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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9. 1S9.
A 25-ROUND FIGHT.
h V-hich Ears, Eyes And Noses
A I II.RCC ENCOUNTER IN THE RING.
AM"'-' I.S5t of the right, On! of Jef
fries' (iltivcs Flew Off snJ He Was
ic:i tlic Decision by the Referee.
Jof: ! ;'
M ! r 1
ni.l) Conoy Island Sporting
New York. Snnclal. Jamrn .1.
r-t.i!n tho clianiplonahlp of
!'!. Ufftrfe Gooric Sllor rivo
(! ( islon at th c-nJ of ths 'Dtb
r vi r bailor Xharlcey FrUay
!t 0110 of tho rao.it raai--
I ...Hi ' U'it 1iaa takfii place,
i;i"'it r:.t- crowd that evor gata-
: l hi Mic f':iiiy Inland Cln I'.ouso
;in' ' l h'! l!ypirate strtigyl-j for
n;p, .i.i.-if-y. In five rounds Jeffries
In i l.f ifr r of Urn flht. in the first
t'.vi ?!i-1 in th la.'t thr?o. During
Vi- .r.n r twciity, Sharkey forced tiio
I". , iinl liko a bull tcrrlur wai at
hi; on vith liuth LnmLi unocatiin.t
Ir in fios-j twenty roundH JcTries
gr ai ul;,:it ami hrawii nclpol to
rM o!T tho .H.ilior end la th 22d
r t . I ln r vn fncl: n ccuplj of vlc
lni::; nrpT cuts tbat mad2 Slnrkny
fvir.-w Tom cr.mo hicf ngiln in
th and fi.'th, n;t hv a? woak
I'lM.l rivitly by J.?r!os iclout
Lluw.i. f'no minuto btforo tlio j.;ons
pnuti li'd t.) end th j flht, Joffrk'S'
hit j-,h ). crnn.' off and practically
tli" ci n rest w.n over. I ho ri.ci'ie
m-it!..ncd to Jctfrt'vj' corner: an
An.! "h'.in r. a w.";3 dim? mound the
fhar.ipir.tr a pho;i!ders and the crowd,
out end in tin arena cheered
T.'iMIy. Tlif crowd ea the opposite
jitvl in Sharkov'a coiner yelled for
FlKirU'.'y. rud thus t'.io men were led
to id' !r dressing rooms. The thou
rnt:; rf Ffcctatovs were banked for-t-
fiti .! 1 'i i.i tho IntiMins, fio place
! ; it pack, il from ilsgskle to rafters
1 llin ui.-h'ii around the rins were
1!:-c!. The tremendous crowd r.v.eat
i I inuliT the th''o of 405 era liht,
iii';c'ii feet or le,; trcaa the canvas ot
the tlrclo. The heat was In-
t' r 'i'l.-j '.;:liters v.'ere al-. ost e-:
li.'.iisti-d. ami tlio Bpectatcis arlcki.'.'.
It seemed at first na though It
would Le a short fight, for In the sec
end round Jeffries put the sailor to
tho n:;iLs with a left on the Jaw
and the referee began to call off the
second.? as Sharkey kneeled on the
floor. liut from the third round on
?:ira!icy, with hl3 vlIou3 swings to
the rihj and the Jaw, kept the crowd
en its feet waiting for a knock out.
. Jeffries stood the terrific punish
ment, and with hi3 eye. nose and ear
H'l:t. crime back Just a3 viciously in
the last three rounds and almost re
trieved himwcK. Then came the un
fnrtnnntc and unsatisfactory ending,
Jeffries' glove flying off, bringing the
flKht to an end, although the crowd
tirpcd Shnrkey to rush In and end It.
This ho tried to do. but Jeffries
fought him back, and referee Siler
rushed to the rescue. It was noticed
thnt Jeffries used his weight to the
K.-f advantage, throwing himself all
over the sailor, but the latter did his
I'll a re of the hugging, too, and both
were warned repeatedly.
Ten thousand spectators gathered
around tha ringside. A preliminary
event of ten rounds at 123 pound9,
preceded the bis event and Kid Gou
lette, ef Rochester, who looked a
great deal like Jeffries on a small
scale, was beaten by Tommy Moran,
ot ttrcoklyn. Then, after half an
hour's delav. Tom Sharkey could be
seen making his way through
crowd. He was well received.
Jeffries was cheered to the echo.
JUDGE SIMONTOVS DECISION.
Hands Down an Opinion In the Rail
Judge Simoaton'o opinion la the
tax a-iuessment case. In which h5
granta an Injunction agalnat the cor
poration commission, Auditor and
Treasurer to prevent the tax levied
for 1803 from being collected oa the
Southern, Seaboard Air Line, At
lantic Coast Line and Atlantic and
North Carolina railroads, and dlrect3
that the aaseisnient of 1897 eh all
stand, Is a long one, making fivo
newspaper columns. The allegation
by the railroads was that In making
the as-ejament, the corporation com
mission had exceeded Its p.owcr; that
the mode o! assessment waa eo dif
ferent from that aa to other pronerty
as to there being equal protection of
law; that there u systematic undar
valuatlon cf property other than rall-
rcvl property and that railroad
property Is valued higher than , that
or Individuals. The questions raised
are Federal questions, under the
fourteenth amendment. Each case de
pends upon the construction and ap
plication of the II. S. constitution. If
tho Btakutcs under which the cor
poration commission acts conflict
with the United States constitution,
then the commission end State offi
cers, Gcting under Its proceeding,
may be enjoined.
The question as to whether tho
commission has power to levy assess
ment on the property of railroads is
decided negatively. The act of 1891
creating ihe railroad commlssicn.
gave It no power to levy assess
ments. That act vas effective in
April, whllo the machinery act of
1SDI, which gave power to the com
mission to assess. wa3 ratified in
March. It therefore amended the
commission act. It would be an
"nomaly If the amending act should
rccede the act amended. The legis
lature of 1S99, In creating the cor
poration commission, declared that
it should perform all duties and exer
cise the powers Imposed upon the
railroad commission by chapter 32,
acts of 1391, but that chapter con
fers no power to assess. Chapter
637, acts of 1897, authorizes the rail
road commission, corporation com
mission, or such board as shall suc
ceed to their duties, to assess prop
erty which has escaped taxation. This
act recognizes the existence of the
railroad commission and its powers
and leaves to inference entirely the
idea that one is substituted for the
other. If no other act creates the
corporation commission into a boa.rd
of appraisement and assessment of
railroad property, this act cannot do
go by indirection. It must be borne
ti mind that the legislation now
. cr discussion is not remedial
!a conclusion the Judge says that
oa the whole the conclusion cannot
be resisted that either intentionally
or accidentally the corporation com
mission was not clothed witn vne
power cf appraising and assessing
railroad property, and that its at
tempted action, herein complained cf,
is without authority oi law.
Saturday Clerk of Court Riddle!:
received Judge Simoriton's opinion
In the above case. The proposed as
sessment would increase the rail
roads' assessment $9,000,000. It is
construed here that the decision
means an injunction granted until a
hearing. The clerk sent the opinion
(12 pages) to a printer, so as to have
it ready Monday morning.
It is to be regretted that this con
clusion renders unnecessary the dis
eu.si:on cf the mcrit3 of the case,
presented so ably and fully by coun
sel on both sides. The conclusion
reached, while it stops the hand of
the court, now simply postpones the
rtpHsion on the grave questions un
derlying the case. This postpone
ment, however, will not operate to
excuse the complainants from the
payment of taxes. The provisions of
the revenue act of 1897 arc in full
force and taxes therein provided
must be paid.
SCHLEY IN ATLANTA.
The Hero Cf Sanliao Welcomed In
The Gate City.
MURDER IN WILKES COUNTY.
John Colermn Killed His Sfster-lo
Law, Then Himself.
Story Ending in Two Murders
A special from Winston says: Par
ticulars were received here of a double
murder near Lovelace, Vilkes county.
John Coleman tact and instantly kiil-
HANDSOME LOVING CUP PRESENTED, l. d th placed The gu"n to" Tu
head and fired, killing himself. Mrs.
Chambers had been living near C0I3-
The State Officers and Thousands of I mai. ad the two were said to be quite
intimate. Coleman's wife died sud-
People Turn Out to Pay Their Re
spects to Him.
Atlanta, Ga.. Special. Rear Ad
miral Schley wasenthusiastically wel
comed to Atlanta Saturday. The ar
rival of the train at an. early -hocr
prevented a large crowd from being
rrcsetit at. the depot but the recep
tion was none the less warm. In
the party besides the admiral were
Mrs. Schley, MI33 Latterman, Cen.
i-'clix Agnus and Mr. Louis Garthe
of Baltimore and the Atlanta recep
After a short feception at the Kim
ball house the ladies and gentlemen
of the party were escorted to the
State- capltol where they were met
by a great crowd of people, on the
capitel grounds and were welcomed
In the governor's reception room by
the chief executive. United States
Senators and Congressmen, judges
of ths supreme bsnch and others.
From here they were escorted to the
hall of the house of representatives.
Admiral Schley after an introduc
ticn expressed his hLs appreciation of
At 1:20 o'clock after reviewing the
military parade, the exercises at the
auditorium began in the presence of
Col. W. A. Hemphill presented the
loving cup bearing this inscription:
"Presented to Rear Admiral Win
field Scott Schley by the Citizens of
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 4th, 1899."
Admiral Schley in accepting the
cup made a short speech which waa
frequently interrupted by vigorous
cheers from his hearers. After the
exercises Admiral Schley and the
gentlemen of the party were enter
tained at a luncheon at the Piedmont
Mrs. Schley and Mis3 Letterman
were given a reception by the ladies.
A reception at the- Capital City
club in the evening closed the hon
ors of the day.
denly last February, and there waa
suspicion of foul play. It is said Mrs.
Chambers had threatened to tell what
she knew of the matter and this caus
ed Coleman to kill her and then him
self. Both leave several children.
State Health Conference.
The Health Conference, which ia at
tended by the 'State Board ot Health
has been in pes.;5crt at Wil n. The
subjects unaer discussion were: u;
Age and How to Attain It," 'Vaccina
tion as an Economic Measure," "Mi'a-
ria and Mosquitoes," "Practical Hints
on Drinking Water." Among the prom
inent visitors present were: Dr. Ocrg.?
G. Thomas, of Wilmington, President
State Board of Health; Richard H.
Lewis, of Raleigh, secretary; J. U
Nlcholaon, of RIchlands. H. H. Do!
son, cf Jtfiltcn; H. W. Lewis, of Jack
son and W. T. Pate, of Gibson.
STORY OF DEFEAT.
lb lie British Regiments Were
THEIR AMMUNITION GAVE OUT.
The Occurrences Are Seen la a Bright
er Light. After the Official Report
Leaden, By Cable. The War Offic?
has received a dispatch from General
White, commanding the BrU'i.h forces
at Ladysmith, reporting that the Royal
Irish Fusileers, No. 10 Mountain Bat
tery and the Gloucestershire Regi
nisnt, were surrounded in the hills by
the Boers and, after losing heavily,
were obliged to captulate. General
White says that the casualties have
not yet been ascertained. It is report
ed that 2,000 British were captured.
.sw our sm. AS BAD AS ANANIAS
London, by Cable. The British
War Office has made public a dispatch
received from General White, describ
ing the operations of Monday. It was
-Ladysfith, Oct 31, 7.50 p ra.
State News Notes
State Treasurer Worth will institute j "1 took out from Ladysmith a bri
J lilt i lL ci -1 I prn1fl r.f .TVimintAf .rlYci n'A Virlrrrta
a queer suit against
Bank Note Company for violation cf J dlvWc f R . ArVll' ,he Na.,i
a contract, and to compel it to pay in- l";.lca r Kcya.1 Art.iiery, tne :sa;aj
Our Trdc In China.
Washington, D. C, Special. For
the past year, under instructions
from the President, the State Depart
ment has biv;n quietly 'negotiating
for the consummation of American
interests in China. The officials of
the State Department flatly refuse to
make any statement relative to the
measure of success that has attended
their efforts, though it is admitted
that the subject i9 so far still open,
although the prospects of ultimate
success are regarded as highly en
couraging. A government official in
high reputation who has large experi
ence in Chinese questions, is au
thority for the statement that our
government does not apprehend any
immediate injury to American in
terests from the political moves that
are being made in China. On the
contrary, the conditions are such in
the Flowery Kingdom that there is
reason to believe that, so far from
restraining the operations of the
United States in the matter of trade
extension ra that quarter, nations
which have under one or another
terest on a debt which the State con
tracted based cn the company's go-:d
faith. The State Treasurer saw pei seri
ally the officials of the company at
New York and was told work was in
progress and that the bonds would le
rushed. Now the Treasurer's lawyer
writes that the company has done no
work and that it admits that it wa3 de
ceivlng the Treasurer in all its prom
ises. The Treasurer says that never
in hia whole business experience h;.
he known such conduct. Tho State
bought two farms, these to be paid f jt
from the proceeds of the sale of tlv
bends, the money to be paid to t:e
State upen delivery of the bond;. Th?
State I3 therefore now paying interest
on the bonds and on the debt, too. It
is this latter interest which Treasurer
Worth declares he wll make the bank
note company pay.
The Raleigh Post declares that there
are millions of feet of merchantable
white pine timber in the forests of
Western North Carolina. Because of
the difficulty of getting the product to
market the lumbering industry in that
region has remained undeveloped. But
increasing scarcity will bring the tim
her into market, and if the people of
North Carolina be wise in their day
and generation they will profit by the
experience of the people in the Northern-States
and make time regulation?
for the prevention of wanton ravage
of their forests. The wooded lafrd?
may be reckles3lylaid waste, as have
been the forests in Penusylvania, or
they may be made sources of perma
nent productiveness. Tne forests add
to the fertility of cultivated areas,
hold in check destructive floods, pre
vent aridity and promote health.
One of the most important opinions
filed by the supreme court Tuesdav
was in the case of the State vs. Smith,
'rem Johnston. In the Smith case th
court grants a new trial. Judge Clark
dissenting. Smith was the negro who
was in jail here some months to pre
vent lynching. He attacked three
young white men during the Christ
mas revelries, while they were pass
ing his house, killed one and danger
ously wounded another. The court
says that the night before there had
been rioting between whites and
blacks at Selma; that Smith had been
reading and thinking about the Wil
mington riots, and that when he saw
the men In 'disguise he thought they
had come to kill him.
The weather report for Octobr
shows that the mean temperature wa?
Field Battery and two brigades of in
fantry, to reconnoitre in force the en
emy's main position to the north and.
if the opportunity should offer, to
capture the hill behind Farquhar's
farm, which had on the previous day
heen held in strength by the enemy.
In connection with thi3 advance a col
umn consisting of the Tenth Mountain
Artillery, four and a half companies
of tho GlMieesters and six companies
of the Royal Irish Fuslleer3, Lieuten
ant Colonel Shelton 8nd Major Adye,
deputy assistant adjutant general, was
dispatched at 11 p. m. on the 29:h to
naarch by night up Bells-Spruit and
seize Nicholson's Nek, or eome posi
tion near Nicholson's Nek, thus turn
ing the enemy's right flank. The
main advance was successfully car
ried out, the objective point of the at
tack being found evacuated and an ar
tillery duel between our field batter
ies and the enemy's guns occurred,
and it is understood to have caused
heavy loss to the enemy. The recon-
loisance forced the enemy to fully
lisclcse. his position and, after a
trong counter attack on our right.
the infantry brigade and cavalry hav
ing been repulsed, the troops were
lowly withdrawn to camp, pickets
being left on observation. Late in the
ngagement the naval contingent tin
ier Captain T.ambeton, cf H M. S.
Powerful, came into action and silenc
ed, with their extremely accurate
5re, the enemy's guns of position.
'The circumstances which attended
he movements of Lieuten ant Colon A
arlton's column are not yet fully
nown, but from reports received the
column appears iu uave tauicu uu-.
the night march unmolested until
within two miles of Nicholson's Nek.
At this point two boulders rolled from
the hill and a few rifle shots stamped-
d the infantry ammunition mules.
The stampede spread to the battery
mules, which broke loose from their
leaders and got away -with practically
the whole cf the gun equipment and
the greater portion of the regimental
small arm ammunition. The reserve
was similarly lost. The Infantry bat
talions however, fixed bayonets, and
Hiny Points Sustain Heavy Lcsscso-'
W.lmlcg!o. X. C. E;e:!al Autror
Itatire report froa Wri$ huvllle and
Carolina Eeachea aiy tat the Horn,
which reached tb height cf iu fury
at 4 o'clock TaesJiy momiac. uif
wrought jrreat taroc to property at
those poinu. No loss cf lif U r.
ported. At Wrlthuvtlle there are six
ty edd cottages and of this cumber
fifteen are a total Iojs and the others
badly damaged. The lost Is estimated
frcra $:0.600 to J23.C00. The trestle cf
the Wilmington Scacosst Railroad and
track agre;atlsg !n extent aboit
three miles Is a wreck and th? dam
age Is conservatively estimated U froa
$10,000 to ISO.OOO. At Wr!gU IILj
Sound, on the mainland about one ciile
this side cf the beach conV.dral!c
damage was also done and th'.a 1 esti
mated at several thousand. Two larg
summer hotels on the beach were n-M
destroyed, but we?i damaged to tome
extent. At Carolina Beach, near the
mouth cf the river, there are about "
cottages, boat and club housci and a
largo hotel. About IS cf these were
totally destroyed and the remaining
badly damaged. The loss is placed at
from $12,000 tD $15,000. Bath beucae
were deserted on account of t!u season.
A special to the Star from Southport
says that there was considerable dam
age also along the water front
there by the storm, but r.o los cf life
reported. A small passenger tteamer
and a tug, the Blanche, were UcarLcd.
No other news of daroase .o
shipping has reached I.cre. The
Clyde fcteamer New York. C.jla'x la
gram, arrived from New York Tuesday
evpnlns. She encountered the e'orm
off Frvlne Pan lightship, but rode It
out with slight damage to her cargo of
central merchandise. Tn drtwag la
the cltv slonsr the wharves, ny reasan
ft the high tide will approximate about
The maximum velncfty of th wla4
here was about fiO tu'ls nn hour At th
Varhes ar-d at fio-itl"ort vMc'lv
'bs estimated from 73 to UD rclles ptr
Arc Sonc Mu, Sjjs Bill Are, Mi
TAILS C0NLSTY AS SUBJECT.
And Writes Letter on the DitlKMtestjr
and Dxeit of $mt of the People
i fiOOH 110 ADS N0TI&
-Hcnerty U the lt po'.cy." iuI
Ben Franklin, and RA hard tVhkU'T.
the great theologian, added, "But ae
who arts on that prlac'.pl Is sat a a
T tru;h It, that recti, grnutne
toi'jaty U not a policy at alL ftr
policy require thought. 1 Ita r !
grntrallr wm dUUxulitioa It
coxes from the head, the trait:
whereas honesty U a moral prtncU-le
thit comes from the heart, and txkrs
no time fcr thought. Policy Is a
coid. hard word; ccnetty a martn.
genial, neighborly one. The ioets
like it next best to lore Horn
says. -If guld to b basest and
tru." asa Top eiya "An brar.t
man's the noblest work of Cod. TL
tet definition cf the word l. Tree
from deceit. Jut in epeeca aal ac
tion, fair in dcolirg r.l.IVTthy to be
Uut iu.itKton... --was and pro-
vo:r(rii;r3receivtrs are ths al
rcniscrs cf patent medicines. Every
body knows that nine-tenths cf their
rostrums are humbugs and their cer
tificates of wonderful c.res are
either made up or paid fc. aad ytt
the sick or the ClscsseJ will mala
their credulity aid take anoint r
chance to te rest ore J. That's ail
Thirteen Sailors Drowned.
Charleston. S. C, Special. The stea
mer Navahce, Captain Staples, arrive 1
here Wednesday morning from Ne
York. On Monday 6he encountered the
gale, stood out to sea. and hove t f j
18 hours. On Tuesday, about 60 n.l!s
east cf Charleston lightship, she les
cued Captain John Gaskill, nole sur
vivor of the crew of the steamer Gesrje
L. Colwcll, of Detroit, bcund to Ne
York from Fcrnandina. Fla., with a
cargo of lumber. Captain Gaskiil w;
clinging to a piece cf wreckage cl Is
lest vezscl to which he had tlur.5 f jr
22 hours. Captain Gaskill cays that ti c
storm struck him with full farci at
daylight. The fury cf the wind a a
force cf the waves caused his ve sc;
to Bpring a leak. The vessel broke itt
pieces. This wa3 about ten miles nortt
east cf Cape Romaln. Captain Ga-.kl 1
and crew of 13 clung to the wre.k-g
which turned over several times, llv
saw ten of 5Is crew engulfed In ih:
wavea and Is cf the opinion that oltiT,
shared like fates. Captain Ga3Vili la
ments the Igss of his crew deeply.
ThePresident at Richmond.
Richmond, Va.. Special. Th? dc
monstration here was successful In
many respects, despit8 the farbiddirg
weather. The civic carnival paiade bad
to be abandoned, and the decoratloas
of the buildings presented a dedrargl d
and wce-begone appearance. But th?
people, residents as well as visitors.
from other Virginia cities and pjin's
State News Notes.
of told mining property In
the John's river gold fields in Burke pretext seized upon portions of the
and Caldwell counties wituiu
past two weeks aggregate about lor
000. Besides the sales already com-
miTYiher of tracts are ueiu
right If there is no harri In the med
icine, but we do g?t very tired look
ing at ta conspicuous heads and
faces of doctors and patle-ia In the
newspapers. Ordinary ly'nn that hn
no malice In It Is not a cardinal tn.
It Is not forbldlen la the tea con
mandments. An-mlas was rrt sud
denly pual.ded for lying unto oca.
but he had lied unto God. He r ought
to defraud the LorJ's trci'vry wd
there li many a rhutch member do
ing the same thing now. .TV-y mak?
no sacrifice. They mlthhcid a part
er.l lie untT their own cc-ixcicncKi.
T'ae pacr widow's raite Is st'.ll a L'g
ger thing than a rich man's La.'v?
I wonder what kin 5 ef a wcrld we
would have If everybody waa gJ. 1
don't mean religious, but kind and
Just asd Loaest. Our courts trA
prisons would Le abolished. Jut
think of IL But It cannot If. Crimi
nal sin and total depravity end moral
turpitude are still in the way. The
mystery of evil still hanjca otrr n.
Jean Stuart Mill tad Herbert Spen
cer and other great thinkers tay that
the Creator made the very Lest vorl I
and the best inhabitants Uut He
could out cf the mate: ill thit He
had. but that It Is Improving as the
centuries roll cn. And John Flke
Eays that evil Is cccesrary to leach
us what good 13. That if tfctro wa
to crime or pain er grief we would
have no Joy or bapplats mi wa'jM
not know what It was. Plato aiM
2.C00 years ago thit we tad ts limit
God's omnipotence or His gecdne .
one or the other, and many Icic.vd
and finctre men, 1'ko Calvin an I
Edwards, have tr!cd to more 1
predesti nation with free egccy, b-.it
it Is all Incomprehooslble to ire and
I hive to fill hack and entrc-iea my
self on those injunction which fay
"Deal Justly love merry and obey
the Lord thy God." and the later one
which eays. "Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God wllh ell thy icart tnd
thy neighbor as tuybelf." and then
accent David's faith, which nltn.
"Though He slay me yet will I trut
In Him." I'm cot coin- t strain
my mind over perplexing rroll"mi
that have never been solved. IS r.
Flke Is a beautiful writer. Irt If
evil was created aa a ccctmH w
Ti.t roaditua f las r4e are tmek
a jaLfj l-e sttteaeat tast ta avsr
t 6Vrer Vos alwat as asaeh
alcsl rod taafctsf as a sat-ysar-J
Lot stoa'.d lo. Ta areag bay
Las eiprimstJl tiOi water ssvMgli
la ktu that it Will rua Jti kill.
The sterars "1km" kal fjai thai
oat y:. cr if he it ar of list law
if nttaie. L ual ft list kaovl
J jreitft ass. Ta boy kaati
ttat kt vi'.ir . taera iiH U
mud. Ih "boat" lets vaUf sUai
la I'-a roaUay. an! Us fax.rs
a;oa. after (asicg pvsr a f Uasaa
a loa I aiake la t Ue ail. If
the tail was toileting tba bey. ha
I wiutl ga 10 ths soarra of th atar
an 1 lira it i another iiuoa.
Of coarse, a loaf aa w taaat d
co 1 oa a drt road bJ. w ! t
prct mad at ticaaa, acd al titaas it will
1 taporaiU' to has! luada over ta
tevt diaiaed raal; yet lkr is
rrson hv ws ran uol Lara taaela
I'ttter roada acevrdiag to tha araoast
of wotk aul raocey cipnle4 oa tkasa
ea-!i year. Th farmer is la blaiaa If
h does 1 ot a thai th wot Ik of hi
money and tia Is uot pat oa tlss to
tka Wt advaata. II raaaot Lop
j hetter th ruala without syttamaU
work. It caauot l dona la oa yar
or to years r ll. Good roads ara
ajrc fiii, sol tb only way to saeara
them is t a work throa jh IU ovtrscer.
Tta gresteat item ia roal improva
tjeat is draioiag. Constant travel oa
a !ry roj IUel ill improve th road
evtry year. t -oouat travel oa a was
ralVay .U make a wora and wot)
rjl every sa?sdiof raiay epelL
T.rery b iveifal of dirt tnaved ia taa
roa 1 Uoa'.J 1 hftl with fa ides of
futura a veil a rrent beoeat.
Ta mid ll of th roal, th Jrivesrsy,
iioald alvaya 1 Lailt op. Pal mora
curl 1:1 th retitre, bat tioeri bob.
lt ;!n-a aluaR etch silo will carry off
tb water, 1 as th trafie 4 tL
aaeeeahan; yeata Lardsa an! paek
lja tha rt a lbe 1, tlis water will ran
cff isute liatrly, uot ainkiog inta tL
dirt of tha roal, rxaViag traval ita
oaib?e until the sna aid wind Lava
lri-d oat th raoiatara. Aootber
thiag ta Le stadied is tb !. Saat
M.ils rea lily ehed water whil others
tr realy t j tak it ia.
A a ceueral tuiat tai aoil la ta
low airetciioa of roa la anl valleys is
I a ualors that lakes ia water, while
C ibu LilUidea it ia of a clay aaatara
Two nen Hurt.
Petersburg, Va., Special. A trestle
on the Richmond, Petersburg & Caro
lina railroad, rear Nottoway river, in
course of erection, collapsed Saturday,
cnrrvlng down with it L. H. Rann, of
St. Paul, Minn., and J. J. Thompson,
of South Gaston, N. C. badly crush
Irg their fkulla. They were brought to
this city fir treatment, but there Is no
hope for their recovery.
nni, Walter Brem has ne
gotiated the sales for a Mrglnia
Raleigh on Monday night had one
of the strongest wind storms in the
history of the place. No great dam
age was done, for the wind was strong
and steady, but not 01 suiucmet vc
ifw tn ln serious harm. However
"' " - . .. ,T.i til
tr.m 10 rtV.lnc.k in tne nigai uum
TnflBrt.iv morninsr. the wind sustained
a velocity of forty mile3 an hour, and
Chinese coast would actually wel
come our advent as calculated to ma
terially assist their own efforts "to
break down Chinese conservation and
open up vast markets in the interior
cf China to the trade cf civilized nations.
outside tha State, who rame to wit
th 1 .inn chins and see tne pre
Uii UC6I3, " w I - - I . " .. . - I ... IV. . V. f J
age for the month. The highest wird artillery, seized a hill on tne leit o: ident, were enthusiastic, ana. oa iar as u migm fcV" "
velocity was 41 miles an hour on th- road two miles from the Nek, witn possible, put the best toot lorcni. ineo now wr
31st, from the North. The tctal rainfall but little opposition. There they re- The presidential train arrived t.ms there la ro evil, no crline or grier
was 5.12 inches, the average for Octo- mained unmolested until dawn, the and as it skirted through the rubuihs or aClIcUon. One th.ng I co now
ber being only 4.10. There were three time being occupied in organizing the Cf the city the howitzer battery fired that this Is a beautiful worn anl
light frosts and cne hovy one. defence of the hill and constructing a presidential salute. At Elba ttatlon this life Is a happy one to thoae who
- . . . . . . M . i Ti..l,l- . .linn.. , vnV ft m M'rmm n T
ngers ana wans as cover irom 1 m tne west tna, wnere iu ... -
Frost Kills ths Fever.
New Orleans, Special. The report
of frost throughout the country
contiguous to New Orleans has prac
tically wound up the fever situation
In Louisiana for the present season.
ctoto barter th charlotte I stone sancers
Clothing Manufacturing Company, c?n-1 fire. At dawn a skirmishing attack
..-.I imam, t e nnrmiwii. ami r.th-1 on our Dosition was commenced by
ers, stockholders. the enemy, but made no. way until
19.30 a. m , wnen strong re-eniorce-ments
enabled them to rush to the at-
North Wilkesboro market is enor- tack with great energy. Their fire be-
mous. The price paid is from 20 I came very searching and two 'Conapa-
cents to 45 cents only for the nnest 1 njeg at the Gloucesters In an advanc-
of apples. . - - I ed nosition. were ordered to fall back.
1 The enemy then pressed to short
debarked and took a carriage for the I Dahney, ot the ITnlversity of Tennes-
Jefferson Hotel, he was formally wi
corned by Mayor Taylor.
A Six Story Building Falls.
- Chicago. HL, SpeclaL Three mea
.re dead and three other persons a-e
reported missing as the result of tve
collapse of a six-story building at 133
and 141 West Lake street Coasirsble
see, said in a recent speech at Hunts
ville: "England Is about to perpe
trate a great crime against the Boers
In expelling them from 'their own
domain. But this Is progress and Is
Inevitable. It ia tha law of nature
and the law of nature is the law of
God." That sounds like a acrang
hie!. eii1y beeau.es racked and ia-
ptt.t-mslu laotaiart. 1 n.s suoaia va
kept in suial. aal ahsa graliag ia
Lue, the Lillaides should be gralad
A'jmu aud mile I with tb aoil of lUaf
1 ttroaa J. TLie serves a tvo-foU
purpoa. It makes tiiehilla less atf
13 pull a laal up, aal it snakes a
mora u1itintil roadbed for tb val
ley. Another thmr, I her ia too
tuicii inriaey ripen Jed ia Laildtag
hriles in p!s;es where ther is littl
travel. Oilea lra bridges ooating
SlO'il ill be put aTosatreasna whrs
tot a d-azea teaa cross in a month.
Ta laoasy ctMill b pnt to a mora
beueSeial to tit whula eotataaoity
by ripen liat ita frading. Bridges
ara a ncreaily, bat the paopts's
money should bs spent witli a tiw ta
tha general rood of all.
rrra ta It IWvlelc
The difference ia length betwea
straight rosl an l on which is slightly
carvel ia les thsa oa woeld its-
-ae. nays nraonn: i a roa aw
tweea two plaees tea aailes a part
were aal to carve s that the eya
coal l aes no farther than a quarter of
a ta:l of it at once, its length would
exeeed that of a perfectly atralfht
r a I betwee! tha aaoa poiots by only
IV) yards." Uvea if th distance
raaud a Liil b mneh gresUr, it ia
:t;a mor eonosteal to eonstraet tt
that way than to go over and aaeaaai
tats tha etpeadttare of large aouwut
of money in redncing th grade, or a
waat of mueh valasbl tisae an 4
energy in transporting goods that
way. Gillespie ay that, as a gea
eral rale, the horisantal leagUi of a
roa I may bs advsalageoasly iaeraasod
to avoid an aaecnt br at least twenty
times the perpen licalar height which
iatbus tabeavoidsd tbatls.toaaeap
a hill 103 feet high. It would b pro
per for the road to mak aneh a cir
cait as would inereaaa IU length 2009
sVa?te circus by law to pay $50 range, the losses on our side hecomins VaV done adjoining propert,
. .a f a ' at. t
I a ' a a a A Mim
Schley's We'come at Greensboro.
Greensboro, N. C, Special. Four
thousand people and the city hand
were at the station Friday nlaht tt
7:30 o'clcck to greet Rear Admir l
Schley as he passed through en route
for Atlanta, The admiral made a short
speech from the rear end of the car.
ne thanked those assembled for the
enthusiasm manifested, which he con
sidered net so much atrbute to him
self as t- the cause he represented., "I I Point, Norfolk, where it will ba loaded
am no speaker," said he, "The jentl
ment of my speech-making Is bast con
tained in my address at Santiago, cf
July 3rd, 1S98."
nl U the hlehest steady velocity that ice and frost and temperature as low
has occurred since the weatner Dureau as 2g degrees was general along the
was established In 1887. I railroad lines running into this city
fiAoree Delts was accidentally shot
through the heart by the discharge Telegraphic Briefs.
from a shot gun in tne nduua BicTa's double comet has been seen
eye in Chili. This
In the front yard of his father. Mr. comet was first discovered in 1826,
John Deitz, one of Hickory's barbers. The period of its revolution 13 about
Drs. Charles N. Menzies ana n. ju. BIx ana two-tniras years.
Under the inheritance tax laws
the amount payable -to the Federal
government cn the Vanderbilt estate
is likely to approximate $2,000,000.
while the amount that will be paid
to the State will be $500,000 more.
We are far more important in our
own estimation than we are in the es-
tax to the State and $50 to the coun
tv for each day it performs. The
At 3 n. m. our ammunition was
own oTe circus EThT cannot practically .exhausted : the position
and will leave the was rapiureu uuu -u- -
unan ien inso . ui uauus wi
my. The enemy treated our wounded
with humanity. General Jouoen at
once dispatching a letter to me, offer
ing a safe conduct to doctors and am-
hiilanres to remove the wounaeo. a
Abernathy were summoned, but una
Mfl tn arrive on the scene before death
occurred, which was only a few mo
ments after the discharge.
The Goldsbcro Lumber Company
made a shipment yesterday, of tewnty
.ai-irtaria nf lumber, destined for Ger
many. The lumber goes to rmnere
n.e..MAs.a Ttfa-ar T.Am JotirTial.
Winston shipped over one and a hall timation of any one else. Don't forget
million pounds of manufactured tooac-1 this!
eo this month. I
, xvnrt when asked howl Situation Critical.
rL- v. h-AT, Pni v London. By Cable. The evacna-
taucation yuauiicaxion ... ww,,l "-ed. abouiltion of Colenso is undoubtedly a
Atlanta, Spccial.-Tbe constitutiona' to SSfJ? Lost serious matter for the British
amednment of the Georgia itouse y. "1 nn ever come in.
pay this tax
State Auditor Ayer says the re
turns from the counties show a grati
fying increase of taxable values this
vear.- These figures will not appear
in this year's report, but in that of
1900. So far the- returns are m
from 57 eountles and these show an
increase In the value of real and per
sonal property over 1893 of $9,6SJ,
000. The quadrennial assessment Is
made this year and the increase . is
due perhaps, the Auditor thinks, to
good work by the assessors in some
counties. Every one cr tne & coun.
ties shows an increase, ranging from
I1.00D to over $1,000,000. Mecklen-
bure leads, with $1,200,000 increase.
Other counties showing the largest
increase so far reported axe Bun
combe J596.000. Forsyth $549,000.
Rowan $538,000, Beaufort $468,000,
The terrific windstorm, which pre
vailed along the cost, struck Raleigh
number of trees and fences were
and inrin2 the excitement It was re-
norted that as many as 40 lives bad
been lost. About $200,000 damage va
Duiances to remove m wuuuuc. . ...
medical officer and parties to render here Monday night The wind reached
first aid to the wounded -were ais- 1 velocity cf 85 miles. A smau irame
patched to the scene of action from I Awmn, inhabited by a colored fam-
Ladysmith last night, ana tne amou- -
lance at dawn this morning, me 1 uy, wan wc. .
want of success of the column was j uj three others injured. Shipping In
God la lore. The Savior sratd. "Of- taace between two point Is ot
fenses must needs come, but woe I taerefore th ban rmi to iouow ia
unto them by whom they come." laying ont a road; better Is tha pra-
Then what peril are those rulers In ; erb that "th longest way round is
who have the power to oppress and I ahortast way homa."
use It to carry out a seinaa policy. I
After all ft Is safes! to be an hum- I A 7eBiaw
Child Killed at Charleston. I ble. honest citizen and hare na jm spiU of tha constant adraaoe fa
rnariestAn. 8. c. Bpccia'. i ne i policy. Biu atb m auuu voaruwi mechanieaJ con tn Taace war ara
. . I , 4 -.Ml
. ,v. waa uvpr, i uvu. i taia oeeanaiiOB wiucn wm
storm pa6 r I I t u.-j: v n.u mm.
. J- mi- a WllSr ' I . . . r .
- I BUIIIV w .ww 1 W V
Many cocoanuts in aono I ith ths plckaxa th atone of a
amednment or tne ueorgia i.u ' would cver come ln. ln Natal a3 it not only testifies to
of Representatives, has recommended I uv . . . the complete investment of Lady-
due to the misfortune of the mules
stampeding and the consequent - loss
of the guns and small arm ammuni
tion .reserve. The official list of cas
ualties and prisoners will he reported
shortly. The latter are unaerstooa to
have been sent by rail to Pretoria
Security of Ladysmith Is no way af
The gloom caused by the British dis
aster at Ladysmith, was ln a measure
relieved by this story giving an ac
count of the heroic stand made by the
decimated battalions until their last
blown down w3iile signs and awnings cartridges were gone. The British
picked green. This is when they are to I road before freak facial oould
be sold for their out me . id and rolled cdob it. Uai
nut milk which yon find la the ripe I m&eLia. called Batty patent
n ts. as. for instance, those wbl h are I j.-.rod eesrifiar may now ba aaea at
t?sa harbor suffered no damage and no 1 snorted to the United States, Is I orv Loadoa and alsewber
marine disasters are reported. The I nothing like the milk of the greeti co-1 Uuinz ap tba street roadway ia tha
I m.ni freah from the tree. The cocoa-1 rot asiiafsftorr zaaaaer. It ia of
steel draw. teet icng. over he u M a JT. natar. of a' plow, tha plowabar.
creek, was blown off Its piers Irto tns I ater u u f jr more ue- I tinx repraaenUd by thick epikas of
stream. The keeper went do-an with I thaB the fluid which too find In I -hilled iron, which, act at aa aarja.
the bridge, but escaped without seri-1 cooQt. The method of g I texr ap tha road-ray at tha aaaohiaa ia
ous injury. I ting It la to send a boy or man up a
cocvannt tree.- lie climbs cp, using
onlr his feet a&d hands, almost walk-
Ids. as it "were, to the top, and pulls
off the srrcen fruit. Then be takes
dratted behind a ataaxa
Chambers a Journal.
the passage of Representative Itard
wick's bill, disfranchising the negro.
The bill Imposes an educational quail
flcation on the negro voter and Mr.
Hardwlck stated plainly that its objert
was to rid the State of the llliterat
and purchaseable negro vote. It Is be
lleved the passage of the bill by the
House is assured.
Proclamation by Agulnaldo.
Manila, By Cable. Aguinaldo hat
Issued a proclamation announelnf
that th American Congress will meet
tn December to decide whether "thi
Impctallstic policy and "thi bioodj
war" axa to b ecatlnued. Ha eihorr
his ttSQtzct to cxmduet tbeoxefres et
A majority Of tne registerea voters . th Rners. but makes the
of Salisbury cast their votes Monday u . of Gen 6ir George Stewart
ln favor of the issue of bonds .Only white sen extremely difficult opera
oro nnnnsed to the issue tinn. Colenso is the point where tho
showed enough interest to vote against railway from Ladysmith crosses the
Trlt total number of votes cast foi Tugela river, which "to to fljod.
it..., MR. there were 60F on The town itself is of small Impor-
iOO ACSS'-t'O w ca? f
the registration dookb
Judging from the reports given out
by the local dealers at Wilmington
the oyster supply for this year is fear
fully short; and from the present. out-
Proposed Naval Stores Trust.
Savannah, Ga., SpeciaL For eev
eral days there have been rumors
here that all the naval stores houses
look, the supply of the famous New in the South are to be formed into
river oysters will be exhausted. A one compajj?
river . control the entire output of. spirits
representative local dealer states that The gneral i8 for
over 1.000 gallons of oysters were Tnir,tl(m of oomoanv
fthinned from Wilmington the fourth -.ital of $13,000,000 to bu?
week in October, 1898, and the -aip-lun all this -business. It Js said 'tha
as a, rAMle m fas iwaa I . - . . . u 4 - a
uj I Jndtti cSlfof ttolffia W SSrIhe Cefflo?wof oeifld
OW TJ TCQ?pm xn vjouxca jrom w I not D6 nnderatOOO, tn- ManneJt
DSU Slplf lMiBm VI VU IIWI B
were injured no little. The wind at
tained a velocity of over forty miles
Stone is being taken from a quarry
near Hillsboro to furnish the ballast
for the North CaniXna railroad be
tween this city an d Goldsbcro. " Thi a
read will also be equipped with
heavier rails -during the coming
winter. Grecasboro Telegram.
Messrs. Stokes Penland and J. II.
Hyams, who have recently moved to
Unvillo Falls, Burke county, are
making extensire Improvements
there. They intend to make the
place a summer resort. It has an
elevation of 3,700 feet, and is within
a half-mile-'-of Linrillo -Falls and cf
Linvilla Cave. By the way, this cave
baa reccjatly been explored for more
than a mile," and Its extent is still a
matter of guess-work. It is hollowed
oat of- the ' limesteme cljffa nnoler
''Humpback Mountain, la McDowell
contaty, antt thete are many alactfta
sad" atigtamUW ,
nerve was momentarily shaken by
General White's use of the word
"capitulate" ln his first telegram, but"
now that it is known that the Glouces
ters and Fusileers fought against
overwhelming odds, and upheld the
best traditions of the British army,
the tension has been relieved, since
there Is no longer ground to dread
that the loss of life to men was ac
companied by dishonor.
A Hopeful Report.
Manila, By Cable. General Hugh's,
. The Harricane at Newberne.
Newbern, N. CL, Special. A hurri
cane passed through this section Mon
day night. The tide was two feet higher
than ever before. Small boats were
thrown into the public streets. At mid
night the firemen fought fire from lime
barrels catching fire ln the water.
Many tons of salt and -rogar in ba?s
SVUts AM V
Arricultare la tha UaUed Ctaias
arr ina arTTBaia a r lu b ausrii aw aata ' - .
machete or big knife and slice off the has JlTlS'i.
t,.n f the bosk, making a bole in the ralaabla ia this ffraast, aad it
V- w. .mnnd . 2Sat niece. I hoaia ba maoa poeeiwe um
He hands you the cocoannL Ton lift
It cp so that the bole rests against your
lips and pom- the cool,dellcious water
Many urns oi eait uu "i m - - I i drink for a
melted and ran Into the river. Eight down your throat It Is a drink for a
sawmills are shutdown today and the I king-
i. mil f flniMne? cotton ami lam-1 "- CocoanuU of" this kind cost yon
ber. Nothing is heard as yet from the I about 2 or a cents apiece, ancy arc w
coast country. . - I sale la the stores, they are peddled
npon the streets and yon can buy them
To Establish a National Park. . I in th market. The milk forma a good
Asheville, N. C Special. A call haa I substitute far water, and it bat the
to get to tova after a rata, whaa taa
land is atill too wet lor farm wotk.
Many of them would arrail thaaaaalva
of this opport unity if they had ft. Cat ,
they cannot themselves nadertak tha
eoaatrnelioa of good roads japoa all
maia line of travel leading to aaaraat
towns. So eomsaaaity of farmers .
coald burden itself with their aost.
been sent out by the Darks aa& for-
commanding in the Visayan- distri-f. eatry etannadttee of tha Asheville board
has sent in an encouraging report. He
eays the Island of Negroa is now mare
peaceful and orderly than for 29 years.
The planters are pursuing their bust
ness undisturbed by the bands .of brig
ands who bad long levied tribute on
them. Th9 Americans Ibave scattered
the brigands and itfTtpasa to parsue
them vntU they are effeetinlly svp
'preassd. ' ". ''; -.'.
of trade to all perscs In tare ted in
forest preservation and in tha.eatab
liahmeat of a national Southern park
in tha Alleghany Mountains for an
inter-State convention, to be held hare
November 22. The purpose of the aon-
ventloa is to form a perBunact astoci
aXios to induce Congress to establish
a national Southern park and to lnfi
ence leglelaticm ln favor of eclentUc
TIM CUss Vital
' The city population is intaraaUd ti
t'ie 2aiproveant of country roads, and
zhaali caatribaU. ta U expeaaa,
through the medians of State aid. Xaia
Is belaz don ia UasachaaatU, ia
Foarfaea feat is pralty good Wght Xew frrs. ia Coaaactaeat asdU
r stalks of Indian eora at 15laca I Jr xr. ij w w -y-
virtue of being positively free from
the disease germs which arc usually
found la the Porto JUcan eastern.
River Fall. Wis., th d of which
waa imported from Porto . H
thit corn natures wall to TTbroaaia
it will ba a radnablo aeraisition bs
eausa of tha big amount cf folder
that may be iecured"lrom it.
tha expense of country roaO as a
Tided betsra tha Uta, wLi& ptp
fro&a one-third to oaa-hxlf cf tlr
cost; taa oamers of tha adixiT n7
erty, who paj about oaa-UzJ, cJ