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MARION, X. tV WKDNKSDAY, MARCH 18!),
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upper room of Fleniming fibtel.'
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SLKK1M N( i CAU SERVICE.
f " mi'l 3 Wafhiiifctiw and S-nitli
wiftrin Limit imI, conioseil intirely of i u I
inn cut-, ininimun" "illman rate f2.00; n
extra fare. Thn ugh tlee, ii'R cais lHtv( en
New Yoik mill Nw ()rlnn, New Yolk ml
Mtnl hi, an I New Yoik, Ash v ill and Hot
liim Pit. ins; ear Utw("n Creenslor-i
ml M-.i ig meiy.
wis. i3 .n l 34 n-w York and Fieri In f.h it
iww. iii.iitp.l l'uliir.nn cars ami his oa
rath udv. Thnngh sleeping and coin
pditn ent ars lv twt-pn sw oi k ai d St.
August in ('wo oars', and Sew Ym k a-i 1
Aiijtusta. A m orries si -epinit oar h twem
StLtl urv nn I Danville, opera teil between.
Salis" ury ami Rit hmnn l. Dining cars b
tween Su'lisl.'iiry an t St. Augus in.
v, :;anl:ri. Cnitel tstatea fst m-ol
rnllmau sle?p njc cars letvfcn New Y,.rlc.
At nut . ami MoniiTOUierv, im 1 N-?w Y rk af. I
Jacks, mill' Also haas!ee,ine ar htw o
l'1-arlot'e an t August i.
no 12 slepin cir (jreensboro t Rd.-igb.
no. 35 shaping ear Ka'eiRh t Oreehsbor
Tlnoi.ch ticket-; n a 1j atiiincLal sta
iloi & to all ix.ints. T r rats or information
arplv t ny agent of the o mpany. or
J. S B THOMPSON, tup iiit n lent
Vint Division. I anville. Va.
V. B RYDER, upelintenlent Std,1
Divisioc. Charlotte. N. C
W.H. OKKKN, Utneral Manager Eastern
Sjom. Washinston. D. c
W. A. TURK., lien l l'as.Agt.,
Val ititon, D. C
SEAB A8D AIR. LINE B
New r utc to d a'l tte, Rle:ph, Wil-
miig-on. Ricbtr.ond, Norfolk, Whins;
..n. Biltimore and the East. A's t.
Atlan'a, New Oileins a-id all p-'ii -t ;n
Texas and the Southwet-t. MunuliH
Kansas Civ, Denver and a'l point-id
he (treat West.
For Maps, Folders. Time Tables a.H
lowest ratis wiite to -
i. A. NEWLAND,
Gen. Tr iv. Pass. Age i,
Charbdt-, N. C
Leive Marion C, C. & C.
Charlotte S. A. L
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. BA. NMVLAND. T. J. ANDERSON,
Li. T.P. A. G. P.A
BIG WHISKEY STEAL.
10,000 GALLONS OF CORN JCICK
STOLFIN WITH A SIPHON.
Brought to Light by the Investigations
of United .States Internal Revenue
The facts in one of the most remark.
able robberies ever known in South
Carolina have just been unearthed by
the internal revenue officers at
In 1832 ilenry Bieman jfcoTd- four
government distilleriep; with bonded
warehouses" situated' abbot a" half a
mile apart along the banks ef a creek,
two miles from.- Walhalla,'. to JV. C.
Tatnm. They were ftvnlt on- the 6ide
of the hill sloping towards the stream,
and the varehouses . contained ten
thousand gallons ofeorn whiskey. Ta
tnm at once closed the dieti'leries arrd
the warehouses were' locH.ed and the
government seal attached,' it being the
owner's purpose to hold the whiskey
three yenrs before paying the tax as al
During the latter part of August of
last year Collector Townes wrote to
Tutum several times informing him
thfltthe three years were about to ex
pire and urging him to be ready to
comply with the law. On the night of
September 5th." two days before the
expiration of the time, three of the
distilleries wefe burned to the ground.
The fourth only contained seventy
gallons of whiskey. Deputy Collectors
Vauderford and King were deiailed to
conduct an investigation. Yisitingthe
sites of the burned buildings they
could discover no signs whatever of
whiskey, although they expected to
find the ground saturated for many
feet around where' the burning 11 aid
had flowed, (trndually the evidence
was developed p.nd finally confessions
wero obtained substantially as follows:
Soon aft?r the purchase by Tatnm
one of the warehouses had been enter
ed, the burglars drawing the staple of
the door. Then they had inserted one
end id" n piece of hose into a' barrel
and drawing it through a crack in the
wall placed the other end in an
empty barrel at the foot of the hill in
to which the whiskey was siphoned.
This process was repeated night after
night until. every gill of the whiskey
had been stole ur lbe. siphon, arrange
ment enabling the thieves to operate
deliberately and avoid the danger
which hauling away a large quantity
at once would have incurred. The
revenue officers say that the tax on the
whiskey is secured by the bond.
The facts above related were grad
ually developed, and the arrests of
John Farmer, Ashbury Hide, William
Whitman, Tony Watkins and John
Rowland followed. They have been
given hearings before United States
Commissioner Hawthorne at Greenville
and were hold for trial. Some of them
have made full confessions
Spartutiburi; Organi7.es Against
Hell Telephone Company.
SrAin-ANBvna, S. C, March 2". A
new telepbono company, to bo known
an the Spartanburg Telephone Compa
ny, baa been organize! here, t or the
past nix years the Bell people have
oeu giving good service at the rale of
S 15 nnd $-r0 a year per 'phone. This
rate the citizens claim is too high, and
steps were taken not long since to got
up a now company. The company has
been organized, all the stock necessary
subscribed and the directors elected,
nnd work will begin immediately of
erecting the polos and putting in the
plant. This new company will fur
nish phones at the rnte of 20 a year
for each 'phone. What the Bell peo
ple will do is not known, but it is said
that they will cut under this rate.
They will either have to cut or quit
IO TAX BACHKLOKS.
And Establish a Home for Old Maids.
.The Ob.jeot of a Hill.
SrMiiFiEi.p, In.., March 2o. A
bill to tax bachelors and establish an
11 maids' home" when the tax fund
shall have readied 3-30,000 was intro
duced in the house by Representative
Wallick. ihe bill defines bachelors
single men of thirty-two j'oars or
ovoi" who has never been married and
exempts men who have reached sixty-
live, mIi.) are physically unfit or who
can prove to a board 01 unmarried
women owr tuxtv voars that they have
proposed marriage at least three times
to marringoalJe females and boen re
fused each time.
A Riisy Man's Misfortune.
Thousands -of ieoile all over the
country will sympathize with Charles
Droadwav lousst tne JNew lork mer-
hant prince, who is threatened with
spoody ami total blindness.
Mr. Ronss was a gallant confeder
e soldier in Stonew all Jackson's army.
After, the war he went to New York
enniloss and friendless, and. bv hi
pluck, energy -and foresight, accumu
lated a fortune of $10,000,00. His
liberality to his .oM comrades, his
friends, the 'deserving poor and his
native town. Winchester Va., is well
known to mauy of our readers.
The Seaboard' Announces Another Cut
Washington, D. C, March 23.
Tho Staboard announces a cut in the
rat f from flRhinidon to Atlanta on
its vestibule limited from $17.50 to
AU rue at Law, and U. 8. CommU
tion r. M.ir"on, N. C.
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Topical Reading," by J. N. Lamed,
is the title of a new work just being is
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It is the only .woik inthe . world
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Egbert Smith, of Greensboro, W. W.
Fuller, of Durham, and many others
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THE HECINNINO NO I' REACHED.
Col. MoCIure siys Never Mind Ihe
Weather, tint Push' Forward.
JAfKsoNvn.LK, Fla., March 26. It
was oxpected that Col. Alexander Me
Clure, editor of the Philadelphia
rimes, would stop in this city on his
way .North and preparations were
made to give him a reception. But
to-day Mayor I). U. Fletcher received
letter from the veteran editor, who
is at rit. Augustine, suiting tnai 11
would be impossible for hirn to accept
Jacksonville's bosoit ilil v. The let
tor is n most . interesting one. Col.
McClure devotes a large portion of the
letter to Florida and her resources.
He urges the people not to despond
because of the freeze and says that the
State has a great future.
Concluding he says: "I hope that
Florida will make an earnest and
united effort to aid the Atlanta
Exoositiou. It should be a land
mark in the history of Southern pro
gress and every fState south of the -Potomac
should'make common cause to
aid iu the great work. Great as has
been the advancement of the Southern
States during the la.st dozen years yon
Lave hardlv reached the beginning of
Southern development, and the Atlan
ta Exposition should be made the most
successful illustration industrial pos
sibilities and achievements iu its re
constructed state. "
Resist rni ion of Woman in Kansas,
TorEKA, Kas., March 25. The reg
istration just closed shows a total reg
istration of women voters this year
2,520, the largest since the W. C. T. I.
fight against the Republicans candi
date for mavor iul'.'l. The local
women's Republican organization has
Ken aetie this sp.riug, but not iu the
interests of uuv special candidate. At
Leavenworth the registration for the
city eWtion. 3,7'. or two-fifths of the
total !iumler ot voters arv J-umii,
There are three hundred more with
their names on the poll book's than
ever before. Most ofthos registered
are foreign born and colore ! women.
At Winfield, out of a registration of
nearlv 2,000, one-third of the voters an
Sajttei. D. Lajte. of Northamrton. Mass.
ias been for fifty-six consecutive years jus
jlegof the peaee.
INVESTMENT OF NORTHERN CAP
ITAL IN SOUTHERN FARMS.
Numerous New Industrial and Dull
ding Enterprises Reported for
Baltimore, Md., March 22. The
weekly review of Southern business
conditions reports a very deci
ded increase in the sales of South
ern properties, including both farm
and mineral lands. There is a greater
inquiry from the West and the North
for Southern farm property than ever
known before and the tendency seems
to be increasing.
In industrial enterprises cotton mill
interests continue to attact the largest
share of attention. A very successful
North Carolina mill has voted to in
crease its stock from SHOO, 000 to $400,
000 with which to build, a new 20,000
spindle mill. At Cheraw, S. C, a
$10,000 knitting mill is projected, at
Laurens, S. C, a cotton mill, ;ht Salis-,
burv, NT. C, a 30,000' spindle' mill,
whiU cottofi mill companies are being
organized nt- Jackeon, Tenu ; Sbrieve
poit, La; Salifrlmry, N . C; Rutherford,
N.- C; Piedmont, Ala; Demppolis, Ala,
and other points. -. .
A $350,000 sugar refinery is to be
built at New Orleans by sugnr plan
ters, a company row being organized
for that purpose. A $50,000 agricul
tural implement company in projected
.at Brenham, .Texas; a. $"0,000 wood-
enware factory in Virginia; $30,000
match factory and canning factory in
Mississippi; an electric light plant,"
lumber mill and tobacco works in
North Carolina; $10,000 brick com
pany in South Carolina, and; phos
phateplant and packing house in Teu
nesee; $30,000 water-works; $10,000
extract works in Texas.
Among the new building enterprises
reported were a $150,000 Opera House
projected at Chaileston, S. C; $25,000
jail in North Carolina; a $10,000 houwe
at Stanton; a 200-room hotel at Atlan
ta, and a number of miscellaneous
The leading railroad projects for
the week are the reported purchase of.
about 300 miles of nurrow guage lines
in Florida, which will probably be
changed to standard guage, and the
reconstruction of 25 miles in Georgia.
Northern People Coming to Virginia.
One Lynchburg real estate firm re
port that it sold during 1 80 1, to parties
from New 101k, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana, Michigan and Western States,
9,187 acres of land, and expect many
more to settle in their section this
An agent at Richmond, Va., reports
that he has had in sixty days 1.200 in
quiries for farm lands coming from
every Northern aud Western State
and from Canada, England, France
and Sweden. Fifteen per cent., or
180, of the inquiries were from Penn
sylvania, about 10 per cent, each from
New York and Ohio, the numbers, re
spectively, being 121 and 128. The
next highest State, 69, was Michigan,
and the next Iowa and Illinois, 58
each. From this it will be seen that
it is not only from the remote and des
titute Northwest that farmers arc seek
ing to move South, but from the older
and wealthier and presumably more
A Petersburg, real estate firm sold
43 farms in 1804 to farmers from out
side of Virginia, . aggregating 7,030
acres, as follows: Michigan, 12; Wis
consin, 1; west lrgium, 'i Aew
York,-4; Indiaua, 2; South Dukota, 6;
Ohio, 3; Germany, 2; Illinois, 4; Ne
braska, 3; Kansas, 2; North Dakot 1;
1, Pennsylvania, 2. During January
and February, 18H5, they h ive more
than doubled the business, of any pre
ceding year of 18 years iu the real es
Similar reports came from all over
To Save the Fallen Ones.
The board of managers of the Lindlev
Training Sehool at Asheville, nothing
daunt d by the refusal of the Leg
islature to give thtni $2.500, have deter
mined to open the class of this institu
tion iu April. These managers earnest
ly appeal to the generosity of the peo
ple of North Carolina for help in this
noble work. So seldom h a woman
bob! out a helping band to a fallen
sister woman, that when a band of
noble woman are making an effort t
save these sinning girla let them have
every encouragement possible. -Think
of it, only girls under 1 are admitted
and now such cases have to lo sent to
other States for a home and refuge
and often to iiud these honis iu other
States too full to admit them.
Convention Approach In?.
Ala.. March '. The
South and West Grain and Trade C'ii:
gross will hold its second annual meet
ing in Mobile, April 4th, 5th and 6th,
and promises to be of much imjrtance
in extending trade-, relations and in
promoting the shipments of Western
products via Southern seaports. Mobile
expects large elelwgations and is pre
paring a hospitable reception. Among
other. ieatnres will lie an inspection of
a new siiip channel and Lartior and a
trip out-ia the gulf of the; celebrated
Snapper Banks. " ' ' --.j .
4 'jThf. lyruiRniers Organle t
Winstdn',',N'. r C,: Mrrt h ;2I.-.Tbe
North Carolina Division of the
TraeltrV Protective Aiiociatioii of
America w as organized in the chaml-tr
of commerce re o us, Thursday night,
byW. J. Crnmp.of Richmond, Ya. The
names of 33 members were en
rolled at the lirst meeting, oe.inpos-d
ruestlv of travehng men and inanu-
Ifactunrs of Winston-Sakm. This?
number will be largely iucrtaetd.
Secretary Gresham, who wm 63 on
St. Patrick's Day, is the oldest mem
ber of the cabinet, and Secretary
Smith is the baby.
rage in Congress will hereafter be
summoned by touching an electric
button on the desk instead of noisily
'clappipg the hands.
For years -there-. have been .many
prominent Cuban annexationists in the
United States. The qnettion has never
been made a. political, one or annexa
tion might have been accomplished be
fore this. It would be difficult to find
two men wider apart npon everything
political than Senators Morgan, of
Alabama, and ir rye, of Maine, are, but
just read how perfectly they agree on
Cuban annexation, and do not forget
that they are both membersof the Sen
ate Committee on Foreign Relations,
Senator Morgan being the chairman.
Said Senator Fry, of that little diplo
matic flurry with Spain: "It looks as
if Spain would make the required apol
ogy and as if all would soon be settled.
I hadvhoped it wotild bejotherwise, and
that Spain would assume such an arrp
gant.and.beJiigerant tope that it would
bp necessary. for the .United State's to
go over and'take possession of Cuba.
We certaiuly ought fo have that island
in order to round out our possessions
as they should be, and if we cannot
buy it, 1'fof one should like to have an
opportunity to acquire it by conquest"
Said Senator Morgan: "I am in favor
of purchasing Cuba or of acquiring it
bv any other fust method. I have al-y
ways been a Cuban annexationist, for
th island is an important one to the
United States. . If the revolutionists
are able to hold out or. a year they
will be able to secure material assis
tance from persons in this country,
not only in the way of money, but in
men,'- iu spite of all efforts to prevent
it. There' arfr mauy men who are
ready to go into a w ar for Cuba, or any
other war, and there will be no way ot
keeping them out of it if the men who
are leading this revolt show that they
command any real strength at home
Siuce these public utterances tne "pre
diction is freely mado that a new
movement for the annexation of Cuba
will soon begin to show 'itself -in this
country. In fact, many believe that
Secretary Gresham made his recent
demand upon Spain unnecessarily
hand! with the hone that it would make
Spain do something that would justify
an attack upon her.
General Ransom has secured a place
in the Postoffice Department for Rob
ert Powell, of Edgecomb county, N. C.
G. S. Thompson was apjoi nted
postmaster at Osceola, Alamancv coun
ty, N. C, and It. U. .Jackson at Bow
ling Green, York county, S. C. .
The income tax is pouring in 'faster
than was expected, which is little com
fort for the enemies of the mcawro.
Representative 1 Swanson says that
his friend General Ransom had the
greatest hold on the offices of any man
in Congress from the South. The
same view was; recently taken by the
Washington correspondent of the New-
Mr. Henry G. Williams, assistant
superintendent of the House document
room, just returned from Norlli t aro
linn, says that the feeling in the Stat
is better and steadily improving. This
is probabv due to the adjournment o
the Legislature and to the natural ten
dency toward reaction after a ban
LIST OF PATENTS
Granted to Southern inventors Inst
F. C. Amsbary, Little Rock, Ark
stopsnd wnste valve.
M. H. User, Hagerstown,
metallic stay for wire fences.
J. M. Christopher, Baltimore, Md.,
alarm for vehicles.
J. R. Ciunkleton, Baltimore, Md.,
J. C. Deyerle, Salem, Va., brake for
V. L. Emerson, Baltimore,. Md
A. Eustis. New Orleans, device for
assisting infirm persons.
T. Gaskins, Aicadia, La., car-coup
E. J. Griffin, Zion, Ky., wire fence
J. Houe, Priucess Anne, Va., rock
ing frame for tanning-vats.
B. H. Johnson, Dickey, Ga., scrub
W. II. Kable, Staunton, Va., Thrill
S. E. Kierolf, Jackson, Tenn
B. Lowenbercr. Norfolk. a., con
O. P. McDonald, Daytona, Fla.
S. M. Neelv. Smith's Turnout. 8.
C. baling press.
W. H. Roberta. Knoxville, Tenn.
combined file-case and deak.
L. Sennett. Russell. Ky., air-brake
eon nl in ir.
C. H. Smith. Birmingham." Ala.
N. 1. Taylor, Henderson, Ky.
blind slat holding device.
J. T. Thorpe, New Orleans. Li.,
A. Volkenratb, Huntington, W. Va
randifter. - -.
C. A. White-. Carlt-le, Ky., harness
trimming. .V -'r
-- Rock Hill Mayor lad
'pj! JTW,; .FewelT. 'major, of -Rock
JliU..i;., 1mmJI ?3uaav.. je-was
prominent physician a well as rnayyr
j 4 the city
Sentenced for Libelling Taslor.
Washington-, D. C, March 25. W,
Calvin Chase, the colored editor who
was convicted of the criminal libel of
C. H. J. Tavlor, the colored recorder
of deeds, someday ago, waa fccntenceel
to ujnttv days in "jail by the Judge.
C. II. More, viee-president of the
New England Granite Manufacturers
Association, is traveling in the South
with the view of buying quarry proper
ty. He has recently been prospecting
iu the vicinity of Charlotte, N. C. ,
k me ting of the stockholders of
the iFirttt., National Bank of Buena
Vifrta. m will be held on April 12 to
consider and determine a proposition
to remove the bank to Lexington, Va.
Anderaon, B.C., has sold $20,000 of
school bonds to J. N. Brewer, of that
Charter has been granted to the
Kershaw BankiDg & Mercantile Co.. of
Kenbaw, S. C, with Leroy Springs
resident; William Sanson, vice-pres
ident, and J. M. Heath, treasurer.
The capital stock is $25,000.
The Manhattan Investment Associa
tion, of Camden, S. C, 1ms been in
corporated by D. Wolfe, W. F. Ma-
lone, J. S. Lindsay and others. Ine
capital steck is $5000.
Davis k Zoeller of Wilmington,
- C, dealer in dry goods.
notions,' carpets, etc., hare assigned
with Frank II. Stead man, assignee.
Preferences alont $6,200, of which
about $5,000 to local creditors.
20,000 bales of cotton were burned
at the New Orleans, La., cotton com
press Ust week. The loss is over a
milliou de liars.
Rev. Dr. William Brown Yonce, pro
fessor of ancient language at Roanoke
College, Va., dropped dead from apo-
lexv alxMit 8 o'clock I nday evening
at the Lutheran church, inSalem, Va.,
just before the commencement ef set-
'Gov,. McKinley goea from Thoniaa-
ville, Ga., to Honda this week.
P. Pike, Supt. f the Ii. X.
R, R., died in
Louisville on Monday
WILL APPOINT MATT TIHIIK.
rhe Newspaper Man lo He Senator
Tillman's Private Secretary.
Columbia, S. C, March 22.It is
stated on good authority that Senator
IHUman will appoint Mathew Eitts-m-
ruons iigne, recently 01 cnariesun.
but now of Washington, D. C, as his
private secretary. .Mr. Tigbe wis for
merly on the staff of The Charleston
News and Courier. In 1891 Senator
Irby appointed him his private secre
tary, and he acted in that capacity un
til last fall, when he resigned ana
accepted a position on the staff of The
Washinffton Times. Mr. Tighe is
looked npon as one of the most valua
ble literary adjnucts of the reform
party. He is a y.oung mau of more
than usual talent.
A curious story comes from Cross
nchor. Union county. Last week a
uegro man wu.'i returning tnrougn ins
woods from work with an ax alun
across his nnouiuers, wnen suueiemy
h stepped into an old well, partially
covered with brush. He was forced
to cut steps in tho aide of the well by
which to climb out, and it took twenty
boars' of hard work before he reached
SOUTH CAROLINA POPULISM.
Col. John .1. O irgan, of Sumter, Will
Organize a People's Parly After
the Constitutional Convention.
Columbia, S C., March 22. For
several 3 ears the effort to organize a
People's party in South Carolina baa
been confidently expected. A good
deal of quiet work has been done in
the past few years among the real
Populists, but they have been lndmg
their time. Tomorrow Col.' John J.
Dargan, of Sumter, an avowed Popn-
liut, will make the announcement that
he will organize the People's psrty aa
soon the constitutional convention
fight is over. He says: "The first end
to be achieved is a free ballot and
honest count. No man who is for the
sake of any party, faction or race tri
umph, willing to commit, or to en
courage others to commit fraud or
perjury, or resort to any election
tricks of any kind, need expect leader
ship in this party in the State not at
leaet while I am alve ground."
To Exhibit Southern Invention.
An exhibition that should furnish in
teresting an-l instructive entertain
ment is to be one of the features of the
reunion of Confederate veteran to be
held in May at Houston, Texas. This
exhibition is to be a dinplay of ingen
ious devices and patents from South
ern inventors exclusively. A general
invitation ha ben extended to the
people of the South controlling devices
or patents to enter same for this dis
play. Power will be npplied for ma
chinery and facilities provided for giv
ing each exhibit proper accommoda
tion. M. M. Bright, of Houston, is in
charge of the arrangements for the ex
hibition, vhofte novelty and extensive
field for exhibits ehoul 1 make it a suc
Gov. stone' iCVcalU the Legislature.
Jefkersox Crry,' Mo., Maroii 26.
Governor Stone" h decided to call the
Legislature in extra esion. That
horfy adje.urued hatly Saturday even
ing," having touch imjortant leginla
tron iuceuiqJete. For the first lime in
2ft-year fche, Republicans-liave a major
ipr in on branch and ji' 'blockade to
jieedfd roHureH exists..
' ew Ofllcers.'
A telegram from Washington says:
"Major Edward M. Hayes, Seventh
Cavalry, ha leen ordered to proceed
to Raleigh, N. C, to report iu person
to the Governor of North Carolina for
duty pertaining to the National Guard
j of that State, to relieve Capt.
deu W. Jones, Tenth Cavalry.