgments to fa:; hearty greet
Bryan In Kentucky.
.Stanford, Ky., Special.- The second
day of W'm. J. Bryan's Kentucky cam
paigning trip was spent in the central
part of the state under unfavorable
weather conditions. The start was from
Louisville at 6 o'clock in the moraing.
A heavy rain storm prevailed and con.
tlnued throughouUthe day. Frankfort
the capital city was reached at 8 o'
clock and as the guests of ex-Senator
J. C. S. Blackburn, the party had
breakfast at the Capital Hotel. De
spite the rain and the early hour, a
large crowd assembled in the opera
houes to hear Mr. Bryan. The longest
speech of the day was at Lexington, 'n
Chautauqua hall, before perhaps the
largest gathering met during the cay's
trip. There was a large and demon
strative assembly at Mount Sterling.
the meeting being held In the open
court yard, while the rain came down
in torrents. There were friendly
crowds at Versailes, Richmond, Win
chester, Stanford and Junction City,
where a stop was made for the night.
Ex-Governor McCreary and party
boarded the special at Winchester and
went to Junction City. Judge Morton
introduced Mr. Bryan at Lexington,
i as the man who "came with a message
of warning and advice to the State and
The Shamrock Breaks Down.
New York, Special. The topmast
of the cup challenger Shamrock was
carried away 25 minutes after the big
single sticker had crossed the starting
line Tuesday, and her enormous club
sail, with its 3,000 feet of canvass,
came rattling down on deck, leaving
her a hopeless cripple. No amount of
pluck or courage could face such a ca
tastrophe, and Captain Hogarth im
mediately abandoned the race, towing
the Shamrock back to her anchorage,
after he had cleared away th3 wreck
age. Tne Columbia continuea over tne
j course alone, placing to her credit the
second of the races for the American
A Progressive Railroad.
The constantly inct easing business
on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
has necessitated very materal additions
to the telegftph service. During the
pa9t year nearly 2,000 miles of copper
wire, 166 pounds to the mile, have bean
strung. New lines have been placed in
service between Baltimore and Pitts
burg, Baltimore and Parkersburg,
Newark, O., to Chicago, Philadelphia
to Newark, Philadelphia to Cumber
land and Cumberland to Grafton. Dur
ing the summer several of these wires
were auadruplexed between Baltimore
and Cumberland and duplexed west.
Like all new Baltimore and Ohio work
the lines are constructed in the best
Cotton Crop Estimated.
Savannah, Ga., Special. Fifty-five
mmher of the Savannah cotton ex
change have estimated the crop. The
estimate was consolidated ana tne
i AveraerA was found to be 10.264,103
bales. The highest estimate was 11.-
111,000 hales and the lowest 9,135,uuaj
bales. The estimates, while unofficial,
were posted on the board. They were
made from actual data receiveu oy
Dewey Behind Time.
Washington, D. C, Special. Fresh
from the series of New England dem
onstrations in his honor. Admiral
Dewey returned to Washmington Jate
Monday afternoon on the belated
through Federal express from Boston.
His home-coming after a continuous
round of celebrations, extending prac
tically from his arrival at Sandy Hook-
marked his first experience in being
hnnra hehind his schedule, for the
train bearing his party, delayed by the
dansA fnar ahnnt New xorK narDCT
during the night, pulled into the Penn-
ninnla ftonnr. tinre at S:55t. m.. six
hours and 13 minutes late. It was a
fatiguing and featureless trip.
Dewey to Visit Atlanta.
Washington, D. C., Special. A com
mittee representihg the citizens of At
lanta, accompanied by Representative
Livingston, of Georgia, called upon
Admiral Dewey Tuesday to arrange
the details of his trip to Atlanta, it
was decided that, in company with
Lieutenant Brumby, who Is to be
presented with a sword by the city or
Atlanta and a citizens' committee, the
admiral will leave Washington next
Monday night, arriving at Atlanta
McKinley In Michigan.
Three Oaks Mich.. Special. Every
person -within a radius of 10 miles of
this little town apparently turned out
to rreet President McKinley at 6
o'clock Tuesday evening. The cannon
contributed tp the Maine monument
fund by Admiral Dewey was won by
Three Oaks, and its enthusiasm was
in full "hi a v when tire President and
23s cabinet were escorted through files
of school children, wgvgsjaxaau nag3,
tn a stand' nea the car. The Presi-
i dint gpote briefly and Introduced the
cabinet. A were oeaviu cueerea.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, TEURSD AY, OCTOBER 2i, 1890.
COLUMBIA WON OUT.
Shamrock Defeated and the Cup StiH
Remains U America.
A FINE WIND AND A GREAT RACE.
The Last of The Series For The Amer
ican Cup a Magnificent Rough
New York. Special. Througii wild
and hoary eas, in a breexe that ap
proached tho dignity of a gale, the
gallant sloop Columbia vanquished the
British challenger Shamrock by 6
minutes and 34 seconds, corrected
time, thus completing the series for
the America' -cup with a magnificent
rough weather duel and a glorious
Yankee victory. For the eleventh time
the attempt of a foreigner to wrest
from America the yachting suprem
acy of the world has failed. The in
trinsic value of the reward which hun
dreda of thousands of dollars were ex
pended to secure is small simply an
antiquated piece of silverware which
tiueen Victoria orrerea to the best sail-
ing ship in the world in the early days
of her reign, but around it cluster the
precious memories of unbroken Amer
ican triumph and the honor of mastery
in the noblest of sports. To Sir
Thomas Liptcn, whose name is now
added to the list of defeated aspirants
for the honor of carrying the cup back
acroes the Atlantic, the failure was a
crushing blow. . His hope had been
high. But, like the true sportsman
that he is, the sting of defeat has left
no bitterness, and with undaunted
courage, he intimates that he may be
back with a better boat to try again.
During his stay here, Sir Thomas has
made himself more popular than any
previous challenger, and" the yachts
men of this country will be glad to
Welcome him back. Except for the re--
peated flukes and the unfortunate ac
cident to the challenger on Tuesday,
this series of races has been unmar
red by a single untoward Incident. The
boats have had two fair and square
races, one in the light airs and the
other in a heavy blow, and Sir Thomas
is perfectly satisfied that he was beat
en by the better boat.
The day's race was a glorious test of
the rough weather qualities of the two
yachts. There was too much frosti
ness in the air for comfort, and it was
far too rough for landlubbers. The
sky was overcast with cold, gray
clouds and the fierce flaws of the chil
ling blasts out of the northeast whip
ped the foam out of the racing waves
until they whitened the face of the
sea. Outside the ccean was a riot of
white caps. Some of the holiday, fleet
declined to brave the perils of . the
harpies riding down on the northeaster
and those that did rolled and plunged
in the tumbling billows, ' sending 'all
but the old salts below. The prayer of
Sir Thomas for wind was answered. It
was blowing 25 miles an hour, at the
light ship, enough wind and enough
sea to make any racing machine stag
ger. The course, fifteen miles before
the wind south by west, carried the
yachts straight down the Jersey coast
to a point off Long Braneh, so that the
race was sailed in plain view of the
thousands pejebed upon the heights of
Navesink and stretched along tho
shore from Seabright to Asbury Park.
The English Fall Back.
Idysmith, By Cable. (Delayed.)
The Carbineers and Border Mounted
Rifles, who have been in action with
the enemy nearly all day, returned this
evening, falling back, fighting, in the
face of some 2,000 Boers. It Is reported
that 16 Boers were killed. Several times
the Boers came within 400 yards range,
but their shooting was bad and the
Maxims rendered - signal service in
stopping their rushes. They have a
large wagon train and artillery. ,
Asslgned to Special Duty .
Washington, D. C, SpeciaL Secre
tary Long has issued an order assign
ing Admiral Dewey to special Inty at
the Navy Department. This was done
because, smciThis arrival in WJakhjng
ton the admiral his .een on r&fting
orderVemlV. but nw "rtth thg prospect
oi the recojring of the PJiilippin?
ctanipionreauiing his' atteniaase,
it is njoisgr ftb put p.lm in. active ser
vice with alU Emoluments pertaining
thereto. - -" - ,
Tie mv cf Ae yachts throuca the
seas on the final Uck was magnificent
Geysers spurted from the bows and
drenched the sailors lying piled up
against the weather ralL As the gal
Yankee shot across tae Acuta, be
tween the lightship and committee
bos, the skippers of the fleet tht had
gotten there in time almost forgot to
opek their whistles, so absorbed were
thejf in the stirring spectacle. But
they made up for it later. The defeat
ed challenger raced across the line five
minutes and 17 seconds later.
The much -tooted rough t weather
boat had been beaten over a 30-mile
course by six minutes and it second
actil time, or with the allowance she
was to concede the Columbia, on ac
couut of her longer, water line, sis
minutes and 34 seconds. The Shamrock
got a nolscr reception than the Colum
bia a. she finished, pet&aps because
the latter's time at which she crossed
gave opportunity for some of the be
lated vessels to get up. -
A grand spectacle followed. The vic
tor, after lowering her sails, set ths
Stars and Stripes at her topmast truck,
at both ends of her spreader and at
the taffrall. Soon the whole fleet blos
somed out in Ameioan flags. 'Patriotic
skippers ransacked their lockers for
them and they flew from every staff
and mast The Corsair, the flagship of
the New York Yacht Club, had six
flags in the stiff breeze as she went
alongside the Columbia and gave her
three shrieking blasts. Then her crew
ciaeered and the hardy Deer Islanders
aboard the Columbia responded with
bared heads. All the chips in the ex
cursion fleet followed, turning loose
their whistles in a maddening chorus,
whose notes ranged from the deep bas3
of the sound steamers to the shrill
falsetto of the torpedo boats. Some of
the excursion boats kept their whis
tles going half way to New York. La
ter the Erin, which had remained be
hind for a few minutes with the Sham
rock, steamed up to the Columbia, the
Stars and Stripes fluttering from main
and mizzen. The Corsair greeted her
with cannon, which Sir Thomas ac
knowledged by dipping the English
Jack at the taffrail. Then, by Sir
Thomas' orders, the crew of the Erin
lined the rail and gave three good
Anglo-Saxon cheers for the victors.'
They were returned with interest by
the proud crew of the Columbia. The
American boat was the first to reach
bor mooring buoy inside the Hook,
and when 'her late rival came up in
tow, the sailors of both seized the op
portunity to cheer each other lustily.
Later, Sir Thomas went aboard the
Carsir and there soon, afterward, Mr.
Iselln. managing owner of the Colum
bia, joined Aim. There were toasts to
victor and vanquished, to America and
Great Britain to gentlemen and ladies
and all sorts of things, and so, with
felicitations all around, the cup series
for 1899 ended with the best of good
: Medal For MMsett.
Washington, D. C, Special A tele
phone message from Wren?, Ga., 12
miles east, says mixed train No. 43
from Tennfile, Ga., to Augusta, was
wrecked three-quarters of a mile from
there Thursday evening. While turn
ing a sharp curve at Bushy Creek tres
tle the flange on the front truck of the
engine broke and the engine and four
cars wmt headlong into the 'creek.
Engineer Nunn and Fireman McNair
were both fatally injured. The passen
gers all escaped.
Must go to Prison.
. New York. Special. Judge Lacombe,
in the United States Circuit Court,
handed down a decision dims! Being the
writ of habeas corpus in the case of
former Captain Oberlin M. Carter, -who
is under sentence of five years impris
onment for conspiracy to defraud the
government In contracts. The deel
sion was given 4a a lengthy opinion,
which upholds, the findings of t&e
Glenco Gamp, By Cable. After eight
hours mf continuous "heavy fighting.
Talama Bill was carried by the Doub-
lin Fusileers and the KJgs Rifles, under
1 cover of a. well Served axtflery fcttack
; by the Thirteenth and filxty-nlnth bat
tisrie. The Boeis. who UireatJBned: the
f British reir. have KtlW. The fight
'"wo a ,1mttt an eVnit tXnntfriArt "f thlt
at MJJuba Hill except that the pc&U
jtions of the Boer ana isnuan feme
s were reversed,"
" " " ' m
STATE FAIR CLOSED.
Best AaJ most Largely AtUndoJ
Ever IteU la The Mat.
With Friday &e State Fair of l
closed so far as the general public U
concerned; it remain cely for the cM
cialj to cast up the accounts, annwace
the awards, pay te premiums and re
ceive the congratulation cf friend
upon the undoubted sueccs that the
Pair has been from the point of view
cf exhibits and crowd.
It is perhaps not an extravagant
estimate to say that on Tuesday. Wed
nesday. Thursday and Friday of thtj
week, 30.000 visitors were admitted ta
the groumbj. and while there ha been
some criticism, as is always the
there is no denying that judgvd by the
usual standards the Fair was a great
success, and that a large majority of
those who went to it went away quite
well satisfied with the use they made
of their money.
Friday the chief attraction were
the races beginning at 1 p. m.. and ih
game of football between the teams of
the Agricultural and Mechanleal Col
lege and Bingham School, of Ashe
vllle. The crowd In attendance waa
perhaps numbered 5.000 people, and so
far as amusements were concerned It
was oue of the best days of the Fair;
for, however er. spiring the Immense
crowd of Thursday "may have been it
was rather iu its own way.
The success of the Fair has been due
in large measure to the unremitting
iuuu8try or rresidot mttle. Secre
tary Pogue and Treasurer Denoo, all
of whom hare mp.de sacrifices of tim
and private Interests for tie Fair.
They at least have the consolation of
knowing that their wcrk has been ap
preciated by thoo who know best
what it has been and what It requires
to get up a fair of the sort they gave
the State this year.
The e-thibits this year, both those In
Floral Hall and the animal exhibit.
have been especially satisfactory to
visitors, as I know from the expres
sions of opinion I have beard from
hundreds during the week. The Bilt
more a&d Occoaeechee farms have
been a revelation to the thousands of
agriculturalists who visited the Fair
ami have attracted mgch a tiro tio:
Cotton Mills in Cabarrus.
A new mill tas been started at For
est Hill, near Concord, Cabarrus coun
ty. Closing its account cf the dedica
tion of this mill the Standard give
the following interesting statistics in
regard to the cotton mills at Concoid
and Forest Hill:
Ode!l Manufacturing Company start
ed in 1878, with 1.400 spindle, no
looms. It ha3 now running 30,000 spin
dles and 1,320 looms. The new mill
Just completed will contain 520 looms.
making in all 30,000 spindles and 1.
850 looms. Cannon Manufacturing
Company has 17.000 spindles and oi)
ooms. This new mill there will add
8,(HK spindles and 300 looms, making
23,000 spindles and 810 loom. Cabar
rus Mills have 4,5000 spindle and 320
looms. Llppard and Shealey Manu
facturing Company have 2,000 spindles.
Coleman Manufacturing Company bas
7,000 spindles and 150 looms. The Bala
m,Ills have 3,000 spindles, making in all
C9,o00 spindles and 3.1 GO looms.
Tar Heel Brevities.
The Winston floral Darade will take
place at the Piedmont park at 11
o'clock next Thursday morning.
Lieutenant Brouehton of the Raleieh
military company is charged with mis
appropriating X4 or tne company a
Experts pronounce the poultry show
at the State Fair the best ever made.
F. E. Hege says it is better than tho
made at any fairs heretofore.
Application was made to the peniten
tiary board for convicts to work in the
Cumnock coal mines, but was refused
the board declaring that no convicts
should work in the mines.
According to the Raleigh correspon
dent of the Charlotte Observer, the
exodus of negroes from the State con
tinues. The positive assertion Is mad
that 3,500 have left Wilmington. No
less than 200 able-bodied negroes have
left Northampton county for New
York and New Jersey mainly. They
leave behind the old and the decrepit
The great exodus of 18S8-'89 was en
tirely southward, while this year's is
The attendance at the State fair was
Near Selina a white man named
Deans and his brother-in-law were In
a boat on a mill pond. The boat ran
on a stump and both men Jumped out.
Neither could swim. Deans was
drowned while his brother helplessly
witnessed the terrible scene from the
shore, 100 yards away, where he was
fishing.- Dears' brother-in-law caught
hold of the boat and thus saved his
Mr. A. B. Thompson, a well-to do
farmer of Emmons township, who ha:
been insane for several months, was
carried to the State hospital at Mor-
ganton yesterday morning. The asy
lam is already crowded with inmates
and he could not secure admission at
present. He was brought back to
Lexington last night .and placed in
jail. Lexington Dispatch. J
The Supreme Court decides the ease
of Convict MeMabon and holds that a
prisoner sentenced to confinement in
the penitentiary for life, whose sen
tence is afterward commuted to a
term of years, Is entitled to statutory
commutation for good conduct only
from the date of the commutation of
.his sentence to the term of years.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Norwood Manufacturing ' Company,
held last week, a semi-annual divi
dend of 5 per cent, -was declared. Th
mill has been I operation only e!gh
One of the most important and is
terestlng exhibits at the fair Is tr .
collective ore. representing the wor .
work industries at High Point, elg'
teen factories. Furniture of all kin
baskets and trunks are the feature
The trunk manufactory is the ozly
one in tl " . .
We have bed four consecutive frosts
and freezes, beginning on Saturday
night Mnch damage is done to cane
and the apple crop is more or less dam
aged: The chestsnt crop, it Is thought,
Is entirely ruined. The fodder -ra
in 'the main, cared for before the
freezes came. Bocne Democrat.- '
The Salisbury Sun ears Robert An
dersen, a yonag man IMng a couple
cf miles from Sal sfci-r. on tho SJ&er
riira road, cet witA a distressing ac
cident Friday af tern :on. While feed
ing mclasses c2ne icto a mill his right
hand Wt3 caught vcrr badly
tpaahed, . . ,.
FOR A DIG BATTLE.
Forces Uauf t for a Great firtt ii
PIOJAtti SCENE OF FIRST IATTU.
PreHsalaury MJrsalsii Already Fotagwt
About Acton Homes and Lester's
London, by Cable Tbrre I si ill aa
authentic news from Mar king, tut all
reports tend to cor Ann tte Wl!f that
Colonel UaJn-rowtl u ho!j!a his
own. and nn credit la rlrea to ta
vague rumor that flag of truce had
A considerable ngageaaent U antic
ipated la the Tlcinity of La4r3iitfc.
The corablnid advance of !fcrs and
Free State troops In this direction has
been expected with no InconsUrrabU
skill and shows a eiear appreciation
of the British position. Central Sir
George Stewart Whit has U.iwO men
and forty-six guns available, besides
a considerable force cf olu Meets, ft
hold Ladysmith and no anxiety 1 felt
on his account for the Natal country,
where the engagement la expected. I
fairly open, and although the motk of
moving thm will be difficult. th guns
are likely to da good work.
The country U net favorable for
Boer tactics aud it will be very dlSit uit
for them to avoid the exposure of
fteir flanks to attack by a vigorous
and mobile enemy already occupying
useful position, that I, supposing
they really mean to fight, and not mere
ly to attempt to draw General White
farther out with a view of surrounding
bim. General White has a large body
of excellent cavalry, which will be put
to good use.
It is stated that the enemy's scouts
are almost in touch with the outptV
Et Glenco. The lljern are working
around both sides wita the Idea of get
ting soMth of Ladysmith. and attacking
in forof with the co-operation of C021-
rnandait General Joubert. At Glenco
the British patrol covered a aide srea
in order to prevent outfianking and
were subject to a hot fire in p?rslit-
ent skirmishing. General Sir George
Stewait White U quite prepared to of
fer bavle and the camp la p'.ead at
the prospect of striking a definite
The Daily Telegraph's correspondent
at Ladysmith says no newspaper repre
sentatives are allowed to prticeed from
there, either to Icstcr's Station or Ac
ton Homes .and adds thit General
Jonbeit's fortes are moving against
Glecoe and Lester's Station, on the
Harrismltn-Lynch line. According lo
the same authority, some volunteer
who had Ju?t come into tadysmita
from Lo-ter'a Station and Acticii
Homes before the tlispatth was sct.
reported that 300 Boers tried ineffectu
ally to cut off small parties of British
troops, but tho Natal men were too
wary to be caught and retired, firing.
The enemy, as usual, hid themselves
behind hills, rocks snd gullies, but
were unable to advance. They used
cannon against the British riflemen,
who nevertheless maintained a stout
resistance. The firing was very heavy.
Two thousand Boers were engaged at
Acton Homes and fewer at lister's
Station. It 13 reported that the enemy
there is hemmed in and suffering se
The Times Ibasti correspondent,
telegraphing juider date of October 14.
says: "The Boers were around us all
day yesterday and broke up the line In
several places between Pitsanl and
Mafeklng. They were attacked and de
feated by a tarty of our men from
Mafeklng. Thirty Boers were killed
during the night. Another lot broke
up the line a mile north of Labatal.
cutting the wires. The station master
and all of us here set to woik
and have Just restored communication.
To Protect The Railroads.
President Ingalle. of the Big Four
and Chesapeake and Ohio railroad,
has asked the Industrial Commission
to recommend legislation which would
protect. the railroads and Insure vol
form rates, saying that If some action
of the kind. were not taken the railroad
condition would become worse In the
future than it had been in the pasL
Invited to 5avanaafa.
Savannah, Ga Special. A commit,
tee representing the city council and
citizens has left here for Washington
to Invite Admiral Dewey, Lieutenant
Brumby, Secretary Long. Admiral
Schley and others to visit Savannah.
The committee consists of Mayor Pro
Tern. TiMeman. CoL J. IL Estill, edl
tor of the Morning News; President D.
G. Purse, of the board of trade, and
Leopold Adler. The committee car
ried about twenty-fire onad dressed In
vltations to be distributed among
prbminent men. Admiral Dewey has
an appointment with the committee in
Washington on Wednesday.
Tragedy In Charleston.
Charleston. 8. Special N. T
Pittman, of Gourdins. S. C. was shot
and killed at the Hotel Calhoun here
bv his brother. A. J. Pittman, of Sum
merville. There had teen bad blood
between the two men for some time
on account of business differences, but
efforts had been made to reconcile
them. Both of the brothers are past
middle age. and they are both well
known in this section of the State.
British SoMects Tlast Leave.
" London. By Cable. The Cape Town
correspondent of The Dally Mall sayt:
The authorities at Johannesburg
have announced that they will make a
house to house Inspection oa Monday,
and will compel every British subject
to leave the town. Dispatches from
Belrs, dated Saturday, state that th-
Bcers, advancing rorhwarJ.- wcoe re-
tmisd at Lobatsi station. Th'j doubt
less mean3 that Colanel Limner's fo'ce
advancing to the relief or Mafek'ag
had encountered the Bc?rs.-; :
icacxf tk cellar.
At Kf Kri tt ev ms f rl
Kw fntr are mftf a4 e eW.
At tVMH. Ca, ThatvJtr. W. II
Co.br a aad tl!M II. A. rx.k
la Mlf drfetse.
A srerlal Is th tUmlgaaa Ai
llrtali. from Bsaser. Alt,
Tae tWsvstwr Rttsg Milt. J
14 for several yr sstw:il re
ten ifrratkes wMala lb fttt
days, a ew rotapsry ts t f&r
i alta a rental mtm k of tt ! .
The tHsaatrk V.pm Cvmpkr. watrfc
as rmitlr organised with cssCUl
stwrk cf $!7;eM tT t art mf
maacfMtnrtbf tree pipr. will !at Its
1Um( at Nona tuna'aakam. a seban
of lllmlactsa. A Is.
The rtiofiV tW-Mrtstrnf Lsa x-
dcrrd it hvfipltal stailoa jmU9U ml
tort Monro dUKoet:nioi. tm Utobf
31st oa account 4 tb trm troces re
nialnibg at th pnst.
at New Or Irate there t vte t
tase of yellow feer sed m deaths
Finis II. Ilasrts. IiTab e4ttr t4
of O PxttyuB dl Tawrdy night .
In a rare riot gr.T1se omi of ii
women's dispute, at Ksst ir atr. Ala .
two argru vrre kitted.
Ta I aaaLtrrs ot It. tVcirdrarj
ill prt-M-nt a portrait of (W-rsi Kb
eit K. Ie to the Wirt lc4Bt Millltri
Jaiuts J. Jiffrlrs rfrot ta New York
from Asbury Park agala W4a4ay.
snl bis Ism arm s ftsttd. Tel
treat mint will bar l b kept ep for a
werk. sel the f bamjkt) will br
abl lo do athe trmlalrg ubtll it is
The 29.O0 cotton mill itratiis
Fsll Hirer. Mass.. have started
movement to sur a gmnl idss-
lrrldeBt McKinley lil lnha th
preDsrstka of Lis sncl tnessss: t-
CjnKrrss artly sfter hi rtum
Jsturs 11. I Mi. ii Nw Ycik stonr
espla!nd to lb 'nduttiltl jmUlri
by tMtHtf prefir t" cirtsii'.a iadr
lss f New lfcy.
Hon. W. lV)ui CVn-hisuc. of Ne
Yccr. mad tL prlsclpal Hfea t
fjr the lo ing si-ft on cf ta m'M Im
perialist ttmUrtar t Cticjg(.
The Aiaer i so f'tristaia Misslensrr
Society 4 the Chuira f lU:p!es. :
s-kjiun In Clninnttl. t ! t4 crVrrs
Wednetday. Kansas City a cHyser.
as the next mr tlr.g plar.
Tite Naki4,tu:l Live tovk LtrLsng
is hi anna4l ses k-n at Hi. Paul. iin3.
Ia tie new lion bilJc t ublaatUm
the Berlin Iron Comjny. it Kast Ber
lin, Cfau.. Is to control all New Hna
TTlf Clt'gll f,Ltett StlliJIM4 u-
firislly that Kn.prir Villlsai wtll
Htt fr Kngiand oa NoretaW llta
Th UriUsh advar- force ia Natal
rarr.e in conUct with the itors in l-
vidnlty of Atcn Horries ard Itster"j
Station, about IS mils U'H-th cf Idjr
CXlib. Nsisl. Tburslsy rnornlnr. Hi-
rc began at l a. m. and roatlnnej
wita ifltraUIon all day. An im
portant battle Is regxrued as immi
nent. The Queen has oeclded to rail Oi
the Ilrltbh militia.
It is rer,ortH that Geimsny Is sek .
leg an odrantage in Samoa as the
price .f hr nutrality in Hooth Afri
ca. Captains Vonlet and Chanoln. lead
ers of an outlaw French espdnloa la
Afri s, Lar been kllld by their owa
General Biooke reports the dU at
Havana on Tharsdsv of John Urn.
Company K. Pereata Cavalry.
OenerzJ Lam-ton's Liocus are advanc
ing In Luzon, and b expects to attack
San Iaidro in two days.
A diaoatcb from Manila says that
the Filipino Junta will send repreara-
tatirea to WachIcgton ttls winter tc .
present the Filipino cause.
A tlerlia disnatch tars that th
ITnited States has proponed dirlsioa of
the Samoa ItlanCs.
Two hundred and thirty persons
hate - bubonic plague near Toledo.
Tie New South Wales Assembly has
rcted I1SQ.000 for ending the New
South Wales contingent to South
The Aastrian Reichrath re-emed Its
seecions at Vienna.
The total bank cleansga la the Uni
ted States for the week were 'A.
7C3J77; per cent, la crease. 4L Ex
clusive f New York. $711.K.lt7; per
cent. In crease, 27J.
Prof. t. C Worster and Colonel
Denby. lbillppine commissioners, ar
rived at Vancouver. B. CL. Wedneeday.
on the steamer Emprera of Japaa and
left la the afternoon for Waahlngton.
where they will make their report te
The proprietor ef a hotrl et Atlantic
City recently bought adjoining prop
erty from a widow for Sl&0.tOO. It
made the cash payment of fSOOt la
gold. hanllBg It to .the widow's faoew
In a wagon. She ref used to receive tt.
however, but lnsined on a check,
which was given her.
Agulnaldo has Issued a book girfca
the basis of fi PJIplno rlala that
American oScials ! the early part X
15S reccgaizeJ FlllpUie lndepeadnre.
The taking of the returns of Havana
Is pFogresaing farorably.
The acting secretary, of the navy baa
approved be findings of the court of
Inquiry censuring Captain Goodrich
snd Lieutenant kfof.ts for the short
age of cjal 00 the Newark during the
cruiser's recent voyage te Saa IVia
The International Commercial Goa-.
grefe. In session ia Philadelphia, dis
cussed trade and ex pass! oa while con-fcidc-ring
roaunerclal conditions la
The House of Commons voted 19..
000,000 pounds (about tie.0ec.COT for
the supplementary army ect'tottea.
President Asdrade, - of Vexecucls,
has fled from Caracas..' and it is said
that the revc ration Is at aa end.
The Interest ca bends? anticipated
cp to July L l09 agsregatea fS72Utl.
from wLieh the gcveraxseet rebate is
9ZU9. - r.
XJma, Pern, via Galveitva. SptcUL
T-ae Sclirhua natiecaJ caaveet'ia
Friday and Sunday next will elect the
next president cf the republic II is
cocs'iered almcct certain that Cen
P&ndo will be chosen for the prwl-