i . .
O ' sSSss.Sr . .
HOMK riJMJKNT OPINIONS
AND COMMENTS FUOM
MEN WHO AKEKKAD
INO. UT US, IN THE tICHT OF TRUTH.
Tee RarklmrCrrofXerro Domination"
Was a I'aaatom of Tfcelr Owi Crea-
"MCT UH IIAVK PEACE."
Why do we find the Imploring
words In all the pai)rnof thedorml
nant rty In the state? Are they
not in fact and In truth a ira phrase
of the despotic words, "Peace Iteigns
In Warsaw?" If not, then they
can only refer to the usurping mem
lerHofthe leglnlature of 1898 and
U00, anl their heelers who shot
white jk11 keepers, seized ballot
boxes, suppressed free speech, and
Inaugurated a reign of terror In our
state to secure the siwlls of office
There have been no other desturb
ers of the public peace but these.
The dogs bark, the caravan passes"
Hays the Arab proverb. Simmons,
Daniel, Winston and company, are
the caravan and as the procession
moves on you hear the barking.
ii us nave peace."
ma a . . - ...
mm ox the legislature of 1898
of which Mr. Craige says, "every
important act was declared uncon
stitutitlonal except the election law,
and it was necessary to keep the
legislature in session to hold the
court down and save that, or it
would have shared a like fate.
in the legislature ol 1900, the
ilrst act before the court is declared
uui-uiisuiuuonai, ana tne revenue
act is likely to be declared null and
void for like reason."
When they were shooting poll
keepers, dragging speakers from the
stand, seizing ballot boxes, and sup
pressing iree speech and a free bal
lot in our state, they set up the
false plea, the irjured justification,
of "Negro domination," as an ex
cuse for their revolutionary conduct
and foul breaches of the public peace
and for disfranchising by wholesale
tens or thousand of lawful voters.
let us, in the light of truth, see if
that barking cry of "Negro domina-
won" now changed to the tune of
"Let us have peace" was not a
phantoms of their own creation, in
vented as an excuse for their cow
ardly refusal to meet the opposi
tion speakers in a fair and free dis
cussion of issues before the people.
By the census of 1890 when every
black man in our state had voted
and his vote been killed by a white
vote, there were still left to vote
109,543 white men, to say who
should i uie over our people; and
with this fact staring them in the
face that they could not gainsay or
resist, what could they do to develop
the finer arts of larceny of the public
purse as since exhibited by them,
but refuse to let their followers hear
H. P. IIarreix.
EXPOSING THE VILE TRICKS.
Pike, N. C, May 24, 1901.
Herewith find enclosure to pay my
subscription. I believe the Cau
casian has established a reputation
for truth telling and exposing the
vile tricks of the Simmon machine,
so I want to continue my subscrip
tion. M. McLeod.
SARAH SMITH TELLS A PITEOUS STORY
Learea Babe and Vanishes, Well Dressed,
Educated and of Refined Appearance.
A pathatlc story comes from Dur
ham as follows:
A white woman, young and
handsome, who gave her name as
Mrs. Sarah Smith, left her three
months old son with a lady here for
a few minutes and now, she has
abandoned the child and gone to
She arrived In the city a few days
ago with the baby in her arms.
She said that she had bnt five cents
in the world and was a stranger In
a strange land.
The story touched several, and in
a short while a subscription had been
started to get money for a week's
lodging and board. In a short
while the woman was quartered in a
nice boarding house, and several
were out looking for a position for
her. She was profuse in her thanks
and yesterday went to see Mrs. Un
derwood, who had been so kind to
her. After staying there a short
while the woman asked Mrs. Under
wood to keep her baby for an hour
or so, and then she went out. This
was the last seen of her.
Later in the afternoon Mrs. Un
derwood received a note from "Mrs.
Smith," telling her that she was
gone and that she would leave the
child in her keeping. "If I have
sinned In this," she said, "It is not
my fault. I cannot raise Ithe child
and make my own living, and if I
could my son could not be raised as
he deserves to be. Kiss him good
bye for me and pray that I may be
forgiven." She added that she was
going to Raleigh and then, she knew
The woman was well dressed and
educated. She was young and re
finedin InmaMiuia mA .. MJ 4
ly vpX what the tretendd tn ho
A Kf NACXABLE tCUiC UAH.
A . ua M. Mm4m,t Win Tri
opeaaiae- Oa CMt Vmmm
A - .
wry interesting account of
some young men at the Agricultural
iiu iuecnamcai College hi given by
i'OBBinu uunerver as follows:
i iu ana m. College the offer
oi two prizes by Mr. A. L. Cham
berlain, postmaster In West Italelgh,
has developed a spirit of thrift and
Mxra-Miiy that Is most adniliahlA.
Mr. l hamberlain at the beginning
onerai a prize of $5.00
hj young man who kept the
neatest aud best stated accounts of
oi nis receipts and expenditures for
tne year and 16.00 to the tudent
wno spent the least money in an un
uc winner in tne first contes is
Mr. w. L.. Jrulp, whose account book
Is a model of neatness. The HMvmil
$5.00 was won by Mr. II. p. Foster,
who lias not spent on cent unnecm.
sarily during the past school year.
.mere were thirteen contestants
for the prizes and the iudees whn
selected Messrs. Fulp and Foster as
tne winners were Messrs. Cha. tt.
Heine and C. C. McDonald.
In the contest as to who would
spend the least money unnecessarilv
several Interesting facts were devel
oped. Mr. Fulp, whose books were
the neatest and best kept, spent un
necessarily only $3.65. while others
of the thirteen spent sums ranging
from $1.65 to $7.00. Among the
unnecessary things which the young
men confess to h .ve Indulged in are
chewing gum, bananas, lemons,
oranges, cigars, tobacco, street car
nues. valentines, wanna mnri.,
chickens, tickets to baseball and foot
ball games and opera tickets, while
one young man Includes tickets to
lectures. No student confesses to
having spent money on his best girl
or to Having squandered his shekels
In buying flowers for her.
Mr. Foster's record is remarkable.
He came to the A. and M. with $40,
nis own earnings, and by his indus
try and application earned during
the year $113.06. This money he
got by cutting wood, milking the
cows, uoing carpenter work, work
ing in tne garden, and so on. While
the other boys were playing or sleep
ing he was at work. He spent $24
ior college dues $72 for board and
lM A A
y ior necessary expenses. This
left him a balance of $27.87 at the
end of the year, and is a tribute to
his thrift and economy. He is one
of the brightest students In the col
lege and has taken a high stand.
The committee commend the en
A . a m
tire thirteen as makine hiehlv
meritorious reports and wishes there
were prizes for each one of the con
IS EVERYTHING A BUNCLE.
Even The Election Laws of The
Leffialatare are Tangies.
The way the last legislature mud
dled the law regulating elections in
towns and cities is beginning to bear
iruit, At Lenoir, N. C, there seems
to be a dual government as one in
stance of the result. W. C. Newland
and six commissioners were elected
without opposition and were duly
sworn in. Mr. Poe, the former May
or, refuses to step down and out.
claiming that the election was illegal
ly hem in that It was held May 6th
Instead of May 7th as the "bungled"
law demands. In Winston and other
places there was no election at all.
the Mayor and Aldermen holding on
under charter privileges although
the new law repealed all charters In
conflict. Verily, a few more legis
latures like the last and it will keep
the Supreme Court busy unravel
ling the tangles.
PRACTICE OF PENSION SHARPERS.
Another Scheme for Adding Thousands
to The Pension Roll.
Washington, May 23. An Inves
tlgation of the practices of pension
sharpers in San Francisco and their
methods of annoying soldiers return
ing from the far East has been
started, by the Pension Bureau, and
prosecutions may be expected in the
near future, according to the officials
of the law division of the bureau.
The sharpers are not all representa
tives of large pension law firms here,
but many of them are, and their
methods are characterized as illegally
outrageous. They meet returning
soldiers at the docks and often per
suade them to file applications for
pensions even before they have
DIDN'T KNOW COMBINATION.
Woman Breaks a Safe to Make Coup In
Northern Pacific Stocks.
The wife of a merchant in Yon
kers was moved to attempt safe
breaking by the craze to speculate.
Her husband is In Europe. In his
safe were 500 shares of Nothern
Pacific A Wall street man who
had sold them to him rushed to the
wife and offered her $60,0Q0 for the
bunch, which represented a profit of
$40,000. . . , .
"But I don't know the -combination
to the safe," expostulated the
wife in answer to the Wall street
man's frantic appeal for the stock.
"Well, blow it open, send for a
professional cracksman, hire a safe
expert. I'll pay any man $1,000 to
get the safe open."
The wile protested, but the Wall
stree man 'finally induced her to
consent to the burglary and he got
the' stock. The wife spent $15
cabling the nera of the transaction
to her husband agot this reply:
"Good give him the safe, too."
Vrm BUT KitnorttlMrr Proaeteacy
vrtt a Hevolver,
"Wild Bill" llkkok wa the firt
frontiersman who recusal zl the im
portance of proficiency In the uae of
uie si x-h outer, mys E. u. Little In
ij'c,;uwj o iuuciziue. in is -wis
the real secret of his supremacy. He
as an unerring marksman, and shot
as accurately under fire a when fir
Ing at a mark, apparently takln no
aim. Probabl V DO til An VAr tMtiial-
f a t e -. ....
eu mm in the Ihrhtnlnir-like raiid-
ivy wun wmcn he could draw a
weapon in time ot emergency, and
In the thorough self-possesKion that
made It possible for him to take ad
vantage of every opportunity In sav
age conflict. He had a standing or-
uer to nis deputies that they should
not rush In on him in any of his af
frays, and especially should not come
quickly up in his rear. Ky fonret-
ting this Williams met his death.
. . . i
"""i.ua ior an emenv.
"""K rapiaiy mat it left no
uuuuy Ior recognition. He
luauuy iueu tne wild goose across
tne smoky IIIII with his revolver.
Kiding at his horse's highest speed
he fired shot after shot into a tin
can or hltching-post a few rods dis
tant. Standing at one telegraph
pole he would swing rapidly on his
neei ana nre a pistol ball into the
novt - i m.
voicgrapn poie. xnese were
some of the simpler feats he per
lormea day after day on the street
to settle little wagers. He could
snoot a hole through a silver dime
at fifty paces, and could drive the
cork through the neck of a bottle
and, at thirty paces, knock out the
Dottom without breaking the neck
He could do what the fancy shots of
tne present day do, and possibly
some of them equal him as marks
men with a revolver, but it must be
remembered that he was the first to
acquire this skill, and that he shot
just as well with others shooting at
mm, and at a man, as steadily as at
any otner target.
THE HOC OF DEATH.
xnree Cblldren Crashed and Eaten by
a Black Bear,
1'ittsburg, Pa., May 22. A Job.
W. Va., special says:
to De crushed to death in the
embrace of a monstrous black bear
and their little bodies afiarwArri
r - 1 .4 1 ll
uiaugieu auu pamy aevourea was
the frightful fate that befell the
three young children of E. P. Porter
field, a mountaineer residing about
twelve miles southeast of this place.
were iound yesterday
out since Sunday evening
eluded John weldon. a Maryland
hunter, who within a few minutes
after the discovery of the bodies,
snot and killed the bear in a neigh
Tne children were Mary, acred
three; Willie, aged five; and Henry,
ugvu seven, ononiy alter noon
. .1 nn tr a v
Sunday they left home to gather
flowers in a clearine near their home.
Nothing more is known, but it Is
supposed that they wandered into
tne woods, and becoming lost con-
tinued on their way until they were
overiaKen oy tne Dear in the dense
forest three miles from their parents'
a i t m .
The bear feasted off all three of
the bodies. The bones of the chil-
dren had been crushed like straw,
and the flesh stripped off with teeth
and claws. The party divided and
began a search. Within a few
minutes Weldon discovered it in a
thick clump of hemlock saplings
near a small stream. A single shot
ended its me. It was declared to
be the largest bear ever seen in this
SEVENTY-SIX NEW DOCTORS.
The Work of The State Medical Board
The State Medical Board met at
Durham last week and had a most
interesting meeting for the profes
sion, two iaoy physicians were
present one from Raleigh and one
The principal work of the board
was the examination of applicants
lor license to practice medicine in
the state. The official report showed
that there were one hundred and
four applicants ten of them being
negroes. Two of the applicants
withdrew twenty-five failed to
38, and licenses were issued to
seventy-six new doctors.
Officers for ensuing . year elected
as follows, all by acclamation:
President Dr. R. S. Young, Con
First Vice-President Dr. A. G.
Carr, Durham; second, Dr. Isaac N.
Taylor, Morganton; third, Dr. E. D.
Dixon Carroll, Raleigh; fourth, Dr.
J. M. Parrott. Kinston.
Secretary Dr. George W. Press-
ley, Charlotte, re-elected.
Treasurer Dr. G. T. Sikes, Gris-
Wilmington and Newborn both
asked for the convention next year,
1 . tf A y . a.
ana oy a vote oi me society it was
decided to go to Wilmington.
For the Methodist Orphanage.
The eight children of the late Mrs.
A. F. Page, who died at her home
in Aberdeen, N. C, in 1897, have
contributed the sum of four thou
sand dollars to the fond for the erec
tion of the main building of the
Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh.
As much of this as shall be required
br the purpose, to be used in the in
terior finishing, decorating and furn
ishing of the chapel, which is to be
dedicated .to the memory of their
mother, and called the Catharine
NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY MAY 30. 1901.
A THRILLING SCENE AT THE
COMMENCEMENT OK THE
CHEERS FOR ISA YE YOUIC LACIES.
vm voiaatariijr -arMd Their Sekool
mM-Wtoi the Drawl Smallpox I-
kdd thm Iastltattua Ir. Vmnm'm
T f . A A
jnciueniai to the commencement
i exercises or th T?r0
' I Acuuuo
Unlversitv last wir. th,
i - "
occurrence that is not
such occasions. At the close of the
annual concert, the President, Dr.
R. T. Vann, took the platform and
told a most pathetic and eloauent
story of those days during the ses
sion when the small nor. tmt int
the institution through one of the
servants. One of the young lady
students had a severe case of the
dread disease and one or two others
had varioloid. The Times-Visitors
report of the incident says:
The entire institution, contain
Inrm 4 1 a . . .
"s uyot two nunarea ems. was
quarantined for a month and the
girls endured the confinement like
soldiers. When the news of h
dread disease became known two of
the young lady students volunteered
to nurse the girls who were sink
with the disease. For a month
they were shut in the rooms of the
buildingr In which the sick were
confined, and ministered to their
wants, going voluntarily Into con-
tact witn tne most loathsome of
diseases to save the lives of their
friends. It was the same spirit that
1 1 1 a a -
upneia tne martyrs in the davs of
old. Dr. Vann called Mls
Love and Miss Miriam Welch, of
waynesville, N. C, to the platform.
and bestowed upon them aih a
beautiful gold medal, presented bv
the students and faculty ot the in
stitution, in token of their brave
deed. On one side of the medal is
engraved the name of the young
lady, and the college monogram, on
tne other Is marked: "For Heroic
Service February, 1901." The med
als were pinned on the young ladies
Dy miss Leila Highsmith. one of
-1 ana wno proDaniv awMhAr iifi
their nursing. The audience
filled the chapel and all the
applauded them wildly.
DB VANN'S REMARKS.
Jjr. vann, in the course of his
speech of presentation, said: "Not
many years ago the governor of
AonJ"ng province, in the presence of
rreucu wmy caned before
It." A . -m m- m
mm 18Mir Marle Therera and ad
aressea " words like these,
"lowI xneresa, you were
wounded on battlefield of Balaklava,
I. 5 sincsen soia-
I iers You were forwards wounded
U7 n i in i - r tvvsi -v. mm x
at Magenta, In the front battle line.
Yo.u lol,owed ou' armies into Syria,
mna ana -Mexico, rendering all
womanly service and sacrifice. : At
me umue oi .tteicnsnoien you were
borne from the field and laid down
to die in a heap of wounded soldiers.
t.H U. . A" a n
After your recovery, when a shell
fell among a group of wounded who
were under your care, you seized
the death missle with its blazing
fuse, bore it twenty yards away.
dashed it to the ground, and were
yourself mangled by the explosion.
xou have continued to the present
hour in your heroic service. Sister
Marie Theresa, kneel and receive the
cross for tried valor. No soldier in
the army could wear it more worth
ily. Soldiers, present arms.' And
as the gallant Frenchmen executed
the order, the tri-colors of France
were dipped in reverent salute.
Miriam Welch and Bessie Love.
four months ago when the shadow
of a great horror fell upon our school.
and one of your fellow students was
stricken with smallpox, when no
nurse could be procured, and the
stricken girl with her room-mate
was imprisoned, in all likelihood for
a month, without suggestion from
any one, you volunteered to give up
study and pleasure and freedom that
you might immure yourselves and
nurse the stricken ones. Your
teachers and fellow students felt
that a deed like that was worthy of
something more than passing words
of thanks. And so they have sonerht
in some manner, however inade
quate, to express their high appreA
elation of your sacrifice. They have
therefore had made for each of you
a medal of gold. I think it fitting
that one of the sufferers, blest by
your gentle ministry, should present
these tokens, and I shall ask Miss
Leila Highsmith to perform this
pleasant service. (Here Miss High-
smith stepped forward and pinned
the medals on the young ladies.) In
conferring these medals we have be
stowed on you the badges of knightly
womanhood. They are memorials
of our grateful regard. May they
also be a life-long inspiration to
high womanly service.
Where Salaries or Postmasters are la-
Salaries of postmasters at these
towns will be increased July "next;
Dunn, from $1,100 to $1,200: Smith-
field frm $1,100 to $1,200; Little
ton from $1,100 to $1,200; Southern
Pines and Sanford from $1,100 to
WHOLE TOWNS IN MOUNTAIN
COUNTIES SWEPT AWAY
BY THE FLOOD.
ICSSIS AT ASriYIUI, BAIT CILUM.
to Us I
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5st week there was another vial-
unon ot storm and flood in sections
oi ine state, and wherever the flood
occurrea u was one or the worst and
mosi aestructive on record. In the
eastern and piedmont section of the
sute there was much havoc.
The Catawba river at Moreanton
ws 01 ieei aoove low water At
three places near Marlon It chaneed
Its course. At Clarion seven hun
dred feet of track on the Western
N C. division of the Southern R. R.
were washed away. Passenger train
no. 11 was water-bound at Mud Cut
ior three or four days. The Cllfls
Hotel on the Catawba river, near
Hickory, floated down the river,
half a mile from its ori&rinal site.
At Durham 5.28 inches of rain fell
mm xiuuxb. j.ne xuno river was
higher than ever before. Many
I ? .
Dnages were washed away and the
damage to growing crops will amount
up Into the hundred thousands of
aoiiars. The Durham water wnrka
mmm. . K.
plant was badly damaged. One hun-
dred feet of the dam. one emrint.
vww biu oi ine engine nouse, one
-n n. naAn MX A.
side of the filter house, and forty
nve leet ot shafting were washed
At and around Moreanton in
tturxe county there was the most
terrific down-pour of rain ever
membered. It is the concensus of
opinion that the streams were never
so high. Two iron bridges that cost
the county $8,000 each one on the
McDowell road and the other on the
road towards Lenoir have been
destroyed. The central pier of the
McDowell bridge, of rock and of
magnificent proportions, was top
pled over by the logs coming down
the river. The flood was so un-
usual and of such grand proportions
that people flocked from all sections
and directions to see it.
At Kanlord, on the Seaboard Air
L.me, water rose in the boiler room
of the Sanford cotton mills, putting
out tne fires and stopping the mill.
The engine room of Cobb's sash and
blind factory was flooded. Every
Dridge in Sanlord across Little Buf
falo creek save one was washed
away. Washouts were reported
along all lines of railroad, and trains
on all roads were delayed from one
to six hours.
LIFE AND PROPERTY DESTROYED.
Knoxville, Tenn., May 22. Mil
lions of dollars damage has been
done, and at least eight lives lost in
upper Tennessee by the floods, caused
by the recent heavy rains. The Doe
river, the Wautauga river, the Hols-
ton, the Chuckey and the French
Broad are out of bounds and the
growing crops have been swept away
all along their course.
On the Chuckey river three chil
dren of Joseph Hill were drowned
in his house, while he was at his
barn looking after his stock and un
aware of the danger. On this river
six bridges were swept away, doing
a damage of about $60,000 while the
damage at farms, houses and stock
along this stream in Greene county
alone will amount to one half mil
lion dollars. At Leeper's Mill, on
Chuckey river, two Bolivar brothers
fell from a boat into the river,
The Holston river is rapidly rising.
At Morristown twelve houses floated
past to-day and one corpse went past
on drift-wood. One hundred thous
and feet of railroad ties bound to
gether passed this point. These are
supposed to have come from Eliza
During the week nearly all the
larger streams in the state equalled
or broke their records for high water.
But the most destructive rise of the
waters was reported from streams
near the mountains.
A conservative estimate of the
damage done to property and 'crops
in McDowell county Is two hundred
thousand dollars. . All crops along
the watercourses were entirely de-
stroyed, and some small farms have
been left absolutely worthless. Four
or five cloud-bursts occurred on the
mountains above, washing away
houses, barns and mills.
Catawba river was three feet
higher than it has ever been and
was two miles wide where the aver
age width is one hundred feet.
Thousands of fish were left in the
river bottom when the water sub
sided. The following is a list of the
heaviest losers by the storm:
J. H. Greenlee f 10,000, John M.
Greenlee $3,000, Mai. Wilson $8,000.
Maj. Young $3,000, William Quinn
(house and all stock), D. N. London
$1,800, Miss Sallie Young $1,500,
Maj. Conley $2,500, gilas - Proctor
$3,000, J. G. Neal $1,000, Austin
Conley $2,500, J. 8. Dysart $1,000.
LMrs. Corneninur S2.500.Jnhn Yatwwv
Jr., $5,000, Geo. C. Conley $1,500,
A. K. Weaver $2,000, Sheriff Burgin
$5,000, B. W. Brown $5,000, Lee I
WUIlams $1,000, H. A. Tate $1,000, 1
iw u urtraife Il.ioo, Will Ward
lboar)tO. W. CuoU-j 11,000. A
irrm many utfcmt k.t from f too to
-uanou, js. May 51.
Ileporttf rutninj? In from cuuntlM
further Uck In the nmunUlai brln
. .11 . 4 . . I
ui lunner iuwns by the
uvtt were last and a number
- - -
uuuswi uraroyeu at liakenvllK
The following la a ILrt of uwurn
of hou.ws destroyed by the atorm In
lUkerevlUe: K. Morean. UlbUi
ureen, jiicka fattenun, M. Buch-
I . . ' .wu, ti
mUAMLm OmMll lUIDPr. J III I luin III
UtVeU. Nun 4 m itronn llo.... u.
Ml KIT. 1 nil. Ifrllt. Olllnlnn f,w.
silver, ilw. Liazie Howe. U. II.
YounK. Henry Poteat. John Uudm.
Da Uie ptut church.
ineso nouses, together with ail
luo couenoia effect, were swept
I ILa I ft SB .mm
"wr nood. A irrtmt many
I . A k
oine were badly damaged. Ham
lurneriost a trunk containlur one
thousand dollars. A laree number
or people had Uken refujre In tlte
rsapiist church. They barely es
caped before it was watihed away.
huiuwu ioore ana son were
drowned in Loafer's G lor v.
settlement near Ilakersvllle.
l. lorbes, Deaton A Wilson.
Charlie Stewart, Culburtaon and D.
iiicivinney lost houses and store
rooms, together with their content.
Jwery house in Magnetic City, a
gooa-sized village In Mitchell coun-
ty, was washed away. Twenty were
aestroyed at Koan MounUln station.
olx oreigni urge stores on BiirRock
creek were washed away. Hunts
dale, with fifteen miles of railroad
nr mere, was entirely destmvf!
John McKInney was drowned.
An unknown man killed bv a slid..
near Lioaier's Ulory.
About sixty-five houses in Kllza
ueuiiown, i enn., just across the line
from Mitchell County were destroy-
ed. An iron bridge across Toe river
at Spruce Pine was washed away.
i-Aier news lrom this county show
the damage to be much greater than
urst repuneu. ii is oeuevea now
it will reach three hundred thousand
M mm.-.. . A 1 T 9 a
The people are doing the best they
can to repair the losses, but srreat
suffering will ensue as so many have
lost their only means of making a
All public roads here are im pass-
bie. and In most places destroved.
Tne Thronton farm near Bridge-
water was damaged twenty thousand
The only means we have of com
municating with the outside world
is by telegraph. No malls have
reached us since Tuesdav. W
haven't even been able to get a news
paper of any kind. Trains will prob
ably get to this place Saturday or
Sunday. It is impossible to get any
news lrom Wilkesboro.
Great Damage In Chatham.
Rialto, N. C, May 24 The rains
this week in Chatham county did
great damage to the crops and wash-
.l 1 a a
eu uinus resides, carrviner awav
public bridges over the many streams
in the county. The water courses
were never known to be so hieh.
rhe bridge at J. W. Atwater's mill
Is a total loss. The large corn and
flour mill was floated from its piers
and carried down the stream, as were
also his saw mill, lumber, etc. His
loss is about five thousand dollars.
ttesldes eighteen hundred or two
thousand dollars to the county of I
THE DAUACE8 HALF A UILUOX.
Asheville. N. C. Mav 24. The
damage to the Asheville division of
the Southern railway by the recent
floods is estimated at a half million
dollars. The Asheville and Spartan
burg branch of the Southern will re
sume schedule to-morrow, but the
line to Salisbury over the blue Ridge
Mountains will not be open for sev
Officials of the Southern railway
at Chattanooga, Tenn-, announced
to-day that they will be able to run
trains through the flooded district
to Bristol over temporary bridges
by Monday and will reach Asheville
CKAT BARK SCSEKE.
- ! '
InatltBttoa to be a Bal war k Bet wees
TreaeiuT aad JTmaacial World la Tlase
New York, May 23. The Mail
and Express says: '
"Private dispatches from Wash
ington and elsewhere hint that J.
Plerpont Morgan has in mind the
establishment of the largest bank . In
the world, an institution will in
volve the consolidation of several of
the more important houses of this
city, the object being the creation
of a bank strong enough to act as a
bulwark between the Treasury De
partment and financial world la the
case of need.
"It is stated that Mr. Morgan has
conferred with officials at Washing
ton as to the feasibility of such a
scheme, and that while he has re
ceived no direct encouragement, the
financial systems of the country
practically precluding such negotia-
lion, yet there are those high in
power who . have assured him that
such an institution might be not on-
ly useful, but actually necessary.''
Ttc:u ta cifcrx.
A Ms AmiiMis aa4 1
ipmm Um Jell m Lrfc
A wtvaiUuaal 4ory xur Outn
Oifurd la lit Neva and oUnn
The military ruenpnny at Oxford
a calk out !at bight to imrol
the lynch in j: of Audrrw WlUm,
Who la now in lall lam fi u.
uunU uf WlUUtu Vtk.wr.
The killing axurml Wnltwdir
trl CWthnra and Vll.
I " w mm m J MM in
iJoyw. of Um Ckntdy borrr Ckctorv.
whkh mult! In WIU u4i....
tTawthorn and so badly wovudlnr
him Uiat be dinl Uiat nlht. On
Thumlay WIU tu arnlrd asd
I IJuv.1 In .11 . ...I m. t. . -
I r u jt buu imauir m inp
i . . . ... .
vw utucw uc mmm CUtuiuilWU
- 'IMMMI tM
Early last nlirht th fVUt.l. r.rtw.
murdeml man bnin t. sm,i.u
about the court boom and Jail and
make threat whereupon Um fthertff
made application to Adjutant Geo-
era! lloyter, who U a mddent of
Oxford, fur aid. Gen. Koyster at
once called out the Oxford military
company and they were on duty
around the Jail all night.
Immediately tlte Madiera tuade
their appearance the crowd dhawrsvd
and up to a late hour there had Uvn
no further attempt at vlolencv.
As soon aa Uie military hd Uvn
called the AdJuUnt General wired
Informing the Governor of his
course and asking hia apicoval of
the same. This teltvram was rt
eel veil about 9:30 o'clock.
Governor Aycock replied at once
approving the order and dinging
mm to call out the entire Kui
I -m m .
uuaru ir neuessary to unmerve Um
lace aud prevent violent. The
Governor's teletrram rviMwUxl (iu.
I . v "
Itoyster to Inform him t.r
further development, and
the Governor remained up
after midnight to give the
any attention that might
It Is supposed therefore that all U
now quiet in Oxford, and it is huil
I Ull danger of lynching is put.
I A special to Sundays Post saya that
no mob was formed
to lynch W li
Train Held hj m Rock.
Correspondence of The Observer.
Wadesboro, May 22 The south
bound train on the Seaboard Air
Line was delayed for several hours
last night at the rock cut just this
side of LilesviUe. A laree rock had
fallen so near the track that when
the Atlanta special taused this point
each one of the coaches crail the
rock. When the south-bound tralu
came alone In a short while the
engineer saw the rock lying near the
track and thought that he would be
able to pass by it. He succeeded in
getting his engine past but Just as
the first coach came oppo-ite this
boulder, the jar caused It to fall
over and smash under the coach.
The train was then held fast and
could neither go forwards nor back
wards. Drills and spikes hail to be
used and the rock broken bit by bit.
The train passed Wadeloro over
four hours late.
Two Persons Drowsed
Weldon, N. C, May 25. Edward
Wilcox, of Portsmouth, Va., a trav
elling salesman for the Hume-Minor
Company, and Elliott, the fourteen-
year-old son of J. H. Norman were
drowned in a branch between Wel
don and Halifax last night about
The river bad backed into the
branch and the water was over fif
teen feet deep in the road. The
young men did not think it was
dangerous to cross. They drove In
and the buggy was turned over. The
horse broke loose from the baggy
and ran back to Halifax.
A search was at once made by
from Halifax and Weldon.
and the bodies were found this
morning. They were Just eight
feet apart when found.
The news of the drowning of the
young men has aroused the deepest
sympathy for the bereaved families.
Failed Once' May Fall Again.
The Charlotte Observer is inform
ed that the "machine" (it is pretty
well known that we have a "ma
chine in politics in this state) has
already made up a slate for the sena-
torship and Supreme Court Judge
ships to be disposed of in this 8 tote
next year. The machine Is a pretty
strong - combination and may suc
ceed in carrying the slate through;
but we doubt it. The mapin de
creed the impeachment of the Su
preme Court judges a few months
ago but was unable to deliver the
goods. This jarred it somewhat.
Those who previously had absolute
faith in it are now a little suspiciou-
notwithstanding the Governor of the
State gives it all the aid and com
fort he can by appointing to office
only those who are agreeable to It.
Two Mea la Oxford Shocked Ucfctatas.
Oxford, N. C, May 25. Daring
a sudden electrical storm here at 5:30
this afternoon F. C. Spenser and J.
F. Madowv while sitting in front
of the telegraph office, were Mverely
shocked by lightning. Mr. Spencer
was unconscious for some time.
Medical aid was promptly rendered
and both are now very much better.
Mr. Spencer is our telegraph opera
tor and Mr. Meadows is a prominent
tobacconist. There was no other
damage in town. .
MIKDEKKU OK KIM.
YlCTOK EMAM'EL II A.(iS
BA tzn CF BIS catatTBic
Ilutu May 13. Gartna It, i
the aiaJn uT kltv it .-.I . .
IrOO, has CXKUtultU! suULU I.
the la.'fillfitUrv nT M.t i .
" Mmmtms DinUU,
It U aniMMinrsAl bora titat lt
ho had Ut growing ukxv at.!
mora drapuutlmt. torr his kw.
nh!ng Into atrip TueaUv
md rvp and strangled hltu rlf.
iMtad reoraUy wruta in wi.
Vktor KmiuaniMrf. th niinUt.
and hia wlfr, iWlariujr thai hm r
s ntI hU crime and cuuki au Kmi-.
rr stand the rwuon-? he u
The details of the Lnr.l .
Moruw which ahurkrd all ..M
till fnh in th minds uf lisiu.
King Hututrt had lut .
dlaiributlon of irla in rwt-Ua
wun a gymnastic runt and had
eutrml hi carraigr, who thn
ahota were fiml at him frun ih.
crown. He dhxl a Tew uilouU-
laU-r. lln-rf, the am.in, waa Im.
mediately arrr4l and n 1th dim
cully aaved from the venguc oT
linwtl waa placed oa trial at
Milat., Auguat 2i, loo, nd th
Jury In a few hour found a ananl
moua verdict against him Tor mur
der. While trMlfylng at tl trial
lirtMcl admitted that lh crime a a
a deliberate outs that he had wound
ed the King three lime and that he
had previoujily cut the bulMa with
tisHora ituwrtlug dirt In the tita, eu
aa tu make the wound produced
more dangeroua. 1 Ir waa era U-nurd
to lmpnnonrnent for life, the first
seven years to be spent in auilury
Brad had belonged to an Italian
anatchiftt group in Patteraun, New
Jersey. He was a constant reader
of nixtorical book at that time and
was always telling his aaeurUtea that
they ahould learn to live without
UL4JOM IX FATTfcKBOX.
PaUeraoo, N. J., May 23 The
news of the death of Gaetno Umci
brought profound eorrow to the
Group of Eltenv," PatU-rsWs
famous band or ananhbi!. Um I
waa om? of them and hU killing of
King Humbert in believed to have
been the outcome of Uum mad at
secret meeting in this city.
lira! was employed lu Paltrwti
from April 1, 1BV9, to May 12, ioo,
at Hauiil Hooth'a silk will. He
earned on the average of $14 a week,
aud during the investigation of hia
crime it was declared that be had
some regular source of Income out
side his w ages. He waa about thirty
lire I had a wife and children In
Patterson when lie went to Italv.
The woman, who U not an Italian.
was left deailtute. She made her
way to West Hoboken and became
a charge on the town. Another
child was born after 11 rem I had been
imprisoned In Italy.
CC3PSC LAKCtO II f CtX CF A TKL
A Boiler Ksploeloa at tUg Oaa. Meore
Cornat, KUle Joe Cade.
Carthage, May 23. A fatal boiler
explosion occurred near Big Oak,
this county, Thursday morning at
Mr. Hector McKaaklll'a shingle mill,
killing lite fireman, Joe Cagie, and
injuring several others. The force
of the explosion carried Cagie seven
ty feet and landed him In the fork
tf a tree, severing one leg entirely
from the body and othxwlae muti
lating him. Broken fragments of
the boiler were hurled In every di
rection, one part striking a green
pine tree the size of a man's body
cutting it literally in two.
ew York World. -
As president of the Billion Dollar
Steel Trust Mr. Schwab receives a
salary which dwarfs any known. It
is believed that no New York iw.
yer earns by his profession uore
than $100,000 a year and no clergy,
man more than $20,000. Two phys
icians are credited with earning
$50,000 each, and for a very few
years a pugilist or a jockey may
reotire $25,000 to $75,000 De
Ileszke gets nearly $100,000 a year
by his voice. : Some of the highest
official salaries paid In the world are
shown In this table:
President of Uaited tstAtn
Pres Mat. Ufe insaranoe Co.
Pre i. N. Y. Life taaeraaoaCo.
Pres. N. Y. CeaUal Railroad
Pres. Pa, Railroad Go:
;nier J occe UJ4. gepre. Coert lOJtf)
Gen. Miles, Com. io caf U. 8.
Rear-Admtrs's, U. 8. Navy, 7,500
P. ea. Zquitaala Life ina. Uo. 100000
Meaabere U. a. rabiaet, s 000
Major K. T. City, is 000
Vloa-Prea, U 8000
U A. Senator and Congressmen, tono
Pres. Klbot, of Harvard, 8,000
Pres. of the aagar Trust, ?t,000
Engiah Lord Oeief Jos ioe, i 49X30
Heal-Admiral, Kaguali Navr, 13.004
Com. la Chief ttriti.h army, SS.000
Speaker House af Cob moos, x00
U. 8. Ambassador, 17,000
treasure o' U. S. 8X00
ail. Scbwah, lLCa