BALEIGH. NORTH OABOLINA, DECEMBER 13, 1900.
HLEOMAKOAUIXE BILL PASS
EI) IX THE HOUSE BY A
VOTE OF VM TO !)2.
TEN CENTS TAX ON LARD BUTTER.
rn-tloa for tba Dairy Indaatrr Fraud
VrmrrnlrA -The I'eople Will Endorae
Washington, Dec. 8. The House yes
I'flij passed the (Jrotit Oleomargarine
".ill by a vote of 199 to W.
Th bill a panned makes all articles
known an oleomargarine, butterine, Im
itation of butter or imitation cheese
transported into any Htate or ;Territo
ry for consumption or sale subject to
the pol re power of such State or Ter
ritory, but prevents any State- or Ter
ritory from forbiading the transporta
tion or sale of Mich product when pro
duced and sold free from coloration in
imitation. 'J he bill increases the tax
on oleomarg trine colored in imitation
of butter from two to ten cents per
pound, and decreases the tax on oleo
mnrgarine uncolored from two cents to
a quarter rent per p mnd.
A long and interesting debate prece
ded the vote in course of which those
who favored the Grout Hill claim, d the
additional tax on colored oleomarga
rine wan the only lfeotive remedy for
preventing fraud upon the public,
while thohe wio opposed it contended
that fraud would be prevented by the
subxtitute, and that the real purpose
of the Grout Hill was to destroy the
rnrideration of the bill began imme
diately after reading of the journal
Mr Henry, (Con ,) opened the debate
in its support. lie explained the fea
ture s of the bill. The increase of the
tix on colored imita in butter, he
said, the majority of the Committee on
Agriculture believed was absolutely
necessary to protect ihe dairy interests
of the country.
The cause of the enormous amount of
fraud and the illegal Bellingof oleomar
garine, he said, was due to the great
profits derived from the sale of the im
itation becau.-e of its abso ute counter
feit of butter. Thirty-two Mates al
ready had absolutely forbidden the
manufacture and sale of oleomargarine
colored imitation of butter, he sid.
Mr Henry cited figures to show that
iricludi g the payment of the present
internal revenue tax of two cents the
t-ortt of manufacturing was no; more
thin ten cents per pound Mr Henry
said the increase of the tax would p re
vet t the lare profl 8 while the reduc
tion of the tax on oleomargarine in its
natural color would enable those who
desired to consume it to procure it at
a lower cost than heretofore.
Mr. Grout, fVt , autior of the bill,
wh then took charge of the measure,
declared that the purpose of the bi I, in
whch every man, woman a d child was
interested, was to suppress fraud in the
sale of a food product by pr venting
the coloring of ole margarine in imita
tion of butter. Over 104,000,000 pounds
of il-omarganne bad been manufac
lured and sold last year, mat was
about one-ninth of the butter consumed
in he United States
Mr Grout produced figures to show
that oleomargarine costs less than nine
cents per pound and was worked off on
the public by the retailer at from 18 to
80 cents per pound.
ANEW PARTY TO EE FC2UED.
Mrran lo yPathy With tka MomHSt.
All the Braa roreea to ret Tonrtfcoc.
Indianapolis, Dec g. Charles W.
VV alter, secretary of the middle-of-the-road
Popullt State committee,
ha issued a call for a conference to
be held December 22. He Hays this
conference will be the first step In
the formation of a new national par
ty, to embrace the Social Democrats,
Hilver Republican and reform Dem
ocrats and will pull largly from
the Prohibition party.
We expect that In 1904 our par
ty will be the Hecond in numerical
Htrtngth in the country," continued
Walter. "We expect that in the
Went it will absorb the Democratic
Prty. I know personally from
men clone to Win. J. Bryan that he
U In sympathy with the movement.
The names suggested for the new
Irty are "Federate," "American"
EXTENSIVE 8KIN- CRAFTING.
Thirtr-Sev-n Oae-Ioch I'lecoa Take
From Twelve Uoy.
Chicago. Dec. 12 At the bedside
of little Felix Machut twelve boys
bared their loft arms and allowed
surgeons to slice from two to four
inches of skin from their arms di
rectly over the biceps. This was
engrafted upon the thy of Machut,
where previously a pocket had been
cut into the skin and the hand in
serted. In all thirty-seven Inches
of skin was removed from the boys'
arms and planted on the wound in
Machut's hip. This cae is one of
the most successful and extensive
attempts at skin grafting on record
When Machut s band wan injured.
in order to avoid amputation, a
pocket was cut in the unfortunate
lad's hip and the hand sewed in. In
three weeks the hand took on flesh
enough to cover the bones and re
maining muscles, and an adver
tisement brought the boys to the
operating table to furnish the skin
to cover the wound in the hip. The
boys were given f 3 an inch for the
skin taken from their arms.
SEIATOI STEVAITtS UCEIAL
Iatrodboa sBdl to Greet aSlOO.OOO
Btopeem Comrt tn Um PklllUaa
There Is nothing mean ox small
about Senator Stewart's idea of a
colonial government for the Phil
ippines, lie Introduced a bill in
the Senate yesterday constituting a
Supreme Court for our new Asiatic
possessions to consist of five Judges
to be, appointed for life and to be
allowed a salary of $20,000 a year.
This la twice the salary that the
Justices of the Supreme Court of the
United States are paid. It may be
adorned that Senator Stewart will
want bis Philippine, government to
be all of a piece. Applying, the
judicial ratio of salary the Governoi
of the Philippines ,wlU be entitled
to twice the salary paid to the Presi
dent of the United Stales, or 1109,-
000 a year, and the members of its
Legislature to twice the salary drawn
oy a Congressman, or $10,000 a year
If the Filipinos are to be expected
to maintain Senator Stewart's colon
ial government at their own ex
pense they will have little trouble
In 'convincing the world at Urge
that they were justified in rising in
rebellion against their new masters.
:a RICH FIND OF COLO.
Opened Up in
TOWNETO 8UCCEE0 DAYI8.
lie Will Accept the Appointment to the
United 8tat Henatorabip from Min
nesota. Duluth, Minn., Dec. 8. Chas. A.
Towne has confirmed the report that
Governor Lind had tendered him
the United States senatonshlp to suc
ceed the late Senator C. K. Davis,
and said that he had decided to ac
cept the appointment. lie has tele
graphed the Governor to that effect.
HETH00IST8 END0R8E THE DUKES.
Xorta Carolina Conference Paaaea Br,
oltuloa of Sympathy for KUjro, Duke
At the sixty-fourth session of the
M. E. Conference, which was held
in Newborn last week, a resolution
was offered by E. A. Yates assuring
Dr. Kilgo and Messrs. Odell and
Duke of the sympathy of the Con
ference in the position in which
they are placed on account of the
decision of the Gattis-Kilgo suit.
and assuring- them of the confidence
of the Conference and of the con
tinued support of the body.
This resolution was adopted by
Dividends We Must Have.
Ite v. J. Mont Travis writes to the
Johnstown, Pa., Tribune from Con
cord, N. C, about the labor of child
ren in the cotton mills of that town:
"I could not learn the wages paid
to adults, but I paw children 8 to 9
years of age working from 6 at night
to 6 in the morning for 10 cents a
night. One of the mills I visited
at Concord has increased its capacity
three times in thirteen years, and at
the same time has paid regularly a
10 percent dividend. There are some
fifteen mills in Charlotte and half as
many in Concord, and I was told
they were all doing as well.
"Doing as well!" Making money
fast, with child labor paid 10 cents
a night! Is it not high time that
some missionary work of a practical
kind was done in North Carolina
and some other states, as well as in
far away countries?"
Boers Coming to New York.
On the outskirts of New York
city a colony of Boers Is to be estab
lished. Seventy families, who have
resolved not to live under the
British flag, are to form a settlement
between Hicksville and Syosset, in
Nassau county, and apply to the
richer farm lands there the industry
that has enabled them to win sus
tenance from the barren African
A tract of land which will permit
the allotment of from five to twen
ty-flve acres to each of the seventy
families has been purchased by the
The first members of the colony
are expected to arrive here on De
cember 28th, coming by way of
Delagoa Bay and Marseilles. They
will be followed soon by the others.
A great many geologists contend that
North Carolina will yet be the greatest
gold producing State in th Union, and
we are indeed glad to herald the news
of a new and rich find of that precious
metal near Candor, Montgomery coun
ty. Capt. M. L. Jones, who has had a va
ried experience in prospecting for nnd
d-veloping gold mines, is in charge of
the work, ai d at a depth of fifteen feet
a four and one-half foot vein of rich
f old bearing quartz and brown ore i
ound. Two assays resultid in an av
erage of $i 00 to the ton, and much
free gold is obtained by panning. Eight
pans yielded $15.00, and several small
nuggets were found in the product thus
The strata is on a line with the ft
mous Keigle mines in Moore county,
fifteen miles distant, and startling de
velopments are sure 1 1 result within a
Five hundred acres are 1-ased by the
company now operating near Candor,
and Ms said that the price of land in
that section has increased ten fold.
Mach nery will be installed in the near
future, and the work carried on in its
entirety. We have a fine specimen of
the go d bearing quartz kindly fur
nished us by Pinkney Jones, who is a
brother of aptain tl. L Jones and re
cently visited the new mining section.
We hope to give our readers further
particulars along this line in the near
Agin' the Arlstoracy.
Most towns that get to be much
size generally become afflicted with
two kinds of pests, the loafers and
those who try to assume "society"
caste. Sometimes we have chintz
bugs and other kind of bugs in this
section but as yet we are practically
free from loafers and self-appointed
society" folks who feel like they
belong to the old bourbon Southern
"aristocracy" and were created better
than other folks. We hope our
society will always remain pure and
free from idleness and undesirable
STATE AX9 CSSEIAl CRT.
CUpped mm CoeSe Tor
The Atlantic Coast Line Is replac
ing Its passenger coaches with vesti
During the month of November
Winston shipped 1, 605,64 &k pound
of manufactured to baud.
Twenty blind tigers were brought
to light by the police In Greensboro
last week. Greensboro is a dispen
The penitentiary farms this year
will produce 1,500 hales of eottoo.
brides good crops of corn and pea
The State Board of Agriculture
has decided to establish a fih. hatch
ery at Avoca and appropriated $4,000
for that purpose.
Early Friday morning 300 men
in Wythe county, Va., hanged a ne
gro to a tree limb for criminally as
saulting a woman.
Kentucky's official vote gives Gov
ernor Beckham 8,689 plurality. The
Democrats elect nine and the Repub
licans two Congressmen.
A number of well to do negroes
have established a savings band at
Durham with $10,000 paid, up cap
ital. It will be officered by negroes.
The aggregate expenses of the Na
tional government for the coming
year are estimated at $626,741,762, a
slight decrease from last year's esti
Greensboro contractors say . the
buildings now in course- of construe
tion in that city will, when com
pleted, aggregate an expenditure of
The report on cotton mills char
tered by the state to date this year
shows 26, and 10 knitting mills.
Today the capital invested in these
FIFTY MILLIONS TO Bfe EX
PENDED FOR WAR
i una kev iattlksiw akomqis-
Appropriation for War Vfinli
' Mad -Klfht Bidder la t Field
Oreat IedaatrUl H rival.
8peclal to the Charlotte Observer.
l Ashington, Dec 7th Never
since the birth of the new navy baa
there been inch a gathering of ship
builders and metal kings as was
assembled in the office of the See
retary of the Navy, at noon today.
to witness the opening of bids for
an amount of naval constructloa
which Secretary Long denominated
as the greatest industrial 'event
this, or any other country had ever
seen, involving the placing of con
tracts for about 150,003,000 The
cabinet meeting to preside at the
ceremony, and associated with him
were the chiefs of the great naval
bureaus, Admiral Hlchborn, Ad
miral Melvill, admiral O'Nel 1 and
others. Among the spectators were
Henry 8eott, Charles and Edwin
Cramp, Mr. Trigg, of the Richmond
L comotlve Works :Presldent
Morse, Manager Newman and John
Lindsay, of the New York Ship
Building Company, the New Dela
ware river concern ; Manager Clrk,
of the Miles Tool Company ; Louis
Nixon, of the Crescent Work ; Pres
ident Olcott, Judge Payson, and
Manager Post, of the Newport
News Works; F. O. Wellington and
B. T. Elwel), of the Fore Blver
St rack t-orWt U4a4a.
Terr Haute, lod., Dlpatrh.
In an address prepared for his fol
lowers Eugene V. Debs makes clear
that he hope for the growth of the
Social Democratic party though ao
cewlooa from the rank of the Demo
cratic party. After saying that the
triumph of the Republican party
will Incite the trusts to run riot"
and bring abont over-production that
will result In a panic before the end
of the second McKlnley administra
tion, be says:
"The Democrat 1c party present a
picture never before ex hi blted in the
political gallery. Its platform look
as if a cyclooe had revised it and its
demoralization is complete. There
is no longer room for a irty that
seeks to ride into office by ! raddling
the class Lwue. With the double
daling Democratic party doomed,
the political atmosphere will cUwr
up and the working claw caunot af
ford to allow the Democratic party
to rvtire from business. It mut be
used to arreet the prugrer of Social
ism, and so It is entirely probable
that the radical element will be
given full permission to galvanise
the corpse with an injection of pub
A call is issued for a national con
vention to be held in Chicago on
January 15th to adopt a plan for an
aggre-wive campaign of organization.
Referring to the vote polled by the
party, Debs says the total will be
between 100,000 ond 150,000. He
thinks that 200,000 voters tried to
vote for the party ticket. The re
port of the campaign committee
hhows the total receipts to have been
OPPOSE STAUP REDUCTION.
The Cabinet Opposed to Lobbrtar Off
More Than 830.000.000 of the War
Tax-SO-Ont DoINra for the Pbillplnu
Washington, Deo. 7. The cabi
net meeting tody was largely de
voted to a discussion of the ques
tion of coinage for the Philippine
Islands, and as a result it is proba
ble that the Secretary "f War will
Works : the Moran Brothers, of Se-
The State Board of Agriculture Uttle: President Taylor and Mr.
reports that the sales of commercial Tarbett, of the Blsdon Ship Build
fertilizer in North Carolina this sea- ing Company ; John Dialogue, of
son are 30,000 tons greater than they Camden, and a number of others lrhmr'r
were last season. identified with ship building. There nqust a hparing on t he subject be-
were iixHL season. utA- u fore one of the committees of Con-
IVTC710 VftUV UJUUCIO) CBIU V va nut
bids were well within the limit of
First Presbyterian church of Patter- owed by Congress for the
son, N. J., have gone on a strike, re-
tiks riuptio tirmu.
tWpiwiw tHM evert IU,w a
ere rtfly auve Kia-e.
, Manila. Ur. More activity U
fthoern Id the ofmtkir In Northern
and Southern luria.
General KuneUm, with Troop A.
of lb Fuunh cavalry and a enure of
erouU, la4 Thureday, roruutml a
hundred lneurgmu poe'ed oq the
opiaeJie tank of the Nrhico lUv. r.
Ihe American rharxtl enre th
stream and the enrmy tvtm'ed, fir
ing from cover. They left four ol
their number dad on the fW-ld. A
native who wu captured rpnrud
that Fajrin, a deeerter from the
Twenty-fourth Infantry, who ha
leeo active with the FUif4ov with
a party of two cavalrymen, had been
Lieutenant Morrow with fifty
men from the Fortjr-eevrnth regi
ment, atU keil and orcupIM Outaran.
While returning 1nee tronjn en
countered (V)Ione Vict or K oirtipy
lng an entrenched polllm, with
thirty rifle- and three hundred bolo
men. Lieutenant Morrow' furee
charged and drove the enemy from
their mj4iIoo, luflW-ilug, It U be
lieved, ht-avy luw upon them. Pre
ceding the fight, the exj-dliion had
captured Major Flores and weveral of
An engagement I rejOTted to
have occurred near Ban Itoqoe, in
which according to the native fifty
rebels were killed.
Several minor encounters and
captures are atao reported. Th
Atneri an caullie have buen very
The Inland of Bohul ha recently
been the mvne of more activity ou
the part of the inHurgents than
formerly, and a oomjny has teen
sent to reinforce the battalion
ntrsTiajiziKC m sstu.
fusing to return to their classes as
long as the pastor remains in office.
During the month of November
the J. Van Lindley Nursery Com
pany, of Greensboro, shipped 18,000
orders, representing 500,000
and plant0, to 21 states.
The Pittsburg Press says
are over one hundred' firms in
HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR RICHMOND.
Two Freirhta Collide on the A. C. 1..
fireman Boyd, Who Waa Killed. Lived
Richmond, Va., Dc. 8. A head-on
oo lision between two freights occurred
on the Atlantic Coast Line two miles
below Richmond tonight, in which one
man was killed, three others war- in
jured, and an engine and a dozen
freight cars wrecked.
Fiteman Robert Boyd, whose home
was in Weldon, N tj , wis fatally
crushed under the overturned engine.
Engineer v imam u f unpen, of Man
chester, Va., was btdly scalded, and
severely though not fatally injured,
and coiorea uraR-man Ken rowel 1 and
Jesse Butts were less seriously hurt
Flippeo. was brought to hi- home in
Manchester; the brakemen were
b oujfbt to a h spitl here, and the body
f B -yd will b' ent h me tomorrow to
his heart-broken bride of a few months.
The oa-t Line train run in to a Rich
mond, Fredericksburg- and Potomac
shifting freight which had come
the belt line, and was
the Coat Line track.
Tonight's trains all came In over the
time. While it is not possible at
this moment to forecast results ac
trees curately, there are indications that
in at least one instance, ana per
haps two Instances, these attempts
u l will do atliviuitiu witu buuiw uegroe
" I a M . a. . i a. I i
4.U.4. oi success, tor it ioobs as tnougu
cuy engaged m ure manufacture oi apoI1 the Fore Rver Company,
stogies. The largest of these produ- nrh1fh nru)nru fnr the ft rat time ah
ces o,uuu,uuu stogies every year. a bidder for constructing armored
mu , T. sh'ps The Pacific coast, too, pre
The State has sold the White LiaHkiw nUriato in ih Mo
UaK wwamp l-tMis tn unsiow county, bid. Because of changtsmade
consisting of 223,561 acres, to 8. W. ttt the specifications by the bidders
Isler. of Qoldsboro, repreeentiiig an the general tendency of whloh is
eastern syndicate. The price paid to considerably reduce the equip
gross. Nearly all the business or
the island is transae ed In Mexican
dollars, and army commissaries and
others supplied with United States
money are at times greatly embar
line of the old organisation, which. '"""TV
haveonstructed all of the heavy ?e pf "tpinps, from the fact that
ships. The notable feature was the
attempt on the part of the younger
and smaller concerns to break the
Congressman Kitchin, of North
Carolina, has Introduced in the
House a resolution providing for a
ment of the ships, it is not po -Bible
yet to tell which of the bids are act
ually the lowest.
A naval board will consider the
bids and report upon them The
constitutional amendment to repeal of Coagr. s limit the cost of
the fifteenth amendment to the Fed
David Stokes, a lawyer, shot and
instantly killed Rev. John W.
Wohle, a Presbyterian minister, in
a street duel, at Williamson, W. Va.,
last Wednesday. The quarrel was
over a woman'.
cruisers to $3 600.000 each and ot
the battleships to $1 250,000 for the
sheathed and $1 000 000 for th un-!
sheathed Secretary Long expressed
himself as pleased with the le-ult
of the bidding and said that the
bid were very liberal
The bids were for five ne bat
its value, the latter often refuses to
The proposition which seems to
have met with favor by the admin-
istiation, is to purchase silver bull-
ton at the pres-nt market price and
coin it into distinctive dollars hav
lnir a sold value of about fifiv cis.
each. These dollars probably will
conttln a uUIh less s'lver than the
present standard dollars. It is
hoped that by the early action oi
ongress, the new coins may be
put into circulation before a great
The cabinet also discussed the
House bill revising toe war reve-
ou act, all of them think that the
cut is too deep and agreeing that
it won d be un w sh to make the cut
greater than $30,000,000.
lie Meant Business.
A Davenport boy went to New
York to solicit a position to travel
for a whole-ale house. He went
five times to one establishment, and
every time was told that they did
not want to make a trial trip, but to
no avail. Finally, he proposed to
Our ItleaMKl ClrtUvatlon.
The following is an extract from
a recent dl-patch from Manila:
"The eoldlers and marine who
have returned from China are wil
ing quantities of curios looted from
the renidenccs of the nobility or
wealthy peixorw at IVkln and Tien
Tsin. Many of them are valuable
and ridiculously cheap and a num
ber of Huch presents have been nent
to the United States for Chi la mas
The world do move civilization
is making mighty sttidos the ris
ing sun of righteouHneri is app-ar-
iig over the eastern hills thin year
we will celebrate the birthday of
the founder of our faith with rare
aud coHtly giftn thoxe gifts will
have added value because they were
stolen by our gallant soldiers from
the enemies of our holy religion.
The festal, day of our sublime talth
will be celebrated by adorning our
daughters with costly gems taken
from the dead bodies of the wicked
pagans slain by us in our holy war
for the spreading of the kingdom of
the Prince of Peace. The temples
of Confaclns have been looted to ob
tain costly gills to lay upon the al
tars of Christ. When w e contem
plate the glorious triumphs of the
gospel of Christ during the pant year
we will be able to sing with renew
ed energy and increasing faith the
glad Christmas authem that typifies
"Peace on earth, good will to men."
Hew IW i
le IW fc
A few day rv y the VaH
lerioa rW, th M.nlf Ual r, U
IajcmSoq, paUUhed a; teller from a
color ergeaat In tbe'K -yal K
lllera to hi father t bnene. fl U
fetoaMmme that the wrter did
D4 rijvt or wla hU letter U find
It y loto print. It U etill a.rrf
to aiwtue that he U1 be bU to
regret hU very raodl-1 rtveeaiat.
eore. He deerrtt In Uln laa
guaee how the llritlah are rmrrj lag
oo the war aftlie. the ll-a-r la
Suuta Africa, Tbia 1 a mrt of
what he vi rut r:
"I think the war U Dearly
- me to a rl.er, od that le
rv-e of peote Uiktt aUiut, ralel
Moeea, hae vanlhed
We go out uoce or t a meek
for two, tbre, and tx-tifuee flee
days, and have a little &lUng, trn
few lartu, get a few rhi. keita at d
dm k aitd foitder, rn, e c , atel re-
'We meet out fo five day Ua
we-k under ei. llanoo; ttte ee-
her wu grate!, Uh day aiel ultffct.
We burod atuxit twenty farms aud
all the furniture Itwde ihetu
pplemtid plan an-i orgaua rre
burnt, and it wan iMtlful to ee the
lUtHhen atting lh-Jr little eooi oo
the De k and rlflug tbecn.
Wetoik.ji li.ooo worth if
"tuff from ltotha's larm-etlle.
grain, foraic. waev, ec. Tb
young women kielt down atel
pra)ed-IIible In hand aud I a--ure
yu the Um n41i do n my
rbeeks for a moment when 1 a
ordenl to uuaeh aud wt fire to a
plendld set of furniture aod a piano
at a bourn u here an old lady, thee
nice young girl, and a boy were 1m
ploriuc toe to n tLeiu their fur
niture. "Hut, on the wlu'e, five
tlays out were a piculc to all of u."
The aUve In a fIr rluien wf
the way the noble and ploue Angto
Haxon Is conquering thn world fur
ChrUtianlty and tle Cm
A. C L PAINT SHOPS IUKRE0.
la KMlmmmtmA at
r Klfty Mra ot
r aaa.fMMt -of
tleshiDS and six armored cruisers
aggregating a total displacement of buy a small stock of gooaV; this was
1FL1IWI titna Of thA haitAahina I hnalnMo. and thev wem rp1tr ti
The son or tne ceiebratea mpino namfiiv The Pennsvlvanla. New au. w thn wAnt nn th rtA nn
from cniel rresiaenr runao, oi tne is- Jersey, Georgia, Virginia and Rhode nia own account, and made money;
Robeson County's Growth.
Tne census returns for 1900 show
that Kobesou still holds the fourth
place in population among the coun
ties of the Staie Her population is
40,371. Only Mecklenburg with
e w c a i fa r- a s o 1 w
oo.ioo, nu wim ui.oxo win lnteHVrwi with
oombe wiih 44,88 Ieart her, Char- mmrhin ah..m
. . . t i . . iii i i
loue, ivaieign tun Anueviiw neip io i lhl . Wj. Korn-J
Wilmington, N. C, !;. H. Thin
morning at 4 iVlo-k fire ditroyeit
the paint nhoin of the Atlantic (t
Line in this city, en'aillng a le
roughly ret I mated at from 1:5. 0(x
to 80,O00. Toe fire U suppieed to
have orlglnateu from fiuouiaiytiua
combustion, and owing to the char
acter of the material, ttte flames laf-
fled all the eflorU of the flrti drpart-
The principal building burned, li
one and a half etoriee high of brick
and 70 by 120 in hIe. On ooe xr-
ner was and ell with machinery fur
running the plant. Another ehed.
140 by 60 feet In elze, containing
tle freight repair offlon wat alwi
burned. The content of the build
ings conHumed couf-bted o( palnta,
oils, and varnlnhen, macldcery, tools
and fittings of every kind.
Forty or fifty men were employ
ed In the taint shop and thene, will
be temporarily out of employment
Three coaches and three old freight
cars which were 11 ng reiwlnted
were ah-o burned.
Fire is especially unfortunate at
this time, as the syctem U overrun
with work In furnishing many of iU
lines with new coache. The ahona
will however, be rebuilt at once, and
material for the Name has already
been ordered. The fire In no way
the work of ihe
It Is understood
property mas at
baokinsr on to Hand ot ban unez, win enter tne Ag- island, three are to be sheathed
ricultural and Mechanical College and coppered, ana will carry super
for the colored race, at Greensboro. Imposed turrets: the other two are
after the holidays.
Baltimore II aa a Big- Fire.
The editor of a Kansas paper the j
other day was - blessed with a baby
boy. A little sister," after examin
ing the baby, went to her father and
asked: "Did we get him on adver-
to be unsheathed vessels, having
the "auadrlteral arrangement" of
The totil product for the decade now
closing will be $2,106,000,000, against
ab u $l,300,ono,00d tor the ten years
ending with 1883 The enormous and
whully qi expected it crease has been
dueio ptrt to new discoveries, but in
greater measure ti improvements in
the methods of separating thj metal
from the substance in connection with
whir-h it is found. Of course it is im
possible to foresee h w long the prea-
ent rate of production will be main
tained, but i here is no reason for an
ticipating any decrease for yeara to
come and the question of a substitute
for g Id as the material of standard
money may be regarded as postponed
for a decade at least.
Tbs largest stock-yards In the world
are in hio.go. ins combined plants
rep eeent an invstm nt of over $10,
000,000 The yards contain 20 miles of
street, $0 miles of water trough. 60
milMof feeding troua-he, and 70 miles
of watrf and drainage trough. The
j ai i arv v yioie ui receiving ana aa
WttfflodatlDf doly 80,000 tattle, 20,000
ua iiuwu nogs.
Operatives Leaving Alamance.
Wednesday evening about sixty
union cotton mill operatives left
Haw River for West Point, Ga ,
and fully half that number left
Graham Thursday evening To
night the Burlington delegation.
numbering about twenty-nve, will
take their departure, and hereafter
the immigration to that place will
be determined by the encourage
ment g.vcn by those who decided
to throw off the yoke of oppression
and go where the light of liberty
Cotton in French Colonies.
Samples of American cotton seed are
being distributed by the French gov
ernment among many of its colonies
and it is predicted that they may in
time become formidan e riva's oi tne
I'nited States in the production of the
white staple. It is said that the soc
css which a tended a similar effort on
the part of th- Rusian government
among its colonies is whar has inspirtd
the effort on the part of France.
Baltimore, Dec. 8 The extensive
stores and stocks of the Baltimore Bar
gain House, at 212 to 220 Wet Balti-
mnPA Bt.raaat. nrapo AaatvtwaA hv flpat.hia
morning, and the stock and building of tising too, papa?"
UrntlAn. I.nn-. r. t n nriimninir nam I
considerably damaged. The fire was I John M. HIggins, a member Of
di covered shortly af er 3 o'clock to, the City Council of Indianapolis,
ana ournea nerceiy an tne balance or I jn(j , has been sentenced to State's
ne uiKHL ana iar into me morning, i . .i ka nij
commeteiv ohstrucfcinB- tr,ffi, in the prison, having been convicted on a
.r " . . . I 1 I A.. X 1 II
busiest part of the city during the ear-1 cnargw oi uuwiuk w noept unue
ly morning hours. Several firemen I for pushing a measure through the
maae narrow escapes irom aeann, ouc i Council.
none was seriously luiurea.
ine lwmore nargain uouse, oil As a result of a MIL presented to
wniou nr. iaia ApsireiQ is me prei-1
dpnt. i one of the ueeeat on nf the present session of the Georgia
the kind in the South, and had a large I Legislature to prohibit children un
holiday s ock on hand Mr. Epstein ialder 12 years of sge working in the
aayeti unable to give an accurate esti- rotton mills of the State, the mill
mate of the loss on stock, hut r. ntrhlv I . .
nia it. .f. i i nnn raor . iL t- owners ot ueorgia nave lormeu an
Co., estimate their loss at $5,000, wh'ch association to stop the practice.
the loss on the bnild-ngs will probably
swell the total to $300,000, all being
fully covered by insurance.
Operations have been resumed at
the Fentress copper mines, twelve
miles south of Greensboro, after a
suspension of several years. The
Wnite Supremacy In Alabama. I mine, which is very rich in copper-
Birmingham, Dec. 10. The epe-1 bearing ore, has been purchased by
rial committee of the lower House, a Northern syndicate and will be
appointed to visit certain convict operated on an extensive scale.
Want to Bring Hngenota Here.
Wilmington, Del., Dec 8 Perse
cuted because of his avowed sym
pathy for Captain Dreyfus, of the
French army. Lieutenant August
Dunont. his fellow officer, lefc his
native country and has located in
Wilmington, where be will be lenc
tng master at the Young Men's
Christian; Association. He Is the
hero of 14 hot conflicts with swords
and fell In defeat but once during
his 27 years' service In the French
army. He was a close friend of
Dreyfus and espoused his cause. As
a result he was so persecuted that
he was forced to resign his com
mission and leave the country.
He has been living in New York
where he formed a fencing class.
and at the same time Interested
prominent men in a project to form
a colony of French ' Huguenots in
North Carolina. That, aside from
fencing, Is his bobby, for he says
that hundreds of Huguenots are
awaiting favorable opportunity to
seek America to colonize.
so, when the nrin saw that he meant
busine-s, they were ready to em
ploy him, and is now wealthy, be
ing a member of the firm. Not a
boy in a hundred would have had
his persistence, after a refusal.
There is nothing like courage or faith
as an aid to success. Another mem
ber of that firm had only fourteen
cents when he reached New York,
to seek his fortune.
Trphold FeTer In Sin Sins PrtWB.
BirgSing N, Y, Dec. 8 Warden
.lobnson announced today that Uphold
fev r had broken out am ng the con
victs in mng ing in-on J nere are
now even cases of typhoid in the pris
on hospital and additional ca esare de
veloping dally It ha been decided to
fl up an additional building as an emer
gency nospiia'. Tbe supply of water
to the prison comes irom tne tjrouip
reservoir, and tbe wat-r that ia con
sumed in tbe prison is boiled.
lnanred on the co
Vi TOLO TCI 10.
Mora Tasea Meet Be Rala4 to M a
Kxtraracaeee of Ike feieiaoM (iut
The Raleigh correepondent of tbe
Charlotte Observer, in last Thura-
Theymay well look to db Lue :
'Several of our friends," says the
Billville Banner, "who were coming
to spend the holidays with us, were
wrecked by a railroad train on the
way. Provisions have been scarce
with us for some time past, and we
consider this a Providential inter
ference." Atlanta Constitution.
We Answer, No!
The Buffalo, NY. Express asks
If It Is "just" that 59,000 voters in
Mississippi should elect seven Re
presentatives In Congress, while
86,000 in Erie county, N. Y , elect
General Eagan. tha army officer who
waa convicted of baying tbe embalmed
and rotten bear which killed so many
of our soldiers during tha war with
Spain, haa braa reinstated and placed
oo tbe retired list by the Wasbfogtoo
camps in this State, is said to have
found 72 white and black convicts
sleeping in an' apartment about
R(yT( ff In nlz- Thev fnnnrl
fht th hosmitiil about iftrifi ft the Jnvenile class
in size and
Now, Johnny, what can you tell
me about Moses?" asked the Sunday-
school teacher of a little fellow in
"All I know,"
i : i l i j l.
that whites and blacks wu go
are required to occupy it together aia ""7 , , , JS ... u
"Mister, do you remimber thot
ye said one does av yer pills wud
make another mon of me father?"
"Throe to th' wurd, sor. Whin
me rather started taaun' thim ne
was a loive mon, an' faith whin he
hod finished he was a dead mon."
was louna in a rush
battle of Bull Run."
basket at the
Galveston, Tex , Dec 8. Tbe terri
ble loss of life by the storm of three
months ago is again in evidence by the
bodies of unfortunate victims having
been found under debris in tbe city and
numerous bodie round in swamps on
the islands ana mainiana. Chicago News.
Dr. Randall, who is directinr the r8
search for bod es on tbe island, rep rts
a . . M A B. a
." "J , . i When a man loves sin be goes
found and boned on tbe island and , J;T. v..
thus far this wesk fifty bodies have dowo1 when h ,07 hu wife he
b-en discovered and buried on the h0I- go8 home; when he loves an tber
ivar peninsula. nd there are others I mana wife he goes to the grave-
awaiting Interment, yard: when he loves a grl the
All these bedes are in the last stages I both go era sy. Orange, Va , Obser
ot aecompoa won ' ana uiiwriy dttovu i
taent noauon. ana were latarreawnsra
fnnni If lawvlrr or othar imnavlaba
bra effaota ware found noon anr of the Ona dla'rlct in Ooloraio, lets than
They also think that white and
blacks are fed out of the buckets In
the same apartments In which they Representative Sulzer, of New
sleep. The punishment of this I York has introduced a resolution in
camp is said to be too severe, the I the House, reciting that Congress
committee having occasion to ex-1 protests in the . name of humanity
amine one negro whose head was I and civilization against the continu-
badly bruised and cut from the anoe of the Boer war and urging the
blows of a large stick. Another eon-1 British government to adopt: ths ar-
vletbad bean out with kni to Mtrattoa policy to
jjvwni&w. iftumuw' m owmaiiisv i graves maraao.- ywinpuo.
swell the population of these lead
ing three. Robeson has no large
town, therefore she has the largest
moral population In the State In
the past ten years the population of
Robeson has iniTeased 8.889; Meck
lenburg 8,268, Wake 5,418 and Bun
combe 6,022. Therefore, RobeHon
haa grown faster than two of these
three, while the other has beat hef
- 1..- .a a
their laurels at the end of the next "As was menuoneu some nays
decade. The fertility of our land, ago the Legislature to meet next
mritv n.i ihunHtnm of our water J month will be confronted with the
th hithfnlnfxw of thA irrouni- great question of how to get more
m m a I ArMi as 1nelM K a MimI
msrs onerea xor nome maaers ana w! " j-t
large quantities of uncleared foresfs which ended November 80 last, the
for new farms will draw to us more exceB or aisDomemenui over airect
people probably In the next ten I receipts was 1178,000. There will
years than have come In the past certainly be a prewing can ror mora
ipQ money lor me puoiic senoots, wnicn
It ! urged ought to have at least
America xerroea rttt o. sui f Fin-1 ii.oou.uoo. i nere are tares ways
pIwm. I of raising more taxes: Ona by an
Manila, P. I., Dec 8, 1900. A increase of asementa of all proper-
dispatch has been received from Gen- ty, another by taxing railroad more.
eral Funston, giving an account of a either In general valuation along
two hours fight in the woods of Han-1 with other property or else by a tax
to Domingo between an American on receipts; a third by an Inbert-
force and 300 rebels, commanded by tance and legacy tax ana a tax on
Sandico. The American force, con- oyte which will really amount to
HI5UUK U 111 II iv uiwisDnwn wm- i puui' a
manded by Lieutenant Jeruigan, at
tacked the rebels, who retreated. Child Labor tn Concord.
leaving on the neia sixteen men Rev. b. Lacy Hte, of Concord,
killed, including the rebel leader the BaptLrt State Cooventloo In
Aguilar, ana an American negro. Raleigh laet week declared that IS
It was at first thought the latter hours of labor were endured by the
was a man named Fag in, a deserter L,Der,iveg in bis town, and that Ihe
fr.im the Twenty-fourth Infantry, I Christian people of North Carolina
but this turned out to be a mistake. mast demand legal rent rlci ion. Mr.
Hoee said that the factory owners
btanaara ror jreruiiaers inxeo. denied that children under 12 were
The 8'ate Board of Agriculture I employed, bat," said Mr. Hoge, "I
hiui flred a Rtandard for brands of I have seeu children tolling In lhOW
commercial fertiliser and Imposed a factories who are under 12, under
nenaltv for the Bale of brands below 1 10. under 8 years, ev e years oia.
the standard. The required sum to- c else we have a race of dwarfs In
tal of percentages required range I Concord."
from 10 to 1L per eent. No mixed Young men and womtn are grow-
lerOllaer can be sold whloh contains Ing up without any education, bright
Haa than 1 per lent of either, am- young people are la the egnrnhea
mmii rr wiih. r both wham thcsr who eannee - write er sead Ood
axe alaimed in the same fertiliser. I Word.