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Vol. XV III.
RALEIGH. NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 6, 1900.
OF ITS INCREASE IN POP
ULATION SINCE 1800.
WE NOW NUMBER 1,893,810.
Jtaport Hhow Growth of Population
by C'ountlee (Torn IHUOau the 1'reawat
TIom a Ureat lacrmm Within tbm last
The population of North Carolina
tihi txts tffleislty announced i
l,fc93 810. against 1,017 917 in 1K90
T is n increase aiuos 1850 vi
275,863 or 17 0 per ce-t.
Tne population in 1880 wa t 390 -7&0.
snowing an ia.cren of 2lo Ji7,
or 15 5 per cent from 1880 to 18J0.
We kit below the population bj
ntnnties.sbowing tbe increase line
O as tun,
Mr D J Will,
M tr in. .
20 53 I
29 24 1
12 1 15
22 4 5
27 J 03
15 6 8
16 76 J
17 7 4
24 4 4
10 30 i
5 9 i
1-2 1 6
What Fools We Mortals Be!
Great Britain has spent $500,000,-
000 in trying to destroy liberty In
South Africa. The United tttates
has Ppent $300,000,000 In trying to
destroy hbeny in the Philippines.
Here' is $80(,000,000 spent for the
acquisition of land and gold. The
great middle class furnish the mon
ey to carry on the wais, but do not
get one foot of the land nor one dol
lar of the gold.
Tne men for whose benetlt these
cruel wars are waged pay the gov
eminent Is too ioor to own the rail
roaus, yet tne $800,u00,000 worse
than wasted in foieign war Would
have pul one-fourth of the cost of
every railroad in the United States.
What tttols Wo mortals be.
Imperialism Comes High.
-lo moian government," says
uie nwuia correspondent of the Dai
y .nan, "ia about to spend $12,500,
'i irw guns tor tne Indian ar
my "-London Pm-s dispatch.
ne 1-eopie of India now on the
very Dord-rland of starvation, and
who nave not yet recovered from
fli-lQ ft 1 V Jk .1 t A .
-.jr auu wiueaDreau tminn.
called upon to send $12,500,000
new war material to cairy on
Business of murder. This ia the Im
periaiisui of England which nnr
pie have vot4 V endorse in Amer
ica, - -
TKEaouBY HEAPED WITH COLO.
Th Lars Htock oa Hot la tbm Hi
orjr' of tb Coaatry Tha KloaiUWa
waMi.iiijfton, Nov. 30. The "Un:-
ct htick !(?., Id coin and bullion
ever held In the United fitiw, tJ
u(iw acvumuUted In the Trwwurv
aud 119 bmnciUM. Th ttal has titn
rirting Bteaaily during the whole of
the pre nt year, and tne amount In
now $474,108,330, or aoout 76,0'0,
000 Keatr than at the cI.eol 1899.
Tn liKTttiHe up to June 3o was
about 23.000,000, but since that
time turn benn alxHit 11,000,000 lor
Jul v, $6,000,000 for Aujcu-tt, $10,
000,000 for fck-ptemoer, 118 000,000
for October, aud $17,000,000 thus
tar luNovemler Tlu j?old la not
all the dlrt-ct property of the United
States, but is held against outstand
ing gold certificates. The amount
of the, lenfl the amount in the
TrviiHury ami Its brandies waa
$239,755,809 Wednesday. AU the
reiuainiiiK gold, amounting to about
$243,000,000, belong to the Tieas
ury a a rt of the reserve fund of
$150,000,000 or the free fund oi
$53,000,000 ia the general cah.
The influx of gold Into the Treas
ury couieH partly from the new gold
from the Klondike and other mine,
but its retentiou ia due to the pree
Kure f.r currency, which leads to the
acceptance of gold certificates and
other piper money in preference to
coin. The Treanury has recently
been shlpp'ng small notes In large
quantities to New Orleans and other
point upon deposits of gold In tue
New York sub-Treasury hy the New
York reserve agents of the Southern
The gold supply of the country
on the last day of 1896 was estiinte'j
tod at $692,947,212. The estimated!
amount November l, 1900, was
$1,08,027,407, and it is probable
tnat the report for December 1, will
show at least $1,100,000,000.
A VICTIM OFHAZINC.
Awful Treatment of Concnaiata VVsa-
g-xr'a ApDiotei May Eod iu Death
Philadelphia, Nov. 30. A special
to The Pies from Bristol, Pa , saye:
"Oscar Li. Itooz, a man 21 years of
age, lies at the point of death at his
ome on Cedar btreet. About a year
ago Booz was appointed by Con
gressman Wangerto the West Point
Military Academy, and the parents
declare that the hazing administer
ed at that time was of such an atro
cious nature that the death of thela
on mny result.
"After the hazing Congressman
Wang r's appointee was left in such
a phsical condition thai he had to
tesign his cudetsnip. It U al eg rt
that Tobasco sauce was pour-d down
Booz's throat, red peper was thrown
iuto his eyes, hot greas was poured
ou his bare feet, a tooth knocked
out and fiendish operations general
ly indulged iu. The Booz fmaily
iiave no hesitancy in declaring thai
the hazing received by 0-ar is re
siionsible for his precarious condi
AHEATHEH PAPER'S ESTIMATE.
The Voice of God Drowned in the Hoar
Commenting on the wars In Chi
na and the Philippines a Japanese
"When Westerners come among
us they teem to be like augels, but
no sooner des something untoward
occur than the angels turn to devil,
aud the voice of God is drowned in
the roar of cannon. The
llu siaus are called Christians and the
Japanese heathen. Yet what is tak
ing place in China? The Ilus-ians are
committing outrages of which the
dpanese are ashamed. This is the
I m tasted civilization of the West!
We cay to Bishop Nicolai and
his fedo f workers: Kio home and
convert your own people.' "
To Erect Confederate Monu
Correspondence Charlotte Observer.
Shelby, Nov. 30. There is an
other fine thing on foot for Shelby.
It is a movement in Cleveland coun
ty to raie funds for the purpose of
erecting a monument in the square
in Shelby to the Confederate dead
of this county. Tne monument
will cost $3,000 and will be a
worthy testimonial of the pre
sent and future generations to the
heroic and the splendid sacrifices of
the gallant band of patriots who of
fered themselves so freely upon the
altar of their country. Cleveland
county furnished tier full quota of
soldiers to the Southern army. There
are some hustling men at the head
of the monument movement. Mr.
A. C. Miller is chairman, and is
sending out a lot of letters to the
leading men of the county.
Gold in Helena's Streets.
A Helena, Montana, dispatch says:
Gold was f mud on Main street this
afternoon in considerable quantities
below the surface of the street.
George Booker, a well-known char
acter, "panned" several bu. k ts of
earth taken from an opening in the
street in the presence of several
hundred people. Several dollars
the yellow in tal was secured.
The city of Helena is located on
"Last Chance gulch," at one time
the richest placer property in the
world. Old-time mining men say
there still remains under the city
more gold than was ever taken out.
When the Montana clnb building
was built the contractors paid the
cost of the building from the gold
secured in the excavation. Several
people living up the gulch have
gold mines in their cellars.
DiacowTMl la Miico, After Twenty
Fire YafV Aba oca.
IcrosMe, WL Distch.J
A. O. Wibwwi, of thU city, di-p-learvJ
m.VKterimly pearly a quar
ter of a century ago. Thw we-k he
was located at Sit.ina, Mex., and lib
wife left here lt night lo meet
him. They were married in ihi
city 44 year ago. He was tujr in
tending bridge constru-tion on the
rt.utht-rn Minnesota when last heeiO
One day in 1876 he raid bunos
would take him away a few day.
He never came back. Th wife
thought polbly that Indian had
killed him. She bought a little patch
of land, which had been made her
indeiendently wealthy. Detective
John Cody took up the case three
months ago and found Wilson a
wealthy ranch owner in Mexico. It
is thought he Huff, red lor of mem
ory and lost hLs identity. Wilson I
still ignorant of her coming or his
ANOTHER BIG STEAL
Brought to Light by the Death of a
Clnrk lo ( laciouall.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 4. The
di-covery of a supported error of $1,
600 In the books of George Griffith-,
deceased, late clerk of the board oi
education of Cincinnati, led to an
examination of his books wi'h start
ling results. A special meeting of
the board has been called to take
action in the matter. The investi
gation so far made is paid to show
that Griffiths was a defaulter to the
amount of about $100,000. The dis
covery is all the more startling from
the fact that Griffiths had been a
clerk for 13 years and had always
had the entire confidence of the
whole community. It is with great
pain that this revelation has been
made as no city officer had a bet ter
reputation than the deceased. Ills
estate is said will not meet more
than one-fifih of the shortage and
his bondsmen will have to make up
Wood Factories in North Caro
lina. Charleston News and Courier.
North Carolina appears to be lead
ing all the other Southern States in
the importaut Industry of manu
facturing its forest resour-es into
more valuable products than plauks
Besides itd 500 saw mills and 85
fh ingle mills, says The Dixie Maga
ziue, which gets its information
from The American Lumberman,
there are in the State 182 ilaning
mills aud sash, door ami blind lac
tones, 63 factories making furni
ture, chairs, show cases, etc; 36 mak
ing wagons, carriage, agricultural
Implements, etc., and 25 making
loxes, crates, veneers, etc., a total of
306 stahlishmeuts engaged in wood
working which employ more or less
Of ptrticuiar interest, says the
magazine, is the number ot couceriis
manuiacturing "hardwoods" iuto
furniture, wagons, agricultural im
plements and so on. This branch of
industry was until recently practi
cally monopolized by the North.
Now there are "small towns in
North Carolina, each with five or
six such establishments," and from
the fact that they have so greatly
increased in number in the last few
years, "it would seem that they
have proved profitable."
Tnere are comparatively very few
such concerns in S -uth Carolina, and
there are many c unities in the State,
we believe, which are well supplied
with valuable "hardwoods" in large
quantity and variety, but w hich do
uot turn a wheel for their manufac
ture into any form. It is a prom is
ing field for enterprising wood
workers from other States, as the
experience of North Carolina suffi
A Woman's Hour.
Please state to the court exactly
what you did between 8 and 9 o'
clock on Wednesday morning," said
a lawyer to a delicate-looking woman
on tne witness stand.
"Well," she sa Id, after a moment's
reflection, "I wash- d my t wo child
ren and got them ready for school,
and tewed a button on Johnny'
-oat, and mended a rent in Nellie's
dress. Then I tidied up my sitting-
room and watered my house plants
and glanced ovr the morning pi
per. Then I dusted my parlor and
set things to right in it, and washed
my lamp chimneys and comb- d my
baby's hair and sewed a button on
one of her little shoes, and then I
swept out the front entry, and
brushed and put away the children's
Sunday clothe-; and wrote a note to
Johnny's teacher asking her to ex
cuse him for not being at school ou
Friday. Then I fed my canary
bird and gave the groeryman an
order, and swept off the back porch,
und then I sat down and r sted a
few minutes before the clock struck
9. That's all.
FOOHO LOST HUSSAR 0 IJCH.
Cut In Wages.
Harr'sbwrg, Pa., Nov. 30 The no
tice pos-ted by ti e Pennsylvania Steel
Works at oteehnn that a reduction of
ten percent i wages would go into e
feet January 1, was n t uuexpec ed
For some time a st ry has been cur
rent th t such notice would be pote 1,
and there was no eurpri-w when it came
this aft rn wn. About 6.100 uen will
be affected by the cut.
Durham is to have a dime savings
bank that wi 1 be bwned cud --operated
by colored people.
OICU SAtTS PECOUAl TOOL
ndiaa Head oa the Marrtaod
Indian Head. Md , Diapateb, to the
d dtimura oao. ,
Mot people have heard of India j
Head, bat very fw appear to koo
oiaea aboat it or even it location.
r .at it is tract of land ond bj
tn Fed ral g4erom-n( aomwbar
ia Maryland, wnere Uocls Bacn flrr
iff ui tag gaaa and m-hea arm r
ptair, is the Tcry general and myaii
el ev-ne-p ion of tne place.
O rUj of the proving ground and
m k' lc powder factory featnrtt
towefer, th. t are ion mtrtio
hisga worth knuwirg abont Iadai
H. ad iiaelf nat is. the tows of Iu
Itan Had, if it may be so call-.
roe fact is there is no incorporate d
(tarn of mat name, bat thre ar
sever tl el alters of hoass twtn
t -ne mile down the Potomac
riTrr from Washington, on the Mary
land short-, situated in Cnarias eonu
ty, so designated. No oae has !
ueen accated of calling this plaee a
town, lor it is not digaift d with a
own hall or ven etiurch. It ha
the prond distinction though, of fo-t-riogfonr
saloons. Tne dHiogr
nnmot-r abont thirty, nearly all u
wbicnare lighted by electricity, tar
utshed witn batLrooms and water
nd supplied with the nsnal modi re
Dpliaaes found in city houses.
Taerei" cnt row of six brick houses
raid i g alone. A strong imagina
tion m ght fancy them lifted up ood
ily from soma city and deposited
iere in splendid isolation. Another
carious thing about Iadiau Hed ir
a line of trolley cars. Tnese are tot
tne t x jlaaiTe nee of the govern meu.
aowever. Tnere are no railroad fa
cilities for reaching Baltimore ot
Wash'ngton, the nearest railway sta-1
tion beine L Plata, the cuaiy seal
of Charles county, fit ean mile
away. Tae only means of transpor
tation is by river steamers, aad tbtse
facilities are not very ample.
Indian head has a special reputa
tion fur malaria and the concomi
tant motqaito, some ot which linger
here at tnis time of-the year, and iu
const qience quioine is a staple drug
iu ttxo community.
Oer tnree hundred government
tuiuluyt-8 make their hunes in and
arouad Indian Head. Society is di
vided into several tl&Fses, the naval
ffi era, of course, bbving an txclu-
aive society of their own.
Taere are practically no private
Toe recent t x plosion has left th" g
io quite a dilapidated condition. E
ery nous in the vicinity suffered
unre or less. Lirge sections of plas-
f.r were shaken down and window
s&sbea and doors carried away. As a
ens. q tence the houses are all open
tne weather. A large contract tor
giass is on, and the prospect appear
;oud for getting the houses patcued
ip before the very cold weather sets
FELL INTO A WHITE HOT FURNACE.
One Hundred People 'Writhing; in Burn'
iog Heat- Many Hi d.
8an Fkakcisco, Njv. 29 Whi'e
sixteen thouatnd people wore watch
ing the foothill game between ih
Stanford and B-rkley teams tod a
cne roof of the Sau Francisco and
Pic fit Glass works, on wbicti sever
al buadred men were corgregated
for the parpose of obtaining a fret
view, collapsed, cnrryiog more than
hundred men and b y down upoi
the white hot turnaca b Ijw. E.even
rA report d dead and more man 40
it j ired, fifteen of whom will die.
Tne furnace was dirtc If uader
neath the portion of the roof which
gaye way. it is a Dries structure,
aud the top ii a curved surface. The
exterior heat on tne top of thu fur
ac at the time or tue accident is
saia to nave oeen nve nuuarea a-
gne -i Fahrenheit. Tats is wh-re a
tt-ast fifty fell wnen the roof caved
Ou the top of this glowing farnace
lay two score of men and bojs wri
tamg in ag iny. 8 jme were stunned
after striking the iron girder', other
uad fallen headlong and were either
lead or uncansciouj. Those not se
riously iojartd burned tj the aid ot
frietdd. Bat for the t.mely aid of
these the dath list would have been
tripled Tne scene that was presen
ted looked l.ke a slaughter house.
Cat Made 87 Revolution a Minute
1 wo and a Hair Houra.
Sheboygan, Wis., Dispatch.
A maltese cat jumped into a large
flywheel of the Plymouth Refriger
ator Company's engine. As the
engineer could not very well stop
and shut off lights to release the
animal, he waited until the usual
time of shutting down. Ou stop
ping the engine he iouud the cat
alive and clinging to the flywheel.
The wheel is 12 feet in diameter and
nakeft 87 revolutions a minute.
Consequently, during two and one-
half hours the cat covered a distance
of about 120 miles. Tne cat lives.
and with the exception of lameness
a pp. ars none the worse for the ex
perience. Her Celestial Credentials.
"Put it down thar," said the old
nan n the obituary writer, .n at she
wtz 42, an' likely for her age."
"Tnat she wnz never known to
speak a cross word bein' deef an
luoob from cbi.dhood."
"Tnat she is now at rest on Abra
ham's bosom, bat hold on: Ain t
hat whar L ztrusist"
I think s ..w
He paused a momenN as 11 in
Jeen thoushu Then he said:
No matteit Put it down that she's
ihar, too; fer ef ever Lizsrus sets
aer comm' he'd vacate an' hunt an
other restin' plaee. 'S.des tbt, ho'
btentbar too long, anyhoa!" At
Mr A P Bryn. Superintendent o
tbe Southern Expre s office at
d ace. died a ; his home on Hi.isboru
sfeet Friday a'teruoon. Mr Bryan
had b-en Superinte dent-of .the office
hart for Um past forty jaaxs.
BRITISH OAnRlSON OF 400
GENERAL BOEESTS CUUS IIS fi-
O oaf cat n tVet'e Sareofat Attack
tba Blllah-Cap C'otoajr HtrfW.
Thr-atra UebUUos CuatitrMUtia la
General DeWre h won another bn I-
liaot victory. Lord Ruber s catt-d V-
lxnd n from Johannesburg, under
date of Wfdnedr Nov. 2:
"The le Wet -dorp garri-on. of two
guns if the iztj-eighth Field Halle
ry, with rtetaciinints of the O'ou'v-
t-rhire Regim-nt, the II ghlaml Light
tt fantry. and lih Kifle. 400 i i all
ur rendered at 60 p in., Novembei
21 Our iusses were fitteen men kil ec
ard forty-two wounded, includins
Msj.il. J. Anson and ( apt. I'ibj
Trie f nemy is -a d to be zt&00 strong.
"For hnndrrd mn were dispatch-d
from Kdenburg to relieve le v etslrp
but they did nut succeed in reacliiiiK
tt'ere hi time Knox joined ht fore-
and found De Wet-iorp evaciiatrl
-eveniy-nve si k and wounded hi
been left there
Kn x pir ued, and i
retried to have s iccsstully engagei
"tt-yn and Wet, near Vai Baim,
N v -mber t7
'I hey retired west aim
southwest. Knoi' messt-inrer failed
to get through, fo I have no details "
Lord Kebertfl al o reorts tn it vn
rio'is ut.lutitns fuiin I the lioer holding
stro g titui ns in the vicm tyof Liar
risuiilh, Fhitlipoliii (btl . in I he ir
anire Kiv-r o ony), and other widely
separated points. he fighting, how
ever, wa f litlie imporiance.
" Boer raiders have reached the Or
an ire Kiver i h-y liave fired l to te
rtrilish camp, ou th Lape - olo v id
at Sandrifl, killing one man aud wouu-
din fir tw otlierA
ol. I'll n r naa a smarr sKirmisn
fuesdav. November 27. with ran. ol
4 u I'e wets coiniiiauu, wuicn wa:
couvoyi g loot c pt'i red at I'e W in
dorp. I lie Boera re reated. abandon
lug a rortion tue ioc ana a large
number o1 horse. Former l'reaidem
Stevn and Uen. ie wet were in lo-e
P'oxuuity to tne scene ot the ngnting.
but hey eluded th British
"I he Boera w-re so teuacioiH that
Col. Ii cherv men actual y reacneu a
position within thirty yards of them
where r volver Miots a ere tx-nangeu
the Boe8fhelled the Briti h witii Hi
i e-n-pounders capLurei at De Wtis
Kx-re-ident Myn ana oen. ie
Wet. who were beak a-tmif at a faTln
near b, roie u to uie wexvwaru, i av
ing the British lrnt cl-ar o far a
Known, former President teyn is not
wounite I. although reports io the con
trary hive be-n ciroulat a I lie unt
ii-h casiiaiti s were one man ki led antt
six men woiiiid.i . .-ever .1 Boers wh
had beeu wouu ed were found by the
! eyn and He Wet hav unce been
reoorted io b encamp d in tb west
ward, between Helvetia and Ihe rail
road, but the command appears to hve
hriken ii n into three b lies. I)i-tncl
ij mmissioner Bote. of 1 e Wets-'orp
remains in te u-txty nt the hurh-rs
Man farme s in the disuict Lave join
ed lien le wet
" I he disater at He Wetsdorn ha
snt a thrill of a arm thrush Great
Britain. The cen-orahip continue- so
strict that there is no hone of arriving
at a clear conception of the actual po
hition of affairs in So .th A rica For
instance, indenenden' a -counts o" the
AiibseQiient proceeding- and the recap
ture ol Hi wet a rp give 'ipieueiau
not oniitti e t ainou 04 the ca .ture
of two Boer wag ns and q a-ti y of
. f t I! !... A. .
1 ot; DU mere ino laexiiiciiLeMt men
tion of the surrender of 40 1 Br lish
troop and two guns, whcli wre not
even tl sauteu. iiii-mncii as in ooer;
were abl to use them again t the Bri.
OU v .x.. . - -
'i'h "oh n,.itnii De Wet" seem
gain to have tcott-n away and so far,
there is no news that the captured
British have been liberated.
.".uni inrnooniileraLion ihe pnic-
matical military situat on no th f the
Orange Kiver. t e iuol lermg rebejhon
in ape Colony, the rumors that France
has promised Mr. Krugerto presi ar
bitration on Kng'and if he ia ab'e t
obt-iu ihe support of Oe many, and
that Lord rtiichei.er. after a 1, is 11 t
to b- triven th-i chi f command i
South Africa, tbe Briti.-h g.ve ninent
will me t the new Parliamerr. next
week at an exceedingly iuopportuue
London, Nov. 30 The War Ofnc
onfirnis tbe sta'ement that (ieueral
R berts yesterday handed over th-
chief command of th Bri i&h or -e n
South Atrca to Uentral Kiteh ne ,
o has been pro not d by the Qieeii
tobealieiiten nt-gen-ial. with t e lo
cal rank of full g-n-ral while commun
ing in Sodh fr'c
New York. N v 30 The Biter ref u-
gres who arrived in this country la a
aeek were muctt ptea-ea tnis morning
er the cahle di patch from London
an noun 1 g wener-i Honeris- report
t at 4oo British soldiers with two gun
had urre dered to the Boers at le-
v'eti-dorp, southwest f Bloemiontein
I bis is very g od news," sa d Cap
tain ViMientbi- morning
" I be dispatch cays mat mere were
ntur.d 400 and th t only 15 we e
kil ed You may make up your mind
that oar victory as much greater than
wa reported, in tne nrsi pi ice no
British force is going toaurr-Miner iu9t
liecsuse fifteen men were Mile t. 1 here
w uid htve to be more severe slaughte
than 1 hat to caue tbein to gi up. and
you can wager that tbe los- was gre t-
er. men too, in- reports e s oui
from South Africa and lo donareceii-
s red, so altogether 1 think we hae
won a srood vietory. A- regarus ape
olony, I am not surprised a . the re
port of the unsettled condition mere.
indeed, ! w ina not oe burpn-ei 11
oui b eak had already occurred. Boer
commandos bav already penetrated
various 1 arts of Cape - olony I know
tbis from lelt ra 1 have received I
t ink thtt an up'ipiug is certain If it
does occur it means thar. otf.OoO addi
tional men wi 1 be added to Ureat Britain'-en
mies in South A frict. ihisis
about as many as the Irausvaal has
ever had in the nel I
"fit took England thirteen months
com ke any headway against us what
w Hebe do witb 5d0 0 fresh fighting
men? Practically all of England's vol
unteers iave returned to tneir home
and the forts now in South Africa
in Door condition. I be iioer causa
I by bu means aaad.n
PUT CNILfittl IN AN C0IRC3U TO CIE
So MaaMaa waa
Tne Raleigh eormiondent of the
Wiltulugtoa M'SHeoger mys:
Fiauk Sruill, Ki , wt here to
lay ou bin way Imhih fnni Naii
uuty, where he apjk-arvd venter
day a one of the wMivutlng at tor
ues in a ca- whkh he sy4 U th-
uiont re vol iug In Its twxrtk cruel
ty of alt of wnlch he 1ml- ever bad
kiiokige in North Carol I na.
Jeorge Griffi t and wife, white, erv
iiled for cau-iug the U-ath ofGrif
tiu'a lour cnildreo by a former mar
lge. The ol Unt of the four wa-
barely ten. Griffin and the t-p
mother nit theHe children in sn out
lou.ie, 60 lxt from their home, anl
tell them llrv in one mi-arable
t.d, with no attention. Tliy fell
ill with dropy, aid in Itct were
half rvtarvi-d In June one died.
fhe toIy lay on the bl l-mlde th-
iving children. Alt were covered
with bel H-res, and the aud th
bed itself were alive With in gi tin.
fhe e idei.Cc was o hoir.l It as to
icken tlie Ju Ige and the jury. It
'as in evidence) that the iuhumau
-Vp-n lot her had said ahewas "gtting
t move the mis Table little dirt-
eat iug devils out iuto ihe outhous
and let them di-." Tire grand jury
returned a true bill for murder, bui
it was decided to try for man
laughter, as it was contended lor
the defence that on acHint of the
grinding imv rty of Griffin and hi
ite the children died as much ot
lisease as of ieglect, laau-aj he
ould not furnish them medicine.
No medicine was given them, no
loctor saw thni. The home of ihe
(In Hi us is in the oarkeet turt ot
Nash unty. The people who lived
near clearly did not understand their
luty as neighbors, for they should
have taken the children away by
force if neceary, as soon as they
di-covered their horrible condition.
Wiienever the nelhtors went to
aid the children. Griffin made threats
of violence and diove them away.
fhey icxik away the body of the
(irst child who died, aud buried it.
dVr it had remained some time in
the bed with the living. At in
tervals of about ten djya the other
children died and the ueighb rs had
to take away their bodies.
urgrd in thH attempt to get clem
ency for Griffin tht he was sick
with typhoid fever part of the time.
He was given a 12 year's ttentence
to ihe penitentiary and his wife six
years. She got the shorter term be-
eime r-ht was no blood relatlou to
Eugene V. Debs Sayings.
The world is my country. I hap-
petied to be bom iu the UniUil
States, but that is no rea-on why I
Jiould hate my brothers in other
I oij ct to ldng a slave. I ncorn
to be a master. 1 ivfue to be td my
back to the economic la-h. I -coru
tw !ie a ,nater. I refuse to bend mv
la.k to the economic lash. I acoru
to wield one.
The modern wge earner remains
a wage earner. 111s only escape is
hrough the bu k door of suicide.
fne lab irer biiilds palaces and lives
iu hovels; he lives in coal miues and
has no fuil.
The anthracite coal region is a su
burb of hell. The miners work in
the cold and keep alive the h-arth
tin's of the world. Love and pov
erty do not dwell together.
Belter vote for freedom and fail,
than vote for slavery and suct-ml.
The condition of the woi king-nan
is economic slavery. It is not ueces-
I sary 10 own a siave oaiii. it
I only nece-sary to own his tools.
I Tneeheanwt commodity on this
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we proauce s-miucntnat wenave-
n't enough of anything.
gh of anything.
I shall resist the present ystem
with every drop of blood in my
I am opposed to thesys'em which
permits some to have more than
they can possibly use, while count-
ler-s millions suhVr fur bare nece-d-
ties. Kvery millionaire in the coun
try represents 10,000 traiii.
It is not ihe fault of the capital-
is' 8 that they do not own the sun
If the arms of the corporations were
long enough, they would have a
meter ou every sunbeam.
Hickory's New Industrie.
Hickory, Catawba county, is be-
coming one of the most suisuntial
manufacturing towns In Western
North Carolina. Th Hickory Mill
ing Com piny, making flour aud
lU'-al, is erecting a p ant of 150 bar
rrls daily cap'itv, with an elevator
capacity of 40,000 bushels. The
Miore Milling Company is building
a flour and meal mill with a easi
ly of 100 barrels daily, and an eleva
tor capacity of 30,000 bushel. A
cotton mill is being built wun an
equipment of 10,618 ppindies and
200 looms making yarn ami cloth
aud cipitaiizd at $i00,00. The
Piodtnont Wagon Company Is erec
ting a lirge new brick building and
the Hickory Novelty Company Is
doubling the capacity of its plant.
Machinery for a new steam laundry
h.. hi or.lprwl- To ail.Iit on
.L .t .
mew iuprove;o.u-, a UCw vt.
. 1 . 4 . 1 x r.
uas recenii own i-wiw nt hi
Hiekorv bv the Baoti-ta. and a large
nw It jut ! church Ls bein? erected
in the centre of the city.
rant Tenson. Tresanrer of tbe State! riel bv the D-stor of the Paoiui key
Ftir. i- n jw raying off ihs premiums
ana prizes iwirueu a tue r air. ;
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The "Dewey Arch" was sold to
mtinmn ..f lIio Charleston Kxrjoaition I from McKinlev'a cabinet to become at
las . week as old trash. The price
CJTN CAESURA? U9 R0AS.
4a, w MIU a SmrtM
Norfolk Land mar k.
There It rapldlr approvals
com plr tion a ovw ratlrd, bkb
bfi coenectlona are mad wlil
this city, win op a nw mark, t
la the Nvrth and Laat tor tb pro
locte vf that s-vtiu of the Mate ot
Sonh Car4iaa, cf which KAkljb
te the ootre.
The ruad la qcrstidB Is the Grt
KaeU'D IUII ay Work 04 11 w.
0- gun m rw than a year ag tii
far eme unacooaottble ra-on tb
work did not progr.M very rapidly
b-rai a W4uiV jalf.oniSaja
8111, la Ur ne county, to UaMti,
. aaaiog ibrugh the loans of Fr
nonf, Keoj. Archer, L dga, C
rkaaodHu l Um 1 thus ispptat
the moat f-rtlle regloae of iorv
cuatla. Aa has b aa Utd, th.
a-ork of the surveyor aa far as 1U1
eigi ha 1 long bern compleUd. aoi
ihe work of gra4lng has txa prac
tca ly IlaUbed a far aa premoat,
dlataoc of elg btec mllee It t
now prupo-d u pusa ib wok to
rapid e mpletlo,aod tb grading
tod track laying over th for y
oiilea btwea Krvmoot and Kat
lab. It la eipwcUd, will bo tinisa
ed by spring.
The new road 1 really a ptrt of
the Vaod.rbtltsystem,and tbepar
po-e Is tA make con oeclloa with th
Sorfolk & rtouthera.anda tbtaUt
er road 1 a also a part of the atari
tyatem.lt wilt bn seen that wbli.
tb coatemtilated construction ol
the Great Eastern embraces onl
8 ml lee of track it owvrtbe!ea, l
iis connactlon with the Norfolk A
Southern, opens not only a dir.-ci
lo to this city, but to the Nrtb
tod r.tst as wll, by connect Ion
vith the New York, Philadelphia
& Norfolk road, which forma a very
important part ot the Vu.drbiit
Ranch Bigger Than Two State.
N. Y. World.
There U a cttle raneh in Txv
lot qatte as large as Aia-e-Lorrain
-hree-furihs the s s of Wales, mnew
Urger thai Porto Bieo and almost as
large as HawaiL
It could -wallow up the States of
Rhode llaad and Delaware com
blued, and would overlap Connecti
?nt by maa-f tnoasand acrrs. Its area
is abou'. 5.000 square mile. It is dis
tributed over nine rounties.
Tucked away iu the n-rthwes cor
ner of the Panhandla it would notb.
muuitd out of Texas, which is larger
han either France or the Germs n
Its name is tbe X IT ranch. It t
owned by a Cnicsgj syndicate. Tne
property is not y-t worked tt any
hiog like tts f nil rapacity, tut r
ustaia about 12o.'XX head of cattle
atid 1 600 noraes
Tne numtn population of th
ranch ia very scanty, only 125 men
ate employed to lok after tbe lv.
stock, each mai covering on aa av
erage forty square m 1-s. Taur la
b rs are sitafldl-d by an extensive
ytem of barbed wire fence.
Taere are ranch bonsts, sail', rrs
ervoirs, wiodm.lla, dams and all olb
rt acceesorUs aeedad on suehaprop
About twelve years ago, when T x
-isnei-dtda new State capitcl, tu
legislature adapted a novel plan to
grt it. A prjmiss was held forth
tnat a vast tract of laud would be
given for a budding.
A-nong ihe tempted by tMs off-r
were x Sana'or Cbailes B. Farwell
aad his brother Jjuo. who ul'imate-
ly formed a syndicate in Chtcag
and took up 3 a th-oi'elve tie ra
P3nsibdity of erecting the proposed
Tli King Devil FUTu
An exchange Utes that the Stan
dard Oil Com piny has depo-dta iu
different lianks amounting to one-
til ih ol all the money In In coun
try, ami his paid to its stoekhoid rs
dividends durLig the iireseut year
amounting to $lC,C00,OO0. Roke
teiler, liead of the oil tru-.t, made
$l,000,0oo in forty miuutcs by a
1 a a mi Dar-a a- aiivx aa. w v -
ri-aj on his stocks, and then gave
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Use his philanthropy.
The Women of Saa Freaetero Pay
Fifths of the Tas.a aad Claim
fehoald Hvaa Voice In Ite
San Francico Dispatch.
A novel application was made here
today by on of the leaders of theCal
i ornia -ociety for Securing Femal
SiitTrare Mrs Ellen C. Sargent, wid
w of lite late Un ted HUtes Senator
Aaron A ara"en-, p-titine t the board
of sutler ifvra to order tbe tax c lire
tor to rotund her taxes on the ground
fat she is deprived of her right t
v te. rhe pad ax-s, amounting to
$140, ip der protest, an t In her petition
he allege that tne deprl.at on 01 rer
rgbt ol ai iff rage because o her sex
robi her of 1 olitiral power that should
belo g to every tax-payer.
S ve al o h r pro i-iuent women be
longing to this le a e suffrage ass -cia
ti n al o pa d taxes this year under
proteat Among litem are wrs. Jane
L Stanford, who ptys axes on aeveral
millions of secur ties, aud Mrs John
F Swift, widow of a former United
states minister to Japan. They have
gat i red statistics showing that twu
nrtbs of all the taxes m San Francic
are paid by w-a n ai d bey ay they
shoul 1 have be nght to Vote on me
.icipal it not on general m .Iters.
White Girl Karri
1 an Indian-
Mi-srarhE Co aba, a young white
woman 2rt years old, living In Fa ton.
a mi urb of th-s eity. vn Saturday mar
ried ter ing Sampson, a fuU-btoialed
Pamunkey Indian Sampson isn hn-
I no tant m n of tne reservation, lie i-
to f stalwart rtuna ana snrea oeyona
. s s a a .
i most of bis tribe lie ha- accumulated
. fc . fa
1 r - .
ti tbe reservat on He rime to fii-
I ton to sell and 1 1 biy. He is 41 ye
I ld lie met wi h favor in Mi-eCootba'
I am m &J aaS f Sk await av liAfl jrir at vXaa Sjta. M M n
W-W BJ 1 1 VTI i SS III iwvuau mr awaaav w
enough to know her own mind and no
obiertion was r i-d. They were war
I Bsptiar church, and Mr Sampson ha
I L . A t . . V.
1 oeca auvyicu uv Maw.
tbe Attorney General Griggs is to retire
paid tomey for the Liquor Dealers Aasooi-
PJIiCltOlf CET1U9 cuts.
A OtW Trait mUtlmm la
lhs u, ibwui t full
Galavt Oa,-ciJ,r3J,te A-
Uae death aa t etrht raeea ef s.
nott lll, aad ig or lea aiA
tr raava al as awftaas tar- ba
8 U U bre by tbeeallagof dvU4
t-raba al tbe a4r wed liaceUbra
!oa ot Mt aad Jara L t. ChajBa
ra. A fer partaktaj of tbe aata4. a
a u rubr wot bain aai al ara be
gvnto f.-l eapeaaaal fl c t a,
AtQ iDf ibtwaha q tickly a4ck-e-J
ttol J O. AiB nt al's,
tV. K. MrKlrtaey, nttik t of taa
iai Haw a. aad I f J (lay Bnttoa
editor or ihe agU, aaj Jobe Huech
in a few day a mmbrt of Mr.
Cbiiubfr'i faotily tN tak-alll-
Wise-a Marian aod CatrU Casa
b- ra. Oertrud V llllarue aad Eala
ftKinoey Ulng T-ry aUk. Tae
laat a.m.-tl to are yl la a preca
T o Ua ago otbr cara dcval
ip!' Lvt-ff ooe hat -aia I he
lltd crabs Toe ayiptoms wr
all al k. lea mling l phuld faVeT
k.m-w h U
Ibe pMlclaas. at flrat at a loea
to account for ila iium, proQttuac-
d it aptic f.-vrr and gtsilc fever
aud autotoiloe poiontig Ta It
waa Ovdlcd that wry oaa iff t4
bal altondrtl tLe weddlog aod oat
en tha raniil gMMa. Caaee of
(OiiHolng fn 111 rauod gods were
looked Up at 4 tbe lutrvuiui op'a
ion plac.l the unlortunase ortgla
1 Ite trouble.
Thom ill were Mrs, Mary Estea,
arlfrt of Ju Igt. J jbo I? Kt-a who
Itt-d Monday laai ; M aa Ku a IIoch,
W joe conitttloa la very dang roue ;
.!re.loi. II -ward ruompoa. 1 o n
iy avbuvl c .tuanUatoafr, f. R RjO
rtaou, Mim AIL- Una s, Mrs,
rlod J.xirain. form-rlr of Ibis
cit ; MImi llvll.n Jjbnatja. Tbeoe
tre all very al.k al thb prvoaot
tlthers who were IU, but nnr
have n c v rd. ar: Mrs F. M.
J .hna n, Mra. ivr.lon Tbonuieon,
Mis mUuti.tH Thomas, Carrie Joan
aoa. Marian and l arile Chtuibwrs
and EuSa McKmney aaj Mr. Ezra
Mrs. J .hn A Hmlth Is very low.
Oa new rass has d 'Vlopd at
the aemlosry ; ihe only on who
was sent a waiter of tae pjlsjned
A LESSON TO THE WORLD.
How th IVopla of w Zoataat Ilara
Ho!.4 lh laaaalrtal I
I lie lit le (.land o' New Zetland,
way down in th- nouih-rn ocean, con-linu-a
4 ive the wold pointer after
p4nter in the wy of g-d govern
ment. Kvery tMK-ialM ic inn vtiion
haa worked well and tits laid the fiUa-
lalin for farther advaocea in tbe
Kra Zealand, live all otter nations.
has a large il 1- d.bt. bt unlike
f em, the inoi-rv a ewnJtd in pub-
lie i"'v niriil and h4)iig b-xnea
(W the pe p r, i.led ot g w IO
3rry on arf cm j .rt aud the sep
pri ol la'K toliiiaT aruoea
Ibe railroad. ielrgra b. tal a
v ng bLitks and l.iir iff bu-irit
i.nned by 'be gv riinient, and nttile
charges to 1 he pe are r tuuch
I aa lisu lt-re. stilt lite) ra ly par io
te'et on the public dc-l.t a-d leave a
hand mi e nr-li t tlw p'e lo be
mtetet I oibt-r iitiprt.trm M Pari
of the money t.f tlu oternmevtt Is
aned t- ..r seltUrs at a rry lw
rate of in 1 ere t. to b- M-rd in IIm i ra
il! ovrn tent of 'heir C aiuM We d dlf-
ferrnily in the I lilted Mates We are
ki.tiinc 19 .Utaisi ot ur p .14 r mKi-y
to Ue net larikrr vrillnrui ialerest.
H Itea the . Hirer I r Zeaaod re
port hat lite ( ubli.- leiraitii lit made
a few imiII'o a Met profit t e people re-
jteiee. fori is 11m r noey ImO in
ibis cMiiilry Ibe W.ieru l"i io 1 lele
grsph c-iii.aiiy dertares a q-iarterly
dividend ol two nr -eut. on I SJ W,
ijoO f wlered tu- h a lr rnefi rJ.tce
and are exee ituf il. b it Ibe inaS
of lite peop e can ou y envy the forta-
rsteuteaabo are robbing tneta by
When in New Zealand the govern
m nt repor s an inc ea-e of Vll,i la
Ibe receipt of l e public raiirosds It
i good er lo rvrrj luai., w toa and
chud in the count n. Ir ea ii of lten
ia part ostirr of th t increa-ed prwBt,
but ale-n 1 lie I ion l'at3c r ilroad
eompany rb-tw by its rp rt that It
has hid a 1 rtlable yer aod lias Jear
e4 many nulli in on lite rurXj It
Itrt-t wrecked and then boi(l.t beck
agiin at a wr rent discount, it ia a
iibjec.t fo co"grattltioi tonob-dyia
1I1- wide wjfld except a few I .amenity
r ch stock bolder I Ik o-ojm bate
no interest in lite tusinea except
pay extravagant fretfhu aud fares fur
lite ecluiv- bn fi of tueu WiMi do
Uot need the ro o y.
In ew Zedand tne people are g aa
utlly re. ut.ua- every tiog li the bisis
of pu'-lic oners i p. and o far the
scheme Uas workei admirably.
ucAurrroBc us res-
Afro-Aaaeriean Lrncwa to Take Conatttw.
UoaaJ Aaaewdmaa ta tka Sagr.ms
Ibe National Afro-American council
iaa appointed s committee to that
tbe validity of the Louisiana cootitu-
lion ef l&i la tested before tbe So-
1 It opinion oi a numoex ui imiin
lawyers. North and SvUlb, has beea
obtdneJ respecting te Louiaisna an
North arolina ii retricung -ai-iraare
and tie supreme '"ort will have
bef. re it sbor ly cae tat it believ
ed will aee re an expre-si .n of it opin
ion reapecUog these ssiflraga laws.
Oasrmiee Leis f-e Otaar 1
Tbe Al nuance Gleaner sa) s :
"Many uf the Un on mill rperath
are leaving be county and gang to
Suirt arohiia. Georgit and oiber
pont. Mure tba 1 one bun Ired w 11
u-ave her, an I aa maoy from Hsw
R.ver aud Burlington, av li. we are te
r.trme I. Among tlem are a crest ma
ny exce lent people wlto prefer ' o go
rlaewbere rstber tbn furrender rig .ts
snd privilege which tbe.-, as citixas,
deajs their own ai.d sbou d enjiy.
Tbe Univers ty of Ne-rth ra-niioa
played a game o fo t-lll wiihUeo-ga.
tianCo egeat tieoegetoan TluuT
piiagaaj. JUtUtswiatJircJa '