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RALEIGH, NORTH OABOLINA, MAY 16. 1901.
NOMK PUNGENT OPINIONS
AND COMMENTS FROM
WHAT A DEMOCRAT WANTS TO KNOW.
It. marks Coiiceralng The faaee Against
fraudulent Itrgl.trare Time For Uood
1'enple To It Aetlr-IHuatUractlon la
l b Kut.
HOMK INTKKKHTINCi ITEMS HU.M TIIK
Hlddeuite, N. C, May 11. In
Tiik Caucasian of April '2'Ah I see
an invitation for correspondence
trom earh section of the state.
inuorse your idea oi giving news
items from every quarter. I am
sure that this plan will do much to
ward bringing the good lieople of
the stale in closer proximity to
each other, sud will be a medium of
bringing out ideas for good, to the
general public that have been ma
terialized, but have been kept in
the back ground fur want of the o
port unity that t lie ht is ntt'erin?.
I am sure that the rank and Hie ol
the people are rire, and ready to do
the right, and all that is needed is
for them to have the light turned on.
We in this section of the state
have Just emerged from the reign of
winter. The spring bird has Just
struck his tlrst note as an omen.
Our fanners are well on the way
planting. Quite a large crop of cot
ton will ho planted for this section.
The apple crop up heie promises to
be very large. The each crop will
Prof. A. F. Sharp's High School
at this place is in a flourishing con
dition. The commencement exercises
of tills scho -I will oecur the 16 and
17 of May.
I'rof T. I'ool's High School
at Vashti, in Alexander couuty, is
a very nourishing school, and will
close- wltli commencement exercises
ths last of May.
We are more than gratified with
the article "Light is Breaking."
What the more surprises us is that
so many good men in the Demo
cratic jiarty have gnqd their way
in darkness so long. Is It a fact
that the laboring man, "poor wretch
that he is," must always be used as a
tool to further the revolutionary
gang of thriving conspirators who
care nothing for the good of the
people and the welfare of the state?
Well; hasn't the last legislature
broken the record. What more can
they do, than they have done?
Why, you can't hold a democrat
up here long enough to ask him
what he thinks about It. It you
happen to name the acts of the last
legislature in the hearing of a dem
ocrat, he just simply vanishes, as
vapor will before the purifying
effects of a spring morning sunbeam,
They (the democrats) say that the
complexion ol democracy has so
changed that they really do not
know where they are at.
Our merchants think that the
revenue Jtc, machinery act is very
unfair; under the new school law, the
whole machinery of our free public
school system has gone democratic.
What do you think of a party that
will degrade itself, (If it Is possible
for such a party as the democratic
party to be degraded) as to usurp
authority over the Representa
tive of the county, in the General
Assembly, as the last legislature did
and not even hear him in appoint
ing the County Board of Education,
but select the meanest partisan dem
ocrats they could find in the county
and appoint them as a non-partisan
board of education. Such is surely
the case in 4 Little Alex."
Hurrah for Lieut. Gov. Reynolds'
article in the Winston Republican,
as relates to nol-prossing the cases
against the' democratic registrars,
who were indicted for violating that
honest (?) election law. There may
be policy In such action, but we feel
safe in asserting that there is no
principle underlying any such prop
osition; we feel safe in further as
serting that those who gave their
assent to such, will regret it in less
than two years to come. Stick a
We thiuk it high time that every
one who wishes to see good come to
The Old North," should bestir
himself, and look around him, and
with an eye single to the . good of
humanity ask himself this ques
. tlon: "With what party shall I
allgne myself that I may do the
most good for myself and my chil
dren; that I may the better propagate
the great principles that underly a
republican form of government, and
so cast my vote (in case J. am not
disfranchised) that such vote will
be. counted one looking toward the
everlasting destruction of red-shirt-
ism and anarchy in the Old North
A DEMOCRAT WANTS TO KNOW.
A prominent Democratic attor
ney in the eastern part of the state
in a letter to the editor of The Cau
c asian begins it as follows:
"x nave react witn interest your
pungent criticism upon the appoint
ment of F. D Winston as judgeThe
inquiry, I think, might have been
extended. and the Question asked.
"Why did the Governor appoint as
judge or the criminal court Mr.
uryan, or Wllmlngtona man who
had voted for ltumell over Cy Wat-0a
v , law. ( TT Ujr Vff AO IUC I
appolninent given to him over the
beads of men who for 25 yean have
nerved the democratic, party loyally
in every campaign and voted the
There are no doubt many demo-
crata in the state who would like to P1
ask this question and many others
that have been suirirostfed bv devel-
opments since the last election In
Warsaw, N. C, May 8, 1901.-
I he laxt legislature, on account of
IMHlng several objectionable bills
lout a good many voters. I could
tell you of as many as a dozen or
two around here who fay that It is
the last time they will ever vote
the democratic ticket, and I think
they will do as they fay.
Ab. Pii i i lips.
HE SAW THE PRESIDENT.
Lai IIU House Hum to the Ground la
Order to IJo It.
San Luis Obispo, California, May
10. The route of the President's
train northward from Los Angeles
today lay through the Santa Clara
Valley, nestling under fog-swathed
mountains to the coast, where it ran
lor hours along the edge of cliffs
overhanging the Pacific Ocean. At
every stopping place today there
was a beautiful flower show. At
Ventura and Santa Barbara the
President was simply overwhelmed
An unusual incident occurred dur
ing the President's stay at Santa
Barbara. 1 he residence of the chief
of the fire brigade caught fire. The
fire chief, who was on the street
awaiting the coming of the Presi
dent was informed that his house
was in flames.
"Let it burn," he replied, "I will
wait and see the President. I can
build another house, but I may
never have another opportunity to
see the President of the United
States," and he stoically remained
while his house burned to the
"I saw the President,' he said,
when informed that his house was
in ruins. "I saved the lot any
The First Marriage Bond Ever Issued In
Vak County Found,
News & Observer.
The first marriage bond ever Issu
ed In Wake county has been found.
It was discovered yesterday in the
office of the Register of Deeds and
is in an excellent state of preserva
tion, the ink having faded but little
and the only evidence of age about
the paper being its yellow cast and
a few breaks where it had been
folded. It is a valuable souvenir of
The bond is written on ordinary
note paper and Is dated November
6, 1771, making the instrument
nearly one hundred and thirty years
old. It tells of the agreement to
the marriage of Giles Thomas and
Molley Simms, and recites that
Giles Thomas and one Williams
Slmms give bond for fifty pounds
provincial money, an amount equal
to about $500 in the currency of to
Crushed Between the Cars.
Charlotte, N. C, May 10. Mr.
B. Lee Roberts, son of Mr. John A.
Roberts, of Cleveland county, was
killed at the Southern passenger
station in this city this morning by
being caught between the platforms
when in the act of coupling the air
hose between two coaches of the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta
train. Mr. Roberts was thirty years
old. His parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Roberts, live near Patterson
Springs, Cleveland county, which
was his home up to some years ago,
when he came to Charlotte to buy
cotton for J. II. Sloan.
Lightning's Work at Chapel Hill.
Chapel Bill News.
During the electrical storm last
Wednesday, lightning struck a tree
at the northwest corner of Mr. Geo.
Wood's residence, on Rosemary
street. The tree was five or six
feet from the corner of the house.
The weather boarding was torn up
some and the blinds knocked off and
and every glass in the window shat
tered to pieces. The lightning fol-
owed a clothes line that was attach
ed to the tree to the kitchen and
riped off several planks. The resi
dence was filled with smoke.
North Carolina Millionaires.
The New York Herald of Mon
day has a column headed "Amer
ica's Chrysocracy Our 3,828 Mil
lionalref." In this list, for North
Carolina are the following:
Frank Coxe, Asheville; J. S.
Carr, Washington Duke, James B.
Duke, Benjamin N. Duke, B. L.
Duke, Durham; Lawrence Holt,
James Holt, William E. Holt,
Burlington; P. H. Hanes, Winston;
K. M. Murchisqn, Wilmington;
Mrs. Westmoreland, Charlotte; Geo.
W. Watts, Durham.
No Place For the N egro.
Knoxville. Tenn. H. L. Mc-
Klnney (colored), who left Tennes
see several weeks ago for Hawaii,
writes from Honolulu advising his
race to remain in the South. le
gives as his reason that imported
negroes must compete with Japanese
and Chinese laborers; that' there is
no chance for negro preachers or
teachers; the cost of living is high
and the feeling of enmity displayed
acralnst the criminal classes of his
race in the unitea Diates exisa
THE SEAL BAO HAM.
Who Kr May
"A stripling of effeminate rosines
and nt attire sat in the comer of a
frontier saloon, modest, silent, and
" Iar oul ol lM way as ne couia
Kt. u had stepped from the
trint 1111(1 he waa waiting for the
11 waa starched linen that
r18 wore; the city showed quite
phunly In his hat; and it 1 still In
Ul,i,ute whether any down was vial
ble upon his lip. But he was old
enough to be smoking a cigar with
all the appearance of habit. This
cigar, also, was not & native of the
town. In fact, the young man had
made no purchase upon entering the
saloon; nevertheless, the proprietor
could scarcely complain of him.
The stranger had asked If he
might wait here for the stage, and
had thanked the proprietor tor his
"Then he had sought his quiet
corner, and lighted his cigar.
"A citizen walked out of the back
room and up to the bar. He had
lelt a faro game; and the proprietor
was friendly with him, but respectr
ful; that sort of respect which is
flavored delicately with Just enough
lamiliarity to bring it out. It is
probable that the citizeu had had
than the one he now
took. It is also likely that faro had
not gone . as well with him this
morning as he considered bis due.
His dissatisfied eye fell upon the
rosy youth and his cigar; and he
took the glass from his lips and
held It, considering the stranger.
"At length, without removing
his eyes, he Inquired: 'What
Christmas tree did that drop off?'
"The proprietor hastened to take
this view. 'Its express-tag has flut
tered away, I guess,' he whispered
"The citizen remembered his
whiskey, swallowed it, set the glass
genlly down, gently drew his six
shooter, and shot the cigar to smash
out of the young man's mouth.
"Now I do not at all know what
l snouia nave aone in the young
man's place. Something sensible.
I hope. What the youth did I
know I should not have done. You
will see that his behavior was out of
the common. He stooped down,
picked up his cigar, found It ruined,
put it in the spittoon, got a fresh
one out of his pocket, found a match
in his waistcoat, slid it along the
seat of his nice breeches, lighted the
new cigar, and settled himself once
more in his chair, without a word
of protest, or an attempt at resent
ment. The proprietor saw him do
it all, and told about it afterward.
"The citizen took the second
smash! like the first. Per-
haps he went a trifle nearer the
"What were the card players In
the back room doing at all this
noise? They ail lay flat on the
floor like the well-trained, indi
genous people that they were, mind
ing their own business. For there
was no rear exit.
The youth felt in his waistcoat
pocket, but brought no match from
it. So he rose "with still another
fresh cigar in his hand, and walked
to the bar,
"I'll have to ask you for a
match,' he said to the proprietor,
who at once accommodated him.
"Once again he slid the match be
neath his coat-tails, and bringing up
his own six-shooter, shot the citizen
as instantly dead as that can be
done." Owen Wister in -Every
POCKET PICKED OF OYER $8,000.
Wealthy Farmer Goes to a Clrcua and m
Relieved of Ilia Pane.
Fairmont, W. Va., P. N. Amos,
a wealthy "farmer of Fairview, this
county, had his pocket picked today
of a purse containing $8,630 in cash
and in checks and drafts on various
He came to attend a circus which
exhibited here today, and' to deposit
the amount in a Fairmont bank.
He first discovered his loss while In
the midst of an Immense crowd.
The checks and drafts had all been
indorsed by Mr. Amos, and were
ready for. deposit. He estimates
the cash at $3,000, all in big bills,
none less than $100. -Mr. Amos to
night wired in all directions to stop
payment of the paper.
WROTE SERMONS IN HIS SLEEP.
The Remarkable Performance of a Young
Narrating "Some Remarkable Ca
ses of Double Personality ,v' Dr. B.
Osgood Mason cites, in May Ladies'
Home Journal, the case of a "young
ecclesiastic in the seminary with the
Archbishop , of Bordeaux,
France, who was in the habit of get
ting up at night in a condition of
somnambulism, going to his study
and composing and writing his ser
mons in the dark. When he had
finished one page he read it over
and carefully and properly corrected
it, A broad piece of card-board in
ternosed between his eyes and his
writing made no difference to him.
He wrote, read and corrected just
the same as if there had been
no obstruction. Having comple
ted his work to his satisfaction
he returned to bed, and in the morn-
incr he had not the slightest idea of
what he had done in the night, and
had no knowledge of it until he saw
the manuscript in his own handwrit
To the Chicago Profeaaor.
It is better to have kissed a pretty
gm uuu u uvo buiyo w
tiest problem of old Euclid.
HOW, THE REV
REPORTED PLANS TO RESIST
ITS ENFORCEMENT ON
ACCOUNT OF IRREG
COUNSEL IS ALREADY EMPLOYED.
Som Material Aatalaralt Adopted
Wlthoe Aye and Smj Vote-A Qaee
tioa ae to IU Coaetttattonalltjr-Special
Seaeloa of General Aaaeembly Talked of
The revenue act adopted by the
last legislature is now being talked
about In such a way as to Indicate
that It may cause trouble. It has
not yet been generally known or un
derstood. Some people, however,
nave gained a knowledge of some
portions of it, and it has proven to
be so drastic and promises to be so
meddlesome and annoying, - that
preliminary steps are being consider
ed for testing iis constitutionality.
Of course no one who looked on
the proceedings of the last legislature
ever seriously thought that body
would or could frame a de ent act of
any kind that did not carry "jobs"
with it. That aggregation was far
too much engrossed with providing
places for themselves, and trying to
oust others from places by impeach
ment proceedings and presenting
bills to prevent payment of lawful
salaries to political opponents, to
give the interests of the general
public any of its time. All the
brains In the whole collection would
not have been equal to the task of
framing a fair and Just revenue act,
for the simple reason that fairness
and justice never had any seat or
lodgment among them. Therefore
it was and is unreasonable to expect
anything along this line .that can
commend itself to the people.
The first reported opposition to
the revenue act as It stands comes
from Wilmington. It is stated that
able counsel has been employed
there to resist the enforcement of
the present law on the ground that
Its manner of passage by the last
General Assembly was in conflict
with section 14, Article 1 of the
Constitution. It is claimed that
when the bill came up for second
reading in the Senate it was weight
ed down with thirty-six amend
ments, and after it went back to the
House many of the amendments
were concurred in and others re
jected; and thit when the bill came
back to the Senate as amended it
was only read one time and passed
one reading ana was alterwards
If these facts are so, leading law
yers say the whole revenue act is in
valid, as the Supreme Court of North
Carolina has several times decided
that unless a bill of this character
shall pass three readings on separate
days and the ayes and nays recorded
in the second reading, the bill Is
ir. gov. turner's opinion.
Lt. Governor Turner, President
of the Senate has been interviewred
on the subject and says:
"As I remember It, there were
thirty-six amendments to the bill
adopted for the first time on its
third reading In the Senate. After
the bill had passed its third and final
reading in the Senate, it went to the
House for concurrence. The House
refused to to concur and conference
committees were appointed. This
committee reported that it had re
ceded from seven of the amendments
and agreed on adoption of the others.
The report was adopted, and thus
ended the legislative course of the
'Now, as I understand It, the
point is made that the amendments
were a material part of the bill and
should have been read on three
separate days and adopted by an aye
and no vote. This was done as the
journal shows, but there are decisions '
of our Supreme count which seem
to hold that if a material amend
ment is adopted on the second or
third reading, then the bill must be
again put on its several ' readings as
provided by the Constitution. This
was not done in the case of the
revenue act, ana l caiiea tne air
tention of some of the Senators to
If the revenue act should prove to
be unconstitutional, the tax collectors
and state government would have
to fall back- on the revenue act of
1899. But that act would not begin
to produce enough revenue to meet
the tremendous increase in expenses
and appropriations incurred by the
last two legislatures. The state
would fall behind anywhere from
three hundred thousand to half a
million dollars before another reg
ular, biennial session of the General
The next remedy would be to call
a special session of the legislature to
remedy any defect that may exist in
the manner of the passage of the
bill, and this is being talked about
It is understood that Governor
Aycock is of the opinion that the
grounds on which counsel are think
ing of opposing the act will not prove
good; and nothing more than this is
now known of the matter. '
FredI had a fall last night
which rendered me unconscious for
Ed You don't mean it! Where
. - - ---- , ,
I Fred I fell asleep.
Live Mara Killed.
Information from several portion
of the State indicate serious damage
to the growing crops. The damage
in Wilson county from a cloud-burst
and hall stoi m which occurred
there on the 9th cannot be estimated.
Farmers report their crops almost a
total wreck. Young tobacco and
cotton have been the principal
sufferers. In most cases these
crops will have to be replanted en
tirely. The tobbacco plant beds
have also suffered. This will short
en the plant supply and in inanv
oases will cut short a tobacco crop
for the present season. In Wilson
the water stood ponded In the
streets a foot deep. The sewerage
system was Inadequate to accommo
date the torrents of water which
In the Swift Creek section of
Wake county considerable damage
was done by the heavy rains of Fri
day. Hail fell also, but not with
sufficient force to do much damage.
Reports of a destructive hail storm
comes from Wayne county. It car
ried destruction to the crops.
The County Treasurer, Parks, said
some of the stones were larger than
partridge eggs. And that in some
places the hail was six inches deep,
while in others it was from three
to four Inches. The hail fell so
rapidly and with'so much lorcethat
quite a number of hogs, geese and
other live stock were killed.
The Wilmington Star says a de
structive bail storm appears to have
been pretty general over Eastern
North Carolina and it Is
very great damage has been wrought
to strawberries and other crops.
Mr. R. R. Stone, who came from
Fayetteville the 11th, brings mot
discouraging reports from that sec
tion. He saya that the area covered
by the fall of hail extends from a
distance of about seven miles from
Wilmingten as far towards Fayette
ville as Atkinson, N.C., where there
was a slight fall when the train
passed through, which may have
increased In .violence after he left.
When the train reached Montague,
the first station out from Wilming
ton, it was found that the pelter of
hail stones was ' phenomenal. Mr
Stone said he never saw such a fall
before and in places, he believed,
where the stones had rebounded to
gether, they were as deep as three
inches and of good size. People at
the station at Montague regarded
the storm little leas than a calamity
upon the truck growers, though no
exct information as to the extent
of the damage could be gathered at
A telegram from Forestville,
Wake county, says: There was
severe hail and rain storm in this
section Wednesday night. Large
pile3 of hail were on the ground
this morning twelve hours after the
storm. The land is very much
washed and crops are damaged by
the hail. Most of the crops right
around Forestville will have to be
PLAYED WHILE IT BURNED
The Org-an of St. John'a Church, Jack
aonvUle, Pealed Out Siren So or In the
Mldtt of Smoke and Flames.
Jacksonville Special to Atlanta News
For absolute wierdness, no inci
dent of the great Jacksonville fire
can compare to that experienced by
a great throng who stood around St.
John's Episcopal church when that
noble edifice was falling under the
onslaught of the red flames.
Suddenly, above the roar of the
fire, above the hoarse shouts of the
crowd, above the crash of falling
walls, sounded a tone of music.
Men looked at each other of a
sudden, open-mouthed in astonish
ment. As one man, the immense
throng stood still. Every ear was
Then it came again a low, rich
vibrant organ tone was floating out
from the raging furnace, an awe
some pedal-point to the mad music
of the leaping flames.
Then there came another tone,
higher than the first. Then another,
and another. The great diapasons
mingled with the viol da gamba.
For an instant the organ tones re
solved themselves into a strange
minor chord, and a great stillness
fell upon the throng.
Within the doomed church the
flames had reached the hydraulic
organ, and as the blaze licked over
the blue and silver pipes, and fed it
self about the working mechanism,
the hat forced columns of air
through the pipes and the great or
gan sang its last song.
Still the deep toned boudons
boomed their somber tones. A
wall fell crashing, and a golden
voiced cornet rang through the din
as in heroic triumph. Black smoke
hung like a pall of darkest velvet
over the twilight sky, and with one
last sigh, in a moment of compara
tive silence, the waiting, awe
stricken throng heard a thin, sweet
chord come floating out, as if the
organ were breathing out in its last
moment a oraver amidst all the
horror of the fire and the approach-
tno- r,ht t Mtm who doeth all
it ctvc iii aiifHra
u.u r .
, 5,ooo Bale
Three Great Wareho'
of Cotton Berated.
Augusta, Ga A fire which oc
curred here last week did $200,000
damage. 7 The- great cotton ware
house of the Union Compress com
pany was destroyed and the ware-
r " . Vv, ' mnA r xc
uuuora v- - .
Whitney. Over 5,000 bales or cot
ton were burned. .
SOME COMPARATIVE FIG
URES OF OFFICES AND EX
PENSES IS Two SOUTH
A VIBCIMIA PAPEI ASKS VMYf
A ad The Caucasian Offer aa A newer
Teat Heesas To UUpoee of The liximlrr
-One l'arty Hale tnwholeeoa A ad
In the state of Virginia there is a
fight going on that is interesting. It
seeuis to have started over a Hchetne
lor disfranchising voter, and has
gathered "issue" until the excuse
of the commonwealth has come to
be a question; and concerning this
particular question The Pjtoivhh of
Charlottesville, asks the following
"Why should the purely adminis
trative cost of our htate government
be $711,339 39, when the same ex
penses in North Carolina are only
Why should the educational sys
tem of Virgiuia coed $l,620,My,
when North Carolina, with more
children at her public schools, iys
Whv should Virginia have 127
Judges, when North Carolina, with
a greater population, has only 23?
Why should Virginia have 116
prosecuting attorneys, w hen North
Carolina has only IU?
Why should Virginia have 119
treasurers, when North Carolina lias
Why should Virginia have 205
commissioners of the revenue, when
North Carolina has none?
Why should Virginia have 1,429
terms of court in a year, when North
Carolina has only 360?
Why should Virgiuia have crimi
nal expenses amounting to $41U,
195.32, when North Carolina's are
Why should the county expenses
in Virgin! amount to $2,400,000,
for 100 counties, when the county
t . A.T A I! A 4
exiienses in XMonn iaroiiua, ior v
counties are only $907,00o.0?
Why should the state taxes, alone,
of Virginia amount to $182,327.84
more than both state and county
taxe of North Carolina put to
Why should the combined state
and county taxes of Virginia ($5,
747,399,17) exceed the combined
state and county taxes of North
Carolina ($311,062.03) by the enor
mous sum of $2,586,337.14."
Without stopping to discuss the
exactness of the figures given, but
which are approximately correct in
the main, the Caucasian will tell
the Progress the Reason Why.
Because under an election scheme
known as the Walton law and sim
ilar measures, the democratic party
has been in control of Virginia for
many years in succession, with
knowledge that under suoh measures
and their application, it could not be
dislodged. That's why!
If the same party, democratic,
shall remain in power in North
Carolina for ten years, it is probable
that it will in that time, increase
the expenses of North Carolina be
yond those complained of by the
Progress, in Virginia.
Until the election law adopted by
the democratic legislature of this
state in 1899, there was always a
fighting chance to defeat the demo
cratic party, and that had a whole
some effect on that organization.
But when it came into power in
1899, expenses began to Increase,
and nearly half a million dollars
more was gotten away with in some
way for 1899 and 1900 than for any
two previous years.
At its session of 1901, the demo
cratic party arranged for four ad
ditional judicial districts, which
means four more judges, four more
solicitors and four more of every
thing else that they will, be able to
land on the public treasury, and
this, by no means, describes the ad
ditional expenses that must be
borne under their administration.
If the Progress will possess Its
soul in patience, and wait a few
vears. the expenses of the "Old
North State" will outrun those of
the t4Oid Dominion" unless the
former can effect a change of ad
Wonder if the Progress has any
hooe of reform in Vlrsdnla, unless
the exhtlng regime can be turned
down there? If it is straight demo
cratic as in North Carolina, there is
doubt about it.
Stolen by Grpeiea.
The Greensboro correspondent of
i the Charlotte Observer says: A 12
year-old while boy who gave his
name as Benjamin Hfcirison Jones,
arrived In Greensboro on the local
train from the 8outh this morning
and told a thrilllnsr story of having
been stolen from his home In Fay-
etteville dv a Dana or gypsies aooui
two months aeo. He told of the
wanderings of the band from place
I to place, and said that at Big Lick,
in Stanly county, a native was kill
ed in a row with one of the gypsies.
The little fellow said he managed
to escape at Concord yesterday, the
anthoritb kindlv rmrchasine him
him a ticket to Favetteville. He
I if. tM affprnnnn frtr Favetteville.
- 1 apparency nappy ai me prowpwi.
I getting home again.
CICCAEX8 IT TEE 110.
kl Me i
Wert as Ji
JacUwavlilr, Fla-, May Tb
rull uxwiilng of the kit prrel euf
frrleg in Jacksonville trwllarU
to-day, wben It iu announced tu
uom of th meaning that a great
number of men bo had orc bt-rti
u.l to manual labor en clamor.
1m? for viurk. Atuoor theen
cl-rk Collector, book-kerprr, and
profrlonal nteo, three? youcg phye
Iclana efaxially declaring tbrlr con
dition destitute, as they he.1 bed
wardrobe, Itbrarkvs otSw nxtuiras
and everything In tbr firw. The
dertmrnt of labur ha undertaken
to give clerical etu ploy meat to ail
The executive committer of Ue
relief ajworiatiou arranged to-day to
itabiih a etting tent, and twenty
five sewing mtchliMS) er ordnd
and other apturtenancrM w hkru Ul
-nabl the tmtittrr who have
lot everything to get to work, again,
and they will relieve the txtudilloo
of the tile hufferer who have lot
all clot n lug but the clothe they ate
wearing. A laundry will. iUi U
envted and the colored laundre-
will be started in buniuewt again.
The hitumtiou to-night iu the city
hows that all of the dejarttueiit
have been arranged nyMematlcally
and the people are la-iug rami for
a well as condition will riult.
Over half a milliou dullam' worth
of insurance hat already Ueu id
by the adjusters, and the ople are
commencing the erection of t-iu-rmry
places of buinem and dwel
lings. A new Windsor Hotel U to
be erected at a tot of Mum.uOU, and
work WMcomun-nced tonlay clear-
lug away the debris for ttie Uylug
of the foundation.
Today one other body win found
in the ruins, that of Mm. Solon
Robinson, whone late husband was a
member of the staff of the - New
York Tribune. Nothing remained
to tell the Htory of her dth but a
cupful of bones, which were fouud
in the debris of her late hum on
Relief Is coming In generously on
every train, and the subKrlpiiou
list to date amounts to about $.',,.(
with promises of aid from many
places which has not yet arrived.
Almost a Match fur the WailiactoaC
Vicksburg, liisa.. Herald.
The Charlotte Olrver "won
ders if this case I that of Mr. Wat-
liugton cau be matched in Virgin
ia." Probably not, but It can, in out,
in Mississippi. Home years ago a
man was btanding near the track ot
the New Orleans & Northeastern
waiting for a train to j;s. As It
drew near, a piney woods bull, try
ing to cross in front of the engine,
was caught on the cow catcher and
hurled sixty feet against the man.
The ioint of one of the bull's horns
struck him squarely In the forehead,
producing inwtant death.
The widow of the deceased sued
the railroad and recovered damages,
though not as much as she would,
had not her lawyer been beguiled
into a compromise for $1,-'0U, alter
the case was given to the jury. A
minute after the agreement had
been settled on by the counsel for
the two sides, the jury came in
with a verdict for $5,000.
REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE 0EA0.
Bids Opened For Their Itel atermeat ia a
Separate 1'Iot In Arlington.
Washington, May 10. Bids were
opened in the office of Colonel True,
depot quartermaster, this afternoon,
for the removal of the remains of
Confederate dead at the Soldiers'
Home and Arlington cemetery and
their reinterment in a separate plot
of ground in the Arlington cemetery
in accordance with the provisions
of an act of Congress. Three bids
were received. One was from
George A. Hollister, of New York
city, who offered to remove the re
mains at the rate of $13.50 each, and
to set headstones for $1.17 apiece.
Another bid was from J. II. Sbel
ton, of this city. His figures were
$5.50 for removing remains from
Soldier's Home, $25 for removing
those in Arlington and 25 cents each
for headstone. Another bid which
was the lowest one received was
that of R. W. Darby, of this city,
who offered to remove the remains
at the rate of $4.9- lor tbone in
Soldiers' Home and $4 80 for those
at Arlington. He also offered to
set headstones for 10 cents each.
BIC HAIL 8TCSE3.
These Fall aa Large ae Partridge
Senator Webb, who is In the city,
reports a terrific hail storm in Cleve
huid county on ednesday after
noon. He was In his buggy on the
road between King's Mountain and
Cherryville when the
In two minutes the ground was
white with the hail stones which
had fallen, som
size from a partridge to a guinea
egg. Aiier wu.
everything was enveloped In
white smoke. Much damage was
i uuuo wc -"-- i
nail is aiso reporwju as uaviug ucu
Xlly Whites in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla. The Lincoln
League of Florida Is the name ol
new chartered political party in tma
State formed by white Republicans
I to redeem the State, as xney say,
II, . rM HtWlUln hlrtftnra ftarf mr In under-
u i irom viv," v v
. hucksters and negro influence.
IN NEW YORK.
PANIC IX WALL STttfcrTT
IN WHICH PRICES TAJIK
rOlTUltS HAM AID LCST II A BAT.
Th leruUtifl rlrtiimt ol .Nrer
York haa got" i).r.iCh lld tlu
durimc lb 4 e, k. If th r.Mt.
try at lar were involved in ut
U going on, t trn Mould I- of
the aunt a nice ever ktHo. .-.
lator and broker wr-m t ha. p,KM.
lcuUtW rraiy. mt ,a ,
t ptirrw of all kind ofeto ka had
Un Uauittd uS up, uS until ltry
reerf hrl i,. hlch th-rr
no mrt I rtmj-xi. Ttw-n aa Ujwttd
to come a Urn- Ik-o ,.,, !.. w h,
UmijcM would want to m-11. si. I utM
of thoM thin ta-tM imt lal
ThurMay. In Wall hint I oo that
day, thf oenlhtf of Ui(H as
rliaolb. Nmr elireud. liKU.tr!,
harp and tU U exfl werv "puillna:
irV and tritigs and th llttU
IHIoUft tor whom th eharie-fe ete
ving uere Uanrlnr iLaii ...
u j,j ttHSUum t
go n trn-w ar ith. Tb .bitr
Not-tiMil to lm to m-11 mcII anything;
to anybody who wa w illing to take
stork and give money ft It. Whrn
it awrml that the corner operator
weredeU rudo! to have their iund
offlrahfrom the a4 caught in
their net, rryhody felt that h
muit fr hlmef I'roui his load of
Mturk and atand from under, leet
wore eottfild hapja-n.
Broker. culatorm, tl-f k, m--artigt-ra
and ot Iters who go to make
up the daily life of Wall atrwt,
came early to their ofilrv that morn
ing. A crucial day m el-tl.
That nervoutneiei that hauuta a mtu
when momentous event are I in
land lug and drive him ahmd of
lime to the place where thliig
will happen" lui-lled all Wall
mni't men to come down tew n to
I he ncenc of tttle uMy.
A tter the oja-nlng of t lie e change.
luic reigned. The lop-heavy
structure, riggM by week of sxm
latiou, topped over like a houm of
cards, wiping out the ir profit
Kcenos on the exchange were wild
In the extreme, broken fight lug and
tearing about like mad in an endeav.
or to make the 151 bargains ad
ble for their customer who placed
with them order to mil.
Sale of Ktor-kM during the flnt hour
that were 7ll,:t(0 harew. During
the wee-mi hour it wan imedble
lor the exerts to keep tnu k of
them. There wax a rhaoa of p di
lation which baffles drMrI4ion.
The state of excitement wan ail
through the financial district during
the i?riod of the panic. Now and
then a white faced woman would
peer from a cab outride a broker's
office tnd would be driven off in a
fainting condition after receiving a
message from the side. But ttue
real stress of the occaaion came upon
men who were shut up in either
their private offices or thone of
brokers, or who were struggling and
even fighting on the floor of the ex
change. The outside country could
obtain little idea of the actual or
currences on the exchange, as the
brokers are remote from the public
galleries. In the brokers officer sat
many men who were reduced to ab
solute ruin as a result of fifteen
minutes proceeding on the Stock
Some of these had been made rich
within a few weeks pat as a result
of the uciralleled rie of price.
With the true gambling spirit they
replaced all their winnings in new
ventures on each suvoewful turn.
The drop, therefore, wiped them all
out. In many caes one could see
the gambler's fortitude with which
the chances of gain were ao'ep'ed.
But the glittering attraction of tlx
stock market has brought into it a
con.stantly Increasing a-etortment of
more staid and Inexperienced pecu
lators men and women who have
brought long standing boards from
! ree4te ,
d ltare eUa la r f
fort Im Ittefc.
secret places and from SAvingi bank
deposits with the determination tb
make one suocecful stroke and then
retire with the proceed-. The dem
onstrations fiom this chvet,
which Included many women
speculators, furnished the hys- -terical
scenes ond ensatioos of the
- 1 day.
As an illustration of the t re mend
ous and ruinous changes which oc
curred in the price of stocks during
the day, the stock in the Northern
Pacific railroad was selling at $ 170.00
per share when the exchange opened.
quickly to $200
per share and then to $300, to $500
ana eveu w uu per snare on
nUr transaction, and $1,000 per
share for cash. Then It began to go
uvwu uu um iu& uc w
iow as liw.uu, ana oeiore me panic
was over the same stock was again
selling for about $3254)0 a share.
This was the wildest fluctuation
that occurred, but nearly every other
stock on the market fell with a
a crash, ana oaring tne . wua mow
many lonunes were maae ana asx.
Several business houses failed,
r ana a numoer oi amauer bow
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