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JJL JLL JUL 11 V
RALEIGH -NORTH CAROLINA. MAY 2 1901.
SOMK TIILMiS THKY ARK
Til IN KIMS AHOUT-ANI)
COMMENT Til Kit IC
ON. FACTS, OPINIONS, VIEWS AND NEW8.
Tbwre I Yet Work to lM-IIw "lied
Helrt" Oraaaetrr to Wrap up Fact- A
Democrat Properly Ot-HorxJ Cottoo
Afr'l'lk 'l b I lurMlag and Horn
if II rrlenla,
TIIK IlKST I TICK hTATK.
Iteidsvllle, N. C, April 24, IJ)1.
I euclose, amount for subset iption.
I would ntop ttlH pajier, hut it I the
beat in the utate.
J. 11. Tam.ky.
TKI.L THK "NEWS."
Durham, N. C., April 23, 1901.-
Kncloned Is amouut for renewal of
my subscription. Tiik Catcahian
improved every year. I hope it will
continue to tell the news."
J. C. Ckahtkkk.
DKKINKS A DKMOC'KAT.
Leggett, N. C, April 25, 1901.
Kudosed Is amount for subscription
to the Caucasian. I can't do with
out it. It Is the only paper that
define a democrat and a democratic
legislature Just as I wee them.
T. W. RlDDICk'.
wants a good patkr.
Nlcanor, N. C, April 24, 1901.
I enclose you amount for bu Inscrip
tion to the Caucasian for one year.
Mr. J. M. Maogs here takes the
paper and fays it Is a good one, and
that is what I want.
M. J. Nixon.
as lono as i CAN."
Severn, N. C, April 2, 1901. I
enclose amount for Caucasian.
When my subscription expires,
please notify me. I like the paper
as well as any I have ever taken,
therefore I wish to continue it as
long as I can.
L. II. Pai.mkk.
TIIKKE IS YET WORK.
Kappa, N. C, April 21, 1901.
Enclosed is amount to renew my
suttHcriptlon for another year. I do
not think the paper has accomplish
ed Its mission or that it deserves to
die. There Is yet a work for the
Caucasian and the People's Party
to do. W. It. Ketch ie.
BATTLES FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE.
Edward, N. C, April 22, 1901.
I am proud to see that the Cauca
sian still battles nobly for truth,
Justice and humanity. Never before
in the history of the state have her
people been subjected to such a reign
of political tyranny.
I J. Stim.ey.
SOME NEWS ITEMS.
New Light, Wake Co., April 26,
1901. The planters In this vicinity
are very well up with their farm
work, though wet weather has pre
vented extensive plowing
On Sunday, April 21st 1901, Miss
Cordelia Hay was happily married
to Mr. J. M. Nines, at the residence
of the bride's father. The ceremony
was performed by W. D. Kay, Esq.
TKY TO "WRAP IT UP."
FUmore, N. C.Aprll 24, 1901.
Find enclosed amount for renewal
to Caucasian. I am nearly sixty-
nine years old, but still I desire to
know something about the political
affairs of my state, and through
your paper I find the only chance to
tret it. These little sheets down
here the followers of Simmons
red-shirt, break-neck, negro-poll-
holders, falsely so called white
supremacy policy try to "wrap it up."
S. D. Boykin.
COTTON ACKEAOE A PREDICTION
BACKWARD SPRING SMALL POX
Wakefield, N. C, April 2G, 1901.
I think Oen. Cox hit the nail on
the head about the farmers' meeting,
advocating the reduction of the cot
ton acreage. The more it is talked
the more cotton will be planted.
Nothing short of an earthquake will
make a farmer think and open his
eyes. When he sees the papers ad
vocating reduction he will think
the farmers generally are going to
"reduce" and he will say, now is
my time, and will plant double his
acreage, and all of them think alike.
They have bought about all the
guano they can get on time, and
cotton at 5 or 6 cents next fall will
make them open their eyes.
This is the most backward spring
I have seen for years. The trees
look almost like dead of winter, and
if the leaves get grown by the 10th
of May," they will have to hustle.
Tobacco plants are the smallest for
the time of the year I ever saw, and
not a good stand either. Wheat and
oats are looking fine; clover almost
a failure, it being so dry last fall.
i nave not neara a person express
themselves yet but what think the
Impeachment trial ended right.
It Is reported there is a case of
mall pox ia Wakefield, Wake Co
V, L. Chamblke.
BONIjH in kinhton.
Kinton, N.C., April 27th. Kin
ou Is calling for more bonds. We
have now outntanding thirty-three
thousand, ami are now asked to vote
twenty thousand more for school
Our townaaien are taking after
Orover Clevelaad. They abus
1 Orover for issuing two
hundred and sixty-three thousand
dollars worth of bonds to keep up
the gold renerve. It appears that our
townsmen are taking on a mauia for
I wonder if they ever heard that
several yearn ago tliis town sold -ight
thousand dollars worth of bonds to
build au electric light plant, and I
wonder if they ever heard that that
plant was burned without a dollar's
i nsu rarn-e. I wonder i f the bond ad
vcatH ever heard that eight thous
and dollars of bonds has been id.
I wonder if, in 1900 they didn't sell
twenty-live thousand dollars worth
more Ixmds. I wonder if anybody
ever heard the advocates of the
bonds say that U' the people would
vote for the twenty-five thousand
dollais worth of bonds they would
call In the eight thousand they is
sued st! vera 1 years ago. Have they
done so? Home say no. Will the
advocates please add eight thousand
and twenty-five thousand together
and see how much Kinston now
owes? Will some of the advocates
of the bonds plea.se calculate the in
terest on that at six per cent, and
see what that will be for one year?
Then multiply that by thirty, since
the bonds mature In thirty years.
They say the way to build up a
town is to sell bonds. I wonder if
they ever heard of a nation or a town
getting rich by selling bonds, espe
cially If they take the interest to
You can build up a town by build
ing manufactures, because it is like
a merchant ship. It brings its food
from atai. If the bonds are to be
paid who will pay them ? The la
boring man pays It all. All wealth
is created by the laborers. The bond
holder feasts and fattens on them.
The bond bolder is not taxed in pro
portion to the man that drives the
F. li. Bkcton.
The Democratic War of Spending Mon
ey for Education.
Figures quoted last week by the
Ilaleigh News and Observer on the
authority of the State Audi or show
that the impeachment proceedings
had cost the State up t that date
over $8,000. In other words that
is the price we are paying to teach a
part of the Senate something which
they ought to have known already
and which some of their colleagues
and a good many of us outside the
Senate did know already, namely
that the judges ought not to have
been impeached. After this can any
one say that North Carolina is un
willing to spend money for educa
tion? 'The Standard Bottles up
Beaumont, Tex. April 26. The
Beaumont oil exchange to day post
ed the statement that the Standard
Oil Company had purchased the rail
road terminals wharves and shipping
facilities at Port Arthur, and 90,000
acres of land surrounding the port.
The price was not given.
Port Arthur is the nearest deep
water port to the Beaumont oil field
and by controlling this outlet the
Standard Oil Company can control
every barrel of oil taken from the
A Curious Blrtli Complication.
In a small town of Warren county,
New York, two boys were born of
the same mother, one just before
midnight on December 31st, 1900,
and the other soon after twelve
o'clock in tne morning ot January
1st, 1901. There is quite . a contro
versy as to the day on which the
children will celebrate their birth-
day; and whether or not they are
twins, or onlv broth. W that,
thev were not horn on the mmoHnv.
nor the same year, nor
in the same
Baying- p Old Southern States Bonda.
London, April , 24. A London
firm Is promoting the old scheme of
buying up bonds which the South
ern States issued during the recon
struction period and which, later,
were repudiated by the State gov
ernments. The papers exploit the
enterprise, urging the bondholders
to come forward. , There is consid
erable local interest in the repudiat
ed bonds, which are largely held
here. One bank is reputed to hold
a majority of the Arkansas Issue.
Magnetic Healers Fined.
t r r, a si .to t r
Stephen A. Weltmer and Joseph N.
Kelly who operated the American
School of Magnetic Healing, at Ne
vada, Mo., were fined $1,500 each in
the Federal Court this morning. The
pnRrim wu iihitiv 1 iih ijiiiihi nuiira
t IL. TTli J Dl.1..
. " t :
iimiiN ii ir i,i n iiurinij ua a a a uii. uv
promising for a consideration to cute
persons of poverty and all known
boily ills through 'absent treatment"
and "mental suggestion."
ouryreu j ,
Cape Town, April 26. A troop
of Western Province mounted in
fan try was surprised by the Boers
April 20, fifty miles north of Calvl
nla. Cane Colonv. Two men were
killed and seven wounded and sev
eral were taken prisoners. 1
ELEPf AST OCOVIS TRAJCEI.
Ifebt elaa Uatftrtki Water Till fee Wee
Dead. 'Ike the Heart ru Away.
Peru, Ind., April 25. Henry
Huffman, a well-known animal
trainer with the Wallace show a, met
a horrible death here to day, being
killed by "Big Charley," a monster
elephant, while the animal was
bathing in the Misslssinewa Kiver.
"Big Charley" wound his trunk
about Keeper Huffman and hurled
him far into the stream. The man
was u nil jural, and when he return
ed he said: Why. Charley. I didn't
think that of you; aren't you asham
ed of yourself?"
The next instant Huffman was
grabbed by the big elephant and
thrown to the bottom of the river
and held tliere by the forefeet ol the
animal. Then with a great roar the
elephant ran away. Several show
men shot at him with no effect. He
broke down fences and roamed about
iavfc-Ag field, keeping everybody at
a distance. Apples loaded with
strychnine were thrown near him,
and he ate one. An hour later he
lay down and was in terrible agony.
A rifle shot settled him.
"Big Charley" weighed over
three tons, was valued at $10,000,
and in his lifetime had killed
Keeper Huffman at different
times was animal trainer in Fair-
mount Park, Philadelphia, and Cen
tral Park, New York City. His
home was at Columbus, Ohio.
Never Uaed an Oath, Irank Uquor or
Klsaed a. Woman.
Chicago Dispatch, 24th-
Prof. Algle li. Crook, the bache
lor member of the faculty of North
western University, surprised the
students during a heart to heart talk
In the laboratory yesterday by say
ing that the frivolities of the world
had not tempted him.
"I have never uttered a profane
word," said Prof. Crook, "never
have smoked, chewed tobacco, drank
Intoxicants, nor hugged or kissed a
The confession brought blushes to
the cheeks of the young women of
the class, while the vounsr men look-
ed and wondered.
"That Is true," added the pro
fessor. "Well, spoke up a student, "you
don't know what you've missed,
Prof. Crook, after a moment's si
lence, and as if talking to himself,
remarked: "Perhaps not."
Prof. Crook is a graduate of Ohio
Wesleyan University and is 37
years old and is known as one of
the most athletic and learned men
at the Evanston institution and is a
favorite at Woman's Hall.
VIEWS QN FUSION.
to Prefer to it
Topeka, April 26. The Populist
State Central Commitee has been
sounding the rank and file on the
question of further fusion with the
Democrats. The State organ to-day
gives this result: 93 per cent of the
letters received in answer to the
queries propounded by the State
Central Committee are in favor of
putting a straight Peoples party
ticket in the field next year. The
other seven per cent are in favor of
all Kansas Populists going into the
Democratic primaries and taking
possession of the machinery of that
party. About one half of the writ
ers say they would favor the forma
tion of a new party in the btate pro
vided all the reform elements could
be united under ita banner: other
wise not. All of the writers favor
direct legislation and most of them
favor makirjg it the paramount issue
in the next State campaign by em
phasizing it as the only way to get
public ownership of public utilities
to stop the corruption of legislative
bodies and to secure genuine rule by
the Deo Die
i ---- -
In The Periodicals.
distinction can be
made between men than that which
divides them into two classes. To
the first class belong those who al
ways have a good excuse why tne
thing required cannet be done. The
second class is composed of those
who manage to do. Foremost in
this latta class stands out the figure
of General De Wet. Allen Sangree,
I wn0 nas
just returned from the
Transvaal, draws a vivid picture, of
the character of this most remark -
able general modern times for the
May Cosmopolitan, and the : article
is illustrated with the most complete
I collection of photographs and draw
ings yet published.
A great deal has been published,
of late, on the career of General
Funston, but the subject is approach
ed from an unusual point of view
by Prof. James H. Canfleld in the
Canfleld was one of Funs ton's colic
teachers in the University of Kai
He writes appreciatively of the qt
Hies displayed by young Funston rn
the class-room, recalling that he was
I mmsen once lainy "noorea" on a
i . . - . ... - - f
i . e e
point in economics by his briMant tion of Niagara from the encroach
pupil. x I mnt of commercial and mannfact-
Xhouaanda Hare Died from Famine.
" Vienna, April 27. About 20,000
nersons are renorted to have died
- famine In the Russian provinces
Kherson and Bessarabia since Feb
- 1 ruary, and the famine cannot fail
I reach a stage of even greater severify
- 1 before the crops of 1901 mature.
I The provincial authorities are help -
- less in the face of the vastness
I the calamity..
OFFICIAL AND MEDICAL
OPINION TO THE EFFECT
THAT IT IS DANGEROUS
ADVICE OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.
Vaccination Ur-ed a a Precautionary
Meaaare. The IMaeaae Declared to be
Prevalent all Orer The TJnlU-d Ktatea
And Said to ba on the Increaee.
It seems that the smallpox is le
coming to be a matter of much con
cern in some sections of the state.
If not prevalent, it is at least con
sidered dangerous in portions of
Wake county. Last veek there
was special meeting of the Wake
county board of commissioners to
consider what steps had best be tak-
eni hi End, UPP t hi plague.
They were first in session in con
junction with County Superintend
ent of Health McCullera and Hr. It.
H. Lewis as a county santiiary com
mittee and then as a board of com
missioners to take action in the
premises. The following resolution
which was adopted shows the result
of the meeting:
Whereas, in the opinion of the
sanitary committee of Wake county,
on account of the increasing pre
valence of smallpox in some sections
of said county that compulsory vac
cination Is necessary for the safety
of the health of the public;
"Resolved, That the county sup
erintendent of health of Wake
county be, and he is hereby author
ized, empowered and instructed to
vaccinate all persons in Wake county
whom he shall see fit in any t-ection
of said county, and to enforce
pulsory vaccination in such
cases . -
against the consent of such person.
"Resolved, further, That the coun
ty superintendent of health t-hall
have the power and authority to
delegate and appoint any reputable
physician in Wake county to per
form said vaccination and enforce
the same compulsorily, said phy
sician to exercise the proper discre
tion as to the necessity and propriety
of compulsory vaccination in any
case, as is given to the county super
intendent ot nealtn in this resolu
Dr. McCullers, superintendent of
health, made a statement which
showed that there cases of smallpox
in the vicinity of the Neuse river,
in New Light township, St Mary's
township, in Little Ltiver township
and in the vicinity of Apex. The
county authorities and the practicing
physicians are co operating vigorous
ly in a united effort to stamp out
the disease. It is proposed to order
compulsory vaccination only where
the conditions are such as to de
mand it for the public safety. How
ever, the people generally, where
necessary, are advised to be vacci
nated as a precaution. In fact, there
is an effort on the part of the State
Board of Health to have the peo
ple throughout the state vaccinate
as a protection against possible con
tagion. The' state has just had
printed a large quantity ot very
large posters with heavy black cap
tion: "Smallpox is Prevented by
Vaccination," ani illustrated with
four halt-tone cuts of horrible cases
of smallpox. The poster reads as
"If you do not want to have
smallpox get vaccinated! The dis
ease is again generally prevalent all
over the United States, and particu
larly so in the states adjoining. As
fast as it is eradicated at one point
it is re imported. At present it
exists in many counties, ana is
growing more and more serious,
both as to the number of infected
centers and a more malignant and
fatal type of the disease. Despite
all efforts to check it by iso'aiing
huuhiouS ovc icFjiv
I . e
so, on tne increase Decause
brought in again and again by some
of the thousands coming into our
"Bemember! That you can con-
tract a malignant and tatal case Irom
a very mild one, ana vice -versa;
1 that it you contract it you win De
The one precautionary measure is
"Stats Board of Health.
"Baleigh, N. C."
Some cases of Btnall pox at Hills
horn sppm to have scattered the
disease pretty widely. A few days
( ago Mrs. Graham, of that town, went
- 1 to Norwood, Stanly county, to visit
her married daughter, and was taken
with the disease after her arrival
there. Miss Bettie Walker, of West
Durham, who had been visiting in
Hillsboro, returned home, and soon
- after her return, was taken with the
An oo moot rvloa fnr fho nroaoro.
tiring interests, so far as tnese may
ini ure the beautv of the neatest
1 natural wonder of America, is made
of I in The Outlook's Macrazlne Numberr
of for May by Miss' Mary B. Hartt.
- 1 The article is accompanied by illus-
to I trations which add to the point of
the author's remarks about the in
Jury already done to the beauty of
1 the Falls. ($3 a year. The uut-
6f look Company, 287 Fourth Avenue,
COVtCatUlT CC3TE31 OF VICES.
Cnaareeeea IHra Tavwc
fuciaa la fuetaJ
ColumUi, Ohio, April 24 In ac
addrrw before tlie Presidential lt-
masters Association of Ohio. to-lay,
Congressman Charles F. Dick, chair
man of the liepublicau State com
mittee, declared himself la fav.r of
govevnment t-ontroi of telephone
and telegraph lines.
All meauA of communication, he
declared, should be under govern
mental aupervUion eleihouie, a
well as the mail system. Thi is
certain to come. The United State
finds that the surplus of its products
must be disposed of in the markets
of tne world. It mu!t not oulv
protect but aid its couiuieicial in
terests, and in commerce it U an ad
vantage that communication be not
only swift, but inexpensive.
It a telegraphic communication
can be sent by the government for
5 cents, then private corporation
must not be permitted to charge and
collect 25 cents for that service.
The means of communication ought
to be the government's monopoly
and not lhat of a private corporation
(Jen. Dick said that universal Ir.-el
rural delivery is certain to come
within a very short time and de
clared himself emphatically in favor
of postal savings system.
llow a Dog Found a Fortune.
Because he was too poor to buy
food for his dog, John Anderson, a
settler at thelittle village of Black
Duck, Minn., is now a rich man,
with every prospect of becoming
richer in the near future.
Anderson, who took up a claim
near Black Duck last fall, w as ill
nearly all the winter. How he man
aged to live is a mystery. A short
time ago his provisions were entire
ly exhausted, and he was forced to
turn his yellow dog adrift. YeMer-
day the dog returned with a bone
and the earth adhering to it was till
ed with shining yellow particles.
His curiosity was aroused, tsp dal
ly as his claim is on land that has
every indication of being gold lear.
ing. Scraping together a large num.
ber of particles he carried them to
Black Duck and visited the local
When the jeweler tested them
thev Droved to be eold. The value
nf th dust was sso. whieh u,a iwwl
by the jeweler.
When Anderson located the
from which the bone had been dug,
he found it rich in gold dust.
Inside of au hour Anderson had
been offered exorbitant figuret ;or
his claim, but he has thus far refus
ed to sell. With the money obiaiu-
ed from the sale of his go'd he has
employed several men, whoa c now
prospecting and making strikes that
are proving rich indeed.
A small creek flows through one
corner of the claim and he is now
diverting the cour.-e of the water in
order to bring ii nearer the gold bed,
so that he can wash out the lrt.
The ground is frozen as yet, and the
work is slow, but up to this time
he has obtained over three
thousand dollars worth of crold dust
from a tract less than ten yards
It was just after a dinner and th6
man who had been sitting next to
the young woman with the beauti-
ful arms and neck thought that he
was the most fortunate individual
in the room. He said all the bright
things he could bring to mind and
was congratulating himself that he
was keeping up his end of the con-
versation tairly well, when the
young woman, began to display
signs of nervousness. She gazed
around the room as ii looking for
an avenue of escape, moved unea-iiy
in her seat and allowed two or three
jokes to pass her by without making
it evidt nt that she recogniz-"d them.
Astonished and half alarmed, the
man looked at her inquiringly, and,
meeting his look, she said:
"I am in misery."
"In misery?" echoed the man.
"Yes," he replied, "l was vac-
cinated the other day and it has
taken beautifully. I could almost
scream, it hurls so."
The man looked at the beautiful
arm?, and seeing no mark there, said
"Why, where were you vac- inat-
"In New York," she replied, with
President's Remarkable Suit.
A suit of clothes of black woollen
cloth which has never been through
tne dye tub is probably the most re
markable costume that President
McKinley has ever owned. Thit be
can wear it, as one - of a very , few
men who have enough of the wool
tn mat a. nit of do he. 1 dne to
the courtesy of George W. Peterson,
who owns a flock of seventy black
.b th onlv rativ black flnck in
the country. Mr. Peterson has also
rivn senator Piatt a onantitv of
thft saniA Hoth. No dve of anv sort
urea nuewt cnrl fhA wnnl Is as nil re tn
oolni- end txtni a when if came
from the sheeps' backs. As this
.-W Vnnrn ln.rf.nmln whloh
hlack ninth has Wn made without
dveinir the wooL President McKin-
ley. will be a . marked man when he
appears in his priceless suit of clothes.
Mr. Peterson, an amateur stock
breeder; who has a farm at Auster
Etz, N Y., raised his black shep at
ereat expense and with much care
"Can you let me have
th it ten
dollars you owe me?" said Thorn
ton to Perkasle.
Perkasle shook his head.
"But I really need the money."
Do as I did borrow." Pack.
'HLACK JACK KETCH I'M
SUFFERS DEATH FOR
TRAIN ROBBERY IN
(A REVOLTING SCENE OH THE CALLOWS.
Wrote a lsHlr Iteclariaf Three ( Vrt-
ed Men IimttiI ofrHa-Vu t.ed.r
of A Itwbtwr Bud.
Clayton, N. M., April LY,. The
execution of "Black Jack" Ketrhuiu,
convicted of train robber v to-dav
waswitneMried by a Urge crowd. A
thousand cowboys ami miners tM-avi-ly
armed were present to prevent any
rescue by outlaws or friend.-, Ketth
um displayed great nerve. He arvwt
at 7:30 and ate heartily of hieakfaat.
When asked by the sheriff at what
time he would be ready he replied,
,4Oh, suit yourselves. I'm content
ed, just so I arrive in hell for din
ner." He requested iuuiu and a
violinist was found who went to his
cell and played fur two hours.
When he concluded the bandit re
marked, "That's my lat inu-Ic."
He then wrote a note to President
McKinley saying he would die like
a man and requesting him to irdou
three men now nerving time in the
Santa Fe penitentiary fur a crime
which he says was committed by
his brother Bam, now dead. Will
Carver, Broncha Bill and himself.
He told his attorney today where
he concealed articles and money
secured in the Southern Pass hold-up
that occurred In Arizona, in 1897.
At 11 o'clock he began dressing
for the gallows. At 12:30 he ate
a light lunch and sent for a priest.
While he refused to talk to the
priest he listened to his counsel. At
1:17 he mounted the scaffold firmly
without a tremor and aided the
sheriff to adjust the black cap
last words were: "Good bye.
my 8 deeP please."
When the trap dropiied the
severed his head from his body as
ismoomiy as uiougn oy a Koue. i ne
1 L 1 11 I 1 9 a WW 1
scene was revolting and made the
strongest grow sick and faiut. The
body and head were placed in a coffin.
Ketch urn's letter to the president
is as follows:
Clayton, N. M., April 26, 1901 .
His Excellency, the President of
the United States, Washington, D. C,
"Sir Being now at the town of
Clayton, N.-M., awaiting my execu
tion which is set for this day, and
realizing the importance of the
liberty of other men and the duty
which I conceive to be incumbent
upon my self, standing in tne pres
ence of death, where no human aid
can reach me, I desire to communi
cate to you by means of this letter
some facts which I deem would be
f interest to ixple through their
rresiaeni ana per naps ne tne means
of liberating innocent men
Ther ar now three mpn in
Santa Fe penitentiary serving sen
tences for the robbery of the mail at
Steins, Pass, Ariz., in 1897, viz:
Leonard Albertson, Walter Huffman
I and Bill Waterman, and they are as
I innocent of the crime as an unborn
I babe. The names of the men who
committed the crime are Dave At
kins, Ed Bullin, Will Career, Sam
Ketchum, Broncho Bill and myself.
I have given to my attorney in
Clayton means by which articles
taken in said robbery may be found
I where we hid them and also the
names of witnesses who live in that
vicinity who will testify that my
I gelf and the gang were in that
neighborhood both immediately be-
fore and after the robbery. The
I fact that these men are innocent and
are suffering impels me to make
this confession. While you cannot
help me and while I realize , that all
efforts to secure tome a commuta
tion of my sentence have signally
failed, I wish to say this much in
the interest of these innocent men,
who, as far as I knew, never com
mitted a crime in their lives. I
make this statement, fully realizing
that my end is fast approaching and
that I must very soon meet my
Very respectfully your servant.
T. E. Ketchum."
Thomas Ketchum, alias "Black
Jack," was the most noted desper
ado of the southwest. Although be
boasted of having taken the lives of
many fellow beings, yet he finally
paid the forfeit with his own life
for an attempted train robbery in
which nobody was killed.
His crime was committed near
Folsom, . Mn August 16, 1899.
Single handed, "PlackJack" held
PP Colorado & Southern passenger
train. He ordered the engineer and
fireman to uncouple the engine and
I leave J.D0 train.
I mau agent wpeneu ure , on aim
is whicn ne prompuy reiurnea. rie
I PaOeiTea UW WulCUUJ Ol a UUUUra
I. - . . . ,. ...
wrreieu buuikuu iu u Kao, axiu,
but quickly changing the rifle to Ms
left shoulder he succeeded in wound
ing both conductor and mail agent.
He then escaped in the darkness,
but was captured the next day. He
waa tried . for assault on a United
States mall . agent and sentenced to
ten years in thep nlientiary. Then
I in September, 1900, he was tried on
the more serious charge of assault
on a railroad - train with intent to
commit a felony. He was also con
victed on this charge and sentenced
to be hanged in November
The- rimitlon a etaytit uMll
March by antiviral t th tet ttut
uitMiie nrt, vKmIi fflrul 1 1
OinJlrg of the loairr mutt t I in
Marxb a rrprietr a grant d until
April 2C. "Black Jack" waa .aid
to have bren the leader ol a tid of
outlaw who couail Ul tuany train
robbrrie and otbrr ralda In Tra-.
w Mr too and Aria. Th
band he lw-n ej-attrm! alM hi ar
rrt. Seven or right ha U-u
killed. Thrw ar) in jail and 4brr
t are tn driven to tlx tn4ittli.
COLO SfEUtSUEET 6EA11.
TvrrtMe Telee 1M r (be Oelr . r
of a I'Ml; af all - A lteM M4f H
! Wall of lee.
Chicago, ID , April A aval
to th llecorder-llerild l"ntn Yirlu
rla, B. ' , my :
"A terribW? 4ry of the fate ui a
Irty of ix gold-Mei'krractiMie floiii
DawMHi, where tiM only eurvlw !
the little cotuiewiy ha arfUed. Tti
party left Seattle thre y ar igo for
Copje-r river, and axordi g to thi
mm'tale, the trvt-hvnu YaM
ilarier claiml one of the prty for
ltitown. He dbp-arv I in a ri-euie
In the ico, drvndlng a lUlatH-v
HeVetity-fl ve tVet, u Iwre Im lievaioe
wedged la-tvkefi wall of . Here,
mained ronsciou and gae final in.
atrucllonn to his couietlou, who
were powerl to a eit Mm.
'The uext misadventure wa on
a raft which was lowesl over thmd.
ering rapids and broken to pieoea
against th Jagged rock. The fl
men made a desperate rigid for lif ,
but three of them weie iteteriem
again. Two reached idiore, one of
whom wait severely Injured Inter
ually and the other had a !ratured
arm. They were bereft of all provis
ions and hundnsl of id lk- fiom civ.
Ulution. Alter days of untold suf
ferlng the spark or life in the man
injured Internally was mercifully ex
tingulshed His lone partner for 13
days wandered on without food. Af
ter that his life became a blank for
a pi riod of twelvw months and when
his henses returned he found him
self among friendly Indians."
BRYAN NOT FOR A THIRD RACE.
He Saja kCaa be Relied epoe u Seppor W.J any U hi. h may lie eiulr
Priarinies. OOIlini-ehartenil b-n-al.er.
It l - v- 1 . ...ii ... I
incoiii, -eo., .pru -o in a
,. . ..i.ui...
... m 1 1 . .. . I
w.j. uryan xayn in enTi inai lie
. . I.
nomination lor me i resiuency. Jir.
iryairs aunouncemeni is in answer
i . . . i
to au article in au eastern ier
speculating on his pbinsasa olitical
leader. Mr. Bryan said;
"I am not planning for another
Presidential nomination if I were
I would not Iw editing a mw-paier.
If I become a candidate It will be
because it seems necessary for the
advancement of principle to which
I adhere, and that doc not now
seem probable. I hall, however,
take an iutent in Mliti for fever-
al yean yet, if I live, and lie relied
ujKjri to upport thif-e w ho a caudi-
ddtes advance Denioer-tie tir-nciples
and who can t entrutl toenform
them if elected."
The Old t:oarrderale Htalea lloada.
Washington, April 2". Itegard-
iog the report that interest In tin
repudiated bonds issue! by tin
boutnern stales during the recon-
structlon period wan being revi veil
in lndnn hWrftarv Caere (wliv
said: -The Tnunrv Demrtment
--, j r-
has no information concerning the
Ls-ue of Slate bonds by the iiwurrec -
inrv KtiiM .Inrlnir ti,M rivii uir. i,
m not a matter in which the general
, 0 ... ...
irovernment can be runcerneil. In
our form of government, tlie Feder-
al Union Is not resuonsible for the
debbiof the Hute under anv cir-
cumstance. Whether or not the in-
dividual States Issued bonds In aid of
the rebellion the record of the
Treasury Department do not show.
To get accurate information on this
point and to learn whether such
Donas, 11 issued, are regarded as
blading obligations, or whether they I
have been distinctly repudiated
through re-organization of State con
stitutions or otherwise, the records
of the several States would have to
in riweden tney nave a land ar
rangement of this kind: The farmer
will give a tenant so many acres of I
ground, provided the tenant will
give him so many days labor for so
many years, the labor to be paid as
Parson Arthur Dox: "I wonder
why we received omany pennies
.v-.w j, mm i
'cause tney aon't mace no smauer
coins in the mint." Brooklyn
A seven-pound nugget of gold has
been found at the gold mine near
Condor, Montgomery county. The
name of the finder has not been
made public but this Is said to be
one of the largest and most valuable
nureets found In recent years. Gold
is said to exist in considerable
quantities in that section.
44 Whan I was once In danger from
lion,'' laid an old African explor
er. "I tried sitting down ana star
ing at him, ma I had no weapons
How did it workf asked hla
.Perfectly ; tne lion aian'i even
offer to touch me.1
Strmngel How do you account
Well, sometlmea Pre thought It
wat because I ant down on branch
of a very tall tree."
I'KiilNMNi. lo ti.Mi
NOTE V. IDKVRS
I F.i.IM.Tl K IV
WAS IT fUl TilOUCM IT S1IAITI t
I tiilt Hi
lue kf a
rMOa I ia
U lwii th e U II..- n.vi.t U
lalure f-hiil liw H i nU au.
rtStlllttol. Iltrr.' 11 1 in- -... it mi, r
and iociMUiat.iv- thai. I.a nr-t
rbartrit rlraal a mi . iU t,rtm t
al Av-uit y. Alr.-e.lv o.- .. th
barrow-tiiio.tr!. .iu ai.. "xi
Injc" matter are Uln 1. 1 u,
The lUUifh iin.it.l n i. tM
lliarl.4l l--r-r I.Im- , ..
ttwm thul :
TIrfe I,. 4.t.! ,4 tak
aUrtit IIm- Lilt to poJoMt H- taking
of lef out of tbeMatf. ! turn. tjt
that It a iutralut-l by iw uiiu
bef of !le Ihiw who tntraJu.- a
bill to prohibit I lie .Mat Tnwaurrr
from iliig Dr. At.tn.tl any mUry
ai lor ration tomiuiotr. That
ua rtiaiihlp to Tb
aueak Mil u ill hardly h Id at-r. A
Judge ald today thai In . of
caM In the various iate o h erk
bllU, which retodl to I. ottai
thing and are auoth r bae ba de
cided by the n Hi rt to bave no fat.
ing in law TIm author of tM, t.UI
lo prevent any ou ouliig timt-r
in excetw of SOU arn-a r of tutti na
il unb-en beoun a w mill iu tlx
btate or furtiUhe It to otic iu Um
Slate, would iiodirubt. If he Here in
the Wet introduce Mil t- orohlt
It th rdiipioent ,f loonarite or r-
Onwoflt- provUion forfeit all
tluilr tracti of over 3Hi a-rt l Ul
by previously rharterl couiinU
111 Itrit tlllllM-r llu H.rri.m t
u f. K.. ...
- - - - - vs m m mm t m
e.HUirll c uiment of the
n,Mii,nu t. t.A.
("lurlotte Olf-rver U a
- - - -
It was read only by title and Om
title U iniijc-tit enough: An act to
prohibit the felling of tirule-r In cer
tain stream." Yet only ot -
tion of tin iiieafun aplil to tbi
loial matter. All the oiIm r afVt-
e! the State at large and lave tl
efltct of prohibiting the shipping of
log irom the Kiat and f.f invent
ing any -orp .ration li. eitciMv now
or that may -haitcrl ti tedit-r
fr.'io bo ding over ;' ate. iim.
Iier land" Hub il ha min- iu th
It ! gralilyirii; to know that tb-
opinion ol ahle lauer lh' the
court will not uphold tin- bill, the
pmvdent U-inz agaliM the vabditv
of Sneak" lei; Ula tion Some i.Jan
will certainly have to Im fSeviMl In
the future, for preventing och legis
lation an this. A more careful watch
must be kept on hill that are rulil
through their f-everal reading uin
",e reading oi ineir tn ieWII.
I OOU uraCIOUftZ nucn crilK'lMn a
I.,, . . . .. .
Im" un ",e brainy, pirioii
ouinUtlent body of "Judge Hunter."
1 ,n "w l,uo,c Mlu r
a few we ki ag!! and from a !-
i . ..i i. i .t f
ujwjy imaum iih? mw i
the tn1 wu'l havr lm-n
MJ ''' bad Ue-n
I"d or 'Sneaked" or 11 anything
doI1 to li h' tl-I i. rat kr
3TARTE0 OH TOUL
WR Uaaeera Fir lea TTae I'reeUeari'e
Trala Start oej Ita Ioe TH.
Wanliliigtoo, Atril 2'J. President
McKinley thU morning began hla
transcontinental tour. He and hi
party of dIsUogulaled gueKb lravl
in a siecial train fitted with every
conceivable luxury and convenience.
It i- the Capitol of toe Uniteil HUtea
on wheel, and this traveling White
House will be seen by million in
the trip across the country. One
end of the President's car is fitted
upaa his private ofihe, and the
business of the executive depart
ment will be transacted there for
weeks to come. The secretary of
the President, Mr. Cortelyou, baa
arramred al deUl)g of tri
TOmman fcatioo with
Th train pulled out of Washing
ton on schedule time this irornlng,
amid the cheers of the multitude.
The train was profutely decorated
with beautiful flowers, the gift of
friends, and tbe locomotive carried
the President's official flag. Tb
train stopped ten minutes at Lynch
aTli' the home of Senator John
w- Daniel, this being the first atoj
1 00 U3aT'
rms is Loe
most extended too;
I ever undertaken by a President ii
the history of the country.
Bryan the Test.
At Greensboro the municipal con
vention adopted as the lest of Dr
mocracy loyalty to Bryan and the
national Democratic ticket. This
caused a great thai of dh-satlsfao-
i uuu, u uho ui uie uiu jiroauaeut
auxens ox tna wwn woo nave
taken a great hand In local politics,
I did not vote for Mr. Bryan.