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Y01 RALEIGH. NORTH OABQLDJA. THURSDAY JULY 4. 1801. r ?n
A MAN WHO 18 A POPULLST
AND WHO EXPECTS TO
LIVE AND DIE ONE.
TRUTH ON THE RED SHIRT CANC.
An Illesiratlon of tee FnilU of LwIm
aad Dlaordsr of ths La Cam pair
a w ...
a. iowi i-oascanie and id my or R.
la-Becaase Thsr Cannot Adsxlale-
r Their Offices.
!ntx, N. C, July 1st 1901. En-
(1hw1 find amount for Caucasian.
Move the UU'l up to suit as I can
not cret along without the truth, and
you are the only one that gives It
on the rod shirt gang.
J. A. Menninh.
"LIVE AND DIE THAT WAT."
I aw nd Ale, N. C , June 28. I am
a l'opuUst and expect to live and die
that way. I am a friend to the re
form movement In every particular.
1 have been a subscriber to the
?ai!0Ahian for eight or nine years
and have sent In all the subscribers
J could without commission. Times
aro hard and money scarce here.
1 lere la your money.
Jno. T. Copeland.
June 28. The
needs of brute force and lawlessness
sowed In the two last political cam
palgns in our state is now bringing
forth fruit after its kind. On Mon
day morning, the 17th of June, an
arrest was made In due course of
law by the town constable for drunk
enness and obscene language in the
hearing of ladies at the hotel the
preceding Saturday night. The
mayor of the town, as the offender
when sober, was a quiet, industrious,
good citizen, discharged the prisoner
on payment of a fine of one dollar
and cost h the officer, and remain
in custody till paid.
A formjr election constable
who had guarded poll keepers
with guns by their aide, backed by
others of their friends, stepped for
ward with their hands in their
pockets, and demanded the instant
release of the prisoner, thus dictat
ing to the Mayor who was to be ar
retted and punished in the discharge
of his duties as mayor. The town
constable at once resigned his office,
followed by the mayor; and this is
the good government of the domi
nant party, and these men are
backed by the machine that shot
poll keepers, seized ballot boxes and
stacked guns In churches and ware
houses, intimidated the 109,543
white majority In order that they
might ride Into power nnd fatten
upon offices of their own creation.
And the bitter fruits of brute force
are now before us in our town.
Thai Rerenue Act.
Monroe Enquirer, (Dem.)
The revenue and machinery act
passed by the last Legislature is one
of the doggonedest documents we
have ever read. It is a manifesto
issued to the business men of the
Htate to stand and deliver. It lays
an exorbitant special tax on almost
every fellow who does not put his
money In an old sock and hide It
under the hearth. We are a too
much taxed people, and that revenue
and machinery act is the most cuss-
pro voklng as well as tax-raising
article ever written. That revenue
and machinery act will be repealed
immediately if not sooner when the
next Legislature meets, or the peo
ple will know why.
North Carolina Candidate.
J udge Spencer B. Adams, who was
the Republican candidate for . gov
ernor of North Carolina in the last
campaign and Is now an applicant
for a Judgeship in the Philippines,
was presented to the President
yesterday by Representative Moody,
of the Asheville district, Judge
Adams, who is not yet fifty years of
age, served a term on the district
bench and is said to be a lawyer of
very .fine attainments. All the
North Carolina Republicans indorse
his candidacy. The President is not
yet advised as to the number of
Judicial places that will be created
In the Philippines, but promised to
consider Judge Adams' application
Cadets as Wood Choppers.
Rock Hill. S. O , UeraM.
A party of ten cadets of Clemson
College started home with tickets by
way of Blacksburg. When they
reacnea the city the train on the S
C. fc Q. road had left, so they had
to spend the day In Blacksburg.
There wag nqt a dollar In the whple
Party, but nothing daunted, the
boys dWIded into squads of four or
tnveeacn, and wjth their coats off
appuea lor wpric at different homes
In order to pay for their . dinner, so
. uia-t.w me cuy oi uiacksburg there
w now a nne lot or stove wood, cut
ine most improved teaching o
a. u,, finally one of the boya
-"HuiumoMea witn ttastonia and
ffnsea the finances for the crowd.
KATM CFTKleXTC3 C3IL0.
77. ""finer Trom Ureropho-
Whosa She Attacked.
Baltimore Special, t3rd, to Washlng
too Post, -
On May 23, six-year-old Lucretla
Chewing, of Oxlordi N. C., was bit
ten through the nose by a pet doe
.. wmiiiBfle was playing. On
June 19 she began to exhibit symp
toms of hydrophobia, and preparv
tlons were at once made to bring her
to the Pasteur Institute at the City
The Journey had hardly begun on
cwmraay oei ore the little one be
came wna with rabies. She foueht
like one pursued and barked and hit
a mose around her. In the strug
gie sne lore her mother's flesh with
L f 1 . ...
usiis ana aiso scratched hr at.
tending physician. Dr. William..- nf
wxioru, as well as a strange gentle
r r. . '
man wno went to their assistance.
If the child's fingers were moist-
ured with any of the saliva. th
three adults are also in danger of
oeing attacked with the dread mat.
aay. mey are still In the city
tit . -
awaiung developments, and are be
ing carefully watched by Prof. Kei-
ne ana his assistants at the Pasteur
At the station the ambulance was
in waiting, and, fighting and kick
ing, the afflicted child was hurried
to the hospital. 8he was Immedi
ately put under treatment, but with
out avail. Her suffering increased
as uie night advanced, and fW
midnight she died in terrible agony.
Her mother is frantic with grief.
xnis is probably the first case of
Its kind in the local Pasteur Insti
tute where a human being afflicted
with rabies attacked others so that
they also may be afflicted with
hydrophobia. The developments are
being watched with Interest.
The Great Northwest's First White Child
One of the most remarkable proofs
of the amazing growth of that vast
region of our country commonly
called the Northwest, with its num
erous sisterhood of states and its
population of more than seven mil
lion people, is the fact tnat it is only
a little more than eighty years since
the first white baby was born there.
The child was a girl, the daughter
of a regular army officer, and she is
still living. A fascinating account
of her eventful life, the early years
of which were spent among soldiers
and savage?, will appear in an early
issue of The Ladies' Home Journal.
No EnS to Iarention.
Each new invention calls at once
for more. The eras ranee, which
has only Just forced recognition for
Itself as a household necessity, cries
out for the invention of proper uten
sils to use upon it.
Asphalt streets have set new tasks
for the inventor. He must make
new types of shoes to give easy and
secure footing for horses, and new
street-cleaning apparatus. With
rougher pavements we were satisfied
to get rid of the coarser dirt from
the uneven surface, but now we are
demanding apparatus that will rid
our streets of dust as well. Every
Late Literary New.
It Is probably true that almost
every man has in him certain qual-
ties which would draw some wo
man to him, but it is difficult - to
frame a statement in general terms
of "What Women Like in Men."
This is the task which a very well
know author, under the nom-de
plume of ltafford Pyke, has underr
taken in The Cosmopolitan for July
n a clever essay, which proves him
to have made woman the subject of
horough observation and compre
hensive study. "The foreign girl,"
says the author, "marries the man
with whom she will be happy, the
American marries the man without
whom she will be unhappy."
President Ijoabet to Americans.
The first magazine article written
by M. Loubet since he became Presi
dent of the French Republic will
appear in The Saturday Evening
Post for July 14. This important
paper, entitled "Young Men and the
Republic, after touching upon our
pleasant relations witn the French
Republic, continues with a signifi
cant reference to the attitude of
France toward the Powers. The
masterly summing up with which
the article concludes is a fine expres
sion of the strong republican spirit
which reigns in France today.
Young Men and the Republie was
written expressly fbr The ' Saturday
Evening Post, and will appear in no
other magazine. The illustrations
are reproductions of private photo
graphs taken by President Loubet's
Can This be So?
The following is from the
lotte Peoples Paper:
The vicious robbery revenue bijl
passed bv the late . squalled repre
sentatives of the people of the state,
IfaUqwed tQ stand will bankrupt
tax-payers of the state Inside of two
years. .Qnecaseto illustrate and it
applies to alL The estate of the late
Col. Bridges, of Wilmington, was
worth $260,000. It was Invested in
stocks, bonds, etc. The Income is
about $1 0, 000 and the tax for all
purposes this year under the present
system is a faction more than $11,
000. The shirt on your back will
be taxed ii you have many changes.
FCSa TECS2AS3 KlUCSAISS.
Tlgmrmm mm to tfc Hmm Who
nrf Um Mom of tMm Coutar.
According to the New York
Herald, there are 3,828 millionaires
in Uie United States, and in a recent
lame it present a detailed list of
their names, classified according to
we Hutes In which they live. It
one two-hundredth part of one
per-eent of the population of the
united mates, or one person oat of
every 20,000, controls about one-
fifth of the nation's wealth: that is,
o.ozo millionaires outofapopuia
tion little In excess of 76,000,000
own fiu.ooo.ooo.ooo of thA sai.
000,000 at which our entire proper
ly is fairly valued.
In the first quarter of the century
Just closed there were not more than
half a dozen millionaires In the land.
and two only John Jacob Atr.
m jNew York, and. Stephen Olrard.
in , Philadelphiahad sufficient
wealth to make them particularly
conspicuous. Now we are nearine
we 4,000 mark.
"In 87 per cent of the cases our
millionaires have built their own
fortunes, very many from the very
bottom, and a large number on
foundations laid by lathers or grand-
"The millionaires have come from
all of the industries 19
from real estate, 13 per cent inherit
ed, 12 per cent railway and steam
ships, 10 per cent banking. 6 per
mining, 6 per cent farms and cattle.
and from all other industries 5 per
24.948 Filipino Hare Surrendered or
Washington, June 26.r-The War
Department has published a list ot
captures and surrenders in the Phil
ippine Islands, supplementary to
the list published on the 1 6th inst.
The new list covers the period from
April 15th to May 15th, 1901. Dur
ing that period 21 officers and 181
men of, the insurgent troops i were
captured and 462 offices and 6,869
men surrendered, making the total
number of insurgents captured or
surrendered up to May 15th last,
37,948. There were surrendered to
gether with 28,110 rounds of ammu
nition and 24 cannon.
REPUBLICANS OF OHIO.
VIGOROUS PLANK ON THE SUFFRAGE
A Strict Enforcement or tbt Franrhiu
Demanded Congress Reqaeated to Look
After ths Matter A Plank on Combi
nations and Mono poll.
The Ohio Republican Convention
met in Columbus last week and
nominated the following ticket: -
Governor George K. Nash.
Lieutenant Governor Carl N.
Judge Supreme Court J. T.
Attorney-General Jno. M. Sheets.
Senator Ilanna was made perma
nent chairman, and Senator Foraker,
in introducing him said he was "a
man who knew his business and
how to attend to It." :
The plank on the suffrage question
is as follows:
"The right or franchise is vouch
safed to every American citizen by
the federal constitution. We de
nounce, as no less criminal when
committed by theft than when ac
complished with the shotgun and
by ballot box. stuffing, and as
antagonistic to the spirit, of our in
stitutions all attempts to deprive of
their inalienable rights millions of
our fellow citizens in certain states
of the union. We therefore call
upon our senators and "representa
tives in congress for such legislation
as shall secure the strict enforcement
of constitutional measures guarantee
ing to every citizen the right of
franchise, without distinction as to
race, color, or previous condition of
servitude, and v, we : demand that
representation in congress and in the
electoral college shall be based on
the acting voting population as pro
vided in the constitution, propor
tionate reduction being made for
any state .in which the right of
suffrage is denied, except for crime.
"All criminals should be punished
by due process of law aud we de
nounce the crime of lynching as
foul blot upon civilization.
SUICIDE ON TKE OCEAN.
A Distinguished Virginia Lawyer Jumps
x rom a steamship at 8a-Xlis Third
Attempt on His Life.
"Glasgow, June 26. The captain of
the Anchor June steamer Furnessia,
irom JHew York, June 15, which
arrived here to-day, reports that
Richard Walke, a lawyer of Virginia,
jumped overboard from the steamer
June 19 and was drowned.
Norfolk, June 25. Richard Walke
was a resident of Norfolk and one of
the most distinguished . lawyers of
the state of Virginia. He leaves a
wife and foqr daughters. The widow
of Commodore Truxton is his sister.
IJe was accompanied on the trip to
Europe by his wife and a gentleman
friend. His death ia the third at
tempt on his life in recent years and
he is the third of his family to die
by their own hand within the past
three years. In 1899 Henry Walke,
his brother, shot himself in Brook
lyn, while on a visit , to that city.
Littleton T. Walke, son of Richard
Walke, stabbed himself to death in
his room at the University of Vir
ginia recently. r. "
F0UB LIVES FOUND WATERY
GRAVES AT NEW BERNE
ON A PLEASURE RIDE.
a dcca cm tee Tcra
A SodTraredr by Which a
Family la Doomed to Sorrow-Two of
Tho Victim Bright Yona titrla.
Newbern. N. C, June 28. A
drowning In which four lives were
lost occurred in Xeuse river at this
place tfils afternoon. The accident
has cast a. gloom over our citv and
In many homes there Is weening
The names of the dead are: Wil
liam E. Clarke, Mary Bayard Clarke,
Frances Bayard Clarke, Master
George Bryan. i
The two girls were the daughters
of Mr. Clarke, and were aged respec
tively 11 and 9 years.
The boy was about fifteen yeais
old and was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Green Bryan of this city. "-
The facts of the accident as near
as can be gathered in a time of so
much distress and excitement are as
Late this afternoon. Mr. Clarke.
in company with the drowned child
ren and his young son George, went
out on the river for a row. The
boat upset was the property of Mr.
Clarke and had been used for similar
excursions quite frequently in the
past, no danger therefore was ap
When within about one hundred
yards of the shore opposite the city,
in some manner the boat capsized
and the occupants were all thrown
Into the water. All were drowned
with the exception of Master George
Clarke, who saved hlmtelf by hold
ing to the upturned boat until help
When the sad news became known
throughout the city, business was
practically suspended and thousands
of people have been to the bridge.
rendering such assistance aa was
Up to this hour only the bodies
of the two little girls and Mr. Clarke
tiave been recovered. Mr. Clarke
was a prominent citizen of Newbern
and was a son of the late Judge W.
W. Clark. He was a zealous Re
publican and was postmaster at this
place under the Harrison adminis
tration. - . .
At the time of his death Mr.
Clark held the position of deputy
collector of customs of this port.
, A SECOND REPORT. -
Newbern, N. C, June 28. Hon.
Wm. E. Clarke, his two daughters
Mary B., aged 12, and Frances B.,
aged 9, and George B. Bryan, the
10-year-old son of Green Bryan,
were drownedhere to-night. The
party was out rowing opposite the
water works when the boat was
swamped by the waves. Mr. Clarke's
little son, William E., Jr., was the
only one of the party saved.. , He
clung to the boat until rescued. The
bodies of the two girls have been
DAMAGING RAIN IN GREENSBORO.
Many Houses Flooded and Bridges and
Southern Railway Trestles Washed
Greensboro, June 26. Greensboro
was visited by a severe rain-storm
this afternoon, which did much
damage. The rain fell in torrents
and flooded many houses. The Odell
Hardware Company was damaged to
the extent of $1,000; S. , J. Kauff-
mann, $400. Merritt, Johnson & Co.,
C. H. Dorsett and several others
suffered considerable damage. Side
walks and streets were badly washed.
Two Southern Railway trestles
just outside the city limits were
partially destroyed. Passengers on
all southbound trains this evening
were transferred and, . carried from
here on a special. The Mt. Airy
train had 'just crossed one of the
trestles when it gave way.
Several bridges in the county were
destroyed. It is believed that the
crops have suffered untold damage.
IIOSCAM GIVES HARVARD -SI, 000,000.
The New York Financier Remembers
Former Boston Merchant,
Cambridge, Mass., ' June 26.-
President Eliot annunced at the
Harvard alumni dinner , to-day that
John Pierpont Morgan had given
more than $1,000,000 for the erec
tion of three of the five buildings
planned for the Harvard -Medical
School in Boston. The gift is for
the prosecution of "applied biolog
ical research." -The buildings will
be a memorial to Junius :: Spencer
Morgan, for many years a Boston
merchant. ' r-
Hanns Gives Kenyoa College 50tOOO.
Cleveland, f une 2Q. A special to
The Plalndealer from Gambler, O..
says: Senator Hanna, at the alumni
luncheon, unexpectedly announced
that he would give $50,000 to Ken
yon College ; for the building of a
dormitory. A year ago Keyon Col
lege bestowed the degree off doctor
of laws on Senator Hanna."
They Cant Bell It,
From the Atohison Globe. ' f
Why do people give advice?
Fools won't take it, and wise men
don't need it. . ' , . . v
m - - .
STILL UNCERTAIN AS TO THE
EXACT NUMBER OF THE
TK 5TCJTCF A3 ETC CTTKM.
Mate Idle br Tho
Tho Victims From
Tho Banks of Ths
T . I it. v
ttwuuto, a w une zo tm ma
jority of men working in Norfolk A
western shops here were laid off at
noon in consequence of alack work
occasioned by the Hoods In West
Virginia.' The shops employ about
z.uuo men nere.
The lowest estimate on loss of life
today is thirty and the highest figure
claimed is as at first stated 200.
Keystone, W. Va June 25 Th
following story is told by an eve
witness oi uie great flood.
Ii t a a -
"Keystone is the metroDolls of
A -n an .
we juxnorn mining country. It
has but one narrow street and be
cause of limited space many build
ings were built on piles or walls
over the Elkhorn or close up against
the mountains. The town follows
the meandering of the stream for a
"Friday night at l o'clock the
storm struck the mountain and fbr
six hours rain descended in torrents.
At daybreak the thousands of peo
ple along the Elkhorn and Its tribu
taries realised that a great flood was
upon them, but they little suspected
the disaster soon to follow, By 9
a. m., the narrow valley was a rag
ing, seething, angry torrent.
Houses, . barns, bridges, fills, live
stock and human beings were swept
away by the mighty current and
dashed on the rocks or trees below.
"I was an eye witness of the dis
aster at Ketone, being a guest at
the NatlonaThotel. This hotel faces
the mountain, with a narrow spot
between it and the building on the
mountain side of the street. At the
first warning many of the inhabi
tants took refuge on the mountain
side overlooking the town and river.
More than a hundred people, how
ever remained in the town to look
after the women and children who
did not escape early. The bridge
leading to the depot was. soon swept
away, then angry waters rushed
through the only street In the town
and we found hundreds cut off from
the mountain retreat and the hotel
was made fast to the telephone poles
by means of a line. Hundreds of
lives were saved. But In attempt
ing to cross the muddy, surging
waters which swept like an avalan
che down this street, many lost their
hold and in plain sight of friends
were carried on Into the river and
drowned. Houses plunged and
danced in the mighty stream, with
screaming women and children on
the roofs. Horses, cattle and other
animals went down in droves and
singly struggling for life.
'The Norfolk & Western railroad
fill at this place gave way and more
than a mile of track now lies in the
bed of the river, while fills on either
side are all gone. In fact, it is hard
to tell how many miles of track and
how many bridges have been swept
away. The destruction is tremen
dous to railroad alone, and it may
be days, and perhaps weeks before
the trains can run.
"The loss of life cannot be esti
mated from here. Eight lives were
lost here. Six bodies have been re
covered at Eckman. two miles be
low here. Several were drowned at
Shawnee and a good part of the
town swept away. .
"All the women were conveyed
from the hotel to the mountain side
by means of the life line. Then the
men lef as the place was unsafe.
When it came my turn I seized the
line and plunged into the muddy
current. In an instant my feet were
swept from under me and it was the
fight of my life to reach the house
on the south side of the street. The
distance was not great and the wa
ter not more than three feet decn.
but the current was almost irresisti
ble, and even cows and horses were
swept by me as I clung to the rope
which was the only hope. Friendly
hands pulled me out more dead than
alive. The hotel is still- standing."
People in the
Vicinity of laser la
Believed to Have
lager, V., June 26. An Associ
ated Press correspondent reached
this point to-day, which is in the
central part of the northern section
of the scene of Saturday's - flood.
Here is where the J Dry Fork enters
into the Ttig river and along this
stream the greatest destruction pre
vails and the loss of life here is even
greater than at first reported. Be
yond here for a distance of 30 miles
the railroad track is almost complete
ly washed away. It is believed 100
lives were lost. The inhabitants are
desolate; In fact, hundreds are starv
ing. There la no way of securing
provisions on the Dry Fork - of Tug
river, save on muleback. This after
noon inone drove were . 20 pack
mules loaded with provisions, which
made the start across the mountains
from here to Bradahaw, a village 15
miles away, where it is said many
families have had no food since
Saturday, p The waters came down
I , 1
mi mighty rav
fully W ft kLjh. At the Inter-
ecoon of the Tag river It met with
another huge volume. Here the
Tug river rose 30 feet la two htmra.
unas w&icn spaa the riTtr here
were swept away, as well as tweetr
ur more two-story building.
Aoower storm tmasM ovrrthLi
ectloa agala last night and fur aer
erainoure we rain came down In
lot rent. The riven are rials amln
n Jamscvancy Mail Berrien,
Washington. June 25 Official
advices to the Postoflloe Department
show (hat the break on the Vir
ginia and Ohio division of the Nor
folk Western lUllroad canmxl bv
wenoods extends for a diatanr nf
&0 miles, from Williamson to Ennl.
except In spots. The branch line
running from Goodwill to Bram
well is practically entirely washed
away. Chief Clerks Ooodloe, from
Washington, and Sales, from Lynch
burg; of the railroad mall service.
have gone to the flood district to
make a report on the situation and
needs in a postal wav.
The postmaster at Cedar Bluff.
Van wired to-day that the monev
order funds, forms, blanks and
stamprs, together with transit mall
from Paint Lick, Va., were sweirt
awawy by the flood. Cedar Bluff is
on the Clinch Valley division of the
Norfolk A Western Railroad. In
Tazswel) county. The postmaster
atEnnis, W. Van also reports hi
office swept away. The first action
of the Postofflce Department In fur
nishing emergency mall service In
to the flooded district was taken to
day when Assistant Postmaster
General Shallenberger authorized
the establishment of a special ser
vice to Duhring via BramweU and
Everything Goes Down.
Hickory Merour j.
Joe Daniels said soon after the
Judges were tried and were not im
peached, that they had "promised
to be good" hereafter. They are
keeping their pledges by declaring
the laws of the legislature unconsti
tutional as they come before them.
RURAL FREE DELIVERY SYSTEM:
T8 RAPID GROWTH AKD TKE BENEFITS
THAT COKE FR0U IT.
People Who Opposed it Now Vlorosly
Laodinr A Xorth Carolinian Uot The
First Appropriation From Congress for
The Caucasian Is very much
gratified at the Increasing popularity
and rapid growth of free rural mail
delivery system. It was the first
paper in North Carolina to advocate
this measure. Now everv news
paper in tha state, so far as we know,
is a friend of the system.
At the time when the Peoples
party first declared fr free rural de
livery In it platform, and when
the Caucasian was advocating this
mportant addition to the postal
system, the Charlotte Observer, if
we remember correctly, and , many
other democratic naners ridiculed
he proposition as another wild
opulist vagary. Indeed, they
charged that the scheme was - not
only absurd, but, if put Into opera
tion, would Ijankrupt the United
States Government. Senator Wol
cott and other members of Congress
who made speeches in opposition to
it when the battle was first beeun
for establishing the system used
much the same language. Senator
Woloott declared that the free rural
delivery system would cost the
United States Government one hun-
rdred million dollars a year and bring
in no Increased revenue. The fact
is that the system where established
has so increased the amount of mail
matter that it is more than self- sus
taining. We are delighted to see that
the Charlotte Observer is thorough
ly converted, as will be seen from
the following editorial which ap
peared in a recent issue:, i f
"The rural delivery system having
proved so conspicuous a success, It is
strange that a voice should be raised
against it anywhere. But there has
been in North Carolina at least. . A
Congressman representing one of the
districts of the state is having a good
deal of trouble in 'the establishment
of rural delivery routes on account
of the opposition of cpuntry merch
ants who are postmasters and who,
by reason of having postofflces in
their stores, enjoy a good deal of
trade which they would not other
wise receive. From the dawn 'of
history even down to this good day
men were ever much alike. :It is
recalled that at a time when it look
ed as if Paul were about to convert
all Ephesus to L'hristianity.one fim
Al tl- 1X1- 1 1 . I
silver shrines fbr Diana, called to
gether all all the craftsmen of like
occupation and informed them that
weir crait was in aanger and re
minded them that by this craft they
had had their wealth. This Is just
the situation of these objecting post
masters witn regard to the rural de
livery routes." iV -
Free rural delivery has come to
stay and it will not be long -before
it will spread : over the entire length
and breadth of the United . States.
It should be l matter of. especial
pride to North Carolinians that the
first appropriation secured and the
first enactment for establishing this
system was put through Congress oy
tla cCcrts cf a North Ccrr"--w
tex ctrr a statz Tttcn ra ra
The War lieranowMit tat pre
pared a " aUtoMt aJxmtac the
amount of the rJaJms sled by
State and Territory for fitting oat
volunteer fur the War with HjeJa.
It alu ahrtws the amount allow!
and paid In each cm by the Gov
ernment and the balance whkrh the
Htate claim to be due and which
the Government he no far rrfttscd
The atatement prepared by the
War Department b a follows:
Con ere Ural,
l as no,
M assarb a etts,
It will be noticed that nearly every
State is still claiming a large amount
as due which the Government re
fuses to pay. The State of Texas
and the Territory of Oklahoma are
the only claimants who have been
paid In fulL The State of New
York put in a claim for 1938,852,
but the Government has only paid
$353,082, a little more than one
third of the claim. ' Connecticut!
put In aelalin for$175,648, of which
amount, the Government has paid
only $22,445, or about one-eighth.
Massachusetts put in a claim for
$448,218 and lias received only 137,
975. North Carolina has fared bet
ter, having put In a claim for $29,-
817 and received $20,610.
The total of the t lalms
gregate $5,870,179, while
of the payments made by
eminent aggregates - the sum of $3,
329,745, leaving more than $2,e00,
000 still due and unpaid.
8UINC EX-SEMATC3 RAUSCU.
Volfhtor Norfolk Saee for a f l.OOO
A salt has been Instituted In Nor.
folk against Ex-Senator Matt. W
Kansom. B. P. Volght, through White
burnt and Uoghes, his counsel, In
stitutes the action in- the Court of
Law 'and ' Chancery against ex
United States Senator llansem, of
North Carolina. This $1,200, It Is
alleged, Is the amount of a bill for
groceries sold by the plaintiff to the
defendant.- These supplies are said
to have been .' bought by Senator
Ransom for his large farm near
Weldon. He Is one of the largest
shippers of cotton in the state. Funds
in the hands of J. W. Perry, John
N. Vaughan and Eore, Gregory and
Company belonging to the defendant
have been attached. The rase will
probably come up . before Judge
Martin in Norfolk next month.
Reflections of e Bachelor.
From ths New York Press.
There aro certain kiikds of things
that one girl can never, tell another
unless It Is late at night and they
are combing their hair. ' " -
No old maid over forty can show
a strange plumber over the' bouse
without giving him her opinion on
love, religion, and the Filipinos. .
When a woman thinks that a man
is going to kiss her against her will
she generall dresses herself with two
papers of pins leas than usual.
13 People. Killed ; 50 11 art
Pern, IncL, Jane - 23. Thirteen
persons were killed and about II Ay
seriously lujured in s wreck of train
No. 3, the westbound Wabash limit
ed, nine miles west of this city st
a. m., today. The dead are
all Ttalian emigrants en route ' to
Colorado, whose names are unknown.
TheGospel of ' Seeping Young.
From address of If. G. Ward, In Boa
Never give 5a our -youth. The
glory of the Greeks was their glory
in their youth. It Is a gracious man
ner that keeps a heart young. To do
strennooi work court ; the ' open "sir
and never neglect your dally exer
cise, and as the years creep on 'prac
tice It iwissand terJee,, yea, .many
times a, dfjji.fc 4 ATalL
remember the heautyoi". iaa-.nd
character. Don't lCnj ir-fcsrt
your mind. By Ihtt .1 xLxa, Xir3r
OF TUB NAVY JOINS THE
I.V 0 ETEN DKNCE.
ttunr csr retina errjesa.
Hoa II. A. Herbert, of iklami
KeereUrr of the Xav
O rover 3eveiand. In tKn.
were was not a single little two by
four plain of a Detnorralln MM i.
the whole Mouth that could tOotber
eoough over Mr. Ovr4and and his
cabinet. - The manner In which
these sheets then landriand whoop,
ed fur thedexnorralkadniloiatratloo
WMalmplydlnrnatlng. No leas du.
gustlog b the manner In which
these name cootemtsiibln iittu
now bark at the heels of some of
wees same men treat they are
preaching the mtJ &r tviJiiwt i.
The last one to announce thU ns.
11 is Hon. II. A. plerbert, of Ala
bama, and vulgar and gross shoes of
him. may be . expected from the
tittle dem. machine Looters. -
In a t neech delivered in rt.
gomery on June 2th. Mr. It.rtH
said: MWe nerd freer Ihnti.M .mi
freer actloo In the South, and ahoahi
give party managers to understand
that they must put up good men
whom we can approve and can gr
our votes only on the man and the
platform. It may happen that no
party puts op a nominee on a plat
form to suit tm and It will, be oar
daty to reject them all sod give
partisans to understand that clauses
put In to catch Ignorant votes will
lose intelligent votes."
Mr. Herbert declared that the
country had entered apon the moat
critical period of its existence. , In
the time of national exultation and
exaltation we must not be overroo
ndenV ld Mr. Herbert.' 'It is
easy for a few people of the same
general character to agree, . The
country Is no longer small or homo
geneous. For self-government to be
successful, citizens must be alive to
the increasing ardaooxnea of self
control. Great cities are multiply
ing; vast maiejesof manufaetarers
are aggregated. The UJegrapb and
press bring the whole country un
der the same excltlmr conditions
that compel mobs of civilized men
to do the work oi barbarians.' New
complexities are arising. 'Cuba,
Porto Hlco, Hawaii and Alaska and
the Philippines demand solution.
Hhll we return them or abandon
them? Shall we govern ' them or
let them govern us?
'Fraud stalks through the land
like pestilence in the night. , The
tine Is Imaginary between counting
out the negro because his vote Is cast
for the wrong candidate and count
ing out the white man because his
vote is obnoxious. Honest elections
are the only salvation of the coun
try. Let all educated men proclaim
aloud that except upon 12 basis of
honest elections the natural outcome
of republican government Is discon
tent, unrest. Instability, and finally
The speaker turned po the remedy
and declared It to be greater Inde
pendence of thought and action and
less slsvfeh adherence to parties.
The "yellow dog theory of politics
will not do. Worthy men must not
surrender their power In party and
state to tricksters.
One of the greatest questions for
solution now la whether the Consti
tution follows the flag In the Insular
possessions," said Mr. Herbert.
The turning over of the Philip
pines Is an accomplished fact.' ' Shall
we govern them or they us? - Ths)
parties have swspped positions on
the underlying question. Ths aboli
tionist Republicans, Gerrltt, Smith
and Charles Sumner, declared that
the Declaration of Independence
taught that all are free and equal.
Now the expansion Republicans
have the opposite view, which was
held by the old Democratic leaders.
Our Democratic friends In' Congress,
taking care always to quote from
Lincoln, make the welkin ring with
the views of the old-time abolition
ists." ... ,
CoL Herbert led the revolt In Ala
bama In 1896, but most of his fol
lowers have worked bscJt Into har
ness, and some thirty of them in
in the eonstltutluaal convention. '
. The speech Is s political sensation,
Interpreted as a prelude to the In
evitable division. He has the In
dorsement of the leading business
men of Montgomery, but many par
ty leaders are sore at the arplso
which hia doctrine met. . , .-
The Persians still believe that
human tears are a remedy fur certain
chronic diabases. At every iuctral
the bottling of the mourners' ; tears
is one of theririef ceremonial rites.
Each of the mourners b priutsd
with a spouse with which to ocp
offhls'Cfeossnd eyes, and after - the
burUl U8roiv:aarepresesitsd to
thprkt,.wfco sq9ecs ti. trars
into bottles. Thiaeurtcn iscsacf
the clict kccTn In the T cad
he proUtly beca rrtt!-td by, tb
TV- if?' i cfyca.
OenssS KWlUa The Ost Tts mi
TWlsr,-AtaH Wha Mefe
Ths OM Mm uU "Isiui t
Cssrh '- irssl Vesaa Mem TM t,-,m
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