RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1899.
Great Britain and America Now Under
stand Each Other.
THE SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS
Now Kxlsting Between The Two
k Countries-Cause for Hearty Con
gratulations. London, by Cable. Joseph Chanv
lcil.lri, the Secretary of State for the
Cnlunlffl, In a speech at a luncheon at
lA-lrvter Thursday, said that ever
-inre the great split in the Liberal par
ty hp liafl found himself a mark for the
inndrra and misrepresentations cf the
I'.iHcr sort of politicians," but that ha
h-.-l found compensation In the gener
ous appreciation of the majority of hh
niiiiitrymen. Continuing, Mr. Cb-sm-Ntrlain
.said he was deeply gratified
ihM the foreign relation of Great
Britain were so satisfactory, and he
i .- ! ted that the country owed a debt
;f Kratltude to Lord Salisbury for the
crrat Improvement in Croat Britain's
pufiition. It was gratifying to note, he
nai'I, the friendly relations existing
between the Anglo-Saxon branches,
?aylng that the understanding between
the t'nlted States and Great Britain
was inderd a Riiaranteo of the peace
of the world. This statement wa3 grect
l with cheers. The world he said, was
not fiovfrnod entlrely by Interest. Sen
linienf was one of the greatest factors.
Referring to the attacks of the for
Mpn press, Mr. Chamberlln said these
ut 'A:papora had not spared "the al-n-o
t sacred perHon of the Queen "
Thin, continued the speaker, provoked
Titnral Indignation, "which may have
ktIous conseriuence If our neighbors
In not mend their ways." An outburst
:f cheering greeted this threat of the
,'olontal Secretary. It was a matter
3f congratulation, Mr. Chamberlain
inserted, that the worBt of these "dis
iraerful attacks" did not appear In the
Dealing with the attitude of the for
MKn relations, Mr. Chamberlain said:
"I rejoice, nnd it is perhaps natural,
for I have takn a personal Interest in
the matter. In the friendly feeling
which I hope Is now permanent be
tween the two great branches of the
Anslo-Saxon race. I havo so many
friends In the United States, almost as
many as I have here, p.nd I can con
reive of no greater disaster to the two
countries than to find themselves hos
tile to each other. Yet, I remember,
when I first visited America, my sur
Di lse and astonishment at the evidence
iven me by statesmen and politicians
and lu articles In the pres3. of con
stant suspicion of the objects of Great
HiUaln, constant doubts as to her in
legrlty. and a general unfavorable es
timate of our prospects and character.
"This HI feeling was due, no doubt,
!o many causes; due to the fact that
ihe United States has never been at
war with any great power but Eng
land; due to their traditions, extend
nn; over a century; due to the feeling
hat the sympathy of Great Britain
was rot with them In their civil war,
!nd to the belief that the- people of
Irent Britain would see with satisfac
tion any harm that might befall them."
Two Fires in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Special. Nearly $2,
noo.000 worth of property was de
stroyed by two fires In the heart of
the business section of the city, early
Wednesday. The greater of the two
fires started In the big department
store of Partridge and Richardson, at
the southeast corner of Eighth and
Filbert streets, the very centre of the
chopping district, at 6:30 a. m., and
before the flames had been put under
control, they spread to adjoining
property and caussd a loss of about
$1,700,000. While this Are was in pro
gress and spreading every moment,
another fire broke out four blocks
away on the fourth floor of No. 419
Market street. The los3 at this fire is
rstimated at $110,000. The lesaes of
the two flre3 are more than covered
Three Conventions In One
Chicago, 111., Spscial. The special
meeting of the national committee of
the Silver Republican party, adjourned
Wednesday, to meet at the call of the
chairman, after having taken action
that practically assures the fusion of
the party with the Democratic and
Populist parties, the endorsement of
the Democratic platform and the presi
dential candidate of that party,
den. Mathuen Wounded.
London, By Cable. It la officially
announced that General Methuen was
nmong those wounded at tht battle of
Madder river. General Methuen, it de
veloped later, was slightly hurt by a
bullet which Inflicted a flesh wound in
the thigh. Lieutenant Long, of the
Second Yorkshires, is another officer
killed. Ten offlctrs were wounded.
The Seaboard's New Road.
Charleston, S. C, Special. The
Chattanooga. Augusta and Charleston!
Railway Company, the new road which
the Seaboard Air Line proposes to
build between Charleston and Atlanta,
and surveys for which have already
been made, was organized here Wed
nesday. Key West Protests.
Washington, D. C, Special. The
citizens of Key West have petitioned
the Navy Department not to remove
the remains of the victims of the
Maine, who were Interred In the ceme
tery there. They have represented
that the town purchased a fine lot in
the cemetery, placed -an iron fence
around It, and erected an expensive
monument, which U to be dedicated
this winter. This was done under an
Implied understanding that the re
mains were not to be removed.
Wages to be Raised.
Centrevllle, Special The hands em
ployed in the Centrevllle cotton mills
have been assured by the management
that their wages would be advanced
la proportion to any Increase that
might be made In other mills of the
State. Wednesday afternocn the girls
struck and stated that they would not
return until they knew how much
their rages flrere to be advanced. Upon
receiving the reply they returned to
RICH IRON ORE.
An Important Mineral Discovery
flade In Johnston County
An ualimlted deposit of lroi ore,
rich In quality, has been olsovered
within twenty-ffve miles of Haleifn,
says the P.iat.
The deposit is one mile and a. half
from Wi'.scn's Mill, la Johnston coun
ty, and is owned by Mr. G. W. WiUon
of Wilsca's Mills.
The ore Is already being rain-ol ad
hauled by wagons to Wilson's Mill? fur
shipment. A carload a day is being
shipped to the furnace cf tho Empir
Steel and Iron Company at Greens
boro. Mr. Wilson, the owner cf '.he newly
discovered Iron land, was in Raleigh
Tuesday, having came here for ths
purpose of inducing the Southern Rail
way to run a tmic ttoji the Not th
Carolina road at Wilson's Mills to !r.3
jr property. That the road will be built
there is little doubt.
Experts from several iron concerns
have been to Mr. Wilson's land, and
they declare that the ore i3 present in
inexhaustible qumtities and that the
ore runs from 48 to f3 per cent, cf
matallic iron. An expert from th?
Empire Steel and Iron Company went
to Wilson's Mill Tuesday. II re
ported that there was no question a
to the presence of the ore in great
quantities, and that it Is all right.
Mr. Wilson ha3 already hid many
tempting offers to sell hi3 valuable
property, but he positively declines.
He say3 he dae3 not care to sell, but
will- work the ore and sell If. to the
futnacc3. Mr. Pickett, the president of
the Empire Steel and Iron Company,
recently visited Mr. Wilson's farm and
offered to purchass.' He Intimated also
that he would be willing to put a
furnace down at the property, but fcr
the present he wants the ore de
livered at Greensboro.
State News Notes.
Col. Francis A. Macon, of Hender
son, the quartermaster general of the
State Guard, has received the invoice
for the ordnance stores which were or
dered frcm the war department for the
First North Carolina regiment, St.U-?
Guard. Cc!. Macon ordered five hun
dred rifles fcr thi3 regiment f.hen the
order was put in for ordnance stereo,
and he is puzzled to know why tho in
voice was not also received for the
rifle3. The invoice eail3 for 538 ' ank
cts and as many haversacks, canteens
and ether equipment of the kind. As
soon a3 the equipment arrives Col. Ma
con will begin distributing among Lhe
companies of the First Regiment.
North Carolina's copper mines, says
an exchange, attract some attention
now. Rercnt reports have been sent
out regarding these in Rowan county.
Some very rich find3 have been made.
Some experts have examined the Gold
Hill copper mine3, and pronounce that
they are "the best in the world." The
miners are giving high endorsement a
to the outlcok, and it Is prophesied
that Rowan may yet become one of
the greatest producing copper dis
tricts in the world. The North Caro
lina copper differs from the famous
Lake Superior copper in that it is
much more easily mined and is nearly
always found in a natural flux.
Three new cases are reported in the
outbreak of smallpox at the Terra
Cotta works,' four mile3 west of the
city. All of the cases are of a mild
form and several of the patients are j
convalescent. The county physician j
has charge of the case3. There is no i
need of fear; the city is protected. One j
of the new cases is an operative at the i
Terra Cctta works who left there yes-'
terday and went to Jamestown and
broke out with the disease this morn
ing. The . county physician went to
Jamestown this afternoon and will
bring the patient back to Terra Cotta.
The other two cases are just beyond
rra Cotta. Greensboro Telegram.
"CuPie llUlU Lac ctvaiUlll yo.il ol the
State say there is an unusually laige
number of ducks in the sound waters
this season and the hunting is very
A twelve-year-old -boy has been sent
from Rutherford county o the peni
tentiary fcr four years. He drew
belts from a railroad track for the pur
pose of wrecking a train.
The large new pump at the mcn?zite
mine cf the Campbell Mcnazite com
pany was broken Saturday night at
9:30 o'clock and work was delayed i'or
two. days. They got everything in
running order late Saturday afternoon
and are hustling now. This company
will work about thirty hands in a shore
while as soon as the machinery is all
la operation. Shelby Star.
The Eritlsh and German Ambassa
dors were conferring with. Secretary
Hay on the negotiations concerning
Bow Join College Chapter of the
Zeta Psl Fraternity will build a $15,
000 fraternity building at Brunswick,
Emperor William, and Empres3 Au
Flushlng, Holland, on their way home
gusta Victoria of Germany arrived at
The President has appointed ex
Representative Josiah Patterson, of
Tennessee, a member of the Shiloh
Park Battlefield Commission, vice the
late Colonel Robert F. Looney, of
Chairman Charles A. Shleren, of the
New York Commerce Commission, be
lieve that the retention of New York's
grain trade depends on the widening
and deepening of the Erie Canal.
The tug Wcyman ran down and sank
a rowbeat at Savannah, Ga., and Isaac
Butler sjxd George Brown were drown
ed. .- -
Permission ha3 been refused for the
coffee-laden ship J. W. Taylor, from
Santos, with cases of bubonic plague,
to dock at New York.- .
The British steamer Merrimac,
which left Quebec for Liverpool on
October 27, has not reached that port
-The Standard Oil Company's sunk
en sieamer Maverick was . raised at
Halifax, N. S., on Thursday, but im-
med lately tank again.
Sever th Victim of the Fever Died At
Greensboro, Special. Mi McGou
gan, of Robeson county, a student at
the Normanl, died Thursday of ty
phoid fever. She had been sick about
ten dayr. During the last days of her
illness she was nursed by her mother,
who carried the body of her daughter
to her home at Lumber Bridge. Thd
total cumber cf deaths from the fever
at the Normal Is seven. There la an
Improvement In the condition of most
of the patients, though several of the
girls Tcma'n critically ill. The direc
tors of the ccOege are still in session,
and nearly all the members of tho
board are preseat. They are still oll
ent. Their conservatism and pains
taking efforts to ascertain the cause
of the sickne3 are to be commended.
Mr. G. H. Lehmann, the chemist for
the city health department of Balti
more, and for the United States gov
ernment, has made a bacteriological
analysis of the Greensboro city water.
He pronounces it free from pollution
and good for drinking and domestic
purposes. It is understood that a bac
teriological analysis of the well water
used at the college lias been male, but
this has not been published.
io,ooo Acres of Mineral Lands Sold
Ten thousand acres of magnetic Iron
ere land were leased Wednesday in
Ashe county, by Philadelphia parties,
representing the Pennsylvania Steel
Company, the Cambi.a Steel Company
and others. This embraces the famous
Ballou Home Place bank, which realiz
es 67 per cent. Several thousand dol
lars cash was prv'csd and the royalty
agreed upon was 25 cents per ton. Ex
perts state that this is the greatest
and finest deposit o magnetic ore in
the Southern States.
State News Notes.
The $10 prize offered by Mrs. Joe
Person for the best advertisement cf
Mr3. Joe Person's Remedy, was won
by Miss Ruth McCrew, of Littleton,
N. C. She won distinction where so
The Charlotte papers announce the
probable accomplishment of a sclieme
to utilize 4he Catawba river, twelve
miles distant from Charlotte, for the
transmission of electric power to that
city, also for lighting tho city, running
street cars and other purposes. Home
and Northern capital is to be invested
in it, and Jhe work carried out on a
grand Bcale, much grander, they say,
than the work now in progress at
"The Narrows," on the Yadkin river.
With this under way it will make the
fourth plant of this kind in the State,
the Roanoke scheme, if it fruits, will
make the fifth, and these five will take
in several of 'our largest manufactur
ing cities in the central belt of the
State, such as Raleigh, Fayettoviile,
Salisbury, Winston-Salem, Charlotte,
Concord and Asheville.
Coopor Brothers, of Raleigh, have
awarded the contract to C. A. McG'al
Iiard for the cutting of the large gran
ite pedestal fcr the Senator Vance stat
ue to be erected in Raleigh. The bot
tom base is seven feet square.
Sunday a lot of mosquitoes from a
county on the Roanoke river were sent
to Baltimore for a bacteriological ex
amination. It is said that in that par
ticular section as soon as a mosquito
bites a person a case of chills and fe
ver results with remarkable quickness.
President William A. Graham, of the
State Farmers' Alliance, calls on all
the sub-alliances to send delegates to
the State convention of tobacco grow
ers December 6. It is well known that
one of the special purposes of this con
vention is' to fight the American To
Sampson county has been without
legalized bar rooms for ten months,
but at their last meeting the commis
sioners granted license to sell liquor
to three applicants. The Democrat
says that after testing the matter the
commissioners decided that it was bet
ter to license the sale of liquor than
for the county to be dry in name only.
LB. Ledbetter, of Davidson's River,
Transylvania county, met with a seri
ous misfortune in the total less of his
store building and contents by fire last
Thursday night. The Davidson River
postoffice was kept in the store and all
the postal records ad supplies were
destroyed. As all the store books
were burned, including nearly a thous
and dollars in accounts it may be dif
ficult to establish amount of loss to the
satisfaction of the insurance people.
Mr. Ledbetter claims a loss of nearly
or quite $3,000.
Madam Elrado, the palmist and for
tune teller, expects to invest recent
earnings in a poultry farm oear Dur
ham. On the invitation Cf the Secretary of
the NtTy, Miss Maria Teneyck Deca
tur Mayo, daughter of Mr. W. R.
Mayo, of Norfolk, and grand daughter
of Admiral Decatur, has consented to
act as sponsor fcr the torpedo boat
destroyer Decatur, now under construc
tion by the William R. Trigg Compa
ny, of Richmord, on the occasion of the
launching of that vessel on a date to
be fixed here after.
The United States imports annually
about $19,000,000 worth ct tobacco.
To Test the Law.
Richmond, Va., Special. A- move
ment has been started by the leading
bankers- and business men of Rich
mond, to test the constitutionality of
the act of Congress imposing a tax of
10 per cent upon", the issues of State
bank notes.; A committee composed of
R. A. Lancaster, Jos. Bryan, Jcfhn I
Williams, E. B. Addison and W. ' M:
Habliston, has been formed and they
have retained Wm. L. Royali as coun
sel' to" take a test, case to the Supreme
Court of the United State.
TO BE CHALLENGED.
Congressman Roberts, Of Utah, Will
Not Be Sworn la.
THE PLAN OF PROCEEDING.
He Will Be Objected to on the around
of Not Being Eligible, end Asked to
Stand Aside, Pending Investigation.
Washington, D. C. Special. A.t a
conference of about 25 promitent
House Republicans held at the capitol
Friday night. It was decided that the
eligibility of Representative-elect Rob
erts, cf Uth, to occupy a seat in the
House of liepresentatives, should bt
investigated, and determined tbaS
pending the decision he should not b
permitted to take the oath of office.
This decision was arrived at by thost
present, without a dissenting- voice.
Representative Taylor, of Ohio, whe
will have charge of the matter In the
Hcuse, explained, tfter the cor erenct
had adjourned, that this rr' eedto?
docs mot involve a pre-Judgr.viit of tht
case, but irrespective of pa- .y .will
afford the members an opportunity tc
vote after a thorough investigation
and complete presentation of the case
for their consideration. Mr. Tayloi
had a study of the allegations and
presented them at length to his col
leagues. He offered a plan of procedun
which was agreed to after a general
exchange of views. The procedure is
to be as follows: When Mr. Roberij
appears at the bar of the House tc
take the oath, objection is to be made
upon the ground that he Is Ineligible.
He will then step aside and after tht
other members are -sworn in, the mem
ber making the objection who prob
ably will be Mr. Taylor will recite tht
allegation and offer a resolution foi
their investigation by a special com
mittee. This will give the House an
opportunity to vote in the first instanci
upon the question of postponing tht
administration of the oath until tht
allegations have been investigated. Th
resoultions have not been formulated
yet, but they will include the investi
gation of the charge that Mr. Roberts'
alleged conviction of violation of tht
Edmunds act in 1889 renders him in
eligible by the terms' of that act
whether the fact that he is an avowee
polygamist renders him ineligible, and
whether the State of Utah in electini
him has not violated .the compact bj
which she obtained statehood.
Mr. Taylor says the precedents foi
objecting to the swearing in of a mem
ber duly elected and bearing propel
credentials are numerous and in point
Among others are the well known casoj
f Proctor Knott, Boyd Winchester and
John 'M. Rice, of Kentucky, who wert
"elected to Congress shorUy after tht
war and who were charged with Ineli
gibility on the ground of disloyalty
All these precedents were cited at tht
conference. These precedents lead t(
the conclusion that objection can bt
properly made to the swearing In of t
member where there are appairentl)
well grounded reaseas for believinj
him to be ineligible. The resolutiont
will provide for the appointment of t
special commission of either seven cj
nine to be named by the Speaker. Rep
resentative Powers, of Vermont, pre
sided at the conference. Those presen'
were Messrs. Henderson, of Iowa;
Grosvenor, Shattuc, Southard, Kerr
and Taylor, of Ohio: Powers, of Ver
mont; McPherson, of Iowa; Dalzell, o!
Pennsylvania; Payne and Sherman, o:
New York; Hill, of Connecticut;
Thomas, of Iowa; Alexander and Ray
of New York; Curtis, of Kansas; War.
ner,- of Illinois; Landis, of Illinois;
Morris, of Minnesota; Steele, of Indi
ana; Long, of Kansas. Tho Roberts
case is not to come up for considera
tion at the Republican caucus. Thj
Republican leaders do not desire t(
make the question in any sense s
A mob gathered around the hotel in
Paris where some of the Tennessee vol
topping on their way
home from the Philippines, and, mis
taking them for English soldiers,
threatened them with violence. It
dispersed when the truth was discov
ered. The battleship Tesa3 has arrived at
Brunswick, Ga., and on application
from Captain Sigsbee, the Secretary of
the Navy has granted permission for
the vessel to remain there several days.
Later, when she proceeds, to Havana,
Captain Sigsbee will remain in com
mand, not' assuming his new depart
mental position in Washington until
after the bodies of the Maine victims
are brought up on the Texas for In
terment in Washington.
The total hank clearings in the Uni
ted States for the past week were $1,
437,945,126, per cent, decrease (5.5. Ex
clusive of New York, $527,027,011; per
cent, decrease, 10.2.
Hanna Has Had Enough.
Cleveland, O., Special. Conceding
the reports which have been in circu
lation for several weeks, to the effect
that Senator Hanna would not succeed
himself as chairman of the national
Republican committee, it can be stated
on the authority of Mr. Hanna's most
intimate friends, that he has no desire
tg manage another campaign, and that
unless , very strong pressure Is brought
to bear upon him he will, in all proba
bility, decline to do so.
$200,000,000 Sugar Trust.
- Chicago, SpeciaL The News . says:
"A $200,000,000 trust is In' contempla
tion. There Is, every prospect that the
American Sugar Company," the Glucose
Refining Company and all of the so
called independent sugar refineries will
be consolidated. H.' O. Havemeyer, of
the, sugar combine,., has, it Is under
stood, secured : ah ptioa on the - Ar-
buckle Sugar. Company, the Doschcr
concern and the outside plants In Bos
ton end New Ortega
fenderson, of Iowa, to be Speaker of
Washington. D. C, So.!. Th
Democrat of the house, at their cau- j
ees held la the hall cf Ren-esea'.s- i
tires. Saturday afternoon, selected I
Representative James D. Richardson, j
Of Tennessee, as their candidata for !
Speaker, after a spirited contert. which
lasted six ballots. This carries with
It the Democratic leadership on ti?e
floor. Mr. Rkhardson has t-errcJ 11
years In the" bouse, and Is the oblcst ' !
except Mr. McRae. of Arkinsis. VLe
candidates aaint Mr. Rlchanl on i
were Representatives DeArmonl, of
Missouri; Bankhead. of Alabitn, and
Sulzer. of New York. Representative
H?y. of Virginia, was elected chair
man of the caucus, by a vote of 77 to
62 cast for Mr. McRae. of Arkansas. It
has been customary for the oldett '
member In point of service to preside
over the caucus and the. selection of
Mr. Hay, who has served only oae
term, was an unusual honor. The
name of Mr. Norton, of Ohl , wa9 i-o
presented f or t presiding officer, but
was withdrawn. Representatives
Cummlngs, of New York, and Robert
son, of Louisiana, were elected secre
taries. The nomination of General David B.
Henderson, cf Iowa, wa3 a foregone
conclusion and he was nominated by
the Republican caucus by acclama
tion. The officers of the last house,
except Colonel Russell, the s2rge;nt-at-arms,
. were re-nominatsd wltbout
opposition as follows: Clerk, Alex
arnder McDowell, of Pennsylvania;
doorkeeper, W. J. Glenn, cf New
York; postmaster, J. C. McElroy, of
Ohio; chaplain. Rev. Henry Coudan,
of Michigan. Col. Russell was not a
candidate for re-election and Colonel
Henry A. Casson, of Wisconsin, was
nominated in his stead.
The caucus was held in.tin Housaof
Representatives, and was largely rt-
tended. It was presided over bv Gen.
eral Grosvenor, of Ohio, who vas re- i
elected secretary." Ceneral Hunrtcr- j
son's name was present2d by Vr.
Payne, of New York, and seconded by j
Mr. Hopkins, cf Illinois, both oC v.iicm
had been candidates originally. The i
roll was not called. The nomination
was made by acclamation.
General Henderson came to tin capJ
tol and remained in the Speaker's
room, in the rear of the house ljbby,
until after the hcuso officers h.v.l been '
selected. He wa3 then escorted to the
rostrum of the house by Messrs. Hop
kins, of Illinois; Payns, of New York,
and Sherman, cf New York.
Dr. Nixon Killed.
Wilmington, N. "C, Special. The
body of Dr. T. F. Nixon, resident phy
sician at the State farm at Caslbi
Hayne, nino miles from Wrilmlngtou,
was found Saturday beside the Wil
mington and- Welclon railroad track
two miles from his liomc' The entire
top of his head was knocked off and
his brains scattered along the track
for some distance. It is presumed
that he was struck by the northbound
train while on his way from home
The Express Robbery.
Columbia, S. C, Special. The
Branchville express robber has not
been caught. Detectives from this city
and Charleston have gone to help th
county authorities. A reward of $500
has been offered by the express com
pany. Something crocked is suspected.
This suspicion is heightened as the
$10,000 lost from Columbia express of
fice two years ago has never turned
First Shipment to Paris Exposition.
New York, Special. The United
States auxiliary cruiser Prairie sailed
from the Brooklyn navy yard Monday.
having on beard the first shipment of
the United States government exhibit
forthe Paris exposition. The cruiser
will go from here to Norfolk, - Va.,
where she will take on board lumber,
and will, then go to Baltimore, whence
she sails direct for Havre on December
A Cotton Mill Chartered.'
Columbia, S. C, Special. The Mon
arch Cotton Mills, of Union, S. C, has
been chartered, capital stock, $200,000.
The officials are: J. A. Feat, T. C.
Duncan and E. Nicholson.
A Yokahoma dispatch, via San .Fran
cisco, says that the bubonic plague has
made its entrance into Japan, five un
doubted cases having been reported at
Kobe, three already proving fatal.
Albert Swingle, aged 14, ha con
fessed that he shot his mother dead,
at Connelville, O. "
Since 1880 the Clgarmakes, Na
tional Union has paid out $4,045,465
for relief of members out of work. '
"W. B. Googhehan, cf Berkeley, CaL,
tas accepted a call to the First Inde
pendent Christ Church, at Baltimore,
Md. - - : ; - - .
Leaving a note, asking his wife to
forgive the deed, L. A. Root killed him
self by drinking carbolic acid, at Port
Huron, Mich. .
A number of prominent ministers In
their Thanksgiving sermons, at Cleve
land, O., upheld the President's Philip
pine policy. . . ";.
Th Continental Tobacco Company,
of St Louis, Mo, has decided on an
advance of four cents per pound in the
price of tobacco. ' . ' -
- The total gold output r in Cripple
Creek (Col.) district for November,
was $2,515,500, 25 per cent more tha
In any previous" month. ; , : -
In a delerlum from pneumonia, Jen
nie Michelbank jumped from a fourth
story window, at the Roosevelt Hos
pital, at New York, and was killed.
The average-loss by fire to-the JJnl-
twi states fcas been rfdnctd in ten-
years from $6,922 to fLSCO. The lnsar
ance loss In the same p:iod was "s
duced from $3,993 to $1.06.
ARP MAKES A TOUR.
Taking in Several of t&e Towns of
the State. -
AND OBSERVES MANY THINGS J
As He Jourmt i Alnnv-Hnw Tm
Get Their Name- Dull Town And
How ephemeral U fame. ThU wore
of Grek orI:n 2d IUril-y means
..ror d?7 m applleJ to it
or certain Insect. It mt-inlnc
h" broidened and naw It Is app!l! to
,ife .T. am r wwkh or bappln r
anything that U of brief or traiwrUln
duration. I was ramlnatinir ab-mt thli
because I have be a down to llarn?
Tine snJ Thomifton. two pr-tpe.-ou j
towns, one la Pike and the other in
Upson county. I Inquired of TraI
good citizens whs Mr. Up on waa ard
rhey cculJ not tell. Finally an old
gentleman said that he vras a n..iibt
of ths legislature from Oglethorpe
county and was a very great and rood
man and died early, and the le&lAla
ture of which he was a member mad
a new county and named It for him.
But new there Is tot one man in a
hundred la that county that knowt
anything about him. I did nc: find
an1ody who knew what Mr. Thoraai
te town was ramed for. Jn-t so I
did not find anyone at Barnrsrille 'srhci
knew what Mr. Pike that ro'inty was
named for. Si I hi.1 tr wait till I rot
nome anu examined rnv docks ana i
learned that Zebulcn Pike was i great
soldier in the war of 1S12 that before
that he explored the far west, and
was the first man to discover and
ascend that very high mountain which
has ever since been called "Pike's
The town of Zebulon took his Chris
tian r.ame or rather his Jewish name,
for Zebulon was the sixth son cf Jacob
and hi3 descendants became sailors.
Nobody coald tell me who tsarnesvil'.e
was named for. Nobody cares vciy
much who any town or countr wis
; named for. The present seeis to be j
m tnat concerns us. and the hlstor.e
part will soon pas3 Into oblivion for
Hry .-.1.1 -It .In-. 1
long ago I read how an Englishman
was walking about the beautlfcl ceme
tery cf Gettysburg and met a confed
erate veteran there and said to him:
"These grand monuments and grave
ston.es will forever perpetuate ihe
memories of the brave men whj fell,
but I fear ycur confcd?rate dead will
soca pas3 Into oblivion unless ycu
give them cemeteries nd monuments
like these." "No," said the veteran,
"Ours will last as long as these, for
every stranger who comes here t- 111
naturally ask the same questlan (flat
you did: 'Who killed all thesa people
who are buried here?"
As I travel ever the south I can ell
a prosperous town from a stagnant
one by the wheels that are turning, the
smoke stacks and the hum of ma
chinery, or the absence cf all thec
built in 1833, and has beea added tc
In later years, and now is erecting an
other with a bom capital of $100,000.
Everywhere are visible the s!gM ol
progress and business activity. Tfc
new hotel recently built. by Mrs. SanJ
wlch is a gem of beauty and maladi
the traveler of Florida and the tropics.
All around are to be seen new resi
dences of modern architecture. Tiif
Barnesville Is forging ahead aad so it
Thomaston. for both have cotton mlUt
already and are building more. Thorn
astcn can boast of having the oldest
cotton factory la Georgia for It w
auditorium nearly completed Is a mar
vel of Grecian beauty. An olcctrlt
plant lights the new hotel sad rnanj
homes and will soon light the rtrepti
of the little city. Mrs. Sandwicn es
tablished this plant and owns it. Jizl
ponder it a moment A woman Is th
foremost factor In the advaaclng
gress of a newborn city. Nor If thrj
will let her tear down the eld ante
bellum court honse and erect a nea
one she will do It But she can't vou
when Is this fcsUU.'erous rel'c of a
past age to be reformed. The dlrtl'.-tl
negro in this town ha3 a vote la slid
ing Its ruler, while a widow who payi
the highest tax la excluded. All l-u'
one cf the teachers In our publl
schools are wemen. but they have n
voice in anything except the pnvIV?
of teaching our children. The. Hard
wick bill is dead, and the mai'ra Is tt
speak no 111 of the dead, but a be'tei
bill would have been to place the bal
lot box just where the jury box Is new
In every country there.ls a ommissloi
of honorable niea who select the rat
who are fit to serve on the Jury and
their names only are placed la IL
Jury box. Men cf bad moral chiractei
or exceeding ignorance are excluded
We have known instances where iti)
of considerable wealth were exeludec
because or their notorious ticjs. .
Our Thanksgiving Is over -w had
a turkey that had be?n stall-fed, but
my wife and I were Invited tJ & gooJ
kind neighbor's and .the
girls to an
other neighbor's, and our turkey hat
been respited. He has beea gobbling
all the day, but hears no response.!
... . w a - '
ircm'neinjorin coops... wiwu tc
sorry for turkeys If .they were sorry
for themselves. -
We had a union Thanksgiving ser
vice in our town and a large congie
gation listened to Mr. Bealar's el
quent disccurte from the 147th Psa.m:
"God hath not dealt so with aa;. other
nation." !? sketched " our country
from ColumViA 5ti and showed us
that blessing and itrre had followed us
for 400 years. It was a grand sermon
Bill Arp In Atlanta Constitution.
A Munificent Gift to ths St. Vincent's
The St Vincent's Hospital at Nor
folk, which was recently destroyed bj .
fir?, is the recipient of many handsome.
donations to help rebuild this nobla
institution. Among the contributor
wo find the men of the Baltimore
Steam Packing Co., "lie Old Bay.
Line," which company ha presented
to the Building Fund of $L Vineent'
Hospital the iam of $300.00. . This
epirit of generosity ha lately exhib
ited itself among several of the trans
portation companie?, and ench munif
icent donations as is made by the By
Line" will aid largely in the early,
erection of the new building of tb
SL Vincent' Borne at Norfolk, and
tha calamity that unfortunately befell
the institution will be someabat alle
viated. ' From the Chicago News: Stubb
Are the people' oX this town healthy?"
pecn "Well. ha!f the time the"yre Is
bed." " StobWltf?" ' Pentf-'Wa
s:oen.", . . - '- j;.
lYfcero tfa Mitssflsts ntstMers WK3
Labor Neat Year.
The seaslua of the Weette North
Carolina Ca&'erebt of the MadM
Ep!cojul Church. Ttaath. aM at Com-
oid, closed on Monday ' adit "at
It was m cf t o haraMMlovs
la the hlrtory of the eue.Ierac. axd a
great deal was arrets pUabed: la the ta
terett of the chnreh. r&Uovlag Is a
fall liu of the arotamtsr
CHARLOTTE DISTRICT B. D. TUR
KEXTLN'E. P. C
Charlotte. Tryon ftreK Mrthodlst
II. F. Chrelttberg.
Trtotly yefctc4it I. fttfar.
Brevard Street J. C. Oay.
Calvary I). II. LStaker
Belmont T. A, 81kM
Ul 1 worth J. A. Baldwin.
Rpworth and 6everTl!l A. R. Bar.
AntoBt llle Clrmlt O. D. Herman.
Clar Creek Circuit Saperaaoserary
B. F. Harher.
Derlta Circuit L. M. Brows.
UlcsTin Circuit 5. ft. Gaaqaa.
Matthew Station T. P. Itosaer.
Monro Station W. X. Bacby.
Monroe Circuit A. A. Crater.
r.nevllU Circuit l. C. Sartakl.
PoUton Circuit W. V. Iloaeyratt.
Weddlagton Circuit T. F. Carver.
Wadetboro Fatkrn P. Holms.
Waxbaw Circuit T. JU. Steel.
MoTTca Circuit L. E. fitary.
ASHEVILLE DISTRICT D. AT
KINS. P. E.
Central J. II. Waer.
North AabevUJe E. K. MrLarty.
Haywood Street J. N. IIu(iins.
Bethel J.'J. Gray.
WeavcrTille Circuit R. M. Taylor.
Swannanoa Circuit S. W. Crutch.
Cane Creek Circuit R. D. Sbelton.
Burnsrllle Circuit J. II. BamhardL
Saluda Circuit R. O. Tuttle.
Heodersoavlllo Circuit D. Vaac
Old Fort Circuit J. D. Bale. .
Hot Springs Circuit 11. Turner.
Manhall Circuit . J. Owtns.
Ivy Circnlt - W. Jacobs.
. Bald Creek Clrcolt-J. D. Giboft
Sunday School Editor J. AtUn.
President WcaverrUIe Col'.ere O.
; F. Klrby.
i Professor Ashevlll Colles for Wo
men E. L. Diin.
FRANKLIN DISTRICT-C. M.CAMP
BELL. P; E.
Franklin Station Ira Erwln.
Franklia Circuit T. E. Weaver.
Macon Circuit L. F. Glenn.
Highland Circuit J. W. Campbell
Glennvllle Circuit J. C. Keever.
Webzter and Dlllsboro Station R.
CuUowbee Circuit Supernumerary,
J. J. Edwards. .
Bryson Ci:y Station W. L. Nichol
son. Whlttler Circuit E. M. Myers.
Andrews Circuit J. II. Bradley.
Bobbins Circuit Supernumerary. B.
Hlawassee Circuit J. R. J. Fag- 1
Murphy Station J. E. Abernathy.
Hayesvillo Circuit E.. N. Crowder.
Buehnell Circuit Supernumerary. A.
GREENSBORO DISTRICT F. If.
WOOD. P. E.
Greensboro, Wet Market Street J.
Centenary T. E. Wagg. .
Proximity V. L. Marsh.
Greensboro Circuit T. R. Webb, J.
Reidsville St it Ion J. R. Brooks.
Wrntworth Circuit E. J. Poa.
. Ruffin Circuit W. S. Hales.
Pleasant Garden R. F. Bryant. J.
F. Craven, Supernumerary.
Ratnaeur J. F. England.
Liberty E. Eavfr.
nandieman Station J. B. Tabor.
Naomi Station S. D. Stamy.
A'hboro Station A. W. Plyler.
Arhbero Circuit Supernumerary. J.
T. Allred. , .
ITwharrle Circuit T. 8. Ellington.
Jackson Hill Circuit J. P. Davis.
Randolph Circuit J. M. Ptlc.
HlKh Iolnt Siatlon J. R. 8crogg.
3. H. CrowelL
Editor North Carolina Christian Ad
vocate L. W. Crawford. 1 '
Professor Greensboro Fecial Col
lege T. A. Smoot
Conference Missionary Secretary
tV". L. Crlrftom. ,
MT. AIRY DISTRICT J. J. RESN,
ML Airy Station H. K. Boyer.
ML Airy Circuit B. F. Carpenter.
Pilot Mountain Circuit W. P. Me
Ghee. ' .
Stoke Circuit R. Tt N. Stevenson.
East Bend Circuit A. J;. Burns.
El kin Station W. H. Lelth. '
Wilkesboro Circuit J.. P. Rodger.
North Wilkesboro Circuit-.; .,
Bofibs. ." V r
. Rockford Circuit 8. Taylor. - ' s
Sparta Circuit Supernumerary. 8.
Healing Spring Circuit W. J.
Hughes. -. -
J -"Jefferson- Station A
- Watauga Circuit A
Boone Circuit B. W. Courtney. .
Creston Crreuit T. B Johnston.
MORGAKT014 DISTRICT C O. LIT-
- . TLE. P. E. . -.
Morganton Station R. H.' Parker."
Morgan ton Circuit J. W. Jones."
" Table Roek. Circuit J. C PostelL' r
Marion Station R. D. SherrllL
JlcnrietU" and ' Carokea J. -A.
Bowles5 ' - r '' :
McDoweH CIrcoItr-CJH. Carineaa.-
Ruthrfordton Circuit H Bundle.
- Broad River Circuit M- C Field.
Gaeen River Circuit J. D. Carpenter.
4EakersviIl Circuit L. R Triplet!.
Elk Park Circuit L CL Peeler.
. Estatpe Circuit Sopenrainerary, R.
Silver Creek Circuit A. O. GaatL"
-Connelly;: . Spring Circalt L. ; L
Smithy , ;.
Forest City Station L. IxOtte.
' Rhtherford Circuit J. B. Carpenter.
SALISBURY ; DISTRICT W. : W.
. - , BAYS. P. E.)
Salisbury, Church Street H. 1 At
kins.; ;' , -r , ..' """ .' '.'v. f,
Main' Street A. H. Whlsner.
East Salisbury J. T.'Enrfa..'
: Salisbury Circuit S. M. Davla t ...
Bpencer Circuit B- C Craven.
... China Grove Circuit J. J. Eadea. ,
- Concord, Central J. A B. rry. "
Forest H1U R. M- Hoyle. t.
Epwrthr-R.O. RarretL - -, . ,
Concord Circuit J. 8. Ketaoo.
Mt- Pleaant Circuit L.-T. CordelL
Salem Crreuit R. CL: Pusey.' - -
Norwood Clrcuir J. A. Clarke. - ,
Albeaaezle fetaticcn-rN. R. Richard-
APiezharle Circuit CL IL Gentry. . .
: Gold ILH Circuit F. W. Bragiey. .
Lexington 8utlon J. D. Arnold. . ,
" LInwood Circuit D. P. Tata, t -
' Professor .ta ' Trtaity - Fatk ' XSt
CUXBT IHSTB1CT-W. IL
&;br curait v. r. VoaM
King's McVtfka aaf taxrta CUlL
UastoaU fcattou C 1L IVtwtlei;
at to b rv$Z.4
34rAdttst1J Slitksa W. M. -
PLanler Creek Clrrait J. IL Wt.
Lowell Crrult-H T. lUrWr.
Moustaia max Sutiaa-IL I- Osa.
Uacolatm Orreit A. E. WUleC
Lowm Crea:t T. T. fclyc.
Cherry vUW Circuit J. W. Out
fkKith Fork Ore!; A- S.erra
Bell wood C!eil J. II WoUcy.
!DmU Ci.f:t J. A. Ck-
tlaet VpHBr C:rr:i M. I ctk.
UrrfX C.ty Sialic T. W. m:t.
North OevtUad Ctmili-r. P.
tletwood ln.i ute P. T. DurLas.
Prufrour la Trtaity tVlltXJ. M
STATESV1LLE DIKTK5CT J. H
THOMPSON. P. E.
StatMtUle ttlaa H. A- SmiJu
Um( P. Douslm.
Taylors vUIe Clrrult W. ft. Cberry.
FUtrttlUe Circuit W. I. lawe.
Stony Point Circuit W. B. catbr-
Catawba Circuit J. W. Vtna.
Newton Circuit C F. iVherrta.
Maldea Clrrult-ttureraviaertry. i.
Tarter burg Circuit J. J. Meaeraer.
PlHrah. 8ao Creek P. I- TwrU.
Hiraory ftutloa T. A. Ika.
Oraaite Falli f UV-W. T, lae-rtUL
Graalta Falls Circuit J. T. tiiuttr.
!aolr fiutloa W. U KemlL
Lenoir OrruU G. W. Irey.
MoorrsrlUr futk,a-G. T. Ilowt.
MockvIll Circuit Supe ru3rary,
W. F. ElUotL
Trout ma a Circuit O. W. Callshaa.
Mt r.ioo FUtJwn J. O. 5fce!Uy.
Wondleaf Clrrnlt J. J. Prrwlii,
President DtTcrport Collfge C. M.
WATNESVIUJ5 DISTRICT F. U
TOWNJKND. P. U.
Wayaeavlile FtHlon-T. J. Rodger.
Haywood Circuit W. M. Boring.
Wet Haywood Clrcu't J. H. Ragsn.
Caatoo Circuit W. Y. Aca
Clyde Circuit J. P. Reyuold.
Sulphur FprlLgs Circuit r7. O. Mai- "
Leicester Circuit J. II. Moore.
Brevard 8itlu G. CI. lUrtey.
Spring Creek Clrrxli-C P. GWe.
French" Broad Circuit Pqprrcamer
ary. J. B. Heyder.
Transylvania Cirru'.t J. D- RanMx
" Mills River Circuit J. A. Rrnce.
WINSTON DISTRICT r. J. CARRA
WAY. P. E.
Centenary T. F. Marr.
Purkehead W. C. Wllaou.
Orac W. IL Willis.
Wlntton Circuit J. C Mork.
Freyth Circuit C. A. Wood.
Kernerv111e Clrcull B. A. York.
MadlRoa Circult-Z. Pari.
I. Dscbury Circul W. II. Perry.
I Daridvon Circuit M. II. Hoyle.
SumnMnileld Circuit P. II Parker.
Mockville Etallon-H. II. Jordan.
Mocksrlll arcult W. IL L. Me
rtrmivglou Circuit M. II. VetUL
Wl Vert own SUlloa Wra. Curti.
Jamettowa Circuit T. IL recraTa.
Thomasrlll Station I A. Falls.
Trancferrjd: C W. Byrd to Uwi
rllle e-0Bffrac aad iUtlo&-d rt Prttl
! rhaprl. OwrDbro. J. P. lUVtrrta t8
1 North Albania and ttatloscd at First
PrevalUag Prices ef Cotton, Grain and
CHARLOTTE COTTON MARKET.
Low a Idol leg Qt
strkt midJi:g I
Good niaOitx 73 1
NEW OELEAX3 COTTON.
Cottca uuiet; jnldillac 7 1-2; n:t
and gross receipt 10.W; i!i i.iVi;
r.ock tZCJi"; eapcrt t Gra I'j-jMi
2.79; caaitvUe 1.717; t Fra x I
KOI YORK COTTON.
COttca unlet; ttAtCV.tt T 2-4: M r
refpts 47;. grot rertipts 2.773; eto k
m.102: e-x ports i Crut Britain r9;
ta ronUceet 412.
Cotton steady; middling 7 f-4; a-t
and great receipts 2.70; u k 2ZZ
Calk Quotations were at fo lom-
Flour ear: wlatar piteuts 2.19x23;
straits 2.042.20: cir 2tL)0;
spring pateat 202H tr't 2.7j
2A2: bakers 1.99a20. Nt. Z r a
wheat SBaCI: No. Z red C 1-2: No.
2 com 24 1-424 1-2; No. a oats 11
a22; No.-1 white 21 2-4; Na. 2 ra te
24 l-2a 1-2. Ke.2 rye 4i. No. 2
barlry.27 J-2a42. No. 1 fiatJceJ 1.5;
a&rthwura Prime Tlmotiy
seed 20. Mess perk, prr otrrl 7.7tia
fO." Lad per 100 p. 4a3.ir. f noti
dibs tide (loo e) 4A.ai.lT. lry sV.ted
bOuleer (bcaedl S J-ss. Z-2. fhitf
clear tides (boxed; t0ii.l0. WkUko'.
distiller BaUbed good, per gallon.
L22 k-2.- Barker strocg; - rreuamn
1Ca2t dairy lSa22. Checs cay; a:
11-1-212 1-2. Eggs steady; f'cs 1.
t ' ?
WttteaS Warfclac B
prlxgneld1 (Mai) tpecUl" Chicago
Record: Down In Eton ceanty, Mi-
soarL thirty miles otk of this city, .
Sklnch Painter, who took & solemn row
nearly sixty -years Ago that he would
never work.'' Be declared th belief
that the world owes a living to every
one brought into It and that work is a
n1aa arfn "This remartnM etnaru
ter la seventy years old. la his own
Cos cl-his anti-work theo:y. for he ha .
never tolled. Yet be lives in absolute
contentment, and has the natural hap
piness of in cany a ay incuan a
portrayed la story books. Ha aays be .
has .nerer suffered from hunger, has .
never felt the need of money, and has
never weakened la his determination
to abstain from labor. H has liter-4
ally tsbsd, hunted sad fiddled his y
tkrough tha world. That l what h ,
sail : h . vould da whea ha was tea
years old. Sklnch Painter was barn '
la tha' Ozark mountains." TBa' Tats
aerer beea married. Ha has brother
la adjotniag coaaties who ara
ocnms fanners. Sklnch hasn't
his hj"mt- for a aor-ra of year, ai-.
though, lacy live less than fifty mUaa
. a. -a.. .M.
. ik. mm auaa. i Y' m .ulk ejt bb cuua
of homo laws fa th bouse wfcsr lavs.