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'A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, X. C. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 17,1895.
ti;i raises 39", 000,001
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M.ori' n, N. C.
R. R McCALL
Ashevhle, N. C.
MORRIS & M'CALL,
Attorneys tt Law.
rrii;'i'-" in DcDowell, Rutherford.
:ir, Vanfcy nr.d Mitchell ceur.ties.
1 i:i th: Uiiitrrl States' Circuit Court
A !i'-vi!!e find Stat sville, and in th
nit i ourt oi me rii.ie. nu.: cs
1!V attended to.
Attorney at Law,
;: !ifc in the Court9 of Mitchell
y, li l n. rii ''-, ii.nugi, Atuc;
ii. e a:i I Federal Courts.
L. C. EIRD
Atio.net and Counsellor at Law.
Marion, - N. O.
Practices in all courts, State and Fed
eral. Special attention given to invea,
tipatins laud titles and collecting claims.
-Oflice r;n Main Street.
JUSTICE & JUSTICE,
Attorneys at Law,
Mrrion, - N. 0.
E. J. Justice is located here. 0 flics la.
ujpfcr room f Fiemining Hotel.
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SLKKPING CAR SERVICE.
No ST ht,.l :-;. Wa-hinRtm ami S uth
ntrin Lin it . i, comsj ot.l r.tir.ly of l'u'1
njin Oils; in:nunu:i u'iimn l ste $2.00: ni
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Mviir, !ik an 1 New Ya k. A!i viHan l II t
jtiii lii nz tar b-twem Greensboro
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x. s. sn 1 Zi "n York nn l Fioi i n shrt
nr.e HiiiiteJ. l'ullir.aii eurs an! first c'a
c-a:h only. Thn-ui'u Uepinf and cc-m-rirtn.ent
cars bs-tweeii xow Yoikaid St.
Auu-tinj itwocai, nnl Xc-w Yerk and
Auu-ta. A 'si carries slej in car between
Salisbury in I Danvi operated between
Salis1 ury mikI Hichm. d i. Dining cars be
twen Sali-lniry an 1 St. Anvils ine.
X"S oaud.6, Unite I States fat mail.
Pullman le?p crs beten New York,
At ant an l Montgomery, n t njw Y rk and
Jack-ouviP.e Also tai sltepin? ear between
Charlntre n 1 Augusta
xo 1J l-ppinj: er tirernshoro to Haleigb,
no. :;5 M.es:rs car Ka'eifjb t . tirenbro.
'lLioiig-i ticnt5 - ns 1 at;iirci;al sta
t!'..:s to all pr-wits. i" r rots or information
"1 j ly to ttny axent ff th? c .nip.my. or to
I K H '1HO1!'SO Min.riinnt.
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W . ii. (JHKh.N, (Jii .Tut Marap;er Eastern 1
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Ws.i.iiifci D. U.
Husiness Outlook Improving Contin
ued Strength in C:otton.
Bradfctreet's report for the past ween
The feature in tif le circles is found
in the j.riccs' movement, more parti
cularly those for cattle, dr'-ssed beef
and petroleum. Drouth, low prices
and "hard times" -within two years
have resulted in a --hotter supply of
cattle, prospectively 30 per cent, less
than lafct year. Live cattle are SI. GO
higher per 100 pounds than last year,
and SI higher than tho lowest point
this year. Dressed beef is 2 cents
higher than th; average last year, the
highest since 1883. Petroleum sold to
SI. 57V on Thursday, 02 cents higher
than on January 1st, and 75 cents
higher than uyear ago, which id rnoro
than three, times th; lowest price in
1K2, and the highest quotation since
Among the more important South
ern citie-H reporting actual gains in the
movement of merchandise are Atlanta,
Augusta, Savannah and Galveston, but
improvement there is flight. The
outlook is regarded more cheerfully ut
New OileaiiH, where sugar bounty
disbursements are expected soon, but
at Jacksonville and Birmingham gen
eral trade is piiet and in some lines
slow. Nashville and Memphis re
tain improvement previously recorded.
Improved weather helps trade at Char-let-ton.
At Chattanooga dry goods and
hardware arc relatively more active.
In cottons continued strength ap
pears, with further occnsi. n d advan
ces of a quarter and an eighth i l print
cloths, and the aggregate is fair. Mauy
agents are sold well ahead.
Failures for the week were 207 in
the Uuited States, against 21. S last
year, aud 27 in Canada against 3i last
She Cuts Cord WotrJ.
Mrs. Catharine Conklin, thirty
8dreu years old, who lives in thu
mountains near Huguenot, N. Y.,
since the death of her husband, three
years ago, has supported herself "and
child by catting cord wood. New
An eccentric peddler recently died
at Louisa, Ky. He had represented
himself as a foreigner speaking Eng
lish imperfectly, but was identifiel
after his death ns an American and a
graduate, with honors, of Harvard.
He was disappointed iu love thirty
years ago, whereupon he fled from
home and became a peddler iu Louisa.
OiTeifi his professional services to hb
friei d3 and fo nier pvroni of
Marion and vicioity. All work
j.U'iranreed to be rirst class, and
as ressonable a such woik can
bu aff r.lt d.
Office opposite the Fh mining II ue.
Pr -ctictl and Scientific Earber. Over
Streitin n's itrug store. Call and see
me, as I promise sitifactioc in all ia-
Is the ocly Democratic Newspaper in
McDowell county, and has a large cir-
j favor, and Is tlie organ of no ring or
j It ia the bold champion of the pec-
pie's rights, an earnest advocate cf the
! best interests of the county of McDow
: ell ard the town of Marion. Its adver-
t,.lrjT rates are rcasonr.b'.e, and toe sub
scription price is $1.00 per year in ad
vance. If jou vf ant the best newspaper in th
countrj brinimiDg full of choice readicg
matter for business men, farmers, me
chanics, and the home circles of all
classes subscribe and pay for the
Record. If you doa't, why just don't,
and the paper will be printed ercry
Thursday evening as usual.
If jou haven't enough interest In youi
county's wellfaro to sustain the best
rochrc 0f its diverailled interests, and its
est friend th newspaper yon need
not expect a 2-colutna obituary Botice
when jour ol i tingy bones are hid
All wte ow: lal'tc ip'iocs to tte
RsCCKO iil bj Hmppea ftom our list
7no Marion Record,
NORTH STATE NEWS,
A MOUNTAIN TKAGEDY.
IwoMfn Killed and One FatuIIy
jnrprl at a Dance In Cherokee
A special from Murphy eayn that
in a fight in the lower end of Cherokee
county, two brothers named Cross
were killed and Xeal Newman wa2
dangerously wounded. A dance was
in progress at the Cross home. Xeal
and Mac Newman were among the
guests. .Tak Cross, the heal of
the family, ordered the Newmans out
of the hoiiFo. They went out and were
followed by Jim and "Will Croes.broth
ers. Jake Cross also went out and at
tacked Neal Newman, who tabbed
Jim Cross fatally. Mac Newman shot
and killed "Will Cross. Neal Newman
was phot in the back,
but was able to'-
escape with his brother across the Ten
Frightened to Death.
The N ewbern Journal tells of a death
which centred at that place under!
unusual circumstances. Miss Julia
Taylor, aged 58, who lived alone and
did tailor work, screamed for help ;
about midnight, and C. Green.. .vho!
lived next door, answered and went
over. -Miss lay lor said a man liaJ
come on her porch and she had taised
iho window and asked who it was. He
grnsnod at her and hhe dropped the
window and he left. Mr. Greeu told
her to come to his bouse and spend
ho. remainder of the night, and khe
was supposed to be preparing to do so,
but hearing nothing more of her for
i":iie time Mr. Green looked in the
win. low and saw ner Jyingon tue noor. ;
Help was summoned, but she soon
died. The coroner's jury decided that
she had died of fright.
It is Now Six Fcr Cent.
The fi per cent, interest law went in
to effect Saturday. The act was rati
lied March 13, but by a queer over
sight had no euacting clause, so that
thirty days had to elapse before the act
could go into effect. Now what will
the national banks do?
Coal Mine Resumption.
The bituminous coal mines at Egypt
have started upon full time and with
line equipment throughout of new
machinery. Fifty men are now em
ployed and the daily output is 150
tons. In sixty days the force will be j
doubled. The machinery is working
well. George W. Lacy, of Illinois, I
has just been made general manager.
The New Women's College.
The trustees of the Baptist Women's
College at Raleigh have decided that
the work must begin within thirty
days. They have let the contract for
the main building, the contractors be-
tug tlie JNortn Carolina uar uompany,
of Ibileiadi. Tho building will cost,
about .-?o0,000. It will be of brick,
three stories high, and the design,
which is by Mr. Baucr.is quite elabor
ate. It is the intention to complete
i he buil ling by October 1st. The ,
location is between the capitol and the
executive mansion, aud is a tine one.
This season's cotton receipts are 33,
2i3 bales against 2o,8S0 to this date
Yadkin county is entirely out of debt
and has money enough ahead to pay
expenses for a year.
Half the dam at the Falls of Neuse
was torn away by the big floods in the
liver. Tho damage will be repaired
ns rapidly as possible.
In view of the tax levied by the Leg
islature upon them, the physicians of
Iredell county held a meeting and ap
pointed a committee to draw np a new
The (Tastonia Gazette says that
young Ward, who was tried in Lincola
Superior Court for murder and ac
quitted, left Lineoluton the next
d:iv. He feared his life was
jeopardized by remaining there.
Threats had been reported to him that
if the law cleared him Logan's crowd
would see further about avenging their
Many new revenue seizures were re
ported to Collector Simmons at Raleigh.
Deputies Moffitt and Foard got a 40
galloH .'-till near Broadway. Moore
county, and an 80-gallon one near
Hadlev's Mills, Chatham county,
owned by Lewin Marley; Deputy Troj
a 60-gallou one near Jonesboro, owned
by James Sloan: Depnty Gibson a 45
gallen one on Little river.Montomery
county. Revenue officers also seized
the registered distillery of L. J. Wil
liams, at Williams' Mill, Chath-im
county, and it was taken to Raleigh
together -with a quantity of whiskey
THE LEADING NOMINEES.
Mclvinley aud Stevenson the Favorites
New Yoke. In a canvass of the Re
publican and Democratic national com
mitteemen, printed by the Evening
Telegram, William MeKinley and Adlai
Stevenson lead in the race for the re
spective pre sidential nominations. The
figures are: Republican William Mc
Kinlev. Jr., 13; Btnjaruin Harrison, 4;
Thomas B. Reed, 4; William B. Alli
son, 2; Levi P. Morton, 1; JuhuSher
man, 1; Henry M. Teller, 1. Demo
cratic Adlai Stevenson, 0; Governor
Boise, of Iowa, 2; Matthews, 1; and
Postmaster General Wilson, 1. Chi
cago is highest in favor as the conven
tion city, and the tariff and financial
questions are believed to be the issues
upon which the campaign is to be conducted.
INCOME TAX DIRECTIONS.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Miller Sends Instructions to Col-
At Washington, D. C, Commiseion
er Miller.after several days' considera
tion of the changed condition of the
income tax law, but ttill in the ab
sence of the full text of the Supreme
Court decision, issued supplemental
instructions to the sixty-three internal
These instructions may be followed
by others to meet special cases as they
i ame. Ine instructions were handed
I to the Southern Associated Press for
distribution, and will not be tele
graphed to collectors of internal re
venue except in the far West. They
are as follows:
1. Interest received from State,
couiity and municipal bonds, or sec
curities, and rents from real estate,
are not taxable as income, but pernons
" 'r""." UIU MWl
or reuis uau incnuie in xneir rerurnB
as receipts the full amount thereof re
ceived or accrued within the year fcr
u":u lue inane, ana snail
deduct the same as not subieet to lav-
2. Xhe ftraount actually paid for
t,Tpa inenrunno oni rmir- i
Cfitnte may jQ deducted from i
a8 heretofore provided by the 1
3. All TersOns and cornoratinns that
have heretofore rendered income tax
rein, fnv ioa 4rv n.
or deputy collector, including therein
interest received from btate, county
or municipal bonds or from rents from
real estate, may have the amounts of
said interest and rents deducted from
their income by duly making an affida
vit to that effect, and delivering the
same to the collector or deputy col
lector to whom the original return was.
4. Th co lector upon receipt of th
prescribed affidavit shall attach sai.
affidavit to the return of the affiant
heretofore made, and shall make tin
correction in said return in conformity
with the facts stated in said affidavit,
and forward said amended return, witl
the affidavit attached, to the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue.
JOS. S. MlLLEK,
Commissioner of Internal Kvrnue. Approved.
J. O. Carlisle,
Secretary of the Treasury.
This telegram was sent to collectors:
Washington, D. C. Have tlu
affidavit and instructions printed and
distributed immediately to all persons
who have rendered returns.
All returns received here will
oe forwarded to you by mail. Correct
aame by attaching aiiidavit and making
1prliietion ns shown thprpin. "Rpnnir
all persons in making returns in future
to show clearly that rents included and
deducted were received only from real
estate, and iuclude nothing whatever
paid for rent or use of personal prop-
erty or franchise.
If necessary for accommodation of
persons filing income tax returns, you
win Keep your omce open ior ousiness
from 8 a. m. to C p. m.
Jos. S. Miller, Commissioner.
"There is no power vested in this
department, telegraphed Commission-
er Miller, "to extend the time for mak-
ing returns under the income tax law.
WHAT IT COST CHINA.
Comes Out of the War a I5ad Loser
Japan Makes a Big Haul.
An authoritative statement of the
terms of peace being negotiated be
tween Japan and China has been
secured from ofneit.1 sources at Wash
ington, D. C. The statement is made
in order to clear up much misrepres
entation arising from speculation as
to the terms of peace. They are five
in number, as follows: The In
dependence of Corea. Permanent
cession of the island of Formosa to
Japan. Indemnity of 300,000,000
taels (Chinese coin, worth $1.33.) Per
manent occupation of Port Arthur and
immediate contiguous territory. A
new Japanese-Chinese treaty opening
the interior of China to commerce
The money indemuity is expressed
in Chinese taels instead of Japanese
yen. The tael is in reality a weight
instead of a coin. It is considered
silver raonev. While the face value
at $1.33 would be equivalent to $399,
000,000 in fcilver, it is said the actual
value would be between $210,000,01 0
and $220,000,000 iu gold. The fifth term
as to thrf new treaty includes various
trade features such as free access to
Chinese rivers. There is no demand
for territory on the mainland outside
of Port Arthur and its contiguous sur
Don't be Fooled by a Rise in Price.
Alfred B. Shepperson, the cotton
statistician of New York, writes to the
Cotton Exchange of Charleston, S. C:
"1 think an aivanee in cottoa be
fore the planting is completed would
be unfortunate, as it would probably
cause a larger a;rcag3 in cotton than
had been contemplated, and the result
of a full acreage- would undoubtedly
be to cause a serious decline in prices.
I think the Southern planters have
it in thtir own ban la now, by the ac
tion which they may take in respect to
acreage, to control the price of cotton
for many months. A considerable re
duction in acreage, in view of the im
proved trade conditions throughout
the woild, would certainly lead to a
very considerable and permanent ad
vance in cotton, whereas without such
reduction I fear that prices would
continue for many months, subject, of
course, to occasional fluctuations, upon
a very low range, and upon so low a
range that there would be no profit to
the American cotton growers.
Lonaoi is twelve miles bro:il ani
seventeen rai'.es lon-r. Every year see.
about tweaty miles of. street,
fedded to it.
HIS SALARY TAXED.
HERE'S AN INCOME TAX QUES
TION FOR CI ROVER:
Will Hehaxe to Iay$20on Ills $.-0,.
Washington, D. C President
Cleveland filled out his income tax
blnk. In his return he included his
salary of $50,000 as chief exeeutive.ou
which the t-.x will be 920, deciding to
leave it to the proper officers to de
termine whether the pavment of the
2 per cent, assessment will be in viola
tion of the provision of the federal
consiixuuon wnicn says tnat tne com
pensation of the president shall not be
increased nor diminished for the term
for which he shall have been elected.
As to the payment of the tax, Mr.
Cleveland has until the 1st of July t
make it, and as the constitutional
question affecting his salary will un
doubtedly hve been pnssed upon be
fore that time, the president will wrU
for the disposition of the matter. The
tariff law directs that the income tax
6hall be paid by individuals "to tho
collector or deputy collector of tho
district in which they reside." It is
said that Mr. Cleveland is uncertain as
to whether he should claim Buzzard's
Bay or New York city as his place oi
residence and that for this reason it is
not unlikely that he will r-end his re
turn to the deputy collector in Wash
ington. IVTIIY NEWS ITEMS.
The Czar has decided that bis cor-
nntion shall be celebrated iu Moscow
The Savannah, Ga., 6team rice mill,
capitalized at $72,000, was burned.
Two hundred barrels of rice were
saved. The insurance is S60.000.
A dispatch to the London Central
News from the Pescadores, under the
date of April 6th, says that cholera is
abating at Makung, where tuere ar
.547 old cases. 28 new ones and 24
"John Ouincy Adems, 1 says the
Boston Journo!, "put the -whole tariff
question in a nutshell when he said:
The interest of the South is identified
with that of the foreign rival and com
petitor of the Northern manufacturer.' "
It is not the whole question but a large
nart c,f it. The rest of it is: If the
interest of the agricultural South ia
necessarily identified with that of the
foreign competitor of the highly pro
tected Northern manufacturer, with
whose interest is that of the agricultural
O HICK AM AUG A BATTLEFIELD.
Federal and Confederate Veterans
Will Meet in September.
Washington, D. C. Secretary La-
mont has decided upon the main fea
tures of the official erexcises authorized
by congress in the dedication of the
Cbickamauga and Chattanooga Nation
al military park. The ceremonies will
begin on the battlefield of Chickamau-
ga September lytn, and win comprise
the formal announcement of the open
ing of the park by the war department,
representing the government; two ora
tions by speakers of natioual promi
nence, and the proper military dis
play. On the following day exercises
in continuation of the dedication, re
lating to the battles of Lookout moun
tain and Missionary ridge, will be held
at Chattanooga with a somewhat simi
The secretary will arrange to have
all the armies represented in the bat
tles participate in the dedication by
setting apart the night of September
lytn to tne union ana coniederate ar
mies of the Tennessee, and the night
of the 20th to tho armies of the Potom
ac and Northern Virginia. The regu
lar army will be represented by the
lieutenant general and a detachment
of troops. The Society of the Army
of the Cumberland will hold its regu
lar annual reunion at Chattanooga oa
the evening of September 18th, pre
ceding the dedication, and to this all
official visitors ami representatives of
the other array societies will be invit
Miss G. Clifford, of South Carolina,
has been promoted from a 000 to the
$1,000 class in the offict- of the Comp
troller of the Currency.
Secretary Herbert awarded the con
tract of bnilidiDg three tea-going tor
pedo boats tc the Columbia Iron
Works, of Baltimore. They will b
138 tons displacement, and have a
speed of 24 knots. Exclusive of armor,
the cost will be $7,500 each The
Secretary also directed that the boats
authorized by the lat naal appropri
ation bill shall be larger and fa.-ter
than those contracted for. With this
end in view he directed Chief Con
structor Hickborn to prepare plans for
vessels of 180 tons displacement, to
have a speed of 27 knots.
The London Times Likes the Income
In a leader praisingthe Unitol States
Supreme Court for its income tax de
cision the London limes says: II we
were under the United States consti
tution, Sir William II si court's budget
would have been declared unconstitu
tional. Those Populist leaders ia
America mnet enw us the freedom of
dealing with othti -.. t de'e property,
enjoyed in this m-K'innd of liberty."
n a .T!itrIct scuool near Monnt
vet, Ky., fifty-five pupil are cnrolie.l.
Each pupil is re. ate I e.tuer by c
saniruimt v or marriiza to evtrv c..i;t
child ia the 6chojl. One or the other
oi the parents of eaca of the rlfty-fir ?
children was either a papa or schoo.-
mate with the present teacLex.
PRICE OF BEEF ADVANCED
The llig Ilrr In Chlrago !y the Sup
ply U Short.
rn.-es of .lre-vl beef have ln Roitig up
for two weL. Live ?t to the wholesale
deaW is flfterm r coat, higher in Chicago
than it was thn. Ai retail, ohoW cuts hav
risen four t flv oeut a ikuuJ. and it is pre
dicted it will require a d-liar to buy a pnxl
steak In a f-w wekf.
The- tuMi cxtlanation of lb rLx ofT.n?d
Vv th re preventatives of th Irc.c-d IWf
Trust is that j nme bef cattle! re scarce.
The ehanir iu conditions, thev car. dale
I act to ISiO. when counties herds were de
stroyed on th ranee, by rtoni?. The de
tru";tion of COO.OOO.UOO bit-hem of v.rn last
V'-ar by the drought coaitdetM what Weteira
It d'"esnot ar :Har by tiiereor'. however,
thnt tho re.crij t of oattl in Chi !-" havs
lalln off s pre.-itlv. At the stock-varl dur
ing March an I th"flt week of April. lS'JI.
they were 225.000. Durintj the name period
this year thr y were 205,000 not quite ten ier
In Nw York Citr, r.t Washington Milef ,
was observed the unusual sjtaclo of retail
butchers closing up their stalls temporarily,
or permanently coinj; out of busini's, on i
connt of the hih j.ri'-eof meat. Two of the)
Ml "St tmtouT3 in Wie market clonal
up and more decided to fol
low their example. The butchers
fav they are now pavlupr more for meat than
thev have for twenty year. Assistant Dis
trict Attirn'v Mclntyrc, of New York City,
pai 1 his office would prov'eel a?aiust the
Chfaaro meat eomoino if evl-lcn. were put
in his hands showing that it is forcing up the
A VESSEL. IN DISTRESS.
IlrttUh Steamer Puts In at Nor fork
Noefolk, Va. The British steam
ship Alvina, Captain Dow, bound lrom
Kinston to New lork, with passengers
and general cargo, arrived here in tht
night, leaking. It was learned that on
the 8th, when in about latitude 31.01,
longitude 74. lf, and with a heavy sea
running a large plate fell from th
bottom of tho steamer, and that th'
whole of the after compartments wert
soon full of water up to the secona
deck. Three steam pumps and one
hand pump were at once put to work,
but they could not free the vessel, due
passengers became excited, and it it-
ad considerable praying was done.
About 240 tons of the steamer's cargo,
consisting of coffee, sugar and honey,
was thrown overboard, but even Un
did not seem to help the matter. The
itttsam on the entire cargo is esti
mated to be worth $24,000. The boats
were cleared away and provisioned,
ready for launching, but fortunately
were not called into use. Ine Alvina
arrived here at midnight and is now
anchored off Atlantic City .
A NEW COTTON PEST.
A Weaxil Appears In the Cotton Relt
of Texas Threatening Great
The Department of Agriculture at
Washington has iiut issued a cinular
to cotton planters relative to a new
and very destructive insect that has
been brought across the I.io Grande
from Mexico iuto the cotton belt of
Texn aad which, during 1804, ser-
imislv- iniurcd the cotton crop, over a
territory of about .5,000 squares milea,
It is a weevil which attack: the cotton
bulb. It punctures the boll with its
beak and lays eggs in the hole thus
made, 'lhe grubs hatch and ruin both
the seed and fiber, thus d stroking
Kiir.nUineously both products of the
The Tevas Legislature, at ine rec
ommendation of the Agricultural De
partment, is seriously considering the
nuestion of quarantining cotton from
th insect infected district, and of
protective legislation, as well as the
enforcement of remedial work by act
of law. Inasmuch us the insect is new
American cotton idanters. there is
much vet to be learned about its hab
its before practical remedies can be
unvested. This insect is new in Texas
and threatens to spread to other cotton
States, aud the entire South is there-
f,-e interested in the problem now
ccnfron!in the Texas Legislature.
A Sign of Southern Growth.
An interef-ting indication of the rap
id increase- iu Southern centres ofpop-
iilation is found in the number of new
postofTices established in this Kection.
According to government statistics, as
given in the crmed mates uinciai
Pos-t-jl Guide, the number of postof-
fices in 1W0 was 02,037, and in 1894
C:,007, an increase of .970. Of this
incrfn-e the South is credited with
4irn, and all the other States with
2474. Of the increase the South has
fj. per rent, and the North 33 per cent.
These figures only repeat the proof
that the South is not olIv keeping
abreast of the rest of the States, but is
lea-ling them in gain of population
and in the development of communi
ties. It is the same story that is told
by oank clearings of increased bus-
ines"?. by railroad earnings, oi traffic
improvement a tteady and prosperous
growth in people, commerce and in
THE TREASURY WAGON HOIHJED
The Guard of the WelU-Farg' Treas
ure Held L'p and Shot.
A special to th St Louis Chronicle
from Cripple Creek, Col., says that oa
Thursday morning the Overland ells-
Fargo treasure wagon from Grassy
Station, the terminus of the Midland
road, -was held up by two maked men
and robbed. The robbers took all the
Taluables, together with the treasure
box, bills of lading and way bills.
They then shot and beat the guard,
Robert Smith, to the extent that he
The treasure box is said to have
contained $15,00d. The robber made
off on two of the treasure wagon
horses. City and county anth ri'ies.
together with employees of the W,-lls
Fargn Express Company, are scouring
KILLED AT A BANK'S DOOfc
',Canler aoford fbot t Covington, Ki
by Slsto Senator fioUI.
tt Senator W. T. Ooobel slit and
killed Cashier John Raaford of the
Farmers aad Traders' Bank In fr-nt of tb
First National Ilank. Covlagton. Ky.
Senator Qoebel. aoorainle.t by Attornrr-
fleneral Ilendrict. of Keatu"ky, and Franlc
Helm. rreldent of the Fiit National Ilnsl.
was froing Into the lank. When thev ren-he.!
the diKr Sanford rtocnl there, lie nho.-vk
hands with Hendricks, usinc his left hand.
Then he uAked Goelwl if he wrote a news
paper article attacking hlav. (ioeKl on-
Imme.liatelv San ford pulled o-.t a pistol
and flre-1, the ball passim; throush O.M-bel"
trousers. Quick as a flash Ooebel pulle.1 Ui
revolter and al- flreiL To do ho 1 ha 1 to
thrust the pletol teneath Mr. Helm' ehla.
The ball crashed through banford forch'.I
and he fell in the doorway cf the bank fatallv
wounded. Mr. Heln s chin was ladly burned
ureal eonfuion Iollowe.1. Senator (.oct-el
walk e-i to the station house And aldn-sninc
the Lieutenant in charge. Haid: '"I rth t aar
render myself. 1 have chot and LillMJoht
The homicide prows out of a bii!in? an I
political feud of several years tardinr. an I
was not a urprie, lioth men were fronv
amoDfc Kentucky's foremont citizens, beln;
leaders In politics, btisiness ant society.
Not since the famous tloodbe-Swipe aCTaifl
at Lexington, la which both of thoo dihlin
guished men died, ha so det lorable a traR
Goebel I unmarrietl and Hanfoni leaves a
widow, a idster of the famous Tom Marshal!.
of Kentucky, and several children, one n
grown son, from whom more troublo wuj
THE ST. PAUL AFLOAT.
A NaUTC-BulIt ht earner for the Ainerlratff
The American liuer St. Taul made a nple
apology at Cramps' shipyard, Philadelphia,
Fenn., for refusing to ho launched tw
weeks before. Bhe was launched apparently
with the crea test ease. Khe broke away in
the planks that held her fut in the laun'hin
radle were bein hawed oil. hue shook
her bow nereei.tlblv a she started dowu
the incline, and tnen with a steady, even mo
tion, fur more deliberate than that of hT sin
ter ship. St. Louis, she slid Into the Dela
ware. The ( ramps never. Lad a more sue
Miss Frances C. Orieom. the pixt-eu-year-
old daughter of President lriHc,o(n, of the In
ternational Navigation Company, owners t
the St. Paul, christened tho ship.
"The luncheon ia the mould lrt follower
Immediately, and soon the rafters of that
plaeo were rinsing with laughter ana ei
tjuence. Governor Hastinpt, flavor War
wick, President (triseom and llenry
Cramp made speeches, as did Mr. J. J. Tar-
ker and several others of the Kt. Paul delega
tion. The St. Taul Is a sister ship to the Hi.
Louis, wlileh is soon to go into commission
and take her plaeo In the transatlantic ne-f.'
Her lines have speed in every curve,
that wbpn she was on the ways one could.
not look up at her without the feel
ing that she was rrinsruiff forward.'
Still, she is not built especially for Sjieed.i
Like her sister ship, she has seventeen water
tight compartments. The bulkhead be
tween these compartments are carried well
up. and there are no doors through them.
She might lo out entirely in two and her t wo
halves would float. She will M comml
sioned this summer on the American Line lie-
tween Kew York and Southampton.
A CURE FOR CONSUMPTION.
Announcement from icrwaiiy of a IM
covery by New York l'hyl la.i.
From Germany comes the first official newi
of an American dls"overy said to cure the
roost dreaded of diseases, consumption an I
cancer. Consul-General I)e Kay, at lVrlin. in it
report to the State Department at Washington,'
says ine discovery, wuicu was annouuci
late in Mareu In a trust wort uy meuicai
weekly in Germany. Is likely to receive con
siderable attention at the comlnz medical
congress in Hunieh. The discovery was
made by Dr. Louis Wablsteln, of New York,
brother of the famous nrclncologist.
Dr. Charles Waldstein. Iho new treat
ment, the rcTort tayc. "consists of inject
ing minute doses of pilocarpine until
the lymphatic system U ctltnulatej
and the white corpuscles of the blood
overcome the poisonous particle which pro
dueo disease.-' Dr. Waldsteln's researf-he
have gone to the fountain whence ths-J
healthful white corpus-iesspring, and by eu-j
livening their action and proi'iuveu-M ne
restor-is the condition of tho Mood sad le
btroys poisonous germs.
Dr. Louis waldstein. who u reierra io m
the above despatch, is a well-known New
York physician. Dr. vtai'istein was oornju
New York City, the hon oi an optician, on
he took his medical decree at Heidelberg la
10,000 SPURIOUS STAMPS.
Secret-Service Men In Clilco Ineartls
a HIS I'Mtal KwlnUU. '
United States Secret Service operatives iri
Chicago and Washington Lave unearthd
probably the most nnbjue and at the Bim
time important nwindle ever Ir"-'tat', P-?
cn any Government. '
It is believed thouxan-la or dollars Lvm
teen secured by a gaug of fkille 1 counter
feiters, who have reproduced witn wonoer
fol tsktll and accuracy the pink two-cent
tamp of commerce.
Whether the counterfeiter have aocom
plices In dlhouest postmasters i not known.'
It Is thougfit tne country is flooded from New
York to San FsanciMo with these spurious
ttamps, ani ths United States has been car
rying millions or letters irom waica not on
cent of revenue was received.
Chicago apparently ba been the head A
quarters of the gang, an-l lt product na
teenrilppel to uatr.bituig agents tarouga
the express companies.
Captain Stuart, oi tae I'ostai jnipecioni .
Department, and Captain Torter, of the Lal-
tel States Secret Service Uareau, called at
the Wells. Fargo office, Chicago. They wer
taken tv the store room, and there tound an
oblong package looking like a tig roll of
music. It contained 10,000 of the counterfeit
YTilliAiu Court GoUy TLlected h pea ker of
the Krltlib Houte of Common.
TLs British Houe of Commons iatt at
tioou aal iTOceeJed at on;e to the election,
cf a Speaker to aucceed the Eight Hon
Arthur Wellenley Peel, r-ei?nel.
Mr. A. J. Balfour, the 1--lerof tie Oppo
ition. aaldttat th Government's sapport of
Mr. Gully was without j recedeut, and, h
believed, dangerous to the future eflciency
of the House. Mr. Gully, be sail, was un
known as regards the wort of the House,;
having neither taken part la its debates nor
served oa any of Its eomailrteej.
Mr. Oallv was elected, by a vote of 2M to
274. The ParaelUte members voted for thu
Conservative candidate. Sir MatUjew W. Iiid
ley. Mr. Gaily expressed his thanks to the
House for his election, and Lis aprnvdatLu,
of the honor aad great rwpoasibliity whkb,
they had conferred upon him. Sir Willis'a
Hareeurt and JXr. Balfour eongratulated Mrrf
GaJly on behalf of their respective parties. .
There are several counties In ft
great Westera States considerably
larger than, Maeeacbusetti.