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TT A T 1
SCHLEY COURT OF INQUIRY-
tv.-tw r.-mljr MihM Closing
,, .-ii hi Whirb II Aralia the Al
,r..l ..f th hmrgn ttt Cowardice.
A i-hmgton, Nov. 8. The fina
,;i M isinii of the Schley court of
I iiry w;n h-M Thursday after
Kxac.ly iiirus weeks to a day
. , .'hj.-.-.I since IIih court first as-
i, w lnle actual sittings were
I mi. I ,riy dts. The record of
t. -iuu'x.y niukiM h volume of eon--,
. rauly over 1,700 pa pes, and it Is
, -ini.t!'rl ihat about 2,000,000
were r-poketi during the prog
It lit t fit' CHSe,
Tin' -sioti jebrday was oc:u
j. . ,y .Judge Advocate Lemly lu
ti.-livering the closing arguuient for
ih i.niM rutl.ni. IIU address was a
- v.-ii- arrangement of Admiral
'h; y, vs ho was condemned for ev
. is thing he had done cr not done,
iiile ull the other ofllcers of the
ii ivy who had withheld or omitted
t i niinmunu'ate itiformatioa were
.rni-eor condoned. It Is worth
ik. ling, t'ow.-ver, that Capt. Iemly
,i tjuitied Admiral Schley of cow-.,!-t..e
in any pirt of his career as
. iii.nnin.l. r in-chief of the Flying
Siiiclron. 11h asserted that the
. In g" of un-tteadiiiess of purpose
1 1 1 1 1 push uml of l'tiluro to obey or
it i-i liml Iwen established.
Tlie in. 'miters of the court will as--in
Me on Mond.y iu rooms secured
i.t the northeast corner of. JI street
;iikI Vermont avenue to b -gin the
miMderation of the case. A decis
ion i- not 'XM-tt"d for several we ks,
;i- Admiral Dewey said yesterday
Unit t he evidence would 1x3 review
. I with careful scrutiny. Other
members of the court confirmed' the
prediction that a verdict is not to be
exerted tor some length of time.
In bis concluding argument be
fore the court Captain Lomly Sriid:
"While prejudiced statements to
the coot rary have been made, the
It purl incut has maintained an en
tirely neutral attltudi I have not
been interfered with by it in my
con. hu t of the case. As the record
demonstrates, there has been no al
teration of the department records.
(Hirers on duiy even iu that much
iil.med Bureau of .Navigation have
freely testified in 'behalf of the ap
plicant. ''I am confident thit the evidence
ubduced fully justifies the views of
the department set forth In iis re
ply of February (5, 181)1), to the Sen
ate Committee on Naval Affairs (ex
ccutive document C) wherein it is
said of Commodore Schley, referring
particularly to the naval bitlle of
July :5 I sts:
"Where so much was achieved
in his culminating bittle, aiTd where
his ship was such a conspicuous
force in the fight, his conduct, while
in indepeiub-nt command prior to
June 1, the record of which his been
given above, and which, by reason
of its unsteadiness in purjH)se and in
failure to ob.-y orders, did not iireet
the approval of the president and
the department, was not yet per
mitted to stand in the way of his
nomination, for pro. notion to a high
er grade for the part he to k in the
final triumph "
The judge advocate contended
that Schley made too slow a pis age
with the tlying spualro i from Key
West to Cioufuego, despite his or
ders from Sampson that he "estab
lih a blookade at Cienfuegos. with
the leist possible deliy, and that it
should be maintained and close as
Continuing the judge advocate
Miii.l odirihor ililav nn thij triti
was duo to the time lost, without
apparent good reason or results, in
communicating on May 20, with
Captain Chester, commanding the
Cincinnati, the greater part of which
delay might have been avoided if,
instead of both vessels stopping dur
ing the communication, the Cincin
nati had been directed to follow the
llagship on her easterly course, pend
ing the Interview," by doing which
only the timn nccHry tor tire
commanding officer to pass from his
vessel to the tle'shlp and to leave
the latter would been lost."
Captain L-'inly, turning his at tea
tion to the retrograde movement,
said it was made by the Hear Ad
mlral without consultation with the
commanding officers of his squadron.
Surely, in so important a matter if
he had listened to their advice it
would not. in any wise, have de
traded from the res
the Hear Admiral- He would have
had the benefit of their advice with
out lieing bound to follow it.
In discussinjc the charge of diso
belience or orders, the judge advo
cate ald :
"I shall not attempt to follow the
contention that the retrograde move
ment of May 27 did not constitute
disobedience of orders. Whether
the department's instructions defi-
imeiy uirecteu m posuive wtms
that the flying squadron should re
main off Santiago, or whether its
desire that this should be done was
simply indicated, appears to me, un
der all the circumstances, to be im
material. Disobedience of orders
may b- Imperative and glorious
duty, but if it be not justified by
the facts it cannot be condoned by
terming it an
prmr ftf ludrrment.
ThU.nf . Prrnr of I udment.
r itra j n - t-i si rv
lteierring to the Dattie oi. juiy o,
-. .. .. ... . n
Captain Lemly said: r "
I have never doubted, and the
evidence adduced confirms my view
- . .
h tk a h. 4i -n.irtirn
-? urn conspicuous amy.
the nthr h.n.l T .nhmii . iu
Rear Admiral Schley's personal con-
uuct on that occasion, that there was
no such concerted action of the ves-
aela engaged as to Indicate their con-
trol by any one person. All evi
dently strove to do their utmost and
in ' was accomplished one of the
Kranuesi naval victories ever won.
..e ie npani.ri tict htood to the
,varu ll was the dutV of aur
y w H to follow, whether or not
the signal .rHow the flag' was made,
and none such has been found of re-
tord except after the Colon had sur
i.iartr.t, i ..
t lT ,1 turnin of the Brook-
lya with port helm. endinmrin I
liir ,, - t i - iti
v turning In an opposite direction
tio, the other vessels, certainly the
rrt . ' I
1 exas, ana perhaps other vessels as
It Is clearly established that
w.o uiu siop, ana that ahe re-
rn in , ... 1
"7 v one ot her engines 2.2 bushels per acre below the yield the United Daughters of the Con
I believe bothto avoid collision in 1881; which has stood for 20 federacy.
with the flagship. The resbonsi- years as the lowest on lwnrri. Th Mrs. fitnnwn j.rkan win h
biilty for thU movement the loop
uiusi, many case, rest upon Hear
iv.imirai Bcniey. lie himself says
turning nis attention to th
famous Hodgson-Schley colloouv.
Captain Lemly said:
mo eolloouy alleged to have
taken plactj between Ilear Admiral
ocniey ana trie navigator, Lieut,
Commander Hodgson, is not in it-
sell ot much importance, and I lay
little Stress upon the fact that th I
Hear Admiral, not in a malienant
spirit, but In the heat of action, may
nave used the words damn the
Texas; let her look out for herself,' J
or words to that effect, exeent ah
they my indicate a disregard on the
part of the flag officer lor the safety
ot another vessel. Farragut under
somewhat different conditions said,
Damn the torpedoes in Mobile
Bay.' Nor do I regard the naviga-
tor as haying committed an impro-
priety in warning the llear Ad-
1 . A n.a I
mirai on me spur ot tne moment,
if lie so thought that there was dan-
ger of collision with the Texas.
For it was a case in which urgency
was required in speaking up.
In concluding, Captain Leinly ab
solved Rear Admiral Schley from
all charges of cowardice, saying:
"horn my knowledge of the
man, having served under his com-
rnand on two cruisers, I have never
believed, nor do I claim from the
evidenco that personal misconduct I
or, to call a spade, a spade coward-
i'-e, was exhibited by Schley in any
part of his career as commander-in-
chief of the ilyiug squadron. But I I
suomit, with regret, that, in the I
passage from Key West to Cienfue-
gos, while at the latter port, en
route to th southward of Santiago,
without settled destination in the
retrogade movement in the return
to the .vicinity of Santiago, and in
the affair of May 31, the Hear Ad
miral exhibited unsteadiness of pur
pose and failure to obey orders.
Tne characterization of the conduct
is, however, for the court.
"I trut that I may be pardoned
if I remind you, gentleman, that
the first importance of the matte's
before you is not as they relate to
any individual, but as they con-
ce n the naval service.lt is for you to
lay down a staudard of conduct to
be followed in future similar cases
a standard such as that set by our
naval commodore, like John Paul
Jones, Decatur. Perry, Farragut, the
Porters and others. A sense of
propriety forbids my mentioning
There was no attempt at applause
when Judge Advocate Lemly con-
rra h? f; o,r,i.
a . ou iito vi a v auuAvoa
dramatic effect. As soon as he con-
cluded the courk jourued
You o it Girl DaaKerouslr Wound Bank
Caahler as be Lea Tea Street Car.
Asheville, N. C, Nov. 6. Miss
Mry Slagle to day shot and dan
gerously wounded Houston Merri
mon, assist tnt cashier of the Blue
Ridge National Bank.
As Mr. Merrimon got off a street
car to enter the bank, the woman
opened tire, one shot entering the
back and penetrating lung. Another
shot shattered an arm.
Two addi -
tional shots fired by the woman
missed their mark.
The shooting caused much excite
As soon as the shooting ceased the
KM surrendered to the police
wanted to kill Merrimon. She is
ies than fifteen years old and it Is
said was a domestic employed in the
house of Merrimon's father.
Merrimon is a son of J. H. Merri-
mnn. a nrominent lawyer ' of this
tfttp Anil npnhAW of the late Chief
TliaM A H xr0,rimftn nf Xnrth
rarftI 5 TTis wounds are resrarded
a. vppv pimi. .d K-npoa for his
k not considered good,
though he is restinff comfortable
CURED OF ASTHMA.
After 35 Tears of Suffering.
It will be gratifying to the Asth
matic readers to learn that an ab-
rrw1 nr. Randolnh Schiffmann.
Bomw cure un iw ""j"
That the remedy is an effectual one
i f ..k-h offer nsranAi of
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l . . .i. . it. .i r m
initn iMr. mnnr iu Limii ui -j tv
T . I " J Ti . vr v
LV". Zan, rlAZ " hiffman'.
a htma Cure) is the best I ever
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Mmffsiit ,sH t.ricwiifc mH nna ruiT
r:r;V-; Th itiV .d
1 nave out uiau ii niut". a u "tt
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a" .-. ,oikh thotinnw on.l.in Tt o-ets riffht down to the
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iZv t hope that you will publish
M.nrl tt.tr that others mar learn
UID avviwaf m
f its wonderful virtues P
RALEIGH, NOBTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14. 1901.
Cor. ax VatmUt CroD 1-imiw v
Washington, Nov. 1 1
OWlrnr ronnrt rmm
of the Agricultural Department was
issued thin afternoon:
The preliminary estimate of th
preliminary estimate of the
average yield per acre of corn, as
Published in ttlA mrrV.l.. . .f
Agriculture Is 15.4 huabebj, as com-
. v.. jkiuui
bushels per acre In 1900 and 1699,
and a 10 year average of 24.4 bush
- - rtv v I
A VPr 70 (if VJ hn.k I
els. The present indicated vield tr
acre is the lowest cpriprn 1 vera era I
ever recorded for this erop, being
indicated yield In bushels ter arre
m the seven principal states Is as
follows: Ohio 26.1; Indiana 19.8:
Til! I ,r . j -w- - I
Kansas 7.8; Nebraska 14.1.
Of the 23 states having one mil-
lion acres or upward in corn, all but
Pennsylvania and Mlchitran reoon
an average yield per acre below their
respective ten years averages. The
general average as to quality is 73.7
per cent, as compared with 85 5 per
cent in November last vear and ft 7 9
per cent in November, 19y. It is
estimated that 4.5 per cent of the
corn crop of 1900 was still in the
hands of farmers November 1, 1901,
as com oared with 4.4 tier eent nft.hn
erop of 1899 in farmers' hands No-
vember 1, 1900, and 5.9 per cent of
that of 1898 in hand November 1,
The preliminary estimate of the
yield per acre of potatoes is 59.9
bushels, against an average yield per
acre of 80 8 bushels in 1900, 88.6
I II .AAA .
ousneis in iyy, ana a ten year
average of 78.7 bushels. The present
indicated yield per acre is the low-
ast since 1 890. Of the states haying
fifty thousand acres or upwards in
potatoes, all except Michigan and
Maine report a yield per acre com-
paling unfavorably with their ten
years' average. Indiana, Illinois,
Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska report
less than one-half, and Missouri less
than one-fourth an average en p.
The average as to quality is 78.4
per cent, as compared with 88.1 in
November last year and 91.4 in No
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield per acre of hay is 1.32
tons, against an average . yield of
1 28 tons in 1900, 1.35 tons in 1899,
and a ten year average of 1.28 tons.
While more than three-fourths of
the 47 states and territories for
which comparative data are availa
ble report a yield per acre in excess
of their respective ten year averages,
such important states as Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska,
South Dakota, Texas and Arkansas
are all included in the region re
porting less favorably. The average
as to quality is 91.3 per cent, against
89.7 per cent in November last and
93.8 per cent in November, 1899
I Of the lo principal tobacco states,
nine, including Kentucky, Virginia,
North Carolina and Tennessee re-
port an average yield per acre of to-
bacco in excess of their ten year
averages, while six including Ohio,
Wisconsin and Missouri, tali Delow
The apple crop is considerably be-
low the ten year average, the pear
and grape crops are slightly below,
anH th awtt nnttn cmn i sltohtlv
i w X"-- - r a r
National Aapecta of the Election.
New Tork World (Dem.).
There was nothing to make this
a "Democratic year," and therefore
intelligent observers are not disao-
polnted that there were go few tan
gible gains for the party in the
State elections on Tuesday.' The
country is still prosperous. Presi
dent Roosevelt has won lar more
confidence than be has lost since his
accession. The Democrats are not
wholly united upon important live
issue. Ae tivC Uu
aim u us Leu. uutiuiiai icauw.
The gain of a Senator m Kentucky
lL S V .u X 6" "
It. 1.. ;.r. r io Amn r.n i
OI Hie mil iy iu a ma l is uux-
mally strongly Democratic. The
BULTOBS OI iur. uuiuinu iu iuoij uu
-e j r....inni
is a victory of the same sort.
. ... --c ii -r
13 r re?uc"on U1,.l"f TT
i moinriTioo nn m. .itrriL vniti anu in
J . -
otners an increase oi tue ui ou
Ml ill liar VUUUlllUU. lucm JCDU1U3 vau
hardly be claimed to have much sig
Dakota Lands Co be Opened to
St. Paul. Nov. 9. Major Mo
Laughin Indian inspector, has closed
a treaty with the Fort Totten
I Indians, of North Dakota, by which
1U4,S acres oi tne nnesi agricm-
tural land In the State will be open
ed to settlements as soon as Congress
can act. The lands are situated be
tween Devil's Lake and Cheyenne.
Earthquake rt Erzeroum.
Constantinople. Nov. 10: A se-
toh flannnnaiB occurreu x riuav
s H. a m
i saieiv in tne uueii
Bx Brthin the Xeea.
I with opium a cough may be stop-
I t a 1 1 aV X4aWM
mutinn oi wnicn tne couirn u a
mntomeoea from bad to worse.
7 TfQ trmo .nH mnnv on
I JaImbI... m TtnnU" KA.
m am her that Allen's Lune Balsam
I Ana nnt. maroiv nnt the nerves
root of the trouble and bo cures even
deep-seated affections of throat and
0A0CRTE KS Of THE CCSFtCHACY.
Auul CottMrtloa ttalac Uld t WO
mUutum TbU Wak.
Wilmington, N. 0 Nov. II
The eighth annual convention of
the United Daughters of the Con
federacy will beheld In Wilming
ton this week, and elaborate pre
parations have been made for the
entertainment of the several bun-
from all part of the country. Wil
mington feels highly honored at the
opportunity of entertaining the con-
uw 0 v..i.
VPntlnn ftf t ha Bnnlh'tl I. I.sh.urj
and no effort will be soared to make
thi.4 annual mrhorintr nn rf t ha
most memorable In the history of
here, and she will be the center of
great admiration and attraction.
Governor Aycock will deliver one
. m . .
Kfforts to Electrocute Elephant Fa IU.
Buffalo, Nov. 9. The public ex
ecution of Jumbo II., a vicious ele
phant owned by Frank C. Bostock,
who had a show on the Pan-Ameri
can midway, was stopped today by
the Society For the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. Bostock sub
sequently attempted to electrocute
Jumbo in private before a selected
few. Two electrodes were fastened
behind Jumbo's ears and two fur
ther back on his body. The electric
ity was turned on, and although
Bostock said 4,000 volts had been
thrown into the animal, observing
persons noticed no flash and it look
ed as though the electrodes were to
dead wires. After three or four
minutes the switch was thrown back
and the elephant released. He did
not seem one bit the worse for his
Two Killed and Eight Recaptured.
"Kansas City, Nov. 0. Ten of th
convicts who escaped from the fed
eral prison at Fort Leavenworth,
Kas., on Wednesday afternoon had
been accounted for today. Two of
them have been killed, two wound
ed, and six others have been captur-
ed unhurt. Of the seventeen still
at large, Tour are being closely press-
ed by armed prison guards and citi
zens, and word is expected at any
moment that they ha ve been captur-
led or killed. The other fleeing con-
victs, according to reports received
at Warden McClaughry's office as
late as this morning, are still mak
ing for the Iudian Territory. They
have broken up into twos and threes.
This is indicated, he says, by the
fact that robberies of stores and
residences reported yesterday when
the convicts were known to be
traveling in gangs have ceased to be
Fertilizer Trust Spreading.
Winston-Salem. Nov. 1 1. A con
trolling interest in the plant of the
Southern Chemical Company in this
city has passed into the hands of the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
pany, known as the Fertilizer Trust.
Dr. H. B. Battle, who has been
president of the local company since
it was organized, has disposed of his
stock and tenderei his resignation,
which has been accepted. The
Southern Chemical Company had a
capital stock of $200,000, and it has
done a large and satisfactory busi
i . . .
lished. The management will of
course be iett witn tn Virginia
Carolina Company. It is reported
that Mn W. T. lirown retains an
interest In the business and will
probably be the local manager for
the new owners. He has been an
officer in the company ever since it
Sampson Protests to Certain Records
Washington, Nov. 6. E. S.
Theall, acting on behalf of Stayon
UdmlralHampBon to look after the
latter,s interest before the Schley
1 r t.,s,.t rlo oon . lfQ-
... nnn 'tpafln RtrjliTlsf the
I V" w . n
inclusion in the record of cerUin
statements deemed to reflect upon
Admiral Sampson's conduct at San
.. m rrthQ l.fw la .HroauH to
Ad rtawv as nresident of the
1,,,. h aV that, rpferpnw hv
counsel for Admiral Schley in yester
day's argument to tne enecx mat
i . . . n . ii i
Admiral Sampson permitted the
Colon to lie in Santiago harbor for
several hours without attack, be
stricken from the record, or that
Admiral Sampson be permitted to
introduce evidence defending him
self from that accusation.
Bebels JLttb..k Garrison.
Nanila, Nov. 11. Major Pitcher,
who commands the American troops
in the Island of Mindors, reports
that the rebels made an attack on
the garrison of Abra deElog similar
to that on Company C, of the Ninth
infantry at Balangiga, Samar, some
weeks ago. The garrison was pre
pared, however, and killed five
riflemen. The Americans had one
at i T - -k.- im.iutv
VU men.ls ?ur"
suuiethe rebels, has captured a
i an -
deserter by the name of Richter,
who was dressed in the uniform of
the rebel artillery.
FOOD CHANGED TO POISON.
Putrefying food in the Intestines
nrodne-H effects like those of fl Manic
I IT . . . .
I " - - - -
1 the poisons from clogged bowels,
nut Iir. MAFl H6W lilie rUla 6XDel
to I arentlv. easily but Barely, curing
constipation, biliousness, sick head-
i . . . .
acae, tevew, au uver, noney ana
bowel troubles. OaJy 25c
Sold by all druggists.
CC00 MAS UOnCEIT.
Tt epa-tatr Railway Uoo4 tlcd .
cUi Moy a Rlia.
It it now pretty well settled that
Raleigh will get a sample of the
good roads now being ditribute at
variotu points in this State by lh
Southern Railway's good roads train.
The only item now in the way of
this desirable event U the assurance
of guarantee of suCicknt co-operation
on Uie part of the citizens here
to make it a ftucress, and this assur
ance will no doubt be givn when
The date for the train to visit the
capital city and give an example of
good road building has not yet been
fixed but It will probably be some
time in January. It is Intended to
hold a good roads congress here at
the time, and have present a large
number of representatives from
central and eastern counties. j
Some of the most public spirited
citizens of this city are taking a
lively i&terest In securing the visit i
of the good roads train and the hold
Ing of the congress suggested. Both
the president of the Southern Rail
way, Mr. Samuel Spencer, and Mr.
M.V.Richards, the laud and In
dustrial agent of that system, have
been written to by Mr. John C.
Drewry, chairman of the street com
mittee of this city, and favorable
replies have been received from
both those officials. Col. A. B.
Andrews of this city, first vice
president of the Southern Railway,
has been in favor of the movement
from the first, and wiii use his in
fluence in that direction.
Replying to Mr. Drewry's letter,
Mr. Richards says:
"Recognizing the interest your
citizens manifest in this important
movement, we have conferred with
Mr. W. II. Moore, president of the
National Good Roads Association,
to see if it will not be possible some
time after January 1, 1902, to take
the train to Raleigh for several days,
and I now have the pleasure of ad
vising you that it has been tenta
tively arranged for an exhibition
by this good roads train and for a
good roads convention in your city
sometime after the date mentioned.
This, however, cannot be definitely
announced until Mr. Moore visits
your citizens, which he will do far
enough in advance in order to re
ceive from them a guarantee of the
required local co-operation to make
this movement a success. He will
at that time also arrange specific
The good roads train is at Ashe
ville this week. Last wTeek it was
at Winston-Salem, and it is said
Raleigh will likely be the only other
place in the State to be thus favor
ed, and if that be true the visit here
will be doubly important and the
attendance at a good roads congress
at that time should be very large,
interest is awakening and quicken
ing in the matter of road construc
tion all over the State and no doubt
a practical demonstration of the best
methods of building roads will at
tract i.any of the citizens thus in
terested to Raleigh.
Florida Fast Mail on Fire.
Columbia, S. C, Nov. 8. The
Florida fast mail dashed into the
Gervais street depot to-nrght from
Savannah a mass of flames, and a
fire alarm was instantly sent in. In
a lew minutes engines were pump
ing water into the burning" mail and
baggage cars. A lamp exploded in
the mail car two miles lrom town
and the fire spread lo the baggage
car. The employes hastily vacated
West Point Bailies Well Tamed.
A few years ago hazing wa3 Tol
erated, and later an army board
found little to condemn in the prac
tices in vogue. It took a Congres
sional committee to develop the real
facts and to apply the proper lan
guages, and even tnen several offend
ing cadets had to be expelled before
the purpose of the authorities was
fully appreciated. Now the super
intendent is able to report that there
is neither hazing nor fisticuffs and
along with it is his statement that
the young men were never Jn better
condition, and that the institution
is distinctly improved. The tam
ing of the few bullies has elevated
the whole school, and this is the re
suit in every college in which haz
ing is abolished.
New York, Nov. 6. Complete
unofficial returns from every dis
trict Of Greater New York give Seth
Low for mayor, 294,092, and Ed
ward M. Shepard, 265,128; making
Low's plurality 29,864.
A Skeleton oand in the AVooa.
Mariana, Ark., Nov. 10. A hu
man skeleton, wrapped in the frag
ments of a suit ofclo'hes, was found
in the woods near here to-day. The
skeleton is believed to be that of M.
G. Jones, a lumber inspector, who
disappeared several months ago.
Foul play is suspected by the auth
orities and Robert and William
Crittenden are under detention.
DOST LET THEM SUFFER.
Often children are tortured with
Itching and burning eczema and
other skin diseases bat Backle&'s
Arnica Salve heals ths raw sotes.
expels inflammation, leaves the akin
w.thout a sear. Clean, fragrant,
cheap, there's no salve on earth as
good. Try it. Core guaranteed.
Only 2oe. c
Buy a bottle today. .
t from the Koi thern Wood
amtaPyny Italiiii, 0m mtn nmatorooogba.
IS0,CC0 ACXU Of LU3
I'attattf HUM ( m.
The United SUto Circuit Cuurt
of Appro! yeaUrday affirmed Jud-
Purnell'a drMoo ordering a nale of
something like l&O.oOO acnm ofl&ud
in Dare county.
inrnci ins Uteu in tre court
for some time and lias attracted
much attentloo Uxsauw of the fart
that It involved practically an en
The land in qutetiou hu bw-n a
subject of litigation bnrau of lt
timbered value. The titb? of the
-a.se U the Eaat Coat Cltr Com
lny against the Buffalo Banks
The question Involved was th nale
of the Und for partition. Judge
Purneil, after bearing the case, or
dered the sale and appeal was takeu
to the Circuit Court of Appeal.
Yesterday that ciwirt, which met for
the first time since the caw was
argued before it, handed down the
decision as related above.
Ex-Judge James E. Shepherd,
who, with Mr. W. D. Pruden, rep
resei.ted the defendant", was notified
by wire of the decision yesterday,
which was a victory for the defence.
Mr. F. H. Busbee appeared for the
Mr. A. B. Andrews, Jr., was ap
pointed by Judge Purneil a com
missioner to sell the land. He has
been jocularly twitted about having
a county on his hands. The sale
will now take place, unless other
legal remedies are resorted to. It
will be one of the biggest land sales
that has taken place in the State for
a long while. The fact that practi
cally an entire county Ls involved
gives the sale special interest and
tho land does
not touch the towns in Dare it in-
eludes the best part of the main
land. The valuation of pixqierty in
Uare county for the year 1901 is
$423,323. News and Observer Nov.
TWO THEATRES BURNED-
Ten Lire Lost In one While all Eecaptd
From Atlanta Theatre.
Atlanta, Nov. G. The Lyceum
Theatre, Atlanta's vaudeville house,
-1 A fl 1 n iL! . .A I
vmis uesiroyeu oy ure ini anernoon.
A performance was being given
when the fire broke out, but the
audience was dismissed in time to
prevent a panic. Fred Jones, a fire
man, was rescued, badly burned,
from an upper window, and Roy
Da oner, an electrician, was injured
by a fall.
Ironwood, Mich., Nov. 6. Ten
lives were lost and four buildings
destroyed by a fire with started in
the Klondike Theatre at Hurley,
Wis , today.
The Klondike was a vaudeville
theatre and all of the dead and in-
jured are connected with the theatre
as periormers. Most oi them uvea
ir...i .1 tv. t i ..
at iiuu, uu i uumw uauro
a brother of the proprietor of the
Tne nre starteu on tne stage and
in a tew minutes the entire structure
.... .. -
was a mass of flames. The third
story was used as sleeping quarters
and the rapid spread of the fire cut
off the escape of the occupants.
The fire is thought to have been
caused by". the explosion of an oil
stove in the proprietor's bed room.
Platinum in Teis State'
Will you kindly give space in the
columns of The Observer for a few
casual remarks? -
Just now, Colorado, Oregon and The lease on the Tillery farm ex -Rritish
Columbia are lubilant over pires this year and will not be re-
the reported discovery of platinum newed, and while that on the Ansou
by Dr. David T. Day, one of, if not, farm has not expired the State will
the most noted exerts in metal- sub-let it and thereby avoid the
lurgy on the American continent, necessity of cultivating it with con
Dr. Day has been successful in locat- vict labor.
ing deposits of platinum in these There was under cultivafion Jard
places. But as is Well known, no year 2,300 acres of land in the Till
State has a - greater variety of min- ery farm aud probably about a
erals than North Carolina. Hence, similar amount ou the Anson farm,
may th-se things not be found with- Mr. Hackett and Superintendent
in her borders? Platinum has been Mann, of Ihe State's Prison, will
found In Rutherford county; a single leave Monday for the Caledonia
relnform granule weighing 2.54 from, which they will otSrially In
grains, but even larger specimens Pt as they did th Tillery and
have been found In other portions Anson farms. Raleigh Post.
of the State, where the platiniferous
allivium, occurring in the alluvial
beds, can easily be traced well up in
the mountains of the State by the
crystaline rocks, from which the
detitrous is formed; hence, it can
not be such a difficult matter to lo
cate its origin. The writer firmly
rwtiA1tif it ta At.lt. m jncsHfw ftf
time when all . the rare
found with deposits of platinum
will be unearthed and osmium,
tungsten, molybdenlum, venadium.
Iridium and pladium will be found
within her borders.
Yours for the welfare of the Old
North State. Eureka.
AN ENGLISH AUTHOR WROTE:
"No shade, no shfavno. fruit, no
flowers, no : leaves. November P
alany Americana would add no
freedom from catarrh, whleh is so
aggravated daring this month that
it becomes constantly troublesome.
There ls abundant proof that catar
rh is a constitutional disease. It
ts related to scrofula and eonsump -
tion, being one of the wasting duv I two years ne snucrea inacnieiy
aum. Hood's Sarsanamia has! Thn the best doctors urged am pn
shown that what is capable of
ArmdlMtlna- aerofnla. eomnletelv
cures catarrh and taken in time) ooxea oi rtucaueu s mmcm cun
oi events consumption- We cannot I and mj leg wa sound and well as
" a - - .
ma how nv anirerajr can nnt
taklaa this mfdieine. in view
thawldelv.nublished record of
mdieal and TMrmanent elrea. It
nnnnhtAdlv Amtrit'i flr eataat
Medicine "for" America's Greatest
CttATUCir rst cuuiaa si&au.
T rta I'kMtlM Caul m W t-4
fc a Una VwU &4 4a MU
Washington, Nov. 9. An el
prrl rural of great iutrmrt la the
Iighthuu yt4i of tb world U to
1 tuad on I ho Dlaoiood huU
UcttUhip, off th North Carolina
cuat, next muoth, through which
the ufUcvia of the Ughlh"Ue U.rd
eapuct to pnjert a grrat 13 it b
beam of light frtttu tlx m-a to tin
ky and vUibb .o mariner frotn So
to 40 mile. The clua'er of the
hi!e elrctrlo llgbta now hun
frem tin? mat of tbo hlp ran t
Mtn but 13 in Ho, and It i roMMl
that ahlpplng panning HatW'ra tnay
m able to pkk up the lighUhlp
threw flints this UUtancr by lb
ttottffful beam of light playing txi
the htwvrn from a wrrh-lljjht aj
paratus arranged brtuwn the two
(stationary maettx-ad UghU now dis
played. The apparatus now U-lng
fitted to the Diamond hhoata light
veexel will jn jrt a Ki-rfut light
straight toward the, iky arnl the
roiling of the nhip in th rough
waters off Hattera will play II
about wig wag fashion.
Some pyatem of wlrrlete telegra
phy will be applieil to tbw Diamotid
Shoals and Nantucket Sl.l light
hi. CONVICTS ESCAPED.
Twety-laat Kederal lHMr Facap
Ktllla- Uaard a Ml 'ca4lac INkrt,
Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 7.
Twenty eight deiqcrate convict,
after murdering one guard and r
louly wounding H?vrl othrs,t
leaped from the new federal rl-rj
tnls afternoon. They are armed
witn fu,Iy score of guns and revol
vtw taken from the guanls and are
now l Jrge wtt of thw city.
Troops from rort Ijeavenworth,
guards from the prison and (tollce
from the city are in iursult, but
there is little hoe of catching the
The mutiny at the prison is the
worst of the kind which ever oc
curred here. Atsmt 300 of the con
victs in the federal prison at Fort
Leavenworth are taken each day
frora the oW . ,rUon to tne Jf
tne new one now n VTiKXVei uf erec
tion, and there worked uitn the
new building.- Tho new prison is
surrounded by a temjiorary ft kade
or fence and Is guarded by thirty
men. It was here that the convicts
to be AbaaKl-
Mr. J. B. Hat-keit, of the board
of directors of the State's Prison,
returned ye-fer lay from a trip, with
Mr. W. E. ( Wand, who Is also a
member of the Mard to the Tdh-ry
au,i An on Sta'e farms which they
visited for the pune ol ine per
jnK cro, aud ihecomlition of aff-lrs
generally there lie retorts the cut
ton crop on those two UnnK tn-
niDg out very well indeed, that on
the Tdlery farm b-Ing decidedly
th het In that motion of nwnitrv.
or .nvwhere in tht, SLate. f r that
In referring to Ihe State farms In
a general way Mr. Hackett said that
the board has decided to abandon
both the Tillery and the Anton
farms and cultivate In future only
the Caledonia farm. The reason for
this is that the policy of working
large numbers ofr convicts on rail
roads makes it unnecessary to have
these farms. Large numbers of con-
vlcts have been sent within the past
few weeks to Marion to work on
the road from Marion to Cranberry.
Rand Free Iellverr la Wake sad Joka-
Washington, Nov. 11. Rural free
delivery service has been establish
ed as follows:
Apex, Wake county. Length of
route, 22 miles; carrier, Robert L.
. . ., .
Four Oaks, Johnston county
Length of route, 21) miles; carrier,
Alonzo P. Wellons. Post office at
Glenmore to be supplied by rural
carrier. Mail to Four Oaks, N, C.
Garner, Wake county. Length
of route, 21 miles; carrier, Simon
i 8. Turner Jr. Post offices at Rand's
Mill and Lemay (Wake county) and
Penny (Johnston county) to be dis
HE KEPT HIS LEG.
Twelve years ago J. W. 8ullivan
of Hartford, Conn-, scratched hi
leg with a rusty wire. I nfltm ma
1 tion and blood po soning set in. For
tatlon, bat,'1 he writes. fcI used one
1 bt le of EltC r,c Bitters atd 11
- 1 . m n . 3 1
off lever! For EroptlOoa. czma
of I Tetter. Fait Rheum. Sores and all
its! bkod disorder Eleetrlc Bitters has
Is I no rival oa earth. Try them. Wl
I raarantee satiafaetion or refaod
roon-y. Oair 60 cents
I Bold by all drusgist.
rroatit to aen.wofYtmt a R.
lag brU ia lU,rrt.x Ajoa ka
Ttp Clral W'K'n rT MrcuorUI
tkvetnvr . J txr k rmiWd the a-t.
icMTtoutOrf aidaUd ISt Xhm ti
rt !. rfet in ofgtnlaatlu
lo thU tlly ratirh of the Na
tional McKlui-y Mrcwurta! AirU-thMi,-hktt
, M ita tvo,H Xhm
errtli by pi'ar utri j4lvt f a
ultablo uu-ui.ifUl lu It Hif oftbe
late freol.let,. t0 tmjn f Mr.
J. II. Hrota o i-f-rtMtr Aynk a
rUvtrxl rhairnian Mr. WtllU .
lit ICC a matie arrretary aid Mr.
J" ii. lbon tra.rf.
Uov. Ajv- k taiel Ihat Nirth
("arullna a erttn to ntfl,.
QOO ftiC Ihla Uirtiiofla! arnl he bad
p-ltt t!e lidletMateSetiatr
and tttiarefitft and l'rb-ral
Court judge In thU M!e a rhalf
tm-n of theoMoiulit(-a Uiralv fund.
Otlxr mht I a.l.lrxl later. Tle
UiTCt Wk ia male au I adi-;ul
thai Mr. Brown, the treasurer t4
m-ntral wUltiti hem-, rrat-tve the
fund- o41r led by the uther bml
awMa latlona lu the Mate that liie
ame may I- forwarded to ttte na
Mr. Brown then moved that a
ntturnlttee . 9t l a)a.titd ly
Ihe liuvcrnor to draw up an a1wl
lo the ople for ouit iituiiHt arWl
at the name Hrn- m t f.ttth I Ik
jert miul iri f the a-a lallici.
(oV. .ock waa made ri-ofnlo
chairman of this corumltu and he
named mn the other tneluta) ra Mewa,
C.T. lUiley. H. F. IHiou. It. II.
I Utile and K. T. iray.
Th M-rtary was ln-trurtI to
inform itr IthhU, mxmtry mV
Ihe MtK.ittey Memorial A-p-cia-lion,
at Ch velatMl, Ohl. of ttte
orginiuitlon la-rfeittd here Tlt
asM iation adjourne.1 Mjhjtvt to Ihe
call of I be chairman.
It NUNC CHANS CEAO.
Taa t4 hi
iVkln. Nov. 7. Li Hung Chang
died at 1 1 o'eba k this morning.
IVkln, Nov. f.. Tl-i 4iylrlati
who vi-ited Li Hung ('hang at 10
uVloik Ut night frundhliu lugotal
spirits though etrein-y ueak as
the n-ult ol'hiulr.jr and working In
defiant- of their lntruillon. Whsni
they callej this morning tltey found
him unomm-iou and rduklug rapid
ly. It us aur.ourin-d attioon.hat
Li Hung Chang khiM hardly liv
Ihix hours longer At erl-k
this evening, lUrl LI Is ,4111 bn-a th
ing and di playing uriiarted
vitality. The phydelan hov-r
think he will probably dl In th
The burial clothe- have already
Un put on. The court yard of the
yauien is filled u it h life alj- tia-r
horse ami chairs with otolle trers
which his friends r a oding in ac
cordance with Chlrt-e custom, to !
burial when Ins lisfs ia order to
carry his mmiI to II-aven.
f'oldsboTO lat e-k Votl for
Ijonds, to be Irueil for lot-al iuifrov
menU and the ftame was rmrrieil y
Durham couty repr1a H.OS'i chil
dren tietween the age of 12 and 21
yearn, and of this number 77S can
not read or write.
North Carolina will ! aked to
raise one thound dollars for Ii?
monument to be encted to Mr JHc
Kinley at Canton. A State organ-
1 izatiou I to be effrcteil.
High Point voted lat e-k on
the- iropoitiou to IsMie t '), hjO
nmtU which wa carried by an al-
mfa-t unanimous vot-. This ma ken
one hubdred th u-nd dollar vot'i
for water works h rw In tl i
welve month'. High Point Will
hav ne of the lrt wat-r works
ytcms in the South, having al
ready ircbM tle neorvnary a-
tliances to make it
Ttte rorirratlon cummls-don ha
-sul an ortier reducing aMtiger
fares on the branch lines of the H
Ixjard Air Line to tle naiue rate as
the main line. They have hereto
fore tieen a quarter of a cent a mile
higher. ThU simply remove the
differential. The commission ha
been considering this matter for
months, and ia also likely to reduce
the fares of the branch linn of tbe'
other iyfc terns in the elate. -
Witwton-Salem, N. CL, Nov. 9.
Tbe engineers completed their work
this afternoon in making tbe first
survey for tbe proponed railroad
from Wadeboro to WInton -Salem.
The new road Is to connect here
with the Norfolk and Western. The
surveyor have been at work about
two months and they will run an
other line, going back via Thomas-
ville. Tbe first one runs near Lez
ington. Those behind the move
ment say tbe road will certainly be
THOUSAND 8 tEST INTO EXILE
Every year a large number of'
poor saffrers waste lungs are sore
a&d racked wl h coogh are urged
to go to another ellmaia. Bat this
costly and not always sure. Da ,
be an exile wheo Dr. King's New
Discovery for CoBSsaptlaa will
cure you at home. It's the most In-
fallible medicine fur ecugbs, cold,
and all throat and Ian diseases on
earth. The flr.t de brings relief.
Astouadlog care result from per-,
slsteot us. Pries 0c aod $1.00.
Every bAtle guaranteed. Trial
bottlaaifreeat v - -
Sold by all druggist.
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