North Carolina Newspapers

NO. 8. .
Enthusiastic Audience Greets Him i.
Also Elucidates His Position on fhc
Problem ot Expansion A Large
f. Audience Hears Him.
Uliw'.'njorc, Mil., Special. Hon. W.
.. Ilryan dj jifvi-rtu ao. address here
t?,itunlaV- nlKht upon the - -political,
questions of the day to an audience
which -filled the music hall, the big
Rpst auditorium in tho city to its full
est capacity, and which greeted him
and 'his remarks with the greatest en
tuuslam. The meeting was held un
der the auspices cf the Maryland Dem
ocratic Association, on of the free
"liver wings of the Democratic party
oi me itate, and was not encouraged
any manner by the regular Deaio-
rratlc organization. In fact, the latter
held strictly aloof from any partici
pation In"the affair. Thry male no
effort to discourage It In any manner,
but not one of the Democratic leaders
appeared on the platform, and an of
fer of stage thk t3 was politely de
clined by the principal members of the
Democratic Stato Central Committee, j
With the party who came from
Washington with Mr. Bryan were Sen
ator Tillman, of South Carolina, Con
gressman Sulzer, of New York; Rich
ardson, of Tennessee: Jonrs, of Vir
ginia, and DcArmond, of Missouri. It
was nearly eight o'clock when the
party reached t lie muak; hall when the
crowd greeted him uproariously.
Mr. Bryan said in part:
"I want to assure you in the begin
ning that my happiness does "not de
pend upon any honor which the peo
ple of this nation can confer, neither
do I believe that this nation's happi-
i Hess or welfare depends upon any one
person. Ad In polities, aa in the army,
the general. get glory and the privates
do the work. And therefore I feel that
1 owe it to those who for nearly four
J 'ears have been bearing the burden
n the heat of the day; I owe it to them
to tuy that what I have done is but an
; atom compared with what they have
"In lSiiG the vcters proved that they
could control i'he policy of the party
and during the last three years they
have proven that they could hold what
'they gained in 1896 in spite of news
papers, in spite of railroads, in spite
of banks, and in spite of every in
! fluenre supposed to obtain, the plain
people cf the Democratic party have
and now Mand for the Chir-ago plat
form, in ail that it savs.
What Congress Is Dotog From Day to
The Senafe.
Twenty-fifth Day. Senator Hoar's
resolution asking for a detailed report
of the conduct of the war in the Phil
ippines passed the Senate without di
vision. The Senate is discuselng Hale's res
olution regarding the seizure of Ameri
can flour. Senator Davis say3 negoti
ations ars proceeding satisfactorily.
Senator Aldrlch made a public agree
ment to take a vote on the currency
bill the 15th of February. He wl3hcd
io make the date the 8th, but Allen ob
jected. Twenty-Sixth Day. The day's pro
ceedings were confined to speechmak
ing. Senator Wellington, of Mary
land led off-wit)? a opg prruTient on
the Philippine question, maintaining
that the Philippines should have the
right to govern themselves, this gov
ernment affording them such protec
tion as they might need. Senator Mc
Ennery, of Lousiana gave notice that
h will have something to say about
the proposed amendment to the con
stitution of North Carolina. Teller of
fered another installment of his speech
on the financial bill. Mr. Teller had
not concluded his remarks when he
suspended for the day. The Senate
then adjourned.
Twenty-seventh Day. A speech, sen
sational in interest and international
in its importance, was delivered in the
Senate by Mr. Hale, Republican, of
Maine. The occasion of the utterances
was the simple question whether ' a
resolution introduced by Mr. Allen,
Populist as to the recognition by this
country of diplomatic representatives
of the Transvaal republic, should ba
directed to the President, or to the
Secretary of State. Mr. Hale made the
question the text of an impassioned
speech in which he Ieclared that nine
lenthn of the American people sympa
thized with the Boers in their gallant
struggle for liberty against one of tha
greatest powers of the world. He spoke
with unusual force, decisiveness and
earnestness, even for him, and his pas
sionate eloquence claimed the closest
attention of every auditor. At the
opening, the Allen resolution, calling
upon the Secretary of State Jor infor
mation as to whether any representa
tive of the Transvaal had applied to the
United States government for recogni
tion, and if such application had been
made, if it. had been accepted; and if
not, why not, was laid before the Sen
Pending the further discussion of
these measures the Senate adjourned.
Twenty-eighth Day. Little new in
formation was developed in the Clark
senatorial investigation by the Senate
committee on privileges and elections
T. F. Normoile, cf Butte, Mont., a
member of the last legislature, testi
fied that he 'had been approached with
an offer of $12,500 to vote for Mr.
Clark, but had not accepted it, and had
voted for Conrad throughout the contest.
the stand
His Birthday Celebrated Both North
and South.
An Ovation Given Mrs. Jefferson
Davis at a Banquet in New York
I w.nnt to br.-
gin wHb n accepted preposition, that1 Mr- Cason. who was on
! Tuesday, was recalled for
damental in government. I cross-examination. He said He had
"I find it in the Declaration of Ind-;- ! 'been urged by Mr. Clark to secure the
nmuiMi.. if : 1 vnt of "Retiresen'tative Marey. Mr.
quoting anything from that old and
outworn document as our Republican
friends seem to think it.
Look Up Old Cotton Cielm.
At Washington Southern Senators
express themselves as hopeful over the
prospects of securing legislation during
the present session of Congress, look
ing to the refunding of money paid into
the treasury of the United Srate3 soon
after the civil war, as the result of the
sale cf the cotton captured by the Fed
ctal tvoopa. There wa3 originally
about $30,000,000 of this money, but a
Clark 'indicating to him that he would
pay $10,000 for it, but as he found that
Marcy would vote for Clark anyhow,
he did not approach him with the
As neither side was prepared to in
troduce other witnesses, the commit
tee, after a hearing of les3 than two
hours, adjourned until Monday.
New York, Special. The tenth an
nual Uanquet of the Confederate Vet
erans Camp of New York, given in
honor of C&aefal Robert E. Lee, was
held at the Waldorf-Astoria Friday,
300 persons being In attendance. One of
the features was the presence of a
large number of women,, members cf
the families of the camp members.
Edward Owen, commander of the camp
presided. While the dinner was in
progress, airs. Jefferson Davis was es
corted Into tihe centre box in the bal
cony overlooking the banquet hall. She
was given an ovation. Fans and map
kins were thrown in the air, and flow
ers were flung to the box from the ta
bles ibelow. In a short time Mrs. Davis
was surrounded by a group which de
serted the banquet tables to greet her.
An informal receiptlcn of an hour or
more was accordingly held by the
widow of the former head of the Con
federacy. The dinner over, Commander Owen
proposed to toast '"The President cf
the United States and the Army and
the Navy." It was drunk standing.
Thomas Nelson Page, of Virginia,
responded to -fhe toast "Tihe South Be
yond Her Borders." The speaker first
referred to tie part played by the
South in the upbuilding of the city cf
New York. He then spoke on Stone
wall Jackson, and paid that Soutlhern
hero a, starring tribute. He next told cf
the life of General Lee as a civilian
an)d as a president of an educational
institution, and eaid that 'Ms motto
was "duty is the eublimest word in
the English language." He alluded in
glowing terms to the life-work of Mrs.
Jefferson Davis.
Letters of regret were read from
President McKtoley, Governor Roose
velt, Mayor Van Wyck and Colonel
Longstreet, of New Orleans. The letter
from President McKinley was as fol
lows: "I received your kind letter invit
ing me to be present and responded to
a toast ait the tenth annual banquet of
your camp on the 19t!h inst., and I
regret very much that engagements al
ready made prevent me from sending
an acceptance. The cordlial feeling cf
mutual respect and good will existing
between the sections of our now re
united country, among all the people
is most gratifying to me. Tt would af
ford me peculiar pleasure to be with
you on this occasion and give renew
ed expression to my grateful apprecia
tion of the promptness and patriotism
wiSh which the citizens cf the South,
as well as of the-Noriih, respond to the
call of their country, and of the ever
Increasing ihelp they are giving to
these things which contribute to its
permanence and influence."
"The Man on the Mcnaanent and t!h-3
Memory of Robert E. Lee," was re
sponded to by John Temple Graves, ot
Brilliant Outlook for High Point This
The present year gives promise of a
record breaker In building factories in
High Point. Besides the new factory,
the Lindsey chair company, organized
there a few days since, three more in
course of organization and it is more
than probable that the names of the
contemplated enterpriser will be forth
coming in a few days. Messrs. Oscar
and Gurney Kearns and their associ
ates will build a factory soon. As yet
they have not come to any decision as
to the line of goods they will manufac
ture. A company for the manufacture
of pants is being "Kotten up by Mr. J.
Henry Millis. The capital stock of the
Ex-Conessmen Colsoa Shoots Three
Men to Death.
TbeTragedy Took Place In a Crowded
Hotel Lobby. Colson Surrenders
To The Authorities.
Frankfort, Ky., Special Ex-Congressman
David G. Colsoa shot and
killed-Ethel bert Scott, Luther De-
company will be $15,000 and about all !.??,jTee Charles Julian, and wound-
the stock has been subscribed. Mr. A. J fe Joseph Golden, in the Capital Hotel
R. Hammer, late superintendent of the
Piedmont Table company, and others,
will erect a wood working plant soon.
The class of goods to be manufactured
has not been decided upon.
Escape of Prisoners.
Six persons broke out of "Wilkes
county jail Friday night They were
released by a negro prisoner, who
broke the lock with a pick. While he.
was in the act of breaking the lock Ij
another cell the jailor's attention was
attracted by the noise and he captured
the negro who was responsible for the
release of the other' five men. The
sheriff says those who got away are
bad men and were to be tried for seri
ous offenses.
First CJass Postoffice.
It seems an assured fact that the
Charlotte postoffice will be graded as a
first class postoffice after the 30th ft.
March. According to the regulator s
a postoffice must 'receive $40,000 'Cpr
more, as actual receipts for stamps,
money orders, etc., sold during the pe
riod of a year before it can be ranked
as a first class office. The office needs
to receive only $7,000 in additional
sales by the 30th of March, when it
will have seceived the necessary $40,
000. lis receipts have been a good deal
more than $10,000 for each quarter;
and in the next five weeks the sales are
sure to be largely in excess of the $7,-000.
here Tuesday. Tho killing waa the
result of the renewal of a feud be
tween Colson and Scott, which grew up
between them while in the army laat
year. Scott and Demaree died almost
instantly. Julian was thought to be
only slightly wounded but dded at 1:55
p. m., from shock and loss cf blood,
making the third death. Harry Mc
Eweng, of Louisville, wa3 also hit by
stray bullet3, but not seriously wound
ed. All but Seoit were bystanders
and were shot by accident. Cokon was
shot in the arm, but mat seriously
hurt. After the shooting he went to
the residence of Chief of Police Wil
liams, near by, and gave hiniaelf up.
Later a warrant was sworn cut by
Clint Fogg, who witnecsed the killing.
Fogg says Colson shot first. The kill
ing occurred in tha lobby of tha Capi
tol Hotel, which waa densely packea
witn people, who are here attending
the trial of the contests before the
legislature. Persons who were In the
hotel when the tragedy
Anti-Trust Resolutions Pass:. New
Contract Agreement
Hie North Carolina Tobacco Grow
ers Association waa In session at Ral
eigh, on Thursday. There were SO to
bacco growing countle represented,
and the association la a strong body of
men. It was dead set against the Am
erican Tobacco Company. The asso
ciation elected J. Bryan-' Grimes, of
Pitt county, president, and V. B. Lp
church, of Raleigh, treasurer; J. B.
Phillips, vice president; T. V. Parter,
secretary. The associaton adopted by
a practically unanimous vote the rough
draft of a contract to form the basis of
an agreement between the organiza
tions and the capitalists who agree to
furnish money to handle the tobacco
crop when 90 percent, of the growers
of bright tobacco have signed the con
tract. The following resolutions were
"Whereas, the tobacco growers have
to sell their tobacco to leaf dealers or
manufacturers, therefor
"Resolved. That we petition Con
gress for such legislation as will give
any one the liberty to dispose of his
tobacco in any quantity and to any
"Whereas, the growers of leaf tobac
co are not receiving a just compensa
tion for their product, and believing
this state of affairs has been brought
about by unlawful combinations, we do
hereby solicit the aid and assistance of
all organizations Interested in the ad
vancement of agriculture, of our legis
lators, both Ute and National, and
the press, to aid in correcting this un
fair and unjust state of affairs."
Staadard cf Ytloe Io Be Defiaiterj
1 he Pending Gold Dill to Be Discussed
In the Mesa time hoar Speaks oa
the Philippine War.
j The Hous?.
I Twenty-fourth Day. The urgent de-
: flclency appropriation bill was taken
i up In the House. It was the general
expectation that it would open up a
! stormy debate upon the question of ex
pansion, in view of the large army and
portion of it was paid to the owners of j navy items it contains, but members
the cotton soon after the war. The re
mainder was left in the treasury and '
has remained there ever since. Sena- '
tor Money, who i3 giving special at- j
tentlon looking to the reopening of the i
subject, ays that the sum left amount
ed to about $11,000,000. A bill intro
duced by Senator Davis gives one yetr
additional time for proof of such claims
before the court of claims. It has been
favorably reported by the Senate com
mittee on claims and Senator Money
thinks the outlook very good for fa
vorable action. Most of the claims are
held In the Southern States.
Jov in LidysmithT
Ladyimlth, By Cable. T'he enemy
have placed In position new guns
throwing eight-inch shells and have
been bombarding more vigorously for
the last few days, though little dam
age has been done. Three cf th
British force have been wounded. T'he
troops are jubilant over General Bul
ler's successful advance. His guns
can be heard distinctly, and the burst
ing of shells can bo plainly seen.
To Oust a Democrat.
Washington, D. C, Special. The
house committee on elections, No. 1,
divided on party lines and by a vote of
tlx to two decided to recommend the
ftatlng of Win, F. Aldrlch, Republi- j
can, who contests the seat now held i
by Gaston A. Robbins, Democrat, for J
only became very much engro-sed In
a discussion of an item of $150,000,000
for rural free delivery, in which all are
personally interested, and the subject
of expansion was barely touched upon.
The last hour of the debate was enliv
ened with an attack by Mr. Richardson
the minority leader upon the Secretary
of the Treasury for his course in con
nection with the sfle of the New York
custom house. Mr. Hopkins, of Illi
nois, championed the Secretary,
Twenty-fifth Day.-The Roberts com
mittee concluded Its work and came to
a unanimous finding of the fact.?.
The majority report will be signed by
seven members. It favors exclusion of
Roberts from the House. The minori
ty report, signed by two members, fa
vors the Beating of Roberts, then ex
pelling him. Those who sign the lat
ter are DeArmond, Democrat, and Lit-
tlefield, Republican. Democrats Lan
ham and MIere voted with the major
Twenty-sixth Day.-The House pass
ed the Senate bill to extend -the powers
of the director of the census, after
striking out the committee amendment
to authorize the director to contract
for extra printing with private con
tractors. After some further debate
the committee rose, the bill was passed
and the House adjourned
Twenty-seventh Day. T'he pension
appropriation bill, carrying $145,243,
230,was passed by the House. It was
made the vehicle cf attack upon the
Webster's Statue Unveiled.
At Washington, on Thrusday, a dis
tinguished gathering of public officials
including Prtident M'Kinley and his
entire cabinet, representatives of the
Senate and the House of Representa
tives, the judiciary of the United States
supreme court and other branches of
public life, participated in the exer
cises attending the unveiling of the
c lossal bronze statue of Daniel Web
ster, executed by the Italian sculptor,
Trentanove, and presented to the Uni
ted States by Mr. Stilson Hutcliins, of
Washington. The President and most
of the other distinguished guests pro
ceeded to the Scott Circle, where at 12
o'clock, the statue was unveiled. The
drawing of ths veil was performed
by Jerome Bonaparte, the great-grandson
of Webster, assisted by Mrs. Hutch
ins and Miss Katherine Deering.
State News Notes.
In Charlotte this week one A. W.
Whitaker assaulted Mr. Will Keerans,
a lawyer, because Mr. Keerans asked
him some embarrassing questions
while he was on the witness stand in
court and had criticised him In his
speech before the jury. Whitaker had
a hearing before Mayor McCall for his
assault on Mr. Keerans; and was sen
tenced to thirty days In jail. He ap
pealed and gave bond for his appear
ance. None of the Charlotte lawyers
would appear for Mr. Wnitaker in the
trial. Mr. Keerans formerly lived in
Tuesday evening as the work train
on the Southern was entering Hickory
from the west some toys threw rocks
at it. One of the rocks struck the fire
man and badly fractured his arm. This
thing of rocking trains is bad business
and possibly if those who indulge in
such spoTt knew that if arrested and
convicted it would give them a long
term in the pen, they would quit it.
The Waldensian farmers, located in
Burke county, at Valdese, a station on
the Southern railway's line between
Asheville and Salisbury, are meeting
with success. These people began ia
Burke county with small capital and
upon low priced lands. They are rap
idly developing fine farms, and it will
soon be the most independent colony
of people that ever came to the United
Mr. John B. Brockett, a prominent
business man of Elizabeth City, died
last Wednesday morning at the age
of 45.
British Losses 7,967.
A London dispatch of Thursday says:
The British losses in killed, wounded
and captured up to date are 7,987 of
ficers and men.
'he Fourth congressional district ot j Commissioner of Pensions by Mr. Cur-
Alabama. It is the first decision in a
contested election case at the present
session of Congress. The contest was
based on alleged intimidation and
racial prejudices growing out of the
appeals for white supremacy. A mi
nority report will be made in behalf
of Mr. Robbing.
Americans Fired On.
Manila, By Cable. On Thursday a
pack train escorted by 50 men of Co.
C, Thirtieth infantry, Lieut. Balston
commanding, wa3 tmbusihed by insur
gents near Lipa, province of -Laguna,
and two Americans w&re killed. Four
were wounded and nine are missing.
The insurgents fired three volleys and
the escort was obliged to retreat after
killing 15 of the Insurgents. Several
animals of the pack train were killed
and their packs were lootPiL
Closing Mines.
Scranton, Pa., Special. -The Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western com'
pany has closed its mines. Officials of
the company declare this is done be
cause? of an overproduction for the
market demands; but among the min
ers there is general conclusion that It
Is done for the purpose of anticipating
any labor trouble by reason of the
oresent unrest among the miners o!
C L district No. 1, Uailod Mine Worker of
, S America. . ...
tis, of Kansas, wlao was seconded by
Mr. Lentz and Mr. Norton, of Ohio;
Mr. Robinson, of Indiana, and other
Northern Deiinocrats. All inveighed
against tihe lack of liberty in the ad
ministration of the pension laws. The
Commi's&ioner was ably defended by a
score of members from both sides of
the House. A rider was put upon the
bill, by unanimous consent, empower
ing the Commissioner, in his discre
tion, to withhold the fees cf attorneys
of record in pension cases where hs
w-a3 satisfied tihat the attorneys had
rot prepared the cases under their per
sonal supervision. Mr. Barney, cf Wis
consin, in charge of the bill, said the
Commissioner of Pensions' estimates
under the bill during coming year
would largely decrease, but the appro
priation fchou!d not be reduced owing
to the pendency of 25,000 Spanish war
claims, which $5,000,000 or $6,000,002
would cover.
Twenty-eighth Day.-The House
spent an hour Tuesday in disposing ol
ibllls favorably reported and among
those passed were the measures to
build the League Island and Mare
Island Dry Docks of stone instead oi
tlmoer. The reports on the Roberts'
case were also received. An hour was
given to pronouncing eulogies on the
late Representative Danford, of Ohio.
Mr. White (N. C., colored) presented
. petition signed by 2,413 persons .foi
national legislation against lynohic?
and mob violence, and asked that it ba
read at the clerk's desk. Mr. Ricxard
son (Teniv) objected, saying that
there was no reason why this petitioa
should not take the usual course.
Blackburn Declared Elected.
At Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, J.
C. S. Blackburn was formally declar
ed elected United States Senator at the
joint legislative session.
1 h? Jim Crow Car Bill.
The Virginia House of Delegates
passed the "J'im Crow Car" bill, cr the
bill requiring separtate cars for whites
and blacks on the railways without a
dissenting vote.
Prices of Sugar Reduced.
New York, Special. The American
Sugar Refining Company announces a
reduction of five points on soft sugars
Number 2, and Numbers 7 to 11 inclu
sive, in any quantity. The reduction
hold indefinitely.
Wages Reduced.
In a circular which has been posted
on the walls of the Pullman sub-office,
at the union station, Chicago, a reduc
tion in the wages of sleeping car con
ductors is announced.
fully 20 shots were fired. ScoLt, who
was the first killed, was a nrphsw of
ex-Governor Bradley. Demaree was
assistant postmaster at SheibyviLle,
and a prominent Republican politi
cian. Julian was one of the weallh
iect farmers in this county and be
longed to an old Kentucky family.
The trouble between ScoSt and Cokon,
which began 4n the army last year,
resulted in Colson being th-ot by Scott
and it nas been predicted since that
one or both would be killed enould
they meet.
Colonel Colson is in a highly ner
vous fcibite, resulting from excitement
attending the tragedy and as he ha3
never fully recovered from a rtroke of
paralysis sustained last year, his
friends are greatly concerned over his
condition. Accounts of the killing dif
fer and it is impossible to giva details
farther thza. wh,'.le Colson and a panty
of friends were standing in t'h3 south
west corner of the hotel lobby, ScoLt
came in the hotel, and when near Col
eon the fi.n'ic'g began. Scott, after be
ing shot, walked backward toward the
stairway looking to the bar-rcom and
fell dpwn the stairs, dead as he reach
ed them. His body rolled over against
the bar-room door, and as it did Col
onial Colscn, who had followed, shoot
ing at every step, fired one more shot
into the prostrate form. Demaree, who
waa killed in tihe general fusilade, was
shot twice. One ball pierced the
heart and the cither either penotrated
the heart or went directly usder it.
Those in the immediate Colson party
decline to talk about iha affair, and,
while it is generally understood that
several others were engaged in the
snooting, no names are given.
Hundreds of people flocked to the
scene of the shooting and watched the
tragic scenes, following t'he removal
of the remains of the dead from the
ihotel. The most profound sorrow ex
ists over the aceidemtal killlag of
Demaree" end Julian and the feeling
against Colson among their friends
is exceedingly bitter
- flortgage of $5,000,000.
Possibly the largest mortgage ever
given In North Carolina was recorded
with the register of deeds of Wake
county on Thursday. It was the trust
deed authorized by the stockholders ot
occurred say t the Raleigh and Gaston railrcad In fa
vor of the Continental trust company
of Baltimore, to Eccure an Issue of
$50,000,000 first consolidated mortgage.
A brief summary of this Instrument
was given In the Post together with a
number of interesting facts connected
with It It required $2,520 in war
Washington. D. C. Special WUh
out difficulty and wtthla fire minutes
an agreement vms reached la the Sea
ate to tike a final vote on the pead-
ln bill fixing gold as the standard of
ralao in the United Sutca. Mr. Al
drlch. chairman of the finance
mittee, euggesud February let as f
suitable date for the vote. Mr. Joaes,
Democrat, of Arkansas, named Feb
ruary 15th, and his prcpoecti was ac
cepted by Mr AVirith. Xu the later
venieg time b uuosure will be di-
After several day of warm debate
the drag-net revolution of Inquiry re
gardcg the conJuct of the Philippine
war was advpted. It was Introduced
by Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, mad
practically was adopted as a general
substitute for resolutions of a similar,
but less extended character, offered by
Mr. PeiMgrew and Mr. Lodge. Beyooa
a rlgoraua epetch by Mr. Pet'.igrew,
the resolution aroj.ed no debate, aad
it Is within the discrttioa of tie Prcil-
dent to send or not to tend any of the
Information requested. Th resolu
tion offered by Mr. Hal-, of Milne, a
to the seizure of flour by the BriiUli
auchorkues, was alap;;J, but only af
ter a spirited debate and after the
resolution bad been niaieriil amend
When t'he Hoar resolution, amended
by Mr. lxdg?. exiling for general in
formation regarding the conduct of the
insurrection in. the Philippines, was
taken up, Mr. PcUlgrew. of South Da
kota, spoke of its pas. -age. He declar
ed that he had received information
stamps. to legally put the mortgage on
record Fifty $50 stamps and two 10 j Blnce the lntrcdurtIm hJj
t.ons that assured him of the facts he
cent stamps were used. The amount
received by the county for recording
the mortgage was only $27, a mere
bagatelle when compared with the tar
iff paid the government. The railroad
paid the county $23.50 for registration
of the document and $3.50 for proba
tion and seal certificates.
Populists State Committee.
The Populist State Committee met
at Raleigh Thursday. The following
compose the eomnrlttee: Dr. Cyrus
Thompson, chairman; J. B. Schulken,
James B. Lloyd. Zacli. T. Garrett,
Morrison H. H. Caldwell. Hal. W.
Ayer, E. A. Moye, Harry Skinner, The
ophllus White, J. T. B. Hoover, R. B.
Kinsey, V. J. McArthur, E. M. Cole,
S. Otho Wilson. James Amos, W. O.
Stratford, A. S. Peace, S. A. Edmund,
J. Z. Green. J. H. Sherrill, John A.
Sims, R. A. Cobb, J. Y. Hamrick, Geo.
E. Boggs, A. D. K. Wallace.
Lexington's $200,000 Mill.
A new cotton mill with a capital of
$200,000 was organized at Lexington
this week. Seventy-five thusand sub
scribed by citizens of the town; part of
tie remainder will be taken by men In
the county. It is an assured fact that
the factory will be built at an early
date, and will probably be located In
the northern portion of town. Among
the promoters are Messrs. Grimes,
brothers, J. F. Ward, W. G. Peary, J.
F. Hargrave, G. W. Montcastel and
i others. This will make three mills for
Lexington and will add much to the
prosperity and growth of the town.
naa asserted, "me blood of every
soldier," faold h?. "who has fillen since
tl war besin, is on the hands of the
administration. The bleed of the six
boys of South Dakota, wha lost their
lives after being conscripted Into an
unwilling rervlce after their terms had
expired, lies at the door of the ad
min! tt ration and there is no escape
for it. The charge is that the censor
ship of the press and Che suppression
of fi;ts are for the purpose of advan
cing the political ambitions of Mr. Mc
Kinley." If this action, eaid Mr. Pttl
grew, put the administration in a hole
as was stated, it was not his fault. Th
resolution was then passed without
The State of Vew Terk i -T oa
tecidJ slvaata i the wrt of eo
traetiac ioirrarJ rH.l is the fr
that it roaUia wituia iU an limiit
an J prttty wr 11 dialrit4 tfcrarza
oat lie arra, aa ataple aapplj of 8rt
rale raw eaiterUL T ere are 4M
leaa other SUUa as fatly L!et ii ttia
retpect, and here are rrrtaialj laaej
others not that btett. . Oa U wbol,
it ia doabtf al if any olhrr SUU wilU
o fTsat a prcportioaate etteat of
level anJ arable leal hat ao abaaJaat
au I well dutribateJ a aapplj of roal
mating material.
There are few 00a a tiea la I be State
la which qaarriet of fiyi roa l tos
are not bow ia operation. aaJ titers
are atill fewer ia which aara qaarnte
talgSt not profitably be oja4. Oa
Long Talaad there ia, i re. t
quarry, trictlv apeakiug. bat thee
are numeroea depotita of gra el at4
bowldeta, which nay Ue uulizcl for
roadmakiag tii'j admirable retalta.
The UaJaoa Hirer ragioa ia thickly
dotted with qaarriea ot liiaavtoae.
granite and trap. Ia the CaUktil sad
Kbaan;uak taoaataiaa sal aloag the
Delaware and 8aahemcra auJ
their tribolariea Llaettctia It lr&liial.
with a liberal aJmittart of etaJtoa
and limeatooe. AUn the Mokak
Valley and the line of the Crie Canal.
clear to Lake Ie. aaadVaue and
limettone alxanl. at they li north
ward, oa Lake Ontario an t tha St,
Lawrence Utter, la tue lake reriua
aad tha Southern Tier aaadatone ia
the chief material, with here and
there aa oaU-rc-ppiag of Mattoae.
We are not aare tUat tuero it more
thau one county io the Stale ouUi la
of Loog Ialand ia which there ia cot
a quarry of one of tlicee kiaia cf
tone ia operation. And wherever
aach a qaairycsiatt nothing ia seeded
but a atone crather t? enable the ot
putting of first rata laatenal for Im
proved road a.
The valae of tbeae different vlonee
for rosdmakiag tarie. of courae, tint
they are all gooJ. Trap and graaite
are, no doubt, the beat, the former
becauto of ita unriralel binliox or
aelf-cemeating qaalitiea, and the lat
ter becauao of itt hardueat and dura
bility. Li me Ion a bat floe binding
prcpertiea, bat it ton oft to with
stand heavy traSe. Blue tone aad
other varieties of aaadatone are Dot
particularly hard, aad Lava almuat
ao blading qualities It it cudeot.
lion ever, that theto 1cm deairable
atonea tuaj profitably be csuoioed
with other kiadt, aad that that s roal
may be made which will be better
has soy cf suy eingle kind of atone;
while of course, the pooreat of tbetn.
used alone, will tuake aa lueoatptra
bly better roa I than mere clay and
oam. New lurk Tribune.
Atlanta's Celebration.
Atlanta, (3a., Special. The Virginia
Society in Atlanta celebrated Uhe
birthday of the Confederacy's tiaief by
attractive exercises at the Grand Opsra
House. Seats were set apart for the
various local partiotic associations and
the boxes were occupied by Governor
Oamdler, State officers, justices of the
Supreme Court, the local clergy and
the beauty and cihlvalry of Atlanta.
Hon. Hamiilton Douglass, president of
the Virginia Society, presided.
Free Rural Mail Delivery.
Washington, D. C, Special. dt has
been decided by the postoffice depart
ment to permit the star route system
In a measure to supplement the system
of rural free delivery, and to permit
carriers on star routes to deposit mails
in proper receptacles placed along their
lino of travel. This plan will be inau
gurated in South Carolina,, beginning
July 1, and will be extended to other
parts of the country as rapidly as possible.
The Golden Belt manufacturing com
pany of Durham has brought suit for
damages against the Milhlser manu
facturing company of Richmond, Va.,
for infringement upon the rights of pa
tents for making bags. The amount
involved in the suit will be, it is claim
ed, $100,000 to $200,000.
The Populist State convention will
meet in Raleigh Wednesday, April 18.
The capacity of the Southside cotton
mills is being increased by the addition
of new machinery. Some twenty-odd
hew houses are also to be built in the
vicinity of the mill. The growth of Sa
lem's suberb is safe, steady and sure.
Winston Republican.
At Plumtree, Mitchell county, Wed
nesday of last week, while at work on
a mica mine, Louis Buchanan was
killed and Sam Wilson seriously if not
fatally injured by an explosion. Bu-
chanan was about forty-five years old
and leaves a wife and several children.
Three new cases of smallpox were
discovered Saturday in Greensboro.
the patients being negroes residing al
most beyond the city limits.
Nelson Smith, colored, is in Wake
county jail charged with stealing an
other man's wife. The allegation is
that Smith forcibly entered the dwell
ing of the woman's husband and car
ried off the wife, but it 13 not supposed
the wife offered any serious resistance.
The Journal says that In a letter to
his mother, Lincolnton's colored sol
dier in the Philippines, Lieutenant
Wm. McBrayer, of the Forty-ninth
Volunteers, says he is about to marry
a Filipino belle.
Mr. Howard F. Jones president of
the East Carolina Telephone companv,
with headquarters at Wilson, Is arrang
ing to have a place in the corridor of
the Wilson court house by which, by
dropping the amount charged for using
the phone in c lot, one may talk with
parties anywLre from Raleigh to
Washington, N. C.
The total value of all tho property
in the Stae,. real and personal, includ
ing railroads,' telegraphs, etc., is found
by the State auditor to be $169,000,000
this being am increase of $4,000,000
over las"t year." v
Fesperman Caught
Mack Fesperman, colored, wanted in
Charlotte for the murder of his wife,
Irene FeBperman,. was arrested at Ker
shaw, S. C, on Friday, by W. S. Orr,
chief of police of Charlotte.
A Blow at Fair Card Players.
The criminal court grand jury at
Charlotte in Its report says it is alarm
ed at the Increase of crime and believes
it is due to the desire for gambling
which permeates all stratas of society
and that the "dainty hands that deftly
deal cards at progressive euchre par
ties should be dealt with as sternly as
the negro 'crap shooters.' "
War News Cut Off.
London, by Cable. Even rumors are
no longer telegraphed from Natal. The
military experts, therefore, conclude
that no decisive blow has been struck
either way. The War Office announced
early nothing would be given out. The
South African conciliation committee,
quietly formed to represent the peace
minority, announced itself to the coun
try and asks for support. Among the
members are many notable personB.
- fledal F r Elue.
Gold Medal to Lieutenant Blu';
New York, Special. Lieutenant Vic
tor Blue, of the Unled States Navy, was
honored on "board the battleship Massa
chusetts at the Navy Yard, by the wo
men of South Carolina, the lieutenant's
native State, for his heroic work en
land and on water during the war with
Spain. Ex-Governor Hugh 5. Thomp
son, of South Carolina, presented the
lieutenant with a gold medal, on one
side of which bore the Inscription. ' Ex.
plorator Fortissimus In Ponto Sylvis
que Floruit," and on the reverse the
words, "The women of South Carolina
to Lieutenant Vivtor Blue in high ap
preciation of his courage, enterprise
and distinguished services in the Santi
ago campaign, 1898."
Morgan Replies.
'Montgomery, Ala., Special. Senator
Morgan has pubCihed an cp:n lerter
in answer to that of Governor John
ston, of the 4th inoL The Senator
charges the Governor with 'having aid
ed and abetted in forming a plant to
sell the property of several Alabama
corpt!irationi3 to a combination formed
larger than the Shate of Alabama I trains on the Wilmington & Newbera
would sSI-cw, and this purport of sell- I division of the same system were de
ing for cs?h has stock in a coal com- layed several hours for the same rea
pany and several thousand acres of son. ' m.
coal land.
State News Notes
The first catch of shad were on the
street Thursday and were offered for
sale at 50 cents apiece for bucks and
75 cents for roe. Newbera Journal.
The Hamlet smallpox patients are
all confined in a railroad car in the
woods and there 1b thought to be little
danger that it will spread.
Vice Presidert E. St John, of the
Seaboard Air Line announced that the
company would rebuild In Raleigh at
an early date the shops which were de
stroyed by fire some years ago.
The cotton mill development this
year is simply astonishing. Lexington
is to have a $200,000 mill. Kittrell one.
Selma one. Over ten mills have been
organized or put well on the way for
organization thus quickly in 1900.
French Whips the Boers.
London, by Cable. The War Office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Cape Town, Jan. 1C, Evening. On
the 15th the Boers made a determined
attack upon French's advance post
held by the New Zealander Mounted
Rifles and a detachment of the York
shire regiments. The ' era were re
pulsed, having 20 kllle 'heir wound
ed is estimated at) it I than 50. The
attack was prece- 1 a long range
fire from one gun'; iierwiie the sit
uation is unchanged 'eneral French's
6UCCCSB, consoling to V 3 British, is re
cognized as being only a side issue,
The country is grateful to learn that
the British loss In thia engagement
was only six killed and five wounded
News that two transports with troops
have been ordered from Cape Town to
Port Elizabeth, indicates that aubetan
tial reinforcements are on their way to
General French.
Demand Higher Wages.
Savannah. Ga., Special. Unions No.
264 and 318 of the United Brotherhood
ot Carpenters and Joiners, the former
of white men and the latter of negroes,
formally notified all contractors and
other employers that on and after May
1, next, they would demand an increase
of pay from $2 to $2.50 per day of tea
tours, to $2 to $3.50 per day of nine
Tracks Washed Out
The almost unprecedented downpour
of rain Thursday night In the section
contiguous to Wilmington,, consider
ably dalayed traffic in the different
ralroadis running into the city. On the
Yadkin division of the Atlantic Coast
Line, all trains had to be annulled on
account of washouts in the track and
Fire at Dsws;n.
Seattle, Wash., Special. The steam
er Danube, of Victoria, from Skagway,
brings news that a large part of the
business section of Dawson was wiped
out by fire on the night of Wednesday
last. A dispatch was received at Skag
way on the same night. The loss will
exceed half, a million dollars. There
are no names cf the buildings or losses.
The Skagway operator says that great
suffering would undoubtedly fellow the
fire, as the temperature at Dawson
was 49 degrees below zero, with the
wind blowing. .
At Wilmington.
Wi-lmlrsto-, N. C, Special The
bir'Jhday of 1 t R. E. Lee was cele
brated 'here FrtSy, in en. elaborate
manner by the local camp of Confed
erate Veterans, Daughters of tihe Con
federacy, Wilmington L!ght Lofattry,
Naval Reserves and Junior military
organizations. A parade of the prin
cipal btrects, an tdress by Juntos Da
vis at Jhe epera torae, and a anrii
served to the eurvlning Ctxnfeder-ates
at "Che city hall, ccns&u-ted ha evicts
of the cay.
Why Wheeler Was Summoned Homo
Washington. D. C, SpeclaL It ia un
derstood here that General Wheeler's
retura from the Philippines la on ac
count of ill health , While it la not ad
mitted that he hi resigned his com
mission, it Is staU. that if he has, the
President will suspend action until he
can confer with him with a view of
dissuading him from such a course. He
is nearly 1 years of age, the statutory
limit of actlce service in the army, and
but for that fact would have been ap
pointed a brigadier general In the reg
ular army.
Bryan In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Ohio, SpeclaL CoL W.
J. Bryan addressed an audience of 5.000
at Music Hall under the auspices of the
Cincinnati Bi-metalic Council. He said
that the time had come when no farm
er or laborer could afford to be a R
publican He said that party had ea
tirely changed front. As to droi-plng
the money question, he aaid that there
was no man In this nation bir enourh
to let that question fall la such a way
as to Dreaa it.
Wheeler Has Resigned.
Florence. Ala., Special General
Wbeeler anaporces his plans la s pri
vate letter received here by Tax Com
mlssioner Wood. From Luzon. De
cember 2, the general writes that he
expects to leiTe in a few days and will
devote himself here to pocJiiin min
eral and school land legislation for the
Philippine tbrough Ctmgrezax He
rays: "I could not bane left diere
while tbe campaign waa oa without
being subjected to severe ertOc'sm. I
have resigned my positton in the
Tb L er.
"It ami be plain to any one who
gives the matter thought that we of
fer enormoua loases each year at the
result of bad roal." aaya Gttaj
Dorner, chairmau of the Ltaeaa of
American Wheelmen l!uhay Ita
rroremettt Committee. "But what d
these loaaea really ataoant to, aad how
much woald ba nave a, if w had eni
formly good roads? We may aay that
it doeau t coat the farmer anything to
market his crops, becatta ha oes all.
the hauling himself. True, but isn't
his time worth aometbiug? Suppose
that ia place of every too of wheat or
hay or potatoes loaleJ oa his waroa .
be was able, ai a result of good roads.
to load r two tuna and to market the
entire crtp of his farm with jast half
the labor aod in jast half the time
which ia required at present, wool Jo' t
tho amount of time Le could aave bo
worlh aomethiog, an 1 woalda't it be
worth aaving? Labor is the farmer'a
orkiug. capital, which he is coalina
ally aetkiag to make at irodactire as
A TvrwarS Lk.
In tpeakior about rood roads tho
other day C0I01M Albert A. Top
said: "It is estimated that io New
York City there are twelve thousand
tracks, carrying on an average a load
of a ton and a half for three miles on
each of the business days of the year.
aod with an average daily coat of 1 1
for each truck. Thia meant titty-five
million tone transported one miie ia
every year for tl.OW,000, cr about
twenty-two centt a too mile. TMe
traasportatioo can be dae by rail at
six-tenths of a cent a mile. When
oar bighwayt Lave been aocontrutad
that draught animals eao haul the
matimjm load at the'aioimum trice,
when the lowest freight rate aad
greatest freight convenience Lavo
been combined, or, in short, when wo
have secured a tree ioterebaofre cf
commodities throughout the civilized
world, we ahall have intared 'peace
and good will among the nations.' "
What Might Ba Save.
The effiee of roal inquiry ia toe
Department of Agriculture hat esti
mated that over SG00,009,0 might
be saved annually ia the United States
by the construction of good roads.
The atatittiee of the Department of
Agriculture ahow the total ainonut of
all kinds of grain raited ia the United
States, The amoa&t coaeamedontbe
farms was estimated asbeiog offset by
a large amount of other articles
hauled by farmers on the public roe la.
By reducing thia all to tone and nting
their inquiries into the eott of bant
ing one ton at a basis, it wat foaa 1
that the total cost of haulage amount
ed to $310,414,065, and that two
thirda of thia enormvtt anoant might
be aaved each year.
A Strifclag UuLc.
Tt ia estimated that it would be nec
essary to build about l,OO0.OW miles
of macadamized roads in the United
States in order to hare as good a ti-
tern as is found ia eeveral European
States. At $1000 a mile tbit woald
involve as outlay of $1,000,000,000. a
pretty large aaoj. Bat tf one-half of
the draft animal could be dirpe&sed
with by the building of Bach rosi
there would be as annual aarin; of
$700,000,000 ia the food bill. Coast
queoUy if road bonds were ittae 1
bearing three per cent, interest 6,0V
000 miles of macadamized road could
be built without increasing the annual
expense one dollar.
A Kev Zealander his patented a
fin id for marking cattle which will d
way with the neait of brauiia .

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