At Ust The Boers are Said to be six
THE FORTUNES OF WAR TURNED.
Uncral Vnnc'.i, With a l-orce of Ar
Mlerv, CaSnry and Jliuntcd In.
fantry, llnters Kluib.rley and Dines
t the Club.
London, r.y C.V.Mf..-Th9 War Ofti,-,
announces that Oumal French reach
ed Kiinhr-ilty Thur.s.l.iy evening. Fol
lowln,? li Luil Roberts' mew to
tho War (nt; c:
"J.i.fi::)'I:il. I-v;. jt;, ;i. m.- French,
with a r.r.-e of an!liy. rivalry and
mount d Infantry. r-a V-d KimV.-rlr-y
thin evening, Thtis :i iy."
.'cm i il Oonjc, ;(. t:.,t u; jjy
two. Is tf.rU.: ly In r.-tr.ut fiom
L rl Ky;.:H, w,;::j; northward. Gr.i.
Frcm-ii. with th- cavalry. Im-!y sUy
Hi over m&'Iit in Kimboley, :.n.l then
pil.-hcl fin to iit't hi to;i, ;li y; ; the l -
tlr'ng enemy. A bins I!Jt i- wagon
I ialn Is moving 'toward BloeaifoiMeln.
followed jrchi.ai:iLIy by a Kuco force
f itj: f i.sh Infantry
par lure tho 1.':tj
it! tluir li lit v .1?-
wip!ii-3 -an .1
opinion h'-n- :
not iv.h far afvr
!la'ely, lie ., i.--r
or. 1 the re -d 0f re
I Lord Ilcheiij will
Ilia ISocrsi laimn
tr. assort n.ijW.nM,
r.;;r tb trooos. IIo
h.u to fovvl 7'.0i'.i) persons hi hi.-s
I lue whole MmlK-rley popuU:ion.
He rnii. .t r : n i ". J the i iliie il from
Modder IEUvr down m KimlKrlpy and
revuliul tho la.;;er. General Frerdi
u r..w mi a j;uy m a: uon. oat the t
fced w.'.rt u.ua iHMt luve prd'.Mbly
mailt? m my IM. Ni:;;:.i;i of iiKi:it'l
nm-.'r. ili" provided. Lord Robcr;. has
Yii'Mijiht a genuine pre lini'n y awes
the lia;.rt-.riu:i i, that ho hru
enough. ior the preerri. l- will need
to prr -p.v. v Ior annthei strike.
All ov.r Kngku.d there Uive ocea
rvldences ol pu'.io Joy. In every
Uicaitn an.l juiVilk- meeting, aroun.l
JMilrtKHl Rta--')t:; 4i nil I'i the &tree-t.-,
fhere liave 'tun wxpreision of gl-atl-I'f.'-s
an l .iu'.iliation ovfr lae ivew.s The.
nv -;).;.;.; v i are e.iifos-Ia'.iy rejoivlrx. i
'1 !mjo wliD ita'.l ih." no.vs cioeiy se
only one di-.rmbing tactor in the Capo
i:.!.MtJin. ami that Is. the prr.nre of
ih IVjers tow .ml I.cnl RoL-ertii' l;ne t.f
mp oly through DeA.ur, vnkh wai
in-vrr mcr Important 'than no.v . The
lio".s nmkr Commaiulants lelarey
.Ltivl G !) nonet rato to the railroad.
Tii -y ii ive piihf'l General Cleiuents
ImcU to Arundel. a:i.l iiave outflauUa"
I'.n. All .ire within PO mile, or twe-s
tinv h:ird march, of the fentral rail
um' f0,,,l,tlt"Si iM-rt Robert? has left
Q 'uleralne forces along the line and
ar tend bark more If necessary.
Tli-e followinc; dispatch from General
HobertH fill tho s-Ui in the earlier
"Moddrr River, Feb. 1C The Sixth
T ivl.Mon left Wj.teifall diltt, early yes
terday morning, and marchetl here,
ir on tho K.imo evcnlns to Rondevil
lirlft tc hold the erosinq; of the Mod lcr
r'vt r, and leave General French free t
.k:i. Shortly aflfr tiiTiving here the
mounted infantry vlslttl Jaeobsodal
and found it full of .women ar.d children
with some wounded men, il'oing well.
On the way back, the tnouattsd In'an
trv kvert Atf i. 'ko l :in;l nin nifn wera
i wo'.indcd. Colonel Hcmy and Major
11;;. hel nn I ten men were m'.asir..
Iloth cifl'.ers were rtibieiiutuMy found
at .1 icchid.tl. slighily wounded. The
ivaky division U nuning in a north
erly direction and ha.i appartuily al
ready redii! e l the pressure en Kl:n-li'Tl-y.
ns Pekewkh siarn als the enemy
l as r.b.nuloned Alnxande'. fontein and
that lie 'hn o.ii;;Jt-d It. French ha?
advanced j? (if a Abonsdani with a
sl's'it r and is pushing; a tho poj'.,
bin Tea' beins held by mounted infan
try. Clements, .having bcn pressed by
the Boers, 'has retired to
-ot er Naau w peart."
The War Office1 points out that
word "lure" in the above d'spxtcli
mearu toaia point oa tht? M odder river
other than the Modder river station.
Lumber Intsrests Pooled.
Norfolk, Va., Special. It U faid that
the entire pine lumber interests of
Virginia and North Carolina have been
pooled. Dr. J. O. White, of Camden.
N. J., Is reported to have been promo
ter and to have consummated the deal
t the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. N. Y.f
Truce in Kentucky.
Frankfort, Ky., Special. The agre?- j
merit to postpone the Taylor-Beckham
uit operates as a truce in ioe legai
vtle over the State offices and It Is
hot probable that there will be any de
cisive chauges In the situation till then
unless the return of the Democratic
legislature here next week, adds some
unexpected feature. A party of the at
torneys on both sides held a meeting
Friday evening and made several plana
for consolidating the various injunction
rases in order to avoid a clash between
ithe different State courts in which
they are pending.
Want to Make Lynching Treason.
New York, Special. Representative
White, of North Carolina, In a speech
before 400 people, under the auspices
of the Afro-AtnerIan Council of New
York, eald he had a bill for introduc
tion in Congress making lynching trea
son against the State. At no time, he
said, has the race prejudice been so
strong, and It was time for the nation
to . t that every Individual life was
sj sare unui iqb ia.w iur.t-3 na course.
tn m . I . . . t A ) .
ck8oa. Miss., Special. State Sen
ator R. L. Bradley was slightly wound
4 at Raymond, by Mrs. Ida Bolls, who
alleges that Bradley had failed to
keep faith in a promise to marry her.
Senator Bradley xvaa seated at dinner
In the fcotel, when the woman entered
the dining hall and fired at his head,
tho bullet enteric; tho back of tho
ccci n3 inflicting & palnrul wound,
thcuft cot laUl. Mn. Bslli Hun it
imh tat wm vnmul
TAVLOR FILES PETITION.
lie Wants to Restrain Beckham ana
IvouUville. Ky., fipeeial. Suit was
filed In th'i Circuit Court Wedne&day
by couaatl for Governor Taylor, seek
ing to restrain J. C. V. IkKikham from
acting as Governor, and General John
U. Cattleman from attempting to dis
charge Uie dnUlea of Adjutant General.
Summons were -rve-J cn the dfen
iants thU aX'.trnoan. The suit will be
allotted to one of the Circuit Court
jiidi j by a hiwln. This drawing
may noi be held for several day?.
Wtun It id held, an application for a
retraining onkr will be made. The
iiuU li brought 'j Governor Taylor for
hiiulf Indivl.UiaJy, aaid as Govornor
of Kentucky. The petition aasertu !
that Governor Tayor was ele-:teJ to
ti:at office on November 10, 1S93, and
a;'t;i-.vaid ruceived a certificate of elec
tion and qu tlinod oa Governor. The pe
ti;;.;':n (.oiuitiu:.: "Since the time of
iU hut! qualiiicr.tion to the present
tim', the. plaintiff has contiuuousl
been and id ivow pcrfoirming the func
tioiu of 'Ulift oiTk-e, and Is recognized as
Governor by the other State officer.
Ui'.t the plairJtiff ijj j that the defen
dant, J. C. W. i'-ecklvun, is now and
for .rocne time iiris ben claiming and
pretending to be the Governor of Ken
tucky, and to have the right to per
ioral the functi;r3 of said ottice,
claiming that on the aforesaid No
vember 1, 189!), one Wm. Gotbel war,
elemed Governor of the said State, and
(hit he, th sa.id Backhaul, waa then
tkxiU-d Lieuienunt Governor, and that
by reason cf the subsequent death of
said Gobbed, he, the said Beckham,
has become invested with the powers of
Governor of said State. And he is now
a ad for ime time has been pretending
to exercise the power and performing
the fu:L3tioii.3 of the cfiToe of Governor
aforesaid. He has been pretending to
send mess-ages as such Governor to the
General Assembly of Kentucky, and
l.as pretended to appoint the defen
dant. John 13. Castle-man, aa Adjutant j
General of Kentucky, and to iuveit him
with power and control over the mili
tary of said State, and the Mid defes
daait Ca4.tlc.aian ii now claiming and
pretending to b3 such Adjutant Gen
eral of the State.
Chicago, Special. The committee on
resolutions of the National Antl-Truat
Conference, after a stormy meeting, -
naily agreetl upon c report which will
be Mibmitted to the conference for j
adoption. The discussion was caused j
by a difference of opinion among the
mera.ber a- to the details of how the j
government should obtain control of j
the railroad, telegraph and telephone j
lin-A A faction led by Tom L. John- i
Eon, LoiUd I'ost anil other single tax
advocates, insisted that the value of
frandiUe in assuming control should j
be Ignored. They thought the gov- I
ernment should take the property J
without paying compenss tinn to the ;
John I. Altgeld, George F. AVil- j
"ansa. Governor Lee and ex-Attney
General Monett, of Ohio, were for gov
ernment ownership of the.,e utilities, j
but thought the cause would be injur
ed by advocating practical confiscation
at this time. Finally Mr. Altgeld sug
gested a compromise, which brought
the waning factions together and pre
vented p. fight later on the floor of the
couvcnlion. Tho provision denying
the value of the franchise right was
stricken out. and an amendment substi
i tuted. declaring that the owners
fchonld receive just compensation for
all property taken. Irrespective of wa
tered stoclt or ether fictitious securi
Cincinnati, Ohio. Special. Holding
the the Federal courts had no juris
diction of th situation in Kentucky
I Judge Taft c-tinesclay afternoon re-
J fUj,c,j lo grant the application for in-
junction agalust the Kentucky State
board cf elections and the Democratic
contestants for State offices, other
th:-:i governor and lieutenant governor
The case can go ultimately to the Uni
ted States supreme court.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal church,
2343-2347 Indiana avenue, Chicago, one
the oldest Methodist church buildings
in that tity was almost totally destroy
ed by fire Wednesday night. Only tho
walls of the structure were left stand
ing, and it is estimated that the loss
will exceed $100,000.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Darien & Western Railroad, at
Darien. Ca., officers were eleoted, and
the directors were authorized to take
steps for the extending of the road
from its present junction with the
Florida Central and Peninsular to the
Savannah, Florida and Western, prob
ably at Walthourville, Ga.
Guilty ot Murder.
New York, Special. After deliberat
ing seven and a half hours, the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty of murder in
the first degree against Roland B.
Molineux, charged with the murder r-f
Mrs. Katherine J. Adams, by poison
ing, on December 28, 1S93. Barlow S.
Weeks, counsel for the defense, made
the usual motion, and Recorder Goff
vijourned court until February 16,
vhen he said he would hear the mo
-ion and sentence the defendant.
Trusts In South Carolina.
Columbia. S. C. Special. There was
a hot fight in the House of Represen
tatives Saturday over Mr. W. J. John
eon's bill to prohibit the operation of
trusts In this State. There is hearty
sympathy for the bill, but some fear
it will be suicidal to enact a law until
some legislation can be effected. The
bill was a copy of the Texas law. Iu
view of the fact that the Virginia
Csrolica Csera'.cal Company pur
chase 1 ccarly il tits p&uph&ti tfa&ti
la tue t4t, jb fcftl.tr-a! cacttUftf
The cadet ba'jallion or Hbt A. & HL
Colloege will parade on the afteaooa
of the 22nd, Washington's birthday,
and will have dress parade in front of
the governor's mansion in Raleigh.
Tuesday, the 2vth, the B. L. synod of
North Carolina met in Salisbury to
consider any an4 all propositions
ftaed in the committeea hands for the
removal of the North Carolina. College.
The concentrating raill at the Union
oopper mine been set in motloa
and the firet ore was put through the
mill last Saturday anl it worked ad
DUrably. It la expected that the mdU
ml he regularly in operation in a
short time. Shelby Scar.
The corn and &rit mill at Double
Shoaui -was washed eway I33 Monday
night by the swollen streams. The
3iills belonged to the Double Shoals
Cotton mills and the loss Is probaibly
0ut $500. The river was higher than
it h3 Ueeii for some time. Shelbr
For the flrit time the throttle of the
new engine at tha o'.l mill wa3 turned
Tues-Aay afternoon and the machinery
tar te d upon It s work. No sed were
put iiito the mill that afternoon, but It
is nor .busy at its work. They hive
n abundance cf seed piled back wait
ing for the mill. Concord Standard.
On Tuesday night the safe in the
etore of r.kax & Brown, at Davidson,
was blown onen. and the monev
amounting to about $400 was stolen.
The news first came here to Policeman
Harris. From the looks o! the explos
ion ic i3 thought to have been the work
of experts. There is ao eslue whatever
at this Time as to who the parties are.
The Durham correspondent cf the
Charlotte Gbse-Tver says ihe vlcLlms of
the explosion ere all doing well and
physiciana hepe for the recovery of all
of them. He adds by way of peculiar
incidence that while ,tlie heavy ma
chinery was twisted, mashed and ruin
ed the power house clock was blown
across the Ijouse and left without in
jury. Mr. Dickson's watch, too, was
gathered out of the debris, ticking
ahead and none the worse for what
The disappearance of Solomon Pool
the eld negro who lived near Wake
Forest remains a mystery. There has
been another hearing in the case o his
wife and son, who are charged with
murder. The evidence Is entirely cir
cumstantial, and i3 that he was killed
in the house by blows on the head;
that efforts were made to get the hlood
stains from the floor; 'that the hod1
was iunk in the river, and that a let
ter was forged purporting to come
from the old man. and dated at Rich
niond, Va., saying he was there and
well. The son is still in jail, without
privilege of bail.
A. L. Thorn, of Pchut Pleasant, W.
Va., a member of. the Mason county
court, and a man of wealth and usually
astute business qualities, was beate
out of $1,000 hy a novel scheme a few
days ago. Tuesday evening Jast a
stranger, in clerical garft, stopped at
1l!s house and asked to stay all night,
explaining that 'he was a Baptist cir
cuit rider who had lest hi3 way. At
9:30 a young looking couple drove up
and asked to be directed to a minis
ters 29 they wanted to be married.
Thorn's romantic turn cropped out,
and he Invited the couple indoors to be
- ! 1 A fit . j 1 ii
married oy the Itinerant minister. The
j knot was tied and Thorn signed the
j certificate as witness, treating to cof
; fee, cake, pie and apples in honor of
the event. The next day Thorn went
j to the bank and was astonished to find
that Jils cheek for $1,000 had 'been
cashed. He had signed it, payable to
bearer, through a slit in the marriage
! certificate. Monroe Enterprise
i Lenoir is to have a grain elevator,
! Moore & Ivutz have purchased of Mr.
1 Widiby the lot upon w:hieh his mattress
i factory, which was recently destroyed
! toy fire, stood, and will build an eleva
tor upon it in which the farmers can
i deposit their grain, receiving certifi-
j cates for the same. Upon these cer
tificates they can borrow money and
will thus be able to hold their crops
o as to market them to the -best ad
vantage. It will be a great benefit to
many and we trust these enterprising
gentlemen will find it profitable.
The Chronicle says that nearly ev
cry lumber dealer in Wilkes county
has ibeen indicted for failure to pay
State tax Imposed on lumber dealers,
Some two or three weeks ago we print
ed a letter Xrom State Treasurer Worth
on this subjaot, and also a suit which
had been 'brought where the decision
cf the treasurer was overruled in the
classification of dealers. It might pay
those interested to look it up.
Lieutenant W. B. Lemly, our former
business manager, is at Manila, 10,000
miles away. He writes fats father that
he thinks the war Is about over; that
the rainy season is passed and the
weather is fine, Winston- Republican.
There were burglars in Hickory
Monday night. The store of Mr. W.M.
Keever, on Morganton street wa3 en
tered and something over a dollar in
small change, i5ome flour and other ar
ticles taken. The stores of W. C.
Shell and Shuford Hardware company
were also entered and the doors were
found open Tuesday morning, but noSh
lng was missed trom either. We no
tice from the papers of neighboring
towns that burglars are continually
gettting in their work and it behooves
every one to be on the lookout.
.An important suit has just been de
cided in. Greensboro. Miss Corren
sued the water company for lack of
sufficient water pressure a fire" which
destroyed her property some time ago.
The case is without a precedent and by
the decision is an eye-opener to all
water companies generally. The Jury
brought in a verdict of $3,000. An ap
peal was taken.
The report that Mme. Nellie Melba,
the Australian prima donna, is to mar
ry Dr. Joseph Joachim, of Berlin, is
i declared to be absolutely baseless.
Mr. Billie Maynard, of X Roads
Church, Yadkin county, was riding a
mule when the animal fell on him and
broke his leg. The mule in trying to
get up fell back on him and broke his
leg in another place. - He also sustain
ed internal injuries. His recovery la
Tho trustees of Lenoir College held
a meeting in Newton Tuesday. Steps
were taken to put an agent in the field
to raise money to build a handsome
addition to Catawba- College, Mr. Ai
A, ESi:!ori, Trio is always amegf &s
Ii A LEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA,
He Declares the Fifth Section of the Proposed Amend
ment to the Constituti on of North Carolina
to be Unconstitutional; and Says Furth
er That The Court Would Strike
Out Section 5 and Leave
the Remainder o? the
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10, 1900.
Ieac Sir: Ycur letter of the 15th
ult was duly received. 1 have care
fully considered the two fjuestions you
submit for my opinion.
Your firstt question is whether Sec
tion 5 cf the iwuendment proposed to
Constitution of North Carolina by the
Legislature cf that State by the Act
approved February 21si, 1899, will, if
adopted, be valid in view of the Con
stitution of the United State.?.
This Section makes, in the plainest
posslo.e terms, a perreetiy amurary
distinction between male citizens in
respect of the most sacred political
rights of men. It give3 to those per
sons who were entitled on or before
January lat. 1SG7, to tote in any state
and to their lineal descendants the
right to take part in elections In North
Carolina, without the qualification
required of every other male citizen of
being "able to read and write any sec
tion or the Constitution in the Juigusfl
aj:gu?.ge." The discrimination is no?
founded on any reason whatever that
can have any relation to a "republican
form cf government." which the Con
stitution of the United States has re
quired the nation to guarantee to ev
ery State, but is absolutely in opposi
tion to, and destructive of republiear
government. It is a well known nn(?
historical truth that before and oa the
1st day of January, 1S67, there were
great numbers of male citizens cf thc
United States in, and citizens of State?
In which they resided, who were not
entitled to vote although twenty-one
years or more cf age, and great numb
bers who were under twenty-one yearf
of age and therefore not entitled tc
vote and who were not lineal descen
dants of the voters of that date, and
there were great numbers of African
descent and many aliens in process o'
naturalization. All these ever natur
ally increasing classes of citizens are
required to possess a particular liter
ary qualification, while no such test if
applied to the residue of citizens or
the State. A form of government c'
this character cannot, I think be held
to be republican, either in a legal, or
moral, or political sense
I think that the discrimination is
flatly in contravention of the Four
teenth Amendment to the Constitution
of the "United States, which, among
other provisions for securing equal
rights and privileges to all, commands
that no State shall "deny to any per
son within its jurisdiction the equal
protection of the laws." It may, I
think, be safely affirmed that it is now
settled that the Fourteenth Amendment
confers an affirmative and positive
right upon every class and condition
of people to a broad equality of treat
ment, and permits no distinction or
discrimination not founded upon rea
sonable and just grounds of classifica
tion. It is impossible for me to imag
ine that a discrimination -resting on its
face solely upon a date could have any
other basis than a purpose to disfran
chise the people of a particular race
and color whose condition on January
1, 1S67, of then recent slavery, had
made a great mass of them Incapable
of reading and writing any section of
the Constitution of North Carolina, al
though doubtless large numbers of
them were entirely capable of intelli
gently choosing their rulers.
I am also of opinion, if I am right
in supposing the motive and purpose of
the Section is to disfranchise a mass of
colored citizen,? of North Carolina,
BoBBcers la New York Hotels.
Many people have not . understood
why all the great hotels In New York
city employ special detectives who are
constantly in the main corridor. Soma
have had an idea that thexe detectives
are employed as "bouncers.' No such
thing. According to one of the most
intelligent of these detectives the other
night, the work of a detective In a ho
tel Is arduous. "You have no idea."
he said, "how many spies and sneaks
and 'rubbernecks' Infest the corridors
of the New York hotels. These sp'.ea
are employed to watch public men and
If possible to listen to their utterances
when talking to their friends In the
corridors. These spies and sneaks are
also employed to report on all sorts of
matters. It is a remarkable fact that
so irany men acquainted with public
iff airs are so guileless as not to be
aware of the presence of these 'rubber
necks!. The detectives In the hotels
quickly spot these fellows, but so long
ts they conduct themselves decently
there is no ground for ejecting them.
Nevertheless, it Is my opinion that
ivell-known men who desire to discuss;
the secret things of politics and of
Unance and of religion, and who also
iesdre to have business matters kept
private, should be very careful to as
lortain who is sitting beside them in
;he corridors of our hotels, or they
hould discus3 their matters else--vhere.'
New York Sun.
fctmorUt ii that tf thlsgft isd
THURSDAY, FUBUUAUY 22, WOO.
who, under the present equal and Re
publican constitution of that State, are
cow entitled to suffrage, that it vio
lates the Fifteenth Amendment of the
Constitution of the United States. The
matter of motive and purpose is one
fact, and If such motive and purpo-se
ei-kt, then the right of this cli-s of
citizens is "denied or abridge 1 on ac
count of race, color, or previous con
dition of servitude;" and this 'Section
of the proposed amendment cannot be
saved by any device of date or phrass.
See Williams vs. Mississippi, 170 V. S.
and cases there cited, where the prin
ciples applicable to cases under th-3
Fourteenth Amendment are stated. I
am for these reasons of opinion that
the Fifth Section referred to will be
held void when brought to judicial de
Your second question is whether 4
and 5 of the Constitution are so depen
dent on each other that the 4th section
must be held inoperative if the fth
Section is void.
Applying the test established by the
Supreme Court of the United States in
regard to such questions, it would
em that Section 4 may stand perfect- !
ly well without the oth Section. !t is !
complete in itself as a distinct Section
and a dist5nct and complete proposi
tion. It does not even refer to Sec
tion 5 or to anything contained in ?t.
The first four sections of the proposed
amendmcat contain a complete and
equal :rle (whether a wise one or nor)
for the suffrage . qualifications of all
citizens, sex, age, residence, innocence
of crime, and capacity to read and
write any section of the Constitution.
In the nature of the thing no reason
can, I think, be stated for holding that
it is dependent for it3 validity on the
5th section in any respect whatever. It
may be presumed that the legislature
was actuated by a high sense of the
importance of intelligence in the voters
in a government of the people and sup
posed, (erroneously I think), that a
apacity to read and write a section of
the Constitution was the essential and
sole evidence cf such intelligence.
Having made this complete and equal
system, the legislature appears to have
felt that the class of citizens who were
30 fortunate as to have been legal vo
ters before January 1, 18C7, and those
who were so fortunate. as to have their
lineal descendants, could not be expec
ted to possess and ought not to be re
quired to possess the constitutional
learning required of other classes, and
so, as an act of gracious benevolence
or as n recognition of the fact that the
persons so situated and so descended
should be entitled to vote, a separate
provision was made for them. The
legislature may very justly have felt
that the legal and equal provisos con
tained in the fourth section were so
important to a Republican government
it would have the main provision even
if the grace, etc., provided by section 5,
could not lawfully be bestowed and
stand as the fundamental law of the
State. It cannot be supposed that the
legislature could ' desire to make a
broad, equal and universal provision
in the Constitution of the State depend
on the validity of an act cf grace and
favcr to a particular class of persons.
Without enlarging on the subject, I
think that the 4th section can stand
although the oth section is held Inva
lidl Very truly yaurs,
GEO. F. EDMUNDS.
To Hon. J. C. Pritchard. United
His Great Work
A Chicago man, who has written a
jook, was telling about it the other
lay to a friend who bad onee clone him
"By the way,' said the author. "I
,vou!d be delighted to give you a copy
f my work, if you care for it."
"I should be more than" pleased to
jave It." was the reply, "especially if
rou will write your name In iL"
"All right. There's a book store
last around the corner. If yon will
ioconipany me we will go there and
pet it. I don't happen to have a copy
ji my office just now."
After they bad stopped to glance at
jome of the new things in the book
tore the author hailed a clerk, and,
pushing his chest out very far, asked
for the novel that he had written.
"Yes, sir." the clerk said. "We have
ft around here somewhere. I believe,
tut yon are the Grst one who has ever
jsked for a copy, and it may take me
rome time to And it. Wouldn't some
thing else do just as wll? We have a
creat many better books at the same
price." Chicago Times-Heral'7,
A remarkable series of coincidences
has come to light in Lynchburg, Va.,
and Augusta, Oa. In each city there
is a Walter Clark whose father was
named Samuel and whose mother's
maiden name waa Walker. Both
Walter Clarks have brothers named
Sajauel and William, uncles named
Charles &nd Jean gad an tast s&ne4
Slliabttli, TftO&t sen c&ncai t;ao
ssr rsiatfcsifcip feltYttt , tfc to
tiStilZi. - - i '
THROUGHOUT THE CCUN1RY.
Representative Livingston, of Geor
gia, saw the President Monday In be
half of the appointment of Charle A.
Collier as a commissioner to the Pari
Exposition. On leaving the White
House Mr. Livingston staled that the
nomination was made. Collier was
president of the Atlanta Exposition,
hclu a few year ago.
G. B. Patterson, postmaster at Key
West, Fla., has been nominated by tl"
Republicans cf tho First district for
The Republican Congressional Con
vention of the Fourth Georgia district
nominated A. II. Freeman, of Green
ville, for Congress, and Instructed na
tional delegates for McKinley.
In a dispute over land. Attorney
William J. Jenkins was fatally shot
by John Warapoer. at Norton. Va.
The Old Dominion Steanikhip Com
pany's tug Duryea suddenly filled with
water and sank at Norfolk. Va.
The Virginia Senate voted down a
mciion to adjourn In honor of Colonel
William J. Bryan' visit to Richmond.
Five hundred miner at the Bryson
Coal and Coke Companya mines, near
Tazwell. Tenn., struck Monday for an
increa of 10 per cent, in wages.
At Cherry Station, Tenn., Jim Gor
don, a negro, cut the throat of Mrs.
George Collins with a butcher knife,
and was killed by the woman's hus
band. The Jury trying Magistrate Oscar I.
Floaiming, of Queen Anne County.
Va.. for the murder of young Clarence
J. Snyder, failed to agree and the case
goes over until May.
A New York dispatch say-s that thiee
tugs and one lighter are at work un
loading the stranded steaauer Cats
City. Nothing is being done to get
An explosion partially wrecked the
Columbia Firecracker Works at Co
lumbus, O., and six men were Injured.
Dell Everhart fatally.
August Harriman. the millionaire
president of the Rubsam & Harriman
Brewing Company, of Stapleton, L. I.,
killed himself at New York by cutting
The Probate Court at Chicago, I ill.,
has decided that Mrs. Ralalie D.
Douglass was legally the wife of the
late W. H. Douglass, who left $30,000
and no will.
Twenty-five subpoenas have been Is
sued for witnesses in the Idaho mining
The body of Elijah Cone, an old
newspaper man, was found frozen in
the river at Fond Du Lac, Wis.
At Springfield, Mass, William Met
calf. a well known local printer and
publisher, killed himself by shooting.
Judge William H. Taft. of Cincin
nati, O., appointed president of the
Philippine Commission, is deluged
with applications for official places.
Robbers tried to held up an Atchi
son, Topeka and. Santa Fe train near
Perry, O. T., but the engineer put on
steam and left them along the track.
During a fire which damaged the
Stress Hotel, at Cincinnati, O., to the
extent of $3,000, Miss Dolly I-rfJ Claire,
a trapeze artist, descended from a high
window on a rope made of bedclothes.
Mayor Rose, of Milwaukee. Wis.,
ha3 secured $99,200 of the $100,000
guaranty' fund, which is expected to be
an important factor in securing for
that city the Democratic National
The coal strike has gradually ex
tended to Germany. The Halle Lelpsig
districts are also affected. Daily comes
the news th3t large factories have
closed because of lack of coal.
Cotton is attracting unusual atten
tion from speculators on the Bourse at
Snowfalls have Impeded radway and
telegraph communication throughout
Baron Edmund Rothschild and three ;
guests killed 1683 pheasants in seven j
hours' gunning, near Paris.
Bombs have been discovered at the
Paris Exposition, verifying the suspic
ion that Anarchists sought to blow It
Police had to be called Into the
Chamber of Deputies at Madrid to
quell an outburst over a tie vote on an
Increase of octroi duties.
Persistent drlnktrs who come under
Poor Guardians' control at Helston,
England, are to be punished by cold
The London University Division
elected to Parliament Sir Michael Fos
ter, independent Unionist, to succeed
Sir John Lubbock, Liberal Unionist,
elevated to the peerage.
General Ludlow, Military Governor
of Havana, sailed from that city Satur
day for New York, on a leave of ab
sence of ten days.
MraT Oliver Belmont, the Duchess of
Marlborough and others of their set
were vaccinated during a smallpox
6care at Nice-
Richard Croker, whose leg was re
cently broken, can now walk with a
cane, and will go from London to the
Sergeant Hugh Welsch, M.. Second
Artillery, committed suicide with a re
volver at Havana.
Robert P. Porter Is expected back
from Havana on the steamer which
has sailed for New York, having finish
ed his tariff classifications.
It is said that John Barrett, ex-Min-ister
to Siatn, will be made the head cf
a commission to investigate the com
mercial possibilities cf the far Eat-
Ex-Empress Eugenie is recovering
from a dangerous illness In Paris.
American purchases have increased
the price of sugar throughout Germa
ny. Money is easy in Berlin but bankers
exact exceptional collateral for large
Tie rrcest voyaga d tic transport
MarwaiiM iron $an Pracsltco, Cal , ta
C10XJE IE Tib ATS.
The Boer Commander flovcft Towards
London, by Cable. Va X Offlc i
ha received the follotax from Gn- )
"JacotMdAl. Feb. 17. 5: JO a. m.
Kelley-Kenay raptuml Friday eeD-ty-tight
wigona 1th atorc. txo wax
es with Mausers, eight boxen of ahelU.
ten barrela of explosive and maar
etorea belonging to CrocH' lacr.
H ail rttlVrv w. A ..lllr..- 1
A dUpairh to the Chronic It from
Jac-oLadal untfer Friday' date tar:.
"After the tilth divUion evacuated
Jacobfdai on Thursday la order lo
march north, the enemy re-ovcupied
the plice. The fifteenth brigade, in
cluding the London - Icperlal Volun
teer attacked and aaolled the Boers.
The men advanced steadily asd la
splendid order and drotv the enemy
over the ridges to the northward. The
Volunteer, who had scouted to the
right and left, showed Tehran-like
pluck and stcadlnes. The Stafford
shires made a bayonet charge, but tli
enemy did uct wait. Tht town was
recaptured la three Lours and mount,
ed infantry is pursuing the Boer."
Negro Soldiers Riotous. '
Kl Pawj. Tex., Special. Nefro troop j
stationed at Fort BlUs Saturday tnada
an aasault ou the county Jail with the j
Intention of rescuing two comrade !
who had been locked up there. Twenty
or thirty shots were exchanged and ;
a fcoldier and con 4t able kllWd. TLa '.
sheriff called out a posce to prevent j
the trouble from spreading, and tev- i
eral of the posse are looking for the J
soldiers who escaped. The city Is lu' j
a state of great excitement over thoj
affair. The soldiers are armed wla j
Krag-Jorgenrton rifles. Early Friday
night officers Christy and Scclt had lo '
arret a nr-gro soldier for being drunk ' Slate News Notes,
aud disordwly. The soldier was placed The iate charter ti e Cmciiaa snd
In jail, and nothing more wa thought j Virginia telephone -nnjany, capital,
of tho arrest -by the polio until tho $I00, headquarters tu llenderaon, N.
attack, which occurred In the early j C. N. I. Strause, r. C. Toepleraaa
hours Saturday morning. std J. B. Bridcer bUKkhoIders.
Refuse to Rejoice. , 1!
t ' . I r? thfct layers sre now offering to
London, by Cable. The news from i ,.,-.,,,--., , ,, . . 7
w . , , n . ta.se their r.p delivered oett October
Western campaign in the Orange. Free
. ... ; at 7 3-1 rcatK :ic slower rj i buy
Stale continues to improve, yet Lng- r has Uiail. ,ln, .j,-, u3,r'for -
land refuses to rejo!ce. The truth is bale, but tbt he n-tr raied
the relief of Kimberley came In tho over "0 bil. aud U dropplnc rottwa
nick of time to avert a scare which j a crop b-eu be bas found It wn-
might have become a panic. Thuraday PtSlLIe.
night's debate in Parliament might j Secretary T. K. Ilruner. of the ax
well have dleheartenel tN country. I ricultural departure nt. will ro to IarU
fn or hnth nartw xDreKid views I irtlr ftr the meeting of the beard
- - - - I
oq the situation and outlook wblca
were fairly appalling In their warnings'
of natloaal peril.
The Plague at Manila.
Manila, by Cables-Out of a total of
51 cases of suspected bubonic plagua
reported. 42 proved genuine and 32
deaths resulted, half of them being
Chinaman. There were 12 cases du
ring the week, mostly -within the wall
ed city, and a hundred lnspectr. un
der the superintendence of
- L .i, -
officer. Major Edic. are cnftvclcg the
sanitary regulations. Thirty of tb
inspectors are Chinamen who were
furnished by the Chinese merchants.
The Health Department census tho
the regulation of Manila is about 1M.
000 including 31.000 Chloese.
Killing at a Fr.Ik.
Greenville, N. C, Special. A mur
der was committed in Green county
about twenty miles from here Friday
night. A man named Harrcll gave a
party, and many people, fioa the
neighborhood were In attendance,
Among the guests w&s a roan named
John Faulkner. He became Involved
in a dispute with another man wbo.se
name could not be learned, aad as a
result Faulkner was shot and killed.
The murderer escaped. All the par
ties are while.
Joyful at News.
Cape Town, by Cable. When the
rews of the relief of Kimberley reach
ed here an Immense crowd rubbed to
the government house, where tbey sang
patriotic English sonrs aad cheered
enthusiastically. An attempt was
made .to get Governor Mllner to make
e speech, but he declined.
flollneux. la Sing Slag.
New York. SpecIaL Roland B. Mol
ineux was sentenced to die In Sing
Sing prison, durning the week begin,
ning March 26th, for the murder of
Mrs. Katherine J. Adams, and was
placed In the Sing Sing penitentiary
Friday afternoon. He made a state
ment before sentence that he bad not
been fairly convicted and that "yellow
journalism had put a price upon bis
bead, inviting every blackmailer, per
jurer and rogue." He entered a specific
denial of the charges.
The transport Bumside arrived si
New York quarantine from San Juad
T hough eereral times wounded bjf
ceeded in driving a gang of robberJ !
from his car at Fairbanks, Ariz.
T- J O.ln Aelr .. 4 ... It. 1
liner St. Louis, charged with stealln j COcntr ,n "
14.861 In transit from Berlin to Ne ; The State charter the Ltndsiv ehalr
York, was discharged by the Court k '' company, cf Hi?b Point, capita!. 11".
Southampton because the robbery wal j 0D0. J. A. IJnday and others rtyk
commltted on an American ship. holders.
, F".nJ J??son' 8flooInvlcffPtr' waf It Is said that John Barrett. ex-Vla-found
dead from a pistol ball through wlI1 Dide tllt rf
his head at New York Saturday, and mmtesloa to jaTtl54ta the coxn
his wife was arrested on suspicion. Sal bossibiliUc cf the far Eaa
Miss Aman A. Seymour the tenth Ex-Emprea Eugenie Is recovering
victim of the Ford River switch wreck. I . " dangerous Illness la Paris,
died at Escanafca. Mich.
American purchases have iscrcasel
During Us recent, survey for the nrlce of iUtT throughout Germs-
mace a souncung near uaam uuna to
the depth of 5,253 fathoms, or nearly
The Itliii Ql L4ti, ntwail, ih
at iroVMfti .
TAR HEEL NOTES.
Roa ttmnfml Sbt.
Ccrl llaaam1. who & al
Ro. Wrd&etday. cr Grrratboro.
carried to Wl&atod Friday aftar
nocni and pUcrd la 3'X lit tells a
mxA (nnr In n V I A . . - . . 1 I
hate a irt. The family can to
Crecoslfro frtra New Ycrk State fjr
vcir irn r.1 urmti. tnr tv.i.
j bright. The ld. t kd. was aa
! lnt-lilR--ct and ladutrtou boy. cf
j great aaa'.sUbr to b!s fathrr la tht
matiartrcent of their dairy farta. Wfeca
the Kpar.lh-An.t lan ar brvlt cnt
te Warn ntl-d with the jUlt of a
veum atd J.ccd a -eg1mwt bowaJ
j for Cuba, agaictt tbn thr of
father and the mtrrM cf his notfe-
i r. Whn h rtjrr-H husw. Lia fath
er aay. Le tad cLati;-! from U. tt.
ocrt. mauly txy !r.to a rrklt.
dared :l otx of a Mi. , a&4 wa
much rlvea to drink. The father waa
fa'thful In Lit S..r!t rrct t&
war hid k.,a. but. trance f My. tb
mother cin: !te3 Owm and .
couragrd the Uty to tbrow o!T a!l fa-
rental r-tra!i.t. T.Mlc -ent fron
bad to or- unt.l U'cx!oedar of tL?
w-. hen Itiimnxl was forrc-d to
hoot hi t-na to a.ar bt own life. At
lean tLl la the father' tide
The mother ajrea an entirely differ
ent nour.t .f .. affair, aad the
causes leading up lo It. be aays her
husband baa alaya l-eti unkind and
brutal in Lis treatment of tbelr mm
and had hreate-nM Lis life on aeTersl
ocraloa. ruing into tbt Uya room at
one time to Lout blm while be adept.
Youtg llunimel i tl!l la a precar
ious condition, the .bylcln boldlag
out no Lope, of M reexnery.
i ui;, uu ui I ( 111 a i n lLifr UOI.I
Its Jun mectlnj-. He will distnbo
literature regardirr North Carolina
and lock sfter the dliplay of North
CaroLna exLib'U in the ezpoaltlon. AH
j the exhibits are now on the way to
! ParU. Nothing more will be teat,
In if . .. X, ill . . .
The corporation commlsd'jd rails for
j report or the State bauka tip Jo tbt
f uvm ui uumbvm, reiiruary i-in. io;t
are 5 banks.
Commissioner of Insurance Young
says he will return Into the Ftatt
lr.,ti,p. j a. It. ,..1 , .
' . . ivi .,ic ii.-v.4i jnr auuui li.-
The Forayth chair unv 1 a n
enterprise. The capital ttork U ..
000. with privilege to lucres to V.03.
000. Several of Vlntoa-alera's bus
iness men bate taken stock. Jlr.
Charles Siemcrs Is president and I repa
irer. The eompruy has leaned the fac
tory of Reynold Bros., south of Sl5m.
; Wilmington U to have a cnodH Lo
; pita! bullllng Uiro-.jh ffc generuidty
i of Mr. James Walker, one of Ks wei-
thlest ead mat estimable ritiren. It
j m-ide known Lis ls:enUoi.B Tuesday,
i The SraldlLg will e four a-torli. cf
the tee.x.t KTounii of the city hot-
pltal. It will vc. at tiu.two. a
meeting of KdlDg ihyaiciatia and citi
zen i bet,i an l a re Juloa uaasl
moeuly adoyd Th?t tcia would be
provided to carry on the b-jita! he
SanallpoT la be.udtig jfierwt
tLrocjshorit n;ot .f the courtisa o
North Carol: La. Tlie cm, L'jerec.
are all foerulisrly mini In form, asl
the quarantine regali'.iona mtict aa t
prevent any .'pprehet.?loa of tht dia
eace prad'r.g to any serloua extent
The Ail era I r vn Work U faanufae
turing a ny-i:n for maki rallrosJ
croc:!'. The m u hire U the "Cbim
plon croMtie machine. an 4 turxa cat
a complete tit In a minute,
Tbe Female Seminary at Reldarllle
ha cloFed on svecouat of aslipov.
Three casee broke out fa the ubooL
Those rrtfbjrt to cbe diacas are trade
The princlpil political Vrent hi tht
State during Ch past week vas the
trip of Hon. Wlllliai J. Bryan chroagh
the middle section. H spoke la Ral
eigh and oft the Urdverrity to Urge aad
enthusiastic udkDreaL Oa Wednesday
evening he made brief adireexs at
Greectboro end Filhmry, and oa
Wednesday sUht addrctfed sv Urge
crowd at the Southern pisesger depot-In
Charlotte. Ills rpeche wef
deTOtevI mainly to national qiMwdoc,
and State fcsmes were &ot tnrhed open
.at any point.
j Evaagellst Pearson fcn V fcold-
1 lng a feries if reriral tneietings la
1 Cbaxtotte Cor the pat tea Cut or two
wekx Tbe Ubors of thUi noted eran-
j geliat hare been crowned with mors
2eckSecbzrg county shows by trr
tix rerarn that she U the wealihieft
Mooey Is In Berlin but Linkers
txict xc;ticnal coU&urU fw Urt