Vol. XIX. -f
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY AUGUST 8. 1901.
IN A JGHT.
LIKII GROWTH OF A TOWN
IN THE WILD AND WOOL
AMONG THE MAGAZINES.
Cabn'. aricnlt.ral Rmmkm.
The Island of Cube la a gigantic
farm of 28,000,000 acre, of marvel,
ously fertile soil. Thirteen million
acres remain aa virgin forest. Her
present population lot Utile above
one and a half millions.
Were Cuba as densely populated
3 Massachusetts, her census would
shOW 11.000.000 tnh.hft.r..
' weuui Il
B8YAM CIFEK03 SCtJUY.
He Talata M aelar SaoaM be Tum4 Oat
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 1. -In his
comment on the naval controversy,
Wm. J. Bryan Ukea the side of
Bear Admiral Schley, giving him
credit for the victory at Santiago
nd declaring it a "pith that there
should be any centroversy that seeks
to uiacredlt, honorable and modest
THE PLCE HAS POPULATION OF 10,000
X C"i' " Indiana or l.OOOoa Oatelde
of Town O abler Striking- It Rich
Water MlU Hlh.
Fort Bill, O. T., Aug. 2. A town
of 10,'JOO jieople, to be known as
Uwim, has grown up Just outside
of tli-Fort limits, almost within a
Following the close of the lottery,
it FA Ueno, thousands of home seek
er, v ho drew blanks, started for
the thne oints picked out by the
government for town sites in the
new country, nameiy, Anadarko,
Aolmrtand Lawton. A majority of population of 10,000,000 of
Xii ? WUh thU of England fiKhter, who successfuUy led the
would give her upward of 22,000,- American forces in one of the great-
ooo. He ability to support a popo- est, if not the greatest, naval battle
Ik iPST qUre mlle "'lent to In the history of the world."
that or England, so large a percent- Mr. Bryan denounces the Maclay
age of which la dependent upon history of the struggle, and thinks
manufacturing Interests, is some- it strange that a historian finds it
what doubtful, from the fact that necessary "to resort to the lowest
Cuba presents little or no possibility form of abuse, In dealing with a
of ever becoming a manufacturing historical character," and, adding,
center, In a measure, the comparl- that 44as a clerk in the navy yard,
son with Massachusetts b also faulty, he should be displaced because of his
for the same reason. Yet, in the outrageous assaults upon a man who
latter case, the vastly greater fertil- has been the patient victim of the
Ity of Cuban soil would offset the most remarkable series of attacks
manufacturing feature, and there Is recorded in American history."
Hill. J x j - - I
tiuioMouDi mac uuba, along the
line of her particular agricultural ad
vantages, can provide a comfortable TOBACCO SALES AT WILSON
ana reasonably profitable livine for
mod. une unndrcd and Eighty Tnoaeand
the jingle lavoretl Lawton, which I irately industrious citizens. From
in twenty-five mile inland, and to-T'Cuba's Industrial Possibilities," by
night thousands are camped in and
ihotit the propot-ed town site await
ing the sale of lots on Aug. Cth.
Already Lawton has 400 tempo ray
buuinettM houses Including a grocery
firm and a newspaper, and three
utrcet have been laid out. A na
tional bank has been projected.
Every form of gambling known on
the frontier is being run wide open,
vide by Hide with fake shows of
various deHcriptions. To add to the
!R'tureHiueneHH of the scene a thus
and Comanche Indians have pitched
their touts nearby.
AiDert u. Kobinson, In the Ameri
can Monthly Review of Reviews for
Old Gorgon Graham's Buelneae PhUoeopy
Baron Munchausen was the first
traveling man, and my drummers'
expense accounts still show his in
fluence. Adam invented all the different
ways in which a young man can
make a fool of himself, and the col
lege yell at the end of them is just
Pounds Sold on th Two Ooenlnc day.
Wilson, N. C.f Aug. 3. The Wil
son tobacco market opened on Thurs
day with good sales at all the houses.
The amount of tobacco sold on the
two opening days was about one
hundred and eighty thousand pounds
For the class of tobacco offered at
this opening the prices were very
good, being a dollar per hundred
higher than for the same period last
year. The tobacco offered showed
more character than is usually the
case with the August offerings.
This is an indication for a good crop
to follow. Most of the firms doing
M. C. Klch Arretted For Impereonatlna
a United States Officer.
Wa.shintfton, August 1. Chief
Wilkie, of the Secret Service, has
received word of the arrest of M. C.
Kieh at Troy, N. C, charged with
imiHTHonating a United States of
ficer. On July 22nd, the postpffice
at Nalle, N. C, was blown . up and
robbed. Previously the postmaster,
who is a woman, had received an
anonymous note telling her that the
ottlce would be blown up and cau
tioning her to keep away. Soon
afterward, it is said, Rich appeared
au'l insisted upon being Informed of
all tho facts connected with the rob
bery, and representing himself as a
United States defective. He was
arrested by the United States Mar
shal and Secret Service Agent
Wright and held to appear before
the grand Jury in the sum of $200.
a frill that doesn't change essentials, business here are strong on the mar
ket, and it is expected that the prices
on tobacco will continue good.
A Forty Million Depot.
Chicago, Aug. 2. Plans for a
central railroad station here, estimat
ed to cost forty million dollars are
being prepared to besubtnitted at a
meeting of railway officials to be
held August 15.
Eighteen of the 22 railroad coriT
panies with Chicago terminals have
approved the scheme as drawn by
Alder man Dixon and members of
the council committee appointed to
investigate the question of a single
terminal, and believe the plan can
be carried to a successful conclusion.
The Illinois Central, Northwest
ern, Pennsylvania and Great West
ern railroads are the only ones
which have thus far not given their
Baltimore Boy Toucnee Lire Wire.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 1.
George Ferguson, aged thirteen, of
Baltimore, was instantly killed this
afternoon by a live electric wire.
In passing under a tree he hit an innocent-looking
piece of wire hang
ing through the limbs. Instantly
he trave a cry of pain and the wire
curled Itself around his body. A
policeman had the boy quickly re
moved to a hospital, but death re
sulted soon afterward.
Pay day is always a month off for
the spendthrift, and he is never able
to realize more than sixty cents on
any dollar that comes to him. But
a dollar is worth one hundred and
six cents to a good business man,
and he never spends the dollar.
If you gave some fellows a talent
wrapped in a napkin to start with
In, business, they would swap the
talent for a gold brick and lose the
napkin; and there are others that
you could start out with Just a nap
kin who would set up with it in the
dry-goods business in a small way
and then coax the other fellow's
talent into it.
I always lay it down as a safe pro
position that the fellow who has to
break open the baby's bank for car
fare toward the last of the week
isn't going to be any Russell Sage
when it eomes to trading with the
old man's money.
From the letters of a self-made
merchant to his son, now appearing
in The Saturday Evening Post, of
The fourteenth Annual Educa
tional Number of The Outlook con
tains half a dozen . or more notable
articles relating to educational topics.
It is fully illustrated, and the illus
trations is especially rich in large
and striking photographs of distin
guished educators. Among the con
tents may be mentioned: "Progress
in Education," an editorial survey
of the educational history of the
year; "The End in Education," two
articles, by President Aadley of
Yale, and Lyman Abbott; "Western
State Universities," by President E.
A; Alderman of Tulane University;
"Daniel C. Gllman," by President
G. Stanley Hall of Clark University;
and "The Yale Bicentenary," by
Arthur Reed Kimball. ($3 a year.
The Outlook Company, 287' Fouth
Avenue, New York.-)
Buller'a Work in Africa.
Cape Town, Aug. 3. The Cape
Times, commenting on the an
nouncement in the House of Cdm-
mons that the government did not
propose to recognize Gen. Sir
Redvirs Buller's services in South
Africa, voices the regret which is
generally felt here over the state
ment that there is to be no substan
tial recognition of Gen. Buller's
work. The Times insists that Gen.
Buller performed some of the hard
est, perhaps the very hardest, work
of the campaign.
SWIFT PUNISHMENT FOR A
YOUNG WHITE MAN IN
NAD ASSAULTED A Y0USC WHITE LADY. I A w C10T CEAI Kttf 0XLEARS.
After a Flat With tha OKcere a Waa
Dra Froaa taa Com Uoeae aad
Rao red Oatalda the Towi-No Arreeta
Have R i Made.
Smith ville, Term., Aug. 2 The
first lynching in the history of De
Kalb county was recorded today
when Charley Davis, the man who
was charged with assaulting Miss
Kate Hues last Sunday evening, was
taken from the court house by a
mob of about twenty-five people
and hanged about a quarter of a mile
The assault on Miss Hues was
committed last Sunday evening and
Davis' trial was being held today.
When the witness began to give
testimony the friends and relatives
of the girl arose and made for the
prisoner. For a time there were
wild scenes and the people were
much excited. The prisoner made
an effort to escape by Jumping from
the two-story window of the court
room, several pistol snots were
fired in the confusion but Davis was
captured before he could Jump.
The sheriff, one of his deputies
and a constable, who were trying to
prevent the lynching, together with
the father of the defendant, were
severely injured in a clash with the
mob. The wounded officers are
sheriff J. T. Odum, deputy Rob
Odum and constable Maney Pass.
THREE NEGROES SWUNG UP
FOR THE MURDER OF A
WHITE JIAii IN MISS.
Threa Children Killed by Lightning-.
Ocean City, Md., Aug. 1. Two
of Joseph Henry's children were
burned to death in his barn near
here, which was struck by light
ning on Tuesday night, and two
others were found in a thicket near
by one, a boy of eight, dead, and
the other, a girl of five, unconscious.
The storm was most severe on
the Eastern Shore of the peninsula.
A number of vessels, including the
police boat Nellie Jackson, were
sunk and several fishermen" lost
FARMERS TO FORM A TRUST-
WASH BURNS PLAN TO UNITE COTTON
PRODUCERS OF THE SOUTH.
The Volaa aa a Revealer of Character.
There is no greater revealer of
character than the human voice. It
is the first thing that strikes us in a
stranger, or in a new acquaintance,
The Only Way to Meet the CapItaUatlc
Cotton and Wheat Trnat la to Organize
Blarer and Better Onea In Intereat of
Boston, Mass., July 30. George
F. Washburn, of this city, president
of the Commonwealth Club of Mas
sachusetts, sailed for Europe today
on a mission to inquire into the co
operative methods of various bodies
in England, Belgium, and Switzer
land., with a view to the formation
of a fifty million dollar cotton com
LONG WALK FOR A PENSION.
Veteran Coming Ilere From Boston A
foot to Make Pereonal Appeal to Presi
dent. Washington Post.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 1 Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Hill, sore-footed
and wearied by three weeks' tramp
from Boston, arrived here today on
their way to Washington, where the
husband, who is a civil war veteran,
will appeal to President McKinley
for a pension.
The pilgrims arrived at the city
hall this morning, having set out
from Bristol, Pa., a short time after
midnight. Hill said that he wished
to see the mayor. When told that
the latter, was out of the city, he
called upon Supt. of Police Quirk.
"I have given nineteen years
the best part of my life to the ser
vice of my country," he said, "I
was in the civil war from its out
break until the surrender of Gen.
Lee, and then I joined the regulars.
I served for fifteen years under the
great Indian fighting generals. I
am now old, without a home or
penny, and I think I am entitled to
"I have spent a good deal of
money in employing attorneys to
fight my case, but I am through
with them, and several weeks ago
I determined to make a personal
appeal to President McKinley, and
in order to do this I and my wife
started from Boston on foot to
Washington. It's a. long trip, but
we will get there finally."
When told that President McKin
ley would not be in Washington
probably for some time, the old
fighter said he could spend a few
weeks with several of his old com
panions in arms who live in Freder
Watte Mas Flocsatf two Xasroaa. She
Two Other aad Weald Have Lyaahed
Another had the Sheriff not Appeared
Oa the Soane.
New Orleans, August 1. Three
negroes, Belfleld McCray, his moth
er, Betsy McCray, and his half-sister,
Ida McCray, Betsy's daughter, were
taken from the Jail at Carrollton,
Miss., today by a mob and promptly
lynched. The negroes are three of
thirteen suspected of being Implicat
ed in the murder of Mr. and Mrs.
R, T. Talliafferro, a white couple
living near McEnery, Tuesday night.
The murder was thought to be due
to the killing of a negro by Talliaf
ferro in a personal difficulty.
The murder caused much excite
ment yesterday and especially when
it was learned that the negroes in
Carrollton were well armed, and as
it was feared that they might resist
arrest. A posse of ten white men
started on the trail of a negro sus
pected of the murder. He was ar
rested and during the day twelve
others were locked up, supposed to
be implicated in the crime to a
greater or lees extent. Among those
arrested were John Tayloi, Belfleld
McCray, Bill Davis, Betay McCray
and Ida McCray. There was a dis
position to lynch the negroes at
once, but a mass meeting was held
in Carrollton in front of the court
house and jail in which the negroes
were confined, . Judge W. E. Stev
ens and District Attorney W. H,
Hill made such a strong appeal
against lynch law, the judge promis
ing to call the court in session at
once to try the cases, that the prison
ers were not molested.
The advocates of a more violent
course however, could not be held
in restraint. Judge Stevens and
District Attorney Hill began taking
testimony of witnesses this after
noon, but this only inflamed the
crowd as the testimony pointed
strongly to the McCrays as the mur
derers. They broke into the Jail at
5:80 p. m., and three negroes one
man and two . women were taken
but, hanged and their bodies riddled
with bullets. The mob announced
its purpose of lynching the ten
Governor Longino had been warn
ed of the danger, and left at once,
going on a fast train to Winona and
then on a switch engine to Carroll
ton; but the negroes had been lynch
ed before the Governor's arrival.
A3 EXR2esi3T TO C2AL0TTtV
Mars Hill Cormpondeere Thomas
Mary Sweet is In reasonable
health again after her exciting trip
to the city of Charlotte. 8wel had
been planning a trip to some sea
port town for the last ten years aad
when she beard of the excursion
from High Point to Charlotte she
decided to see old ocean at that
point and dip In the surf. luiagl
uatloa got away with Sweet's Utter
Judgment at China Grove when she
palled the bell cord to stop the train,
declaring that town was Charlotte,
and only by hard work of friends
she was prevented from Jumping
off the train, because, for political
reasons, she did not wsnt to be car
ried into South Carolina. On her
arrival in Charlotte she inquired for
the boat landing. She wanted to
see Schley's big gun-boat that wal
loped the Spanish fleet, and when
told that Charlotte was an Inland
city, without wharves and battle
ships, she declared It was some other
town and not Charlotte. When
shown the city hall she declared she
was in Washington and that It was
the United States cspltol. Her
greatest excitement was caused by
visiting the city cemetery, where
she expected to find about two acres
set apart for the "loved ones gone
before," and to her amazement found
about 40 acres. She thought so
many people had never lived in the
world. The big excitement on the
return trip was when she saw the
Yadkin river which she failed to
see that morning. She declared the
river to be the ocean, that Charlotte
was somewhere in that vicinity, and
that she had spent the day in Ha
vana instead ot Charlotte.
She returned home greatly fa
tigued and swearing vengeance
against the railroad.
STEERS CAUSE PANIC IN JERSEY CITY.
New North Carolina Poatmaatere.
Washington. D. C.,' August 1.
Eight new Nreth Carolina postmast
ers were appointed today:
Robert Stansell at Clayton, Wm.
J. Flowers at Mount Olive, Ancer
rilla King at Windsor, Seth R.
Hardison at Amherst, Roscoe Hill
at Eure, Nathan W. Anderson at
Paint Fork, Jenie McB. Jessup at
Starsburg, Wm. O. McKeithan at
If is has that spontaneous ring of bination in this country
truth that no training can impart Aittordine- to an interview. Mr.
we recognize its appeal lor. contm- Washburn has worked out a plan to
ence. some voices nave me jar oi unite the cotton producers of the
falsehood, and are as full of warn- South into one great co-operative
Coinage In July.
Washington, August 1. The
mints of the United States executed
coins of the amount of $5,621, 830 in
the month of July. Of this amount
$4,225,000 was in gold, $1,312,000
in silver, and 84,830 in nlckles and
$ lOO Reward, 9 100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there- Is At
least one dreaded disease that sci
ence has been able to eure In all its
staess. and that Is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is the only positive
cure known to the medical fratern
ity Catarrh being a constitutional
disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken Internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease,
giving- the ' patient strength by I in amount.
building up the oOstftutlon and
assisting nature in doing lte work
The proprietors have so much faith
in Its curative powers, that they
offer ene hundred dollars for anj
case that it falls to eure. Send for
Hit of testimonials.
'T.J. Ohisit 8c Co., Toledo, O
Sold by araggiats, 75c.
Kail's Family Pills ars the beet.
ingas the hiss of a serpent. The
unconscious natural voice is to be
regarded as the index of character.
To speak promptly and positively is
generally to act promptly and posi
tively: to speak politely is to act
politely, and to speak gruffly and
rudely is a good way to make rude '
action easv. Amelia E. Barr, in
The Ladies' Home Journal for Aug
ust. " '
The Meaning of a "Lady."
The much abused word "Lady,"
is modified direct from the early
Anglo-Saxon, and means "loaf glv-
er;v for the highest Ideal of woman tremendous saving to themselves.
In those days was to be a good man- j Mr. Washburn, who, In two na-
ager of her household in . every par tional campaigns was a national exe
ticular, bread was then the real staff cutive committeeman of the People's
of life. The Delineator for Septem- party, was asked if his plan had any
ber devotes its illustrated cooxery political significance and he said on
ly in so far as, it was successful and
in that case it would have afar
reaching effect along political lines
in the West and South.
trust with headquarters at St Louis
and central warehouses in Memphis.
He said he had been selected for
this mission because of the special
study he had made of co-operation
from a business man's standpoint;
and that in his judgment the only
way to meet the capitalistic cotton
and wheat trust 'was to organize
better and bigger ones in the inter
est of the producer.-5 Mr. 'Washburn
said that the application of the idea
to the cotton industry was made be
cause the planters being men of
means, can unite in a co-operative
business movement and effect a
Five Escaped and One Man Gored to
- Death Before They Were Killed. '
Jersey City, Aug. 2. Five big
horned Texas steers -escaped in this
city this morning, and caused a
panic among the streets and shops,
doing considerable minor damage.
John Curran was fatally gored by
one of them.
After much difficulty the citizens
and police managed to kill four
steers by shooting, and badly injur
ed the other. They - were being
carried to a vessel, where they were
to be shipped to Europe, when they searched
New Orleans, Aug. 3 At Joe
Jefferson's island, Deria parish, a
mob of white men flogged two
negroes, shot two others, one in the
neck, the other in the right shoulder,
and were about to lynch the negro
wounded in the shoulder when
Sheriff Henderson arrived on the
scene and unassisted prevented the
The trouble originated last
Wednesday in a row between whites
and blacks led by Tom Brown at
Delcambrie's bridge. A party of
whites started last night to whip
Brown. As they approached Brown
opened fire on them and fled to the
east of his house. The house was
riddled with bullets and Brown was
finally driven out with his three
nephews, two of the party being
badly wounded. Two of the neph
ews were whipped and the mob had
tied a rope around Brown's neck
and was hauling him up to a tree
when Sheriff Henderson, who had
been notified of what was - going on,
appeared. Most of the mob aban
doned the lynching, bat some per
sisted. The sheriff threatened to
arrest them and take them to jail
and they left. The sheriff knows
the would-be lynchers snd will try
to have them arrested.
There was no lynching in Carroll
county today although the mob of
lynchers, about 100 strong, visited
th Talliaferro neighborhood and
high and low for several
KZAt arm ccen mi
Washington. Aug. I. A torn para
Uv statement of the Imports, of
oottuo good Into Cut dsrtsg th
calendar years of 1699 and 19O0,
has bero prepared fur puUkatkn is
the division of lnaular affair uf the
War Irii latent. The stateo)
shows tal cotton guuda to lb value
of $6,079,757 were imported during
1900, ss again S6,:t&,05? during
The statement shows that the
United Kingdom sent to Cuba la
1900, 12,965,30? worth of cotton
good as against 12,192,025(01899,
an Increase in favor of 1900 of $771,
282. In 1899 Cuba took from Um
United States f 1,837,74.1 worth,
while in 1900 abe took only f 420,
142 worth, a derreaw of 1917,599.
The eomparifloti for other cuuntrlna
presents some Interesting feature.
In 1S99 Germany's cotton trade wa
3142,515 and In 1900 I341.75S;
France $403,490 In 1899, and 3631,
753 in 1900; Spain's f2,12.7i: In
1899 snd 31,003,745 In 1900.
The statement says: Tbe un
favorable compariton In the Unitrd
States trade for the years mentioned
Is accounted for In a great meamire
by the conditions prevailing during
the 1899 period. The Cuban peo
ple, through long u.e, have come to
prefer goods of European make.
The close proximity of this country
does not effect the situation and It in
reasonable to expect that until the
United States manufacturers follow
the methods of other countries in
making goods expruly for the
Cuban market there will be no dt-
cided change in her trade relations
with the United States.
5-Year-Ola Boy Who Playa With a
Tax Collector W. N. Peoples is
prepared to make affidavit to'the ef
fect that the 21-year-old son and
oldest child of Mr. J. Walter Potts,
of Steele Creek, this county, stands
six feet, seven inches, high and is
strong in proportion to his size.
And Mr. Potts' youngest son, who
is barely five years old, is a pro
digy of strengtn. Since he first
gazed upon the world this young
gentleman has been an athlete, and
now, in the pride of his five years,
he lifts a 50-pound weight in either
hand holds it out on the muscle.
"Why Mr. Peoples! can the-e
things be?" asked the reporter.
"They can surely be and . are,"
ejaculated Mr. Peoples.
Not Her Affair.
Mrs. Pneet Why, Belinda,
piano has six weeks' dust on it!
Belinda Well, mum. I ain't to
blame, I've been here only three
NINE NEW COMPANIES.
A Tort CeawalL
The ond II a ad red aad
Washington, Aug. 1. Lieutenant
General Miles, command ins the
army, today itwued an order for the
immediate organization of the ad
ditional companies of coast artillery.
making the total number of uch
companies 126. The new companies
with their commanding officer will
be stationed as follows:
Ninety-eighth Company, Capt.
Rowan, Fort Hamilton, X. Y.;
Ninety-ninth company, Capt. Wm.
P. Pence, Fort Morgan, Ala ; One
hundredth company, Capt. E. E.
Aullman, Fort Totten, N. Y.; One
hundred and. first company, Capt. A.
T. Smith, Fort Totten, N. Y.; One
hundred and second company, Capt.
It. F. Gardner, Fort Caswell, N. C;
one hundred ana third company,
Capt. John C. Gilmare, Jr., Fort
Howard, Md.; One hundred and
fourth company, Capt. George H.
McGlnnis, Fort Washington, Md.;
One hundred and fifth company,
Capt. L. It. Burgess, at the Presidio
of San Francisco; One hundred and
sixth company, Capt. Chas. P. Sum-
ircerall, Fort Lawton, Wash.
CHIEF OF hiLlCK KILLED
WHILE ftAlMNU AGAMB
turca cmrs a crcAta tf c:tx
I If ( Mfl
KILLED III GOLD BLOOD-
BOERS MURDER NATIVES IN
OF THE BRITISH.
article to the subject of bread in its
various forms and every Lady"
should study the article.
London Women Appaar in Sandala,
Special to The Washington Post.
London, Aug. 1 . Extraordinary
scenes were witnessed in the Strand
to-day when several well-dressed
women appeared wearing sandals.
i Crowds were attracted, and" the wo
men were followed everywhere they
went. ' This warm weather fashion
has been sprung suddenly, and it is
believed to be the result of concert
ed action. -
negroes whom they have threatened
to lynch if they catch them. They
are Sallie Layton, daughter of Betsy
McCray, who was lynched, and a
sister of the other two dead negroes,
Henry Layton, her husband, -and
Henry Layton, Jr., her son. These
negroes, however, left Carroll coun
ty early thsi morning and cannot be
found. - ,
Xatire Sooata Who had Sarrendered
, Were Shot After Beina; Made to Throw
np Their Haada.
London, Aug. 1. A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, dated from Pretoria
"French reports that he has re
ceived a letter irom uruzinger, a
Boer commandant, announcing the
intention to shoot all natives in
British employ, whether armed or
unarmed. Many cases of cold
blooded murder of natives in Cape
Colony have recently occurred."
Another dispatch from Lord
Kitchener from Pretoria, dated to
"On July 28 an officer's patrol of
twenty yeomanry and some native
scouts followed two carts and a few
Boers fifteen miles from the railway
at Doom river, Orange Biver Colony,
where they were cut off by 200
Boers. After defending themselves
in a small building, they surrender
ed. Three yeomen were wounded.
After the surrender the Boers made
the native scouts throw their hands
np and shot them . in cold blood.
They afterward shot a wounded
yeoman. The remainder were re
leased. The Boers gave as a reason
for shooting the yeoman that they
thought he was a Cape 'boy," Evi
dence on oath has been taken of the
Quartermaster's CWfc Itob a Safe.
Seattle, Wash., Aug., 2 Word
was received from Victoria of the
allegd defalcation of Quartermasters
Clerk John McCaull, and and his
disappearance from the United
States transport Egbert, on which
he was assigned to duty. The Eg
bert sailed from Seattle for Alaska,
July 81. In the hurry of departure
McCaull was not missed. When It
was found that he was not on board,
Capt. G. H. Penrose, the quarter
master In command of the Egbert,
immediately made an Investigation,
and as he could not open the safe he
had it blown open. He found thai
all of the bills snd most of the gold,
except a few stray pieces, were miss
ing. The shortage is stated to be
$5,642. There was $945 In silver
In the safe. A certificate of deposit
on a Seattle bank for $4062 to the
credit of Capt. P. 1L McCaull, was
found in a sealed envelope.
Shelby, Aug. 4 1U t. Joom, chief
of polkwtndUs coUrctor, of Khaiby,
aorooipanied by Mr. 8. M. I'urd,
ntght watch mau, raklad, tab snore,
teg at S o'clock, a boue twar th
South Carolina and Uvorgls Kzleo
alon lUllruad, where a crowd of
nigrum wece ft a LI lug. One wLd
dow was oia wbrra Mr. I'iJ
BtaUooed hlmaelf. Office Jooea
opeatd tht? door, . ben oo of the
bt-gron, James Lowry, comuancMl
to lire upon the chief of police sad
emptied two chamtars of hi pUtol,
uoth taking rd-ct Dear the bean
and atomach. OOlcvr Jooee had a
turade with th nrgro, after Uinr
ahot, whefi be broke Ious and rcp.
ed from the houae. The chief of
polio allot three llmaa at him, but
to no effort, then aank and dll
within twenty tulnutm afW receiv
ing the shots.
The blood hound o d1 by the
decvsHud w ere at ouce tit on tlw
negro's trail, but the air aa ao dry
that they could not trail him. The
sheriff with a km of wvantv-flve
men, armed with guns and 4tol,
are Kxmrlng the country, and If
caught, he will hardly he brought
Our citizen are very much
wrought upover tbiadaaUrdly dd.
The negro came from South Caro
lina and has bnen hre about a year.
At the time of thla dd he wan In
the employ of the South Carolina A
(Jeorgla Extennlon Railroad aa a
helir at the freight di4. The
chief of police was a native of thU
town, and aged about 40 year.
He leaves a wlte and daughter, who
are almont proetrated by grief.
Mayor Jennings han lwued the
The town of Shelby, N. C, offers
two hundred dollars reward for the
capture of Jim Ixis ry, colored, who
murdered Chief or Poll IL S.
Jones, of Shelby, N. ('., at 1:30
o'clock Sunday morning, Auguat 4,
Lowry is about 25 years old,
about five feet and eleven trachea In
height, slim, weight 1 45 pound, a
rather light mulatto, with his right
eye-tooth rented out and a niche
broken out between hi front teeth,
one a little dark. A small brown
spot on one side of face. 1 laa prom
inent cheek bones and rather allm
chin. W. II. Jkx.mnoa. Mayor.
Military Boys Sick.
Edenton, Aug. 3. Two of the
members of the Eden ton military
company, returnea irom wnghts-
ville, are quite sick. Thirty of the
boys were made quite sick by some
thing they had to eat or something
in the water. Arthur White and
O. C. Haste are still sick, but will
THEll CICAE3 fcllZED.
A DI8TUE3AMCE IN TKE NCUSL
U03 LYRCKE5 A KECE3.
Ha had Murdered a Waite Man la Ala-
Dun's Report of Failures.
New York, August 1. Reports
to R. O. Dun & Company, show
commercial failures in the United I
States during July.697, with an ag
gregate indebtedness of $7,035,533.
Compared with the same month
last year, there appears most grati-
fyine improvement, as failures were
and than 793 in number and $9,771,775
. Half a Million For Lord Roberta.
London, August 1. The House
of Lords today -unanimously voted
the grant of 100,000 pounds sterling
for Lord Roberts recommended by
KlngEdwsrd, as a token of the
nation's appreciation of the Field
Marshal's services in gouth Africa.
After His Money.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 3. -The
man who was picked up three miles
from. here in a dying condition last
evening, and who later died at the
hosnital. was today identified as
Newton Lanier of York, county,
S. C. v
Suspicion of foul play is very
strong. Lanier was accompanied by
a companion before leaving Char
lotte, who is reported to have said
that he was after Lanier's money
Lanier was a member of the
Queen City, Guards, serving in the
war with Spain, and was one of ten
commended for good service when
that company was mustered out.
Eastern Democrats carry by steal
ing or counting out the ignorant
necrro vote, yet they howl about
t'the consent of the governed."
Th Greatest Evidence of the
dangers of cholera morbus, diar
rhoea, and dysentery la the increase
in the death rate during the sum
mer months. You cannot be too
careful, and particular attention
should be paid to the diet. . A sup
ply of Pain-Killer should always be
at hand lor it can oe rexiea on as au
times as safe, sure, and speedy. A
teaapoonful will cure any ordinary
ease. Avoia suostuutes, mere is
but one Pain Killer, Perry Davis'.
Price 25c. and 50c.
Once Was Enough.
Bigh Point Enterprise.
A man at Asheooro court hacr a
horse that was so sway-backed that
he charged 5 cents to show it. Its
I backbone went straight down from
the hips 14 inches. The horse was
apparently sound was worked regu
larly on the farm. It was a cheap
show, because those who saw it
never wanted to see it again. .
Married the Seventh Time.
&a exchanse says: Guilford
Birmingham, Aug. 2. William
Vann. while making through the
country to his old home in Anniston
with his wife and two children was
set upon by Charley Read, a negro,
near Cedar Grove, in St Clair coun
ty, 20 miles east of here last night.
Vann died from injuries inflicted by
the negro. .' ,
Justice Purdval held an inquest
near the spot where the killing oc
curred and Read was held for the
crime. While the negro was being
riven a trial this afternoon in the
Woods a mob of citizens took from
county hss a citizen who is proud of I two guards, carried him to a grove
the fact that he has been married! back of the place -where he work-
six times and is the father of fifty-led and strung him; to a tree.
eight children. In the lot are four I The negro was strangled to death.
pairs of twins and one set of triplets. A false report reached here- .that, a
Tee Speaker Ezpela Two Meaabera Who
London. July 30. There was
wild uproar in the House of Com
mocs between 1 and 2 o'clock this
morning, at the conclusion of the
debate on the taxation of agricul
tural property. The Conservatives
interrupted Mr. W alton, Liberal,
with cries of "Divide!, William
Redm'tnd, on a point of order, call
ed the attention of the Speaker to
the interruption, but the Speaker
ruled that the point was not well
Mr. Walton resumed, but quite
Inaudibly, owing to the pesistent
cries of "Divide!"
"Mr. Redmond shouted, "Police!
The Speaker said this expression
Mr. Redmond: "Why don't yon
The Speaker directed him to leave
the House, and named him. -
Mr. Balfour, the government lead
er, movea six iteamona's suspen
sion, and this was carried by a vote
of SOS to 71.
Fall lato 11 aad ot itor.aae oSleara.
New York, July 28. The team-
ship Ponce, from San Juan, P. It-,
July 23, docked In Brooklyn this
afternoon. As she teamed up the
bay the customs tug came alongside
snd two officers boarded the Ponce
and took the passengers' declarations.
As soon as the Ponce docked, cuatom
house Inspectors examined the bag
gage of the passengers, eighty In
number. All cigars and cigarettes
were seized and the owners were
told to "come back to-morrow for
Among the passengers was J. R.
Garrison, auditor of Porto Illco.
He Informed the Inspectors that ac
cording to the President's proclama
tion, free trade now exists -Oetweeo
the United States snd Potto Rico.
The inspectors claimed that they had
no official information to that effect
and Mr. Garrison complied with the
order to dump the contents of his
dozen trunks on the pier. The
beggage of all the passengers was
similarly Inspected. After this gen
eral overhauling of baggage, a tele
phone message was received to seize
only cigars in lots of 400. Pas
sengers who did not have that
quantity were let out. One, however.
who had 450 dgarr, was roiairea to
turn them over and told to come
around Monday and pay for the in
ternal revenue stamps. The collec
tors claim, while they know free
trade exists between this country
and Porto Rico, they do not know
tt officially, and that It will be sev
eral days before the new order can
be put in effect.
One wife was the mother of twenty-
one of the children. The man Is 58
years old and married his stvamta
wife last week."
race riot was on, and the sheriff and I Patrick O'Brien persisted in the
six deputies heavily armed hurried I same point of order and was in turn
to the scene, but the v were not I named and suspended. The bill
Chsvrlotte Public Iibrmry.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 2. The
contract for the Carnegie Library
was awarded today by the commit
tee to Wheeler, McMlchael A. Co., a
local firm of architects. The build
ing will be of pressed brick, one)
story high, with a dome, snd wQ
cost about twenty thousand dollars.
Nine firms of architects prfsentd
Ptnmro the summer sostoa eramp
comes upon oa unexpecte&iy; oa
chonld be prpared for aa emergency
of this kind, aa otherwise yoa will
suCer agony for fcoarsv Keep a bot
tle of Pain Killer handy and go the
directions on the wrapper. It will
surprise yoa how quickly relief will
cone. Avoid substitutes, there U
but ons Pala-kllkr, . Perry Davis.