RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1899.
P0S1T0N OF TROOPS. T'DE WSHHUYUH. j THE NOVEMBEg BULLETIN. THROUGHOUT TOE COUNTIY. LOSS OF THE CRUISER
One Decision Gives Him i,i98 Major
ity Over Qoebel.
' Louisville, Ky., Speclal.-CeneraJ
i Taylor gained l.l&s vote stnr.i
tt BRITISH DFFEATINO THE BOERS oT 'o
. ' nitA Tk
How Our Army is Progressing in the
I nest Advices From the Front Indi-
from tho official count In US of the
cite That The Doer Army Is Weak- 119 0&untU of the State gave Taylor
,'iM' , Plurality cf 261. Tain, with the Nel-
' ,0?1 county vote, make Taylor's plu-
nVihir.gton. I). C., Special. Two I raUfy 1'439, "wlng to Democratic
tiU; itches were received at the War I 8papcr fisures. which are less fa
l. pirtmert Saturday from General i vorabIe to h,m than those received
.'!.. giving the detail of the advance I frm ReP',bUcan newspapers, and at
me uepuuucm State headquarters.
An Interesting Number-Dr. Kiigo
On Cotton Seed.
The bulletin of the Agricultural De
partment fo? November, which will be
Issued la a few days, will be found to
contain much matter of value.
t r!wton and MacArthur
1 . .....
i' h fallows: ' " auaiuon the ofrlf-Ial ount in Ioui-
"Manila Nov IS t Vllle nas shown Saln' of several has
'f -.ornl MacArthur entered Oerona ! Jred VOt"S for Taylor over thc unoftV
T n l ty sad pushed advance, tn mni. I c'a' returns, which are not yet includ-
i ! r:w mlls beyond. The lahabl
mt' remained in the houses, recclv-:(.-
tfi troops, hospitably, tho Qrl
ir..-t-.-nc: ilurlui? the entire advance
tnm San Fernando. The railroad Is
jitiut from tho washout north of
T.rl.i; tu Paniqni, hut the engines and
i ; wire practically destroyed by In-
:i:;cntH on retreating. Sufficient
!n.:if? stock can bo repaired to insure
n. Annul nervier. Nothing from Gen
r;il Kiwton, as the telegraph line la
only working to San Joan, south of
OrrdnKlin. and 35 miles cast of
Tuvmk. Hla calvary reported Friday
Uayambong railroad station, south
".' Dagupan. Re-onforcements and
"ipplle leave here for San Fabian,
Wheaton's headquarters, at once. In
durations are that the Insurgent troops
nrr widely ncattered; some retreating
;nf' the western. Luzon province of
rcrter date of Saturday, General
Otis again telegraphed, having re--ived
advices from Lawton. General
"Dlspitch from General Lawton,
'i.itod on road between San Nlcola3
und San Manuel, 10:13, on the 18th
insf . transmit el!patrhes from Gen
rl Voting and Major Ballance, at
AMngan and Ro-iles. of November
i'th and 16th. The former was mov
ing on Pozarrublo; about 12 miles cast
of San Fabian aud 25 miles west of
Sua Nicolas, whero Malor Swlzort
finds the enemy strongly entrenched.
Young and Lai lance have had several
f kirmbhes with the enemy, driving
horn northwestward, capturing prison
:. wins and large amounts of prop
erty. The troops have subsisted on
ih country and were cordially re
'elved by the Inhabitants. It would
appear that the insurgents were driven
northwestward off the road to liayam
'cng. their mountain capital. Lawtcn
reports the drownnlng of Lieutenant
Luna, of the Thirty-fourth Infantry,
his aide and two men of his escort,
In crossing the Agno river. He also
reports Ftlll missing Lieutenant Thay
er ami ten men sent to communicate
v.! l!i Wheaton. He says he must
sgialn recur to the fortitude, emlur
nnco and cheerfulness f his com
mand. Has Just telegraphed from San
Isidro that he holds Agulnaldo's Sc
vetary of the Interior. There are
indications now of good weather."
2d in The Courier-Journal's estimates
he contest In this city and county be
ing still unfinished.
Republican estimates of Taylor's
plurality are now about 2,600. Judge
Ione3' decision la Glasgow involved
1,098 votes, which though cast for W.
3. Taylor, were certified for W. P.
Taylor by the election officials, be
cause of an error In printing forms.
Judge Jones, o.i an application of
Taylor, granted a writ directing the
officers of Nelson
Reports All Well.
London, By Cable. The War Office
has received tho following dispatch
fr"om General Duller: "Cape Town,
Friday, Nov. 17. Report . from Kim
lniey, Saturday, November 11th, says
all well there. Reports from Lady
mith, Sunday, November 12th and
Monday, November 13th, say all well
there." Dispatches from Cape Town,
rive General Buller's reply to the ap
plication of Colonel Schiel, the Ger
man officer captured Elandslaagte,
for a parole, In accordance with the
alleged promise of General White.
'general Duller says: "The Trans
vaal declared war and invaded British
territory, before a British force could
fe put in the field. They, therefore,
obtained an Immense military advan
tage at the outset. They bo doubt
took into consideration the fact that
the small British force opposed to
them would have few men to spare
to guard prisoners, who might, there
fore, be subjected to close restraint
On the arrival of the British force,
will do my best to remedy any incon
venlence." An official dispatch from
Pretoria, dated Friday, November
10th, conftrms the statements to the
effect that the Boer big guns had lit
tie effect at ilafeking. Reports from
Cape Colony indicate that the Boer
sympathizers are greatly surprised at
the Inability of General Joubext to
capture Lady smith. It is announced
that Dritlslj transports . arriving at
Cape Town Saturday added roughly
4.600 to the British force to South
Africa, making a total of about 27,000
men of General Buller's corps that
county to correct the error in their
certificates and certify to the vote for
W. S. Taylor. Over twenty indict
ments were returned by the Federal
?ra,nd jury against alleged violators
rf election laws, but pending the ar
rest of the persons -.anted, no names
will be made pi' jilc.
Louisville, Special. The Courier
lournal Sunday says: The official
coun-t of the election returns In the 12
wards of the city of Louisville gives
Taylor a plurality of 2,990 votes. These
figures Include 31 precincts, winch
have been contested by the Democrats
but do not Include the vote In ten pre
cincts, which have. b. en passed by the
commissioners for final consideration.
These ten precincts, according to the
newspaper returns, gave Goebel a plu
rality of 125.
The Courier-Journal's unofficial
figures give Louisville and Jefferson
county to Taylor by 2,623 votes. Mon
day the election officers took up the
count in 30 preclnct3 in. the county
outside of Louisville. These will in-
rease Taylor's plurality.
Frankfort, Ky., Special. -The decis
ion of Circuit Judge Jone3, giving to
W. S. Taylor 1,189 votes in Nelson
county erroneously ca3t for "W. P.
Taylor," was a surprise at Democratic
headquarters, and the news somewhat
disheartened the Democratic leaders
for a time. It Is said the Court of
Appeals Is certain to advance the case
and hear arguments on appeal early
Governor Bradley's position in the
event of a controversy of the title to
the governorship, was the subject of
a conference of Republican leaders at
the State capitol, at which the gov
ernor himself. Secretary Finley, Audi
tor Stone, Judge Denny, of Lexington,
and others were present. What trans
pired is unknown. To the Associated
Press, Governor Bradley said: "I an
nounced on the day after the election
tion that In my opinion Taylor had
won. I have uct changed my opinion,
but as to what I will or will not do
will depend altogether on circumstan
ces. I shall be guided altogether by
whatever is right,, regardless of politi
cal passion and prejudice."
Republican leaders, while believing
that Bradley Is preparing to dispute
Goebel's claim, if he is given the cer
tificate by throwing out the alleged
votes", do not claim to speak by au
; At Bayport, 18 miles west of Brcoks
! rHle. Fit., Joe Goethe, a hotel keeper,
I killed Sam Prink, a prominent cUUea.
! Thursday Frlnk was temporarily In
! sane from drink, it Is said, and his
children soueht rfuz with rvth
There is a special article by Dr. B. ! Frtnk called for them and took them
W. Kilgo. Slate chemist, upon the Im- ! om.t' taT returned aad threatened
portant subject. "Cotton Seed-What j 7otSUrVTitti
Shall we do with Thorn T" The 8ob Sm icide by the
The tobacco growers in Florida will
increase the acreage la tobacco ucxt
year. The Cuban and Sumatra setd
for cigar leaf are the kinds btet
adapted to the Florida soil .Tobacco
is the chief agricultural product la the
northern and western portions cf the
State, and the crop is far more profit
able than oranges were before the
i. st:ai ireeze or severa: eara ago.
Cardinal Gibbons was in a railway
wreck at Pleasure Ridge Park. Ken
tucky, but escaped without injurv.
toramander-ln-Chief Shaw, yf the
Grand Army, and Gen. Daniel K.
Sickles indorse the proposition for a
national military park at Fredencks-
i burg, Va.
I Before the Industrial Commission
' r - if 1 .1-1 . ...
.'n. n. r. uoing;, oi uaiumore, gave
Interesting and valuable testimony on
the manufacture of cans and the can
The Georgia House of Representa
tives has adopted resolutions calling
for the election of United States Sen
ators by direct vote, and free silver t
16 to 1.
Tbe Charleston Wrecked On Ao In
know Coral leet.
HEI CREW TRIED TO PILL HER OFF.
Ject la thoroughly discussed ia all its
stud brai ahrdlu ehrdlu hrdlu ehrdlu
phases and deserves to be carefully
studied by every cotton planter in the
State, and put by for future reference.
Dr. Cooper Curtice, State veterinari
an, presents additional valuable ad
vice and information concerning the
treatment of cows blooded cows
Hind upon thc quarantine of cattle.
These are timely and will be read
The "French Coach Horse" Is dis
cussed at length, and tbe bulletin says
"ought to serve to stimulate improve
ment in our breed of horses."
And Her Engines Were Kept Qolnjt
For Two Days, But She Went Down
Manila, by Cable. The
State cruiser Charleston ran aground j in the press dispatch
Fort Caswell Damaged.
It Is learned that the damage to
Fort Caswell, at the mouth of the Cape
Fear river, by the hurricane of Octo
ber 31st, is so serious that the gov
ernment will have to spend $250,000
to restore the work and to provide
protection against further storms.
Thc damage is estimated at $500,000.
A breakwater will have to be con
structed around almost the entire inl
and. This it is estimated will cost
near Vigan, on a hidden reet with 35
fathoms of water on both iides. She
worked her machinery for two days
and nights !n trying to get afloat, but
a typhoon arising, the crew were com
pe'.J to take their beats and seek
refuge a t mall Island Ave miles
away. The natives are Trieudly. Lieu
tenant McDonald and a number of
sailors put off in a small boat and
leached tho Calleo. which brought
them to Manila. The gun boat Hel
ena has been dispatched to bring away
Lieutenant McDonald describes the
Charleston when he last saw her as
bard and fast aground, with her bot-
vts a Borthesj monsoon and a hary
sa prevailing. He reports that the
hip struck easily, then thumped vio
lently. The fire room compartment
was flooded aad the first water-tight
doors rioted prospUy. Th ship lies
settled aft, water one foot from name;
iwell out of water forward; apparently
rery steep baa. Ten days provis
ions and one-half rations were landed.
The Helena was dispatched from Uo
gayen by the Oregon to Kamlgula;
There 1 a discrepancy In the date
of the wreck of the Charleston as rlT-
United J en In Admiral Watson's message and
It Is probable
ARP AT MERIDIAN.
Writes Atari Tfce tees UAc Oroitk
tf the City.
GLVUL A. D. COUtS DUP.
TALIS WITH A NOJTCLIX .HAN
that the 7th Instant Is correct. anJ Ad
mlral Watson's dispatch was confus
ed la transmission. There was tome
surprise expressed that so locg a
time elapsed since the wreck before
the news of the fact reached the Navy
Department. It appear however,
that this delay was inevitable, owing
to the Isolated position of the wreck.
Kamlguln I. land Is a small Uland
lying about north of Aparri. which Is
the most northerly part on the Island
of Luzon. It Is distant about 250 miles
from Lingayen Gulf, where are sta
tioned the nearest of the warships of
Watson's fleet. When Acting Secretary
Alien reached the Navy Department.
Jeffries and Corbett Arrange a Hatch.
New York, Special. A match be
tween Jim Jeffries, the champion
heavy-weight pugilist, and Jim Cor
bett, ex-champion, was arranged Fri
day between Corbett, personally, and
W. A. Brady, for Jeffries. The arti
cles will be signed next Tuesday. Jef
fries will have the fixing of the date
of the bout.
Pretoria, By Cable. The following
has been received from Elandslaagte:
"Latysirdth has been completely en
circled by the Boer forces. Our sec
ond bif gun was successfully placed In
position on Bulwan Hill, in front of
Ladysaiith. The firing of heavy guns
commenced early In the morning with
no casualties to the Burghers up to
the present. Jan Botha has hello
graphed from the of Ladyamlth that
the British batteries opened a heavy
fire with shells into the works around
Ladysmith. The Pretoria force was
in tight place, had taken up a po
sition commanded by the British fire
which was so hot that the position
became untenable. The big gun, how
ever, saved the situation."
State News Note.
The New York Financial Review
says: "The decision of the supreme
court of North Carolina to the effect
that State Treasurer Worth was right
in refusing to pay out of the $110,000
realized by a bond issue the peniten
tiary debts justifies the stand taken
by the official, which was at the time
declared by the lawyers to be based
on solid legal ground. Treasurer
Worth contended that these debts
should be paid from the annual ap
propriation and not from the bond is
sue. This is not the only case where
his firmness has proven to be dictated
by good sense. In many of his official
acts ihe has evinced a. clear under
standing of his rights and duties, and
has been upheld by public opinion and
by the bench. He is among the most
efficient and painstaking public ser
vants cf the State, and he has during
his incumbency made a record of
which he may properly feel proud."
The survey of the route for the Ral
eigh and Eastern Railway is still in
progress. One route was surveyed last
week to a point twenty-four miles
from the city, and the surveyors are
now on their way back over a differ
ent route. Three routes in all will be
surveyed. . It has developed in mak
ing the survey that there are much
larger quantities of timber along the
route than were at first supposed,
while the agricultural resources of
that section are very great. The pro
moters of the road are much encour
aged by the outlook for business and
declare that the road will certainly
It is the intention of the Dukes to
resume work on the Cape Fear and
Northern Railroad at an early date,
it is said. It will be built on to Fay
etteville, making it about fifty miles
long. Already 21 miles of the road is
in operation and it is paying hand
somely. From nine to thirteen cars of
lumber are daily delivered over it,
to the Seaboard Air Line at Apex, be
sides other freight The road has
one engine, two passenger cars und
some twenty cars and flats. The road
is in very fine condition, possibly the
best new road iu the State, and as it
stands represents an outlay of $100,-
The Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke
company havo suspended operations
at Tomotia until they can put in a
hydraulic washing plant to clean the
iron ore. Cherokee Scout. ,
Jim Fewell, colored, who is employ
ed in the beef market of S. P. Goforth
of King's Mountain, shot and killed
Sam Moore, colored, who worked in
the livery stable of Plonk & ware,
last Saturday night.
The Secretary of State incorporates
the Elizabeth City Knitting suns.
The incorporators are D. B. Bradford,
J. B. Blades, J. B. Flora, W. C. Glo
ver, Dr. W. J. Lumsden. Oscar Mc
Mullen, F. M. Grill, R. B. Martin, T.
B. Nash, W. T. Old, A. L. Pendleton,
C. H. Robinson, J. L. Sawyer, G. M.
Scott, W. J. Woodley, J. H. White,
and P. H. Williams. The capital
stock is to be not les3 than $20,000,
and may be increased to $300,000. The
Incorporation ha3 the power to spin,
knit, and weave all fabrics of cotton
or wool. .
The citizens of Hookerton held a
public meeting and appointed a corn-
Names His Cabinet.
Santo Domingo, By Cable. For
Political reasons. Sen or Jlmlnez, the
President -elect, entered upon the gov
ernment of Santo Domingo, Wednes
day and named a cabinet. The event
has eaueed great animation, though the
country Is qoiet. The political prison
ers are in Jail awalUng trial. There
has been much rain, which has pre
sented Che commencement of grinding,
"uslnew, however, Is improving, and
wre cold Is rlrnilattanr.
Bank President Sentenced.
Kansee City, Special. David V.
Rltfer. former president of the Mis
souri National Bank, which failed in
November, 18M, owing to depositors
$1,100,000, was found guilty ta the
doited States District Court of mlsap
Pjyfng the bank'e funds, and sentenced
Jodge Adame, of SL LatH, to six
mrs ia taj penlteatlaryA formal
nka fo a tfew trial wu rerrojed,
o4 tie eaie wiu go to the CnUed
SUtta Court of Appeals. Rleger. was
rotated oa $20,000 boalt .
- Wants Schley on the Ticket.
La Porte, Ind., Special. Hon. Ja
Murdock, of Lafayette, one of the
best known Democrats in the State,
says in an interview, that the senti
ment of the Indiana Democrats is fa
vorable to the nomination of Admiral
Schley as Vice-President, on a ticket
with Bryan. Mr. Murdock is credited
with being a candidate for the Demo
cratic central committee cnaoriuau
hip, and is also spoken of for na
tional committeeman from Indiana-
Work of Insane Father.
Chicaco. HI..- Special. Cornelius
Corcoran Friday shot four of his chll
drea, killed two of them, and then
eaded his own life. The tragedy oc
curred at his home, 5101 Dearborc
street The dead children are: Corne
lius Corcoran, IS years old; Margaret
Corcoran 5 years oia; jonn Corcoran
7 vears old: and those wounded are:
tfate Corcoran. 14 years old, may die,
If she receivers will lose her left ejre;
LlxKe Corcoran, 3 years old, may die.
Thi police are convinced that the mas
insane. . - - - .
Charles M. Swain, of West Phla
delphia, is a director of the Tru&t
Company of New York which a as
chartered at Albany, with a capital oi
General Patrick A. Collins has won
the Mayoralty nomination at the Das
ton Democratic primaries.
George Dove, an Indian, found Al
bert James with his wife, at Oil City,
Ky., and with an axe beheaded blra at
A mass-meeting of Hollanders at
Kalamazoo, Mich., adopted resolutions
asking the President to intervene in
the Transvaal war.
At Lang Island City, N. Y., on Wed
nesday night, the Hempstead theatre
special train struck a switching en
gine and totally injured Conductor
The report of the recent official list
of the sub-marine boat Holla-ad In Pe
conic Bay is favorabla.
President and Mrs. McKlnley Thurs
day night entertained the visiting
Methodist bishops and clergymen,
holding a convention in Washington.
Commissioner Powdevly hns made
new regulations regarding cattlemen
sailing from United States ports, with
the view of preventing the sale of
their certificates of identification.
Secretary of Agriculture Wil3on has
made an explanation of the transmis
sion to the New York Cotton Ex
change of the recent cotton cixro bulle
The municipal programme of the
National Municipal League was sub
mitted to a gathering of that body in
The National Grange, in session at
Springfield, Ohio, upholds Grand
Master Jones in taking a strong stand
But two jurors have so far been
secured for the trial of Roland B. Mo
lineux, of New York, for the murder of
George Bartle, who recently died in
Washington, and had been known as
keeper of the great seal of the United
States since 1852, was always ready to
exhibit that treasure to visitors and
would gladly make for them its im
print on paper, but would never, in
any circumstances, allow such an im
print to be carried away as a souvenir,
always carefully destroying it
A steamship was held ia New York
four days last week for the completion
of a heavy export shipment of bleached
cottons. The heaviest recent ship
ment was of 11,863 bales of brown cot
tons by the Indrapura, November 3, to
China. The same steamship carried
130 cases cotton flannels. Another
notable shipment was 2,626 packages
of cottons to Chilian ports, principally
Resolutions suggesting the necessity
of more decorum in Court have oeen
adopted by the members of the Chi
eago Bar Association. The propriety
of this move was emphasised by the
recant indecorous Shayne-Hammond
trial. The Chicago News says: "In
olden days the saying went, 'No sase
abuse the plaintiff's attorney,' but
some modern lawyers go farther tnd
abuse every one connected with the
trial. What becomes of the 'dignity
of the law' in such cases?"
mittee to confer with the A. & N. C.
railroad to try to secure a branch
road from Ktaston to Snow Hill In
Practically all the cotton in this
State is now picked. There is a little
about and only on low lands, but it
is damaged by rain and wind, stained
and bletched and counts ' for littlel
The oldest cotton grower never saw
the crop gathered so rapidly.
There are more than four hundred
and fifty cases on the docket of the
United States district court at Ral
eigh, and there remains two weeks
more for reports from commissioners.
Tho counterfeiting case against Law
yer A. J. Marshall, of Wilmington,
will com up it witnesses ore ready.
i - ...
Estelle Hall, the . two-year-old
daughter of Dr. Hall, of Prospect Hill,
is-believed to be, the only person in
these parts who has six living grand
mothers and four living grandfathers
two grandmothers, two great grand
mothers, and two great-great grand
mothers, two grandfathers and two
great grandfathers. That is some
thing that not many children can. boast
of. All of her living ancestors are en
Joying - good health. Durham cor.
torn badly stove, and well out of the
Washington, D. C. Special. Admir
al Watson cables to the Navy Depart
ment the following official report of
the wreck of the cruiser Charleston:
Manila, Nov. 11.
"The Charleston was wrecked on an
uncharted coral reef, three miles
northwest of" Gulnapak Rocks, nortfi
coast of Luzon, at 5.30 on the morn
ing of October 2. Everybody wa3 safe
ly landed at Kamlguin island, armed
with rifles and two colts. The natives
are friendly. McDonald made Lln-
gayen Gulf in a sailing launch, w hen
he left there had been no opportunity
for an examination of the wreck.
in the morning he communicated with
the White House, and then, by direc
tion of the President, went' over at
once, carrying a chart of northern Lu
zon and the cablegram from Watson.
Admiral Watson appears to have
acted at once upon receipt of the news.
for he Informed the Navy Department
that he had cabled across to Hong
Kong to secure the help cf experienced
wreckers to proceed Immediately to tbe
scene of the accident. The Navy De
partment has already a constructor on
the ground in thc person of Lieutenant
Hobson who may be called on to as
sume charge of the wrecking opera'
Big Ship on Fire,
London, by Cable. The Hamburg
American steamer Patria, Captain
Frohllch, which left New York on
November 4th for Hamburg, and pass
ed the Lizard Wednesday, is on Ore
near Dover. All the passengers were
rescued and have arrived at Dover.
The Russian steamer Certs sighted
the Patria showing signals of distress
and demanding immediate help, about
twelve miles from North Hinder light
ship. The liner was enveloped in
Bit Differs lth ttlw Ahl N1
PrctUeatial Beetle? -Ifce 5Un
Oa the wing The other a:rht I
dropped dawn from Chattaeocca to
Meridian. U im ever 3t mil. bt It
seemed like a drvppiag !ob. for the
fan train oa the AUbaa Uut
Southern canted me there !a !m tuaa
eight bouri while I dept. Beautiful
cara aal smooth track made the trip
pieasatr: to even a veteraa. I La J
some fluttering call u the ctWa Vlt
of Alabama and MijfcUrtj.pL cxJ a
tae larder was Utw tad the Um'lv
purte looked like an elcDhaat fat
trod on it. and taici were to par and
coal to buy. and my female folks were
la need of winter carmenu. tor ir I
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volosiee rvfnt trv UU ttst
durUff tbe 6aaltiAasef1ca
After La e;sx.Bi.t a Leieeaat
exJuBtl t.4 the tWvtd Sort a enrolls
Votifcleer l1meal he had te t
foetuae la trek a lc all rid.ag
lato tie eltr r f !UIr g ra tl:KJore
lie had a tvit pead.ec agalt
tae ruKh trrt IU;ivy lVKrvi.r
, fcr llS.oeo daettc.-. U.k!rc tkat th
accidrej wu fc-'r 1 W feJ4 t trt
ur ciaar-aa ret:ile. debited
boa 4 aa aputtit a te'jradier
setters! la the ii-M-r rrelre.
a. Cle ru epiiatrd AJtat
Oenrri of the f !e (ir4 rrary
10. 1S77. ly Rernrr UuiL IU vit
said I Lad better go. That M-uled it. ' n55 trldler rerl 4 tU Jtate
aod here I am in Meridian. Maty ) Cord DereaiU-r I. Oa Ai-vH 57.
years Lave p.ed since 1 vUited tbii ' ItM. 1 as easde I eatn.Aat )rt
growing city and I hardly recocaUe
It. It has tl&ce crown fr.xn kiO it Ik.
000 people, anJ cow p-ju oa ottire
polltan airs, for It Is the larcea tews
in aiususippl. a wed to he a din
of the fwe9Q4 Itegioteet. j4 after
rrc'.ISCBt M tuo1rtd ct L
as ajfiotBt'd eapu'a cf C'm. anr I.
from DurLatu. Flrtt NVrte CnMa
place, asd mac a dug out for oubs ; Voliia.er IWIntt. Crt!a Vr I
and dUrepuuiLle euaners. Six year ; went wHh the r finical t Cuba
r i'" W Tt 'rll J The 4-e4 w .tlee C Tad
the saloons were abolished ax.d inaay t ., . .
Of those who kur-Dorted iLem hfT tic ' U ""
pirts unknown, titui !Mn t r. :,. ' I. who llrd swver!
the streets as was predicted, but the
toa-u took on new Lie. Mr. ml n.
elected mayor oa temperance pri&cl
jtkf c. lAariaa two rbiMiea Ills
tnu'e. Cfclrin J. Cwlee. reUteet
of tie vnttittitkui! nru'lmt tm
rd CmI. W. II. II. CVI. as
other tia'-l was a rwsixt 4 Coo
gr front O Ulxb'Ji strict far
Richmond, Va., Special. The most
important action of the United Daugh-
tres of the Confederacy was that to
day in assuming the work of building
the monument to Jefferson Davis. This
step is a fitting close of the week's
gathering of the fair women of th
South. The resolution as adopted by
a vote of 491 to 183. It is proposed to
erect a monument to Mr. Davis which
will cost about $50,000. About three
fifths of this sum has been subscribed
or is practically assured. It was ev
ident at first that the ladles were prac
tically unanimous in their determina
tion to assume the task of erecting
this memorial to Mr. Davis. ' '
Heavy Fighting at Ladysmith.
Cape Town, by Cable. A dispatch
received here from Pretoria, under
date of Thursday, November th, says
the reports received there from La
dysmith said heavy cannonading
started at daybreak; that some cf
the Boer forces were within 1.500
yards of the British when the cannon
ading ceased and rifle lire commenced.
An undated dispatch from Mafeking
received by runner, via of Magalapye.
Wednesday, November 8th, says: To
day all Is quiet. Wro have been bom
barded pretty heavily all week.
Canned Beef Cast Overboard.
London. By Cable. A letter In The
Time?, written by an officer on board
the transport Nubia, asserts that 1.
600 ratirfns. of salt carron, labeled 'New
York, 1890 had to be thrown over
board, as It was full of disease," ad
ding that "they only salt down the
very worst portions of every Inferior
beasts and pigs."
Shot His Father.
New York, Special. George Sehan.
a dentist, sJiot bis father, George J.
Sehan. at the home of the elder man,
who is an officer of the superior court.
He had demanded money frora his
father previous to the ebooting. He
was arrested and admitted the deed.
pies and a s:em of pub'.lc wot as t
at once inaugurated. Since then n.'iv
miles of sewerage hat Le-u laid and
thirty miles la ldelk paved sad
twelve biockr of tmt graded aad thne Urms.
paved with vkriflcd trick sod as mny v
more with chert. Two eut?cn niiil lrotected 1 heir Home.
IU .nii;1,1 f'rtlIlMr A your, white m.a smed Johaa
and a splendid ytcm of water works i ,. .,. , . . , . .
have been established. Six Urge Luli-' la r3UL,f' " mt:r
lngs for the public schoali bare been l JoL,, Htlir. bll. Tae
erected. Two female cleres have j Utter U Id Jubuoa that be would ro
been planted thcie. The now city L Fr'.d.y Light to his Loue aad whip
l!;rei aa.n'.w bl 'tu:,r-
residences with bat'Cao.ne architect- I . ... .
ure are In sight on all tb high Un.'i j pai. lwery. Warre. aal
that environ the city. I never ke- v-t Jhuu' how
before that there was a h'.ll aitl.in j Joaqci' fJb fired t lUitler and
miles of Meridian, but there are not : the four I ft. t.t at tnalf It return
only hills, but a mile or two outa i ed fed t.ur.t la a dur. JcLnoa
lJCurnJrrerri.!ke ,hM '" ry la the ana. Old
ia upper Georgia, and froiu lbve com . .
the gushing spring that mpp!y the nun -hes jn M.r-d aa aie and went
city with the purest of water. There ,n ,J s11 l latrudets. He Low
Is no better kept hotel than tbe South ery a d-rp and OsLC-tt'Ui wound la U
ern good fare, good beds. god irv- cb,t rut L.h artat. Iuwery fl
ice of every klnd-aad what U be.t cf j atld UrR, Ur mrrrf lltm cla ,
all to me the people gave toe a gol ' . , " . .. ...
audience, all relect. p.clii:y the tight ! wmB a -,'- u1 tu
colleae alrls who came arraved la col- i t- rae Aarrm twe al
lege uniform. I mw cure Utcn '-' woucda ta the l$rk. Ur'.jt- ard
terday than I ever saw U-fire at oaf I rtutler : Uylrg i kl'.l JrhuK,
time and place. Meridian tompneu ; ,Wrtt Lal af, ai.if rr hr,p Vr
ftrWS"! - ' -
outside. Much of it hue been acid, but i
can not be moved fr lack of cais. 1 " -
Cotton Is still king. ' -tc News Notes.
While at breakfast this morning tC ' I!. MJhr. a hydraul c arioerr. tlx
I northern men took teats at the sa ; j zavc a aurtf y ot the water pew-
table and oae remarked: "TWi ton cts.l.. tlrr. h- tta
Is on a boom. They are buildiag a.l , . ... ...
ever If "Yes - aild the other, "the h4s b ?6v-m la Mrcn
whole south Is on the upgrade, and it, ton for tbe pl wek. He Ugu hit
k keeps on Bryan won't carry a single icrvey nrar CtsxrUa tatUa red Lai
soutnern uie. weii. iney were iix ; iaLed tje -Dtjtde kLtaJ." Xa tai
county. He rays Le his Ien ernjlof-
Umconfirmed reports state that Gen.
P. J. Joubert, the Boer oommander-'n
chief, has been killed in battle near
Boers derailed part of an armored
train north of Estcourt, Natal, and are
reported to have captured most of the
soldiers who were on It.
The French Chamber of Deputies
sustained the government on a test
Clarence Greathouse, an American,
who was adviser to the King ot Korea,
died at Seoul.
A Belgian syndicate has secured the
Chinese Imperial railway from San
Kowchiato Pao Ting Fn, SO miles in
The Turkish Government has con
ceded to Germans a railway extension
to Bassorah, a river port -In Asiatic
Tufkey 270 miles southeast oX Bab
dad. American troops in North Luion
captured the wardrobe of Agulnaldo's
wife, Aguinaldo himself is believed to
be out of danger for the present
Verge of Conflict.
London, by Cable, A Shanghai dis
patch says that the relations between
Russia and Japan have almost reach
ed the breaking point. The trouble Is
caused by Japan's refusal to allow
Russia to take possession of land held
by the Japanese government In the
Corean port of Macampo.
Three Hundred Killed.
Caracas, Venezuela, by Cable. Th
forces of the de facto government of
General Castro hold the town of Pu
erto Gabello, the result of desperate
fighting Friday, and bombardment by
the fleet Saturday. Three hundred
were killed. General Parades, the
revolutionary leader, was wounded
four times. It Is reported that he es
caped on a war ship.
Bryan Ooes Hunting.
Springfield, Mo., Special. Win. Jen
nings Bryan and son joined Colonel M.
C. Wettnore's hunting party here, and
left for the tatter's game 'preserves
In the Ozark Mountains.
McKlnley. of course, but they wi:i
trVtftar tit. .'iltln. A ttnrlliAr. 9rft
who has never been touth Cads much ! h' Northern wv nM tyadi
to Interest and as ton I h him. Not 1 f capul t report oa t
John A. Logan, who was
burled in Pace
killed in action, was
Cemetery, Manila. ' . .
fnacnaaion In Tavor of aatd galast
complete Cuban Independence Is going
on actively in the Havana press.
Lord Edward Cecil, the soldier arm
of Lord Salisbury, is with Col. Baden
Powell in Mafeking. He was Lord
Wolseley's aide-de-camp when he was
In command in Ireland. He waa at
tached to the Sirdar's staff from the
beginning of the Dongoia campaign to
the -capture of Khartoum, aad, not
withstanding a good deal of iUneas,
atgck manfully t'o his post He is till,
with the Stoop that is characteristic
of tie Ceoila,
The Kentucky Contest.
Louisville, Ky., Special. The prog
ress of the contests In various counties
of the State Is the point In which In
terest in the fight for. the governorship
is centered. The determination of
these disputes may swing In either di
rection the result of the face of the
returns they will be made to the
State board of election commission
ers. These contests involve over 4.000
votes in seven counties.
Another Purchase of Ore Lands.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special. E. R.
GeasseUer, of Cleveland? O., and John
B. Lagarde, of Annlston, Ala., have
purchased 2.000 acres of ore land at
Gladden. Ala., near this city. They
tid 120.500 for the property. A com
pany known as the Analstoa Brown
Ore Company has been organized with
a capital ot $50,000, to develop the
Less Than 9,000,000 Balee.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. The consti
tution, which has all the season been
advocating higher prices for cotton,
will publish two estimate of the crop
from prominent men la the cotton
growing States. Arkansas and Ala
bama place the estimates at 8,000.000
bales; Tennessee places the figures at
8,300.000; Mississippi at 8.760,000, while
Texaa and South Carolina give their
estimates at 8,000.000 each. North Car
olina and Louisiana do not gite any
figures, but say the crop will be rery
Another Report of Boer Defeat.
London, by Cable. A Durban dis
patch, dated the Jth. aays "Native
runners report that the P"
severely defeated at Ladysmith this
morning. The Boer guns were silenc
ed after four hours fighting. The Bo
ers' loss is heavy." Simultaneous at
tcaks on Ladysmith, Mafeking. and
Klmberley. Which opened Thursday,
show that the Boers recognized the
fact that every day- lessens their
chance of successful onslaught of any
of the British strongholde.
long ago Mayor Dial took one vc t ;
the city and asked blra what he would
like to see specially. He replied that '
V. ,A..1.t 111,.- vm. y. '
kid HVWU WUUI IW WW .
the negroes lived and how they lived.
So the mayor drove up to negro town'
where he' saw numerous women anJ
children and heard them laughing aad
talking menty. "What are they
laughing at?" he Inquired. "I dldeat
Lnow they ever laughed.' -Why."
said Mr. Dial, "they laub all the day
long; they laugh at anything." "Is !t
possible?" exclaimed the Yankee.
"Suppose we stop and ask them what
they are laughing about? My curio: -ty
Is greatly excited." So the mayor
topped, aad calling one of the women
whom he knew to the gate, said:
"Hannah, this gentleman Is from the
north up In Cod's country and aays
be dldent know that the negroes down
here ever laughed, and he wants to
know what yoa were alL. laughing
about aa we drove up." This, cf
course, provoked another spell and all
ther rot out of them waa that Jinny
axed Mandy which waa de most alike.
'oocsuza or a coon?" The stranger
was profoundly Impressed, and cadi
a note la hla memorandum book.
WelL I hare beea impatiently wilt
ing on the stars, but do cot believe
that this is the year for the metercs
my hooka do not aay so. Humboldt
is pretty high authority, ana wo 11
Appleton's cyclopedia, aod both aay
the periodic Interval is thirty-four
yeasas instead ot uuny-iaxee, ney
fell in 1799 and in 1&32 and a partial
display In 1SC7. and co they will not
come again until 1901 year after
next Aad the anniversary was 12th
aad 13th. November, which has a!-
readv passed. Put we win know by
waiting another day whether Mr. Ash
more is rlcht or Humboldt I remem
ber well the fall In liSI aad would
like to see another before I die, aad i
wish mr wife and children to see one.
It Is a grand aad solemn afght tf
Arp in Atlanta Constitution.
Ma. Logan Killed in Battle.
Washington, D. C, Special. A cable
dispatch received at the War Depart
ment announced that Major John A.
Logan, ! Thirty-third Volunteer Infan
try, had been killed in a fight in Lu
ton. He was leading his battalion in
action. He was a son of the late Gen.
John A: Logan, cf HLnoi3. whose
widow ia now a resident of Washing
ton. He leaves a widow and three
children who are at present residing
at youngetown, v. ;i .
Close After Agwinaldo.
Manila, by Cable. A correspond
ent of the Associated Press, with Gen
eral Young, telegraphs from San Jose
that Aguinaldo old not escape to the
northeast He and hla amy are sur
rounded. His last orders to the Fili
pino commander at San Joae were to
old San Joae and Carrangian at all
costa Young is supposed to have capr
tared Aguiaaldo's secretary and the
son of General l-inaraa. ,
k.-m wirh t&a family-of the Gen-
era! who barely, escaped broaelt
water powers of this triin. aal that
they eirxl to baUd a sutuWr ot cot
ton lii'Jlf. He Las frmnd a camber of
tine wfcter foer. end fcada 109 horse
power at tbe MiDuwell-Carrlaon
aboiL hUf a mile fruta Murgaslou.
TLia power U now bUag Ceveioped ty
Some pejvms sue atylag that ei
Sexator Raoaota will be an aspirant
for the sanatoria! nomleatkm.
North Wllkeebbre Las voted for the
ksue of Loads to put la aa eJeetne
Alexaader F. -r has tea ap
pointed potmater at Itxe aad fa
rah A. fiaow at Good Fpriag.
A zalca mine, which we are rafona
ed U tarnicg mt a cood coality of
glass ia pa ring quantities. Is Leiag op
erated 00 the Toxaway company's
ProL J. C. Leonard, who has twae
to Pennsyltanla and Ohio aollcitiag
funds to build sa addition to the col
lege at Newton Lae raieed iJA tot
At Balfour Static, the Dal tour
Quarry oocaptny have begat the erec
tion of a larfce atone building betide ,
the railroad track, la which to carry
on a large taerrhandialng baric ess.
Salea of gold mining property la the
Johna River gold fields In Darke aad
Caldwell coantiea wtthla tbe past two
weeks aggregate about IlK.eoo, Be
sides the sale already con plated, a
number of tracts are held under 09-tloav-Sbclby
W. B. Smith, as eneryeUe aad proa-
perocs young farmer la Ilallfaa coun
ty, has realized a eery large yield front
his peaaat crop, lie reallaed tX9
bushels of Spanish peanuts en eight
The land had been cultivated
la cotton fifty-five yean eenoacaUrsj
ty before this year's peaant crop.
tfr. I fuses XI. Cone, of Bowing
Cock. la. wf aao lnzormed. preparlag
lot of Wataaga apples tor the Pane
erpffr The fru!t la beiag cnreful-
ly fdeaed: will be shipped to New
Turk and put In cold storage unt'l
rbeo It will be exported to
We are told that the eoflee-
tion exalhncec many of oar finest ra-
rietltea, and thU will doubtleas he
unite an advertisement for oar taoua
The report of the Fourth AaeUt-
ant Postmaster General, just macs
Public contains the following of local
... vBmhM tit aaoaiatments
of presidential postmasters daring
the year North carouna, z. mem
ber of fourth flats appoiaimeata
La Para Grande, tbe biggest grape
vise In the world, has reached the end
of Its long outdoor life, and will soon
be cut down. Seventy-five years It has
been growing on a ranch In the Monte
clto valley, near Santa Barbara. Cat.
but It has shown signs of dying, so
the owner, Albert Ma gee. the Pittsburg
store manufacturer, has ordered it re
moved. From the pride of the Cali
fornia vineyards the Tine win be
turned into a maseum curiosity. The
Santa Barbara .chamber of commerce
will preserve It as a specimen of what
the soil of Santa Barbara county is
able to produce. La Para Grande has
a trunk or main stem three feet and a
kie In ffmimfrftea aa! tba trellis.
hlxher than a man's head, 'on which I North carouna rep
!VV, AZHv .v-,.. that in North Carolina the cumber of
JJ!,rl 1- MsktSeM la JWX the EOte ranking
supponcu. - kw 1. tkta raned and te gross
each direction, in its prime tats aaagia 1 rfjna reeeiota duriax the
Tina prosucea iuu tour wns 01 grspea rat f7CT.in.C7.
in a awgie year, ibw aja . u Tuesday aigar jaage nmf.i ttbtt
glory are, however. . lacg
Unit Poat-rrjatcV r :
past St I tooved J. Fortune as clerk of th
Uxitea etatts dvnnct court ana u. u
Qr txiru to fc etc: