RALEIGH. NORTH OABOLINA, FEBRUARY 14, 1901.
:CONDKNSEIj KKI'OKT OF THE
; NORTH CAROLINA STATE
MOST IMPORTANT BILLS INTRODUCED
Msn KID aol Itaoolut Ion Iotrodat!
Vtiw Import sot Measures Have lt-n
Senate Some of 1 1
measure introduced an
By Mr. James To
Greeneville Hanking ami Tru-it Co.
Hanking and Currency Committee.
By Mr. Arrington In rgard to
nah) of liquor near certain churche
in Nash 'ounty. 1'rojMjhition.H and
Mr. Sfielght To provide a gen
eral utoek iaw. I'rojiositions and
grievance ( ,'onimlttee.
By Mr. Morton To protect mer
chants and millers. Committee, on
By Mr. Poushco To enlarge lim
its Durham county. Counties, Cit
ies and Towns Committee.
IJy Mr. Foushee To Ineoriorate
Marion and Northwestern Hail road
Coniany. Committee on I tall roads
and Railroad Commission.)
By Mr. JaincH To appropriate
funds to the Institutions for the
Deaf and Dumb and the Blind,
heafand Dumb and Blind Commit
tee. Hy Mr. Long To provide a State
banking system. Hanking and Cur
Hy Mr. Hong To regulate fees
of notaries public, etc. Judiciary
if, Hy Mr. Mcintosh To prevent
,; iinjMsit ion and injustice to clients
t by attorneys. Judiciary Com mi t-
I Hy Mr. Travis In relation to
s certain school .. orders of Halifax
Hy Mr. Broughton To improve
J, and care for Capitol l'ark; also a res
I olution of request to tins board of
1"ASSKI KIN A I. KKADINO.
To authorize Brunswick county
f to levy a sjHvial tax.
To incorK)rate the town of Merry
Oaks, Chatham county.
To authorize Wilson county to is-
bonds to Improve court house,
To authorize Macon county to
subscribe to stock of Hlue ltidge
i and Macon
1 1 'any.
county Railroad Coin-
,i To incorporah
town of Chocka-
To incoriorate town of Polkton,
I Kobeson county.
i To incorporate town of Washing
I To appoint justices of the peace
for the several townships of Caswell
I To repeal chapter 91, acts 1890,
I and restore apioiutmeut of direc
3 tors of Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asy
;j lum to the governor.
S To protect birds in McDowell
I To prevent felling of timber in
I streams of Watauga county.
i To prevent public drunkenness in
I Yancey county. Provides a tine of
? not exceeding $20 or imprisonment
not exceeding thirty days for ier
I sons caught drunk on public high
f ways or at public gatherings of that
county. Mr. Buchanan explained
that it was intended to reach Ten
' nesse drunkards who came across
I To amend chapter 109, acts of
1 189", protecting birds in Montgom-
To prohibit hunting without con
i sent of land owners in Montgomery
To protect deer in Montgomery
I Authorizing payment of school
1 claim of Mary E. Thornton of Samp
PASSEIJ SECOND READING.
To incorporate the South and
Western ltailroad Company.
To prevent the running at large
of live stock in Robeson county.
House The following new bills
By Mr. Watts of Iredell An act
supplementary to an act to establish
a uniform system of school books in
the State. Mr. Watts' bill is to
exempt certain graded schools in the
State from the provisions of the
Aycock text bill.
By Mr. Craig of Buncombe An
act to validate registration of deeds
By Mr, Moore of Jackson An
act to apportion the several congres
By Mr. Carson of Alexander An
act to amend chapter 11, section 34,
Public IW3 of 1899, in relation to
the sale of spirituous liquors.
The Aycock text book bill has
Iassed both houses. It provides for
uniformity of adoption of text books
in the State by a commission head
ed by the Governor. Six amend
ments were offered to the bill but al
were voted down.
The bill extending the time of
registering land grants and to create
certain defective registration. Pass
ed second and third reading.
Senate A bill was introduced
by Mr. Currie to prohibit the sale
and manufacture of liquor in Samp
son ounty. The bill was referred
to Committee of Irop-itlons and j
The following bill- iMd their
To prevent running at large of
live stock in Roboton county.
To amend chapter 35.1, act) 1 97,
in reference to stock law.
To re-n-al nation 2 of chapter 353,
act, of 15'J7, in relation to tock law
election in North Carolina.
To protet telephone companies
against malicious or wilful injury of
w Ires, etc.
To make the Protectant Methodist
Church a corjiorate sole.
Senator Scott offered a resolution
to coini ! the Agricultural Detri
ment to make a rejort to tlie legis
lature, as the other Institutions had
done but the resolution was held
over to se If they would make their
1 louse The I'o 1 1 o w i n g new
bills were introduced:
Hy Mr I.Awrenee of Hertford
An act to amend the debt law.
Hy Mr Mann of Hyde An act to
Iy the claims of certain iersons for
services reudered the State in the
shell fish industry.
Hy Mr Stewart of Harnett An
act to ay the claims of certain tax
payers. Hy Mr Hood of Wayne An act
to amend section 1005 of the Code
so as to iermit tax collators to car
ry concealed weapons.
Hy Mr Smith of (Sates An act
to amend section 810 of the Code, as
to void marriages. This bill passed
its third reading in the House. If
this bill asses it will reial all of
the existing divorce laws save those
in the Code. This will leave only
four grounds for divorce in this
Hknate A petition was present
ed by Mr. Miller of Caldwell: From
citizens of McDowell county asking
for a change of the present election
The following new bills were in
troduced and passed their first read
ing: Hy Mr. Gudger In relation to J.
W. Stamey and W. W. Stringfield,
contestant and sitting Senator lrom
33d district. Referred to Privileges
and Elections Committee.
It was decided by the Committee
on 1'rlvlleges and Elections, just
after the Senate adjourned, to award
$100 each to Senator Stringfield and
Mr. J. W. Stamey.
Hy Mr. Vann To regulate licens
ing of pharmacists.
HILLS PASSED FINAL READING.
The following bills passed final
reading, unless otherwise stated be
To establish graded schools in
Henderson township, Vance county.
To establish graded schools at
Resolution of Mr Scott in regard
to report of Agricultural Depart
ment. Held over at suggestion of
To better protect schools and reli
gious gatherings from disturbance
in Ashe county.
To provide for celebration of
"North Carolina day" in the public
To provide for payment of certain
school claims in Transylvania coun
ty. To prohibit fishing in Deep creek,
To amend chapter 133 acts 1899,
relative to shooting wild fowls in
To establish a tree ferry at Eliza-
For the better protection of deer
In Caswell county.
To regulate fees of notaries public,
et al., in cases of protests, restoring
old rate of 50 cents, expense of post
To establish Epsome High School
In Vance county.
To amend section 708 of Code, in
relation to oflice of county treasurer.
Bill gives county commissioners
power to abolish or create the office
Amended, on motion of Mr. Mor
ton, so as to except certain eastern
counties. An amendment to insert
"justices of peace" in lieu of "coun
ty commissioners" failed. The bill
then passed and was sent to House
To apportion members of the
House of Representatives. Amend
ed by Senate committee so as to give
Buncombe two Instead of three rep
resentatives and Sampson two in
stead of one, as original bill had it.
he only counties given three repre
sentatives under the amended bill
are Wake and Mecklenburg. A dis
cussion ensued and the bill was held
House The following new bills
By Mr. Stewart of Harnett An
act authorizing the commissioners of
Harnett to issue bonds to build a
bridge over the Cape Fear river and
to levy a spe.ial tax.
By Mr. Thompson of Onslow An
act to amend sub-section 2, chapter
1285 of the Code relating to divorces,
so as to secure equal purity between
By Mr. Thompson of Onslow An
act to provide for text books for in
digent children in public schools.
By. Mr. Watts An act to appor
tion the several Congressional dis
By Mr. Nicholson of Beaufort
An act to create the office of county
treasurer in Beaufort county.
BILLS PASSED THIRD READING.
An act validating certain acts of
the county commissioners of Yancey
county, with reference to the stock
To prevent live stock from run
ning at large in the counties
Wilkes, Caldwell and Watauga.
The Willard bill which amends
tbe Craig act so that insurance com
panies are relieved of It provUdon
pa! all Its reading in the Hous-e.
Tbe "Jim Crou act providing
for both race on mixed trains car
ring freight and pa-xengers, passed
it third reading.
(Continued on Second Page.)
KIONAPPERS DEMAND MORE MONEY.
Krotdnr of Kim Frz r RMWiivca Letter
from Captor Tby Avoid a Trap.
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 7. HIx
Frazer, a brother of Bass Frazer,
who is believed to have been kid
napiied in Atlanta sometime ago, it
is under-tood, reeived another
anonymous letter from the kidnap
pers, in which they asked for a
much larger sum than they secured
from him recently in Atlanta. The
letter says that the $500 received
from Mr. Frazer near Atlanta has
leen spent on Bass for medical at
tention, and that Hass is now ser
The letter requested Hlx Frazer
to bring $800 in a bag to the corner
of Alabama and Decatur streets, one
of the most densely populated por
tions of this city, and deposit it in
a location named, and that Bass
would be returned to him. The let
ter gave explicit instructions as to
where, when, and how to deposit
the sack. Frazer, it is learned,
showed the letter to the police, and
they told him, instead of putting
the money in the sack to fill it with
com. This was done, and the police
and detectives preceded Frazer to
the scene. Officers waited several
hours, but no one appeared to take
possession of the sack. Young
Frazer returned to Union Springs
Weed for Binding Twine.
Chicago, Feb. 12. A special from
Creston, la., says:
"State Senator Clark, of Page
county, has made public a way to
beat the twine combine. At the
Farmers' Institute he displayed a
piece of twine and a piece of rope,
resembling a good quality of hemp.
He explained they were made from
velvet weed, or abutilon, which
grows rank on almost every farm,
and has been considered a useless
weed. The discovery that the weed
could be thus utilized was made by
D. D. Weir, a farmer living near
Clarinda. Mr. Weir discovered the
strength of the fiber of the weed
about two months ago. He picked
up a few strands from the ground,
alter they had lain there rotting
since last summer, and found them
very strong. Thjey wTere separated
into threads as fine as the best of
hemp. He endeavored to secure a
patent, but found that a discovery
of that nature could not bopatontod.
A machine for making it could be
patented, but the use of the weed
for making twine and rope must be
left free to everybody.
Valuable School Donatio! .
Wilmington, N. C, Feb. 7. The
trustees of the Hemenway estate,
residing at Boston and Milltown,
Mass., have donated for the exclu
sive use ana oenent oi tne education
of the white race the fine Tileston
High School property here. The
lot has a frontage of a whole square
and a depth of 200 feet and is
adorned with a handsome three
story brick building, erected by Mrs.
Mary Hemenway, of Boston, thirty
years ago at a cost of $25,000. Mrs.
Hemenway gave 5,000 a year for
many years for the maintenance of
A Bride Only 12 Years Old.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 6. The
clerk of the Goochland County Court
has granted a marriage license to a
young man named Hodges, aged
twenty-two years, and a Miss Clem
ent, aged twelve years. Hodges
made an effort yesterday in Gooch
land to get a minister to perform
the ceremony, but was unsuccessful
He and his prospective bride drove
to Maidens, where they took the
Chesapeake and Ohio train for Rich- against which there is insurance to
ia mm KwJth)lmnnnt.nf$M ftnn. A nnmbor
mond, and it is highly probable
that they were married here or
Washington. The girl's mother
gave her consent.
An Early Spring Predicted.
"If you will notice the elm trees
closely," said a farmer yesterday,
"you will see that they are becom
ing fuzzy and that the buds are tak
ing on a faint tinge of red. Out In
tne country tne peacn trees are
swelling and give evidence of their
intention to burst into bloom at
least a month earlier than usual. Un
less we have a very cold snap dur
ing the present month, a snap that
will set things back three weeks at
best, we are going to have one of the
earliest spring seasons on record."
Rich Man Found Starving.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 9 With
abundance of money and everything
necessary to make life happy George
Lowry, a bachelor, of Roanoke, .va.,
was found alone and suffering: for
food and fire at his handsome home
this morning. Lowry had not been
seen tor some time, ana when an
investigation was made it was found
that he had been ill and without
the necessities of life for five days.
A Price on Their Heads.
Cardiff, Feb. 7. Owing to the
fact that the outbreak of bubonic
plague here has been traced-: to rats,
the municipality has offered are-
ward of four pence for the carcass
each rat delivered to a designated
ta Moot MeMtruM tt4 O-rtr-
One of the moat mottstrou
aud outrageous proportion. ever
made In a North Carolina Leglsia
ture, wu made a few day a ago by
one Francis D. Winston, of Bertie
county; that nice, white supremacy
organizer, who, a few years ago,
wrote a letter to Geo. White, the
negro solicitor, aud Informed him
that he would regard it a pveullarly
high and distinguished honor to ride
the circuit with this negro solicitor.
This beautiful sweet-cented rose
from Bertie actually introduced a
bill in the Legislature authorizing
the Governor to take money out of
the State treasury and hire lawyers
to defend election law violators.
Take the money wrung froru the
poor tax-payers of the State, which
should go to care for the poor, un
fortunate insane, the oid decrept ex
Confederate soldier, and to educate
the poor boys who are threatened
with disfranchisement; should they
be unable to read and
wrjte after I
1 908, and give It to lawyers (and
Democratic lawyers, of course,) to
defend men who have been violat
ing the law, the constitution and
depriving thousands of her citizens
of their rights. It isone of the
most outrageous and indecent prop
ositions ever submitted to a legishv
tive body: and the sweet scented
rose from Bertie evolved it In his
The State of North Carolina now
employs twelve Superior Court soli
citors and one attorney general to
prosecute violators of the law; such
as rogues, thieves, murderers, high
waymen and other criminals, but
for it to employ lawyers to defend
men who have violated its laws and
routraged public decency in depriv
ing her own citizens of their consti
tutional rights, is an insult to the
good name and fame of Old North
Carolina, and should make every
respectable citizen hang his head for
shame at the thought of the great
North Carolina can boast of her
Moores, Badgers, Mangums, Hen
dersons, Moreheads and her Vance,
but she has never produced but one
Francis D. Winston, of Bertie.
"Long live the King!"
Homicide In Davidson County.
The Salisbury Truth-Index says:
"The way of the transgressor is
hard." This is forcibly illustrated
in the death of Chas. Bullaboy, who
lived in Davidson county, near the
Davidson and Rowan line. It ap
pears that Bullaboy left his real wife
and began to live with another wo
man devoid of any character. She
has a mulatto son named Archur
Basinger. The other day Bullaboy
beat his wife unmercifully and Bas
inger took her part. Bullaboy had
been threatening Basenger for a
whole day, it seems, and pursued
him with a knife until Arthur turn
ed upon him and shot him in the
head. He died instantly. The bov
will plead self-defense and as we un
derstand it the general opinion is
that the killing was justifiable.
Only Democrats Need Apply.
There is a petition being circula
ted in Forshth county to the effect
that no magistrate shall be appoint -
ed in that county by the Legislature
unless the "applicant" shall have!
been a Democrat and voted and
worked for the party for five suc
cessive years prior to this year of
grace, says the Union Republican.
The strange thing to us is why they
should need to circulate a petition to
$700,000 Fire In Havana.
Havana, Feb. 7. A lumber yard,
sawmill, and fourteen houses in the
western part of Havana, near El
Cerro, have been destroyed by fire,
with a total loss of $700,000. The
mill and yard, the property of Pedro
Estanillo, show a loss of $300,000,
the amount of $93,000. A number
of persons were injured, most of
China Grove PostofB.ce Robbed.
China Grove, Feb. 9. The Hole-
son-Corrigher Company's safe at
China Grove was blown open last
night, and, and the postofhee was
also robbed of six hundred dollars
and all the stamns. No alarm was
given until morning. There is no
clew to the burglars.
His Just Reward.
From the Philadelphia Press.
"Never did have any luck," com
plained Si Engrone, "I'm always
left out in the cold."
"Never mind,' I replied Job Scum-
fiter, "you won't be in the next
A Court House Burned.
Jeffersonville, Ga., Feb. 8.
Twiggs county court house was
burned yesterday morning at 2
o'clock destroying all records. It
was built in 1825. Several . thous
and dollars worth of Confederate
pension checks were burned.
"Plague prevails in every part of
Tndio" saw the Romhav eorresnon-
dent of The London Dailv Express.
except the central provinces. In
Bangal the weekly
mortality is 2,-
Wilhelmina. the beautiful youne
of queen of Holland, was married last
1 week to Duke Henry of Mecklen-
TO BE IXVESTCJATEh
Ii THE SENATE.
TO BE TESTED IN THE SUPREME C0U1T.
7aorLI Report Ordered oa fteaeior
CbodUT'i Hill to Teat C'oa-titatioBallty
f the Disfranchisement Law of tae
Washinton, Feb. 11. The Senate
committee on Privileges and Elec
tions has ordered a favorable report
on Senator Chandler's bill to test
the constitutionality of the laws of
those Southern States which have
disfranchised voters by intelligence
and property qualifications.
The bill appropriates $20,000 with
which the Department of Justice is
auinorizeu to bring such action be
fore the United Supreme Court as is
necessary to determine whether the
laws of certain Southern States con
flict with the Federal Constitution.
The States of Louisiana, North Car
olina, Mississippi and South Carolina
are those against which action is
WHOLE FAMILIES COMMIT SUICIDE.
Chinese Prefer Death to the Atrocities of
the Allied Force.
New York Dispatch.
rresnirom tne turouient scenes
in China Mr. George Lynch, an Eng
lish wdr correspondent, arrived here
on his way to England.
Ho has had some remarkable ex
periences during the last three years,
having gone through tha Cuban war,
the war in South Africa and the dis
turbances in China. The horrors he
witnessed in China surpass in tragic
interest any that he had ever seen.
Speaking of atrocities committed by
the soldiers from which the Amer
ican, Japanese and English trooi
were excepted Mr. Lynch said it
was little wonder that the natives
fled from the advance as from a ter
"In many of the villages through
winch we passed," ne saia, "in
many houses in Tung Chow, and in
Pekin itself, when the thresholds
were passed by the invading soldiers,
bodies of the members of entire
families were seen hanging from
the rafters, or lying side by side
sxffocated, as they preferred one or
the other-method of suicide to save
themselves from their conquerors
Throe days attar Peitang was a house
not 300 yards from the cathedral in
which the entire family had appar
ently committed suicide. The sol
diers who occuppied that quarter
were too busy looting to attend to
the burial of the bodies, which
strewed the streets. Finally the fear
of disease compelled them to make
some effort for their own protection.
"It is luminously evident to my
mind that lor generations to come
the progress of Christianity in Chi
na is absolutely killed. It will be
generations before the recollection
of this latest atrocity is erased from
the memory of the Chinese people.
Drastic measures have been adopted
1 to put an end to looting by the. sol
I diers, but these did not apparently
apply to the missionaries. Having
I occupied the houses or palaces of
Chinese gentlemen or noblemen,
they sold the contents and then,
when their stocks were running low,
employed their converts to bring in
fresh supplies from the neighbor
hood. Temples, as well as private
houses, were despoiled for this pur
pose, and images of Buddha and his
saints were to be found in rows like
I birds in a poultry show
Successful Female Swindler.
Baltimore, Feb. 9. Miss Frances
Caspari, the principal in one of the
leading church worker, v as convict
ed in the Crimnal Court for obtam-
ing money under false pretences,
and, pending an appeal, was released
on $4,000 bail. This is a most re
markable case. She acknowledged
having gotton over $80,000 from
investors, the majority of whom
are women, and include some of the
best known business men in Balti
more. These say that she was so
plausible and stood so high in the
I community that they asked noques-
Hons, hnt turned over the monev
without askins any questions. One
iirAeman svo ra rtfkl in nan onH r.no
w VJIXlOkXX KOI C A-l"w. VVaWV mu-a. v--
$4,000. and stiU another $3,500. A
large number invested from $100 to
$1,000. The most remarkable fea
ture of the whole business was that
she gave only her personal receipt.
Caught in a British Trap
Some of the Wall street financiers
got caught in a British trap in such
nftmniotu tw pvptv one
both sides of the ocean is laughing
at them. When that last British
loan was offered the smart Ameri
can millionaires went after it and
underbid , the British investors,
Now they find that they will have
:ivZryrlZ':JKQavtmmA spend 50.000if
. - .
IU uav tt J3I1L1S11 lUbumc w. " v $J
cent on the interest of those British
bonds and it makes them feel worse
I than if they had eaten a peck of
sauerkraut. They are not bragging
so much about how they beat the
British in getting that loan as they
were awhile ago. .
The State Sunday School Conven
tion will be held at High Point
Feb. 20-22. . -
MAsmoLO soimuruno cut
lite Vote Sot Alia
Tb Cu& federate voMter hat pUy-
ed out" ua I he ikilaratiun of a Fus
ion pk eat-r in lb dy u hen tb
fusion wtvd gtvw hitch in it rank
m-.. Con th return of tlw lKui
orrmey to iuer that declaration was
hown to be untru. Th? L-i:ih-ture
or lsy fkvtM Mr. MIU-o.
Shcrrlll, a Catauba count v eU-ran
who left unt? !rg on the batt! BU,
State Librarian. On Tu lay nlcbt
of this ww-k he re-4l"trU ly
acclamation. That wa nttlug.
There is no truer man or efficient
ortkvr in North Carolina. New
Tliat U true about Mr. Sherrlll.
His county honored him fur year
and years with some office and Mut
him to the Senate once. When
Cleveland wa president, Mr. Sher-
rill got a revenue job uuder him.
So far as we know, he made a gvd
officer. He was no "pie eater,"
either; but if he had been a fusion-
ist, the Observer would have called
Now about the Confederate sol
dier, will say the "fusion pie eater"
ought not to have said that. But
how could he help it? The fusion
isb elected an old ex-confederate
soldier as kceiier of the canitol.
During his term, he went down to
his own county and as he went to
his own church, he was rotten-egg
ed, notwithstanding he had on a
Confederate gray suit. This looked
like " the Confederate soldier had
played out" didn't it?
Then in the August election, in
one of the eastern counties, an old
ex-Confederate soldier who could
not read, went up to vote a Fusion
ticket ond it is said the Democrat it-
judges would not tell him in what
boxes to deiosit his votes, so he put
them all in the amendment lox.
About that time a negro went up to
vote the Democratic ticket, and he
was told in what boxes to place his
vote. "Mind you, the ioldier had
faced bullets in order to keep this
negro from being free. That looks
like the "Confederate soldier had
played out" doesn't it?
We could give more incidents
but this will do
HISTORY BURNED IN A COFFIN.
Georgia. Confederate Veterans served a
. Forsyth, Ga., Feb. 6. A copy of
the history of the United States is
sued by a Northern publisher was
burned in a coffin in front of the
leading hotel of Forsyth to-night.
Addresses were made by three lead-
idg citizens of the town, including
two ex-j udges. The coffin was bornt
to the funeral pyre by Confederate
The objection to the book lay in
the fact that it included the words
"relnds," "rebellion" and "insur
gents." The speeches were not di
rec;.-d against the Northern people,
b;it only against the historian.
A Wireless Telcarapbp at Roanoke Is
land and 11 fU terms.
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 7. Professor
Fessenden, the wireless telegraph
exiert, assisted by Profs. Thiessen
and Hesse, has completed erecting
their station on Roanake Island, N.
C, and left for Hatteras, N. C,
where they will erect a similar sta
tion. When the latter has been
completed, Prof. Fessenden will
demonstrate the method of his sys
tem of wireless telegrapy. Scien
tific men all over the country are
anxious to learn the method of Prof.
Fessenden's svstem and are taking
much interest in his movements.
Steamboats on the Mississippi
John Wr. Bryant, of New Orleans,
La., testified before the Industrial
Commission recently upon the com
merce of the Mississippi River. Ac
cording to the Washington Post, he
said the belief that the railroad prac
tically has displaced the steamboat
is incorrect. The annual reports of
the United States supervising in
spectors, the witness said, show-
more steam vessels on the Mississi
ppi and its tributaries today than
ever bet ore. in nis opinion tne
struggle of the steamboat is not so
much against the railroad as against
luipeuimeui U4 u b"
I f Ji A- - -f ? A.t
To Investigate Disfranchisement
v.ewnrtn pvh ii Tho
at Elections Committee has report
ea an amendment to me ounuxy
a 1 a X rft
wvu ""i appropnaimg ?.o,uuy io
I 1 rft A! if.f A. I
I enable the Attorney General to In-
vestigate alleeed disfranchisement
of voters in certain States.
Found Pearl in Ills Mouth.
Hopkinsville, KyM February 12.
-While eating an oyster stew, G.
H. Cbamplin found in his mouth a
pearl the size of a navy bean. An
exnert pronounced the gem worth
of $500. The oysters were purchased
I , . J, 1 1 1
from a local dealer, who
them from New Orleans.
Troop May be Used to Stop Prize Fl-ht.
Columbus, O., Feb. 7 The state
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necessary in cauing oui xrv
stop the Cincinnati prize fight.
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The Denver, Col., News has a
which says that several hundred
tons of dvnamite stored in an under-
ground chamber of the 8an Andres
I mine exploded. Eighty-seven men,
i women and children were killed and
many others badly injured.
iwm ca sum rnierxt&a suu
Vahloflon, tx, I riTttary 11
Chairman Southard. c4 tb lluuv
C-rumlUee oo Cuta ha rerrlrvU
from W. J. Bryan tbe UlUr'a Uw
f the i-rodlbf Mil tHutc tbe
Iijr, making tbe etatKUnl tlvrf
dollar mh-emahle In gold. Mr. Ilry
an eya to part:
"The till ba a dxibW par-e
to convert vtandard allver dollar in
to Mih4diary coin, and to make sil
ver dollar reUenible la fold ui
demand. There I Do Decv4!y ft
reletn4lon. Tbe leifl-teoder law
will maintain the rltjr le-tweeti
gold ruin ami llver dollar r Un?
a l-oth ran be ul to an unlimited
extent In the payment of j-uMic rev
enue and irivate debt.
"A a Kooti a the ailver d Jlar I
made rc-dnemabitt la (old, another
eudleitt chain will be created, and
the anturuenta ued aralnt the
greent-arka and Treasury note will
then be turned agalmd ailver.
"The measure glvn to the tluan
ciera abnolute control over tin? nation
"The conversion of etandard ail
ver dollars Into mibrddUry cola U
equivalent to the retirement oT all
ver as ntandard money, and In the
last act in the programme Instituted
some twenty-neven years ago, and
persistently purnued ever alnoo. If
this is completed, gold will be th3
ouly legal-tender money, and bank
lperthe only credit money.
"The proponed measure, by de
creasing the money of ultimate re
demption and Increasing the volume
of proinLsert to my money, still far
ther enlarge the disproportion Ix
tween money and it auhMtitu'ea.
This necoHrtarily adds to the ri.k of
the but? inem-man, and le-wenA the se
curity of the general fHibllc.
"If at any time foreign com plica
tions or janicH com pel a considera
ble exportation of gold, the dispro
portion between money and It pul
stituten will be still further Increas
ed, or au immense reduction will he
necessary in the volume of bunluem."
The Salary BualneiM.
Our Dcmncrvtic friends w hen out
are. tlie ioor man's friend, when In,
tbe rich man's friend. In Ih'j.',. a
Populist in the Igiluture wanted
to cut the clerk's iiav to $1 a dav.
Frank Ray ld the IkMiMM-ratic fight
against it. He argued "why iH-giu
on the ioor clerk w ho have to work
so hard?" He, for the Democrats,
said "lKgin on thcOovernor'ff salary
and come all the way down, and we
w ill vote for it."
In lsJi) the Democrats had the
legislature. This same Frank Ray
was a mem ler of it. They cut th
clerk's y down. He voted for it.
At least he did not fijiht it. They
did not cut down all the salaries, but
made offices to receive salarb.
In this lxgislature, they have the
Legislature and the State office.
Did they cut down all their alari
alike? No, but the first thing they
did was to increase the Governor's
The Fusionint did not increase
anylxnly's salary. Take the case.
Hteamtxiut on Haw Hirer.
The owners of Virginia cotton
mills have had a tcamtoat construc
ted which will ply on Haw river U
tween Haw River and 8wep-onvilk.
The distance between the two joints
is six mile hy the river. The steam
er, we are informed, has aisenger
ajartmcnt, aud will tow the freight
lutot Tli I j ia TiMi-t.! ATiMrIniont
for Alamance. For a number of
v.!- srwl almost e.ntntl v for IS
or 20 years the Swepwonville people
have hauled their freitrht on the
river in a flat boat proiielled by man
Breeze Must Pay the Penalty.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 12. The
United States Circuit Court of An
neals hai affirmed tlie judgment of
the lower court in the case of Will
iam E. Breeee, formerly of Charles
ton, 8. C, who was convicted of em-
bezzlins: the funds of the First Na
tional Bank of Asheville, N. C, and
whoee punishment was nxea at a
term In the penitentiary. The de
cision directs that the case be reman
ded to the district court with Instruc-
I tions to pass sentence on the appel-
Unt, W llllam lu. Breese.
To Sell Her Flagship.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 7. -The
State board of fisheries held another
meeting at Murphy's Hotel today.
The most important action taken
was the decision not to ask the Leg
islature at the extra session to pass
any general oyster legislation. The
board decided to sell the steamer
Chesapeake, the flagship of the oys -
A bill has been introduced In the
Connecticut House of Represent
tives to restore whipping for all of-
fenses by boys under sixteen years,
exceeding twenty stripes. In
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I uhln TnXT hA r ciT WTMM
9r I f J
above sixteen years
old a leather
strap shall be used.
Some railroads advertise to carry
U-coonra thrftntrh withnnt rh.nt-e-
CTIZ '1C1J'mZZI i77.
Some mothers spare the rod andon4Co-, Charlotte, N. C, can fur-
a inui ssb dla v a,A
CUT CWCIUS USUI MP.
Nfcwrt New, Va Teb. .
The crn-4 jury tily lodrV1 At
tea Ms t-. vr, J. K. ltu-hm att
Mark MctaubUa. niUta,
murl It. lUvtur. of KlrbaemJ.
at:ory it it ") .rt
lUiIay M LWtrW- Ciceajr;
Philip Mai krtit fur a tcf
cxtrn. and 11. f imtth, a nctra--t-r,
for hrHwry and orrw Ir
mnrMtln tth tle aard of rlty
ciutri fur tre-t panibf, trklr
bullllr.. atnl tlx xiiln tl3 ( Um
Tl' -arhIik-Ut iurtHl uu t) tt
grand Jury lnrtiatUo h fvml-
si U holt-mtllM d Mitt trot it. th dt
hur menu f the .lti fund dat
ing tlie t to )imr.
Nrufrt Ne, Feb. . The
grand Jury brought In three m
indlrttuettU thU toomlng: ramurl
lU jcUtcr of IturhtiMXttt fur git tt a
bribe of fioo to CoutM-lliuan M
l-augblln on lfcvmtr-r 16, lay. Ux
hi Vote In the bridge rout rart; (Sam
uel llegUu-r, fur gtlug a nlmlUr
brll to tuiK llman Hugh oo th
ame date; It. F. Multh of Waddug-
tun fur oftYrliig a brtt-e of fsoo Xu
Mayor MtM tm October IS, l.
for InflutHH-e In avurttig a Jail e
tract. Au Kily Tried 1 1 eswlavc ! Cur.
"Thl uot excellent and never
failing cure for tiervou headache,"
say tbe aMle of 4iyical culture,
"i the simple act of walking lck
ward. Ju-t try it me tlute If you
hae any doubt alntut It. I have
yet to meet the rriubu didn't
at know bslge iU efficacy alter a trial.
Notudy has a yrt dbcmeml or
formulated a reason why nuch a m
cem should bring certain relief. Phy
sicians fsty tliat It U prol-ably t-
cau-e the rvfle action of the l-nly
bring about a rvlW action of th
brain, and thus drive aw ay the tln
tliat, uli-u produeed by nervou
niw, is the nult of too much g
lug lorward. A mmhi aji you giu
to walk backward, however, there
cornea a feiliug of everything being
reverst!, aud this 1 followed by n
lief. The relief 1 always cvrtalu
and generally lly. Ten mln-
uts is the loiigst I liave found ne
cessary. "An entry or a long room I a
gtMst plaice for cucli a prtmienade.
Out even ttter thaa thl la a lung
Mri-h, or a Mcluded walk In 11m
oiu air. You should walk very
slowly, letting the hall of your loot
toucli the tlor urst, and then the
heel; Just the w ay, in taci, that on
should, in theory, walk forward,
uut which, In practice, la k rarely
When girl build an air catl
she always leaves out the kitchen.
Tbe gn-ater the bore a man 1, the
smaller the hole ha leave behind
A woman in very apt to exagger
ate except w hen k!mj refer to Iwr
The lower the ga Is turned, tho
brighter it s..m for a lr of fond
It tike a )werful magulfjing
glasH to see the mantle of charity
worn by Home iple.
A young man who propuN"d in
vain to half a dozen girls myn therw
isn't much difTerence in them but
there' a lot of indifference.
There are said to be 6,573 difler
eut kinds of fear; and Mien a man'
wife inform him tliat the
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A dozen of the wealthiest capital"
1st in the country men who wield
absolute control over Immenm bul
nens entcrprW-A will tell the read
ers of The Saturday Evening Port
(February 1C) why they remain in
the race w hich they have already
Ea-h of them writes frankly
whether he makes money for It
own hake, for the aheex Joy of work
ing, or to gain the power with which
vat capital invest itaelf.
To Iaaue 15,000)00 Bond.
New York, Feb. 8. The Board of
Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad voted today fur construc
tion purposes to issue $15,000,000 4
percent gold convertible debentures.
Mr. George W. Anthony Is i "re
pa ring to establish a chair factory In
Burlington, ny the News. A com
pany has also been organized to
manufacture furniture In that town.
I The increase of the aacaicd value
1 of the great railway systems In this
I State under the agreement between
them and the corporation comml-
felon is as follow Atlantic Coast
- Line, $5,994,675; bouthern, $7,293,-
046; Seaboard Air Line, $4,536,758;
J total $17,624,454.
ounnruieyariw uw w
- li aeauis in ureeneuoro, oi waica
Iri vere white persons and 127 col-
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It la predicted that the Triumphal
Bridge at the Pan-American Exposi
tion will surpass In beauty tbe treat
Alexander Bridge at the Paris Ex-
Women cant always find profita
ble employment, bat C H. Robin-