"A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER."
MARION, N. C, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1895.
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At Tampa, Fla., Thomas A. Mitchell,
a pephew of Governor Mitchell, of
F'orida, was shot nnd killed by Terry
Hind. Cause jealousy.
Deputy U. S. Marshal Samuel Smith
shot Jamea Carter, a young negro,
fatally, at Elkhorn, W. Va. The lat
ter waH rebinting arrest.
William Owen, colored, was hanged
at Varner, Ark. One year ago Owen
brutally murdered bin wife cm a plant
ation near Noble'a Lake braining her
with a hoe so that he might marry
Pursuant to resolutions adopted by
he Anti-Cotton Growing League, re
cently formed at Gurdon, Ark., this
year's acreage of cotton will be greatly
reduced in proportion to that of pre
The Merchants' National liank of
Rome, Ga., has closed temporarily by
order cf the board of directors. It is
believed that all the depositors will be
paid every dollar.
At Columbus, O., George Gepch
wilm was hanged in the state prison,
Oeechwilm, who was about thirty-two
years old, killed his wife, at the home
of her mother, on the night of March
The Mobile it Birmingham Rail
way, extending from Mobile to Marion
Junction, Ala., was sold at public out
cry and bid by T. G. Ruth, represent
ing the bondholder, for $500,000.
The plan of re-organization has already
been effected and th; road will be re
railed and otherwihe improved as soon
as possible after July 1st.
New Orlruns Cotton Crop Statement.
The crop statement from Septem
ber let to April 26th inclusive: Port
receipts, 7,691, 27f bales,agaiust 5,618,
558 last year,4,714,01i)ytar beforela t,
and 6,699,458 for the same time in
1892; overland to mills and Canada,
951,355, against 780,306, last year,
801,691 an.il, 173,280; iuterior stocks
in excess of September 1st, 125,858,
against 106,634 lust year, 156,915 nvd
234,593 for the panic time io 1892;
Southern mill takings, 577,367, Hgninst
580,485 last year, 462,344 and 508,
005 for the sr.me time in 1892;
crop brought in sight during 238
days to dale, 9,346,355, agfiins.t 7,
115,983 last year, 6,234,973 and
8,615,334; crop brought into eight for
the week, 64,741, against 46,371 for
the seven days ending April 20th, lust
year, 36,289 and 52,852; crop broujut
into eight for the first tweuty-six thus
of April, 292,887, ainst 199,032 last
year, 164,868 year before 1hsIhiu1221,
045 for the mime time in 1892,
Comparisons in these reports are
made up to thr? corresponding dale
last year, year before lasi and 1892,
and not to the close of the correspond
ing wek. Comparisons by weeks
would take in 239 days of the season
last year, 210 yenr before last, 242 in
1892, against only 238 days this year.
Orders to sMop Its J1H Matter.
At Washington, Judge Thonms, ns
sirdant attorney gener.nl for th l'!-t-office
Department issued fraud orders
against the Vuldir-hers' Collet ti ;i
Agen.y, which continues to use the
"so-ciilled newspaper luwa" to force
collections. Postmasters at .t. Paul,
Pittsburg and Chicago, where the com
pany has oflices, were notified to stop
its mail matter.
Treasury Gold Climbs up a Little.
The Treasury gold reserve on Friday
was incrensed by $413,841 to $91,176,
251, $05,000 of w hich came in the or
dinary course of business and $384,841
from thf Relmont-Morgan syndicate.
The syndicate f tills owes the govern
ment over $16,000,000 on its contract
but it is said to be still ahead of the
trtiriBof its ajr.'.'Uii'nt
L. O. BIRD
Attonkt aki Counsellor at Law.
Marion, - N. 0.
Practices in all courts, State and Fed
eral. Special attention given to Inves
tigating land titles ani collecting claims.
agrOffice on Main Street.
Attorneys at Law,
Mrrlon, - N. O.
E. J. Justice is located here. Office ia
upper room of Fiemming Hotel.
EL. 7. ISurgin,
OlTe s his professional services to bt
friei da and fn-racr pt'ron of
Mrion and vicinity. All work
guaranteed to be first clas. and
a reionble i such woik can
OfSco opuosita the Fmmin II e
Practical and Scientific Barber. OTer
htreetm n's drug store. Call and se
Me, as I promise itisfactioc in all ia-
J F. MOHPHEW,
Attorney ai Lnw,
Practicej in the Courts of Mitchell
Yntct-y. Buncml)!', Watauga, Ashe;
Supreme au I Fedcr.il Cj'.'H.
THE LATEST NEWS.
GLEANINGS KROSt MA3V lOINTS.
Important Happening, Both Home
and Foreign, Briefly Told.
Comptroller Eckels closed up the
First National Bank of Willimautie,
Conn. The capital of the bank is
100,000 and it haa become impaired,
it is 6aid, through the carelessness or
otherwise of the cashier, who recently
Estimates placed the acreage in cot
ton in Texas last year at 5,000,000 with
a yield of 3,000,000 bales. In response
to questions recently asked its numer
ous correspondents throughout the
State, the Houston Post has received
over two hundred replies. The cor
respondents' replies from all aections
of the State, in regard to the acreage
in cotton, the weather conditions and
the date of planting, indicate a de
crease in cotton of about 17 percent.,
while they chow a large increase iu
the land cultivated. The farmers
6cem to have been diversifying their
crops to a considerable extent, plant
ing much more corn and email grain
At Fall River, Mass., the mills re
sumed operations Monday morning un
der the scale of wages in operation
previous to August 20,1894. Twenty
four thousand workers are benefitted.
The Edwards Manufacturing Com
pany of Augusta. Me., employing
nearly 1,200 hands, has restored
wages to the schedule in force previous
to November 12, 1891, when a cut of
10 per cent, was made.
According to the agreement the in
crease in wages of from 5 to 10 per
edit, went into effect at the United
States Cotton Company's big mill at
Central Falls, R. I., in all the depart
ments. The mills are running at
their full capacity, and 1,630 looms are
now in daily operation .
The advance in wages in the three
cotton mill at Sun cook, N. H., went
into effect and l,Gdi) employes are
The Naughty Still.
Revenue agents located a still Fri
day night near Coal City, iu St. Cl tir
county, Ala., and succeeded iu not on
ly destroying the still, but also arrest
ing two men, whom they took to Rir
mingham. Besides the still 1,000 gal
lons of beer was destroyed.
At Madison, Wis., the Supreme
Court handed dow n a decision establish
ing the validity of the law, which pro
vides that life imprisonment operates
as a decree of absolute divorce with
out further legitl proceedings. Win.
fiarrtuch wa6 sentenced to life im
prisonment for murdt r, and his wife
married James Duktt. Garreuch
secured a new- trisl and had the judg
ment of conviction st t ardde. Then he
had Duket arrested for adultery.
Fire broke out iu the wholesale hat
and fur establishment of Lampher,
Finch & Skinner, at St. Paul, Minn.,
on Tuesday. Loss. 110.00.). The in
surance is placed at SI (50, 000.
The entire central business section
of Duquesne, on the Monongalula
river, twelve miles from Pittsburg,
Pa., war, destroyed by fire. The loss
is about 8100,000. Twenty buildings
Ex-Senator James F. Wilson died at
his home at Fairrield, Iowa, froiu
paralysis of the brain.
The Tennessee House of Represen
tatives concurred iu the Senate resolu
tion declaring for the free coinage of
silver at 16 to 1 aud instructing the
Teuuessee delegation in Congress to
support such legislation. The vote
stood 17 to 38.
The Missouri Legislature convened
in extra session at noon Tuesday. Gov
ernor Stone's message was very lengthy
and asked for the passage of laws in
favor of pure elections and for the re
lief of railway employes. The Gov
ernor also made a severe attack on the
Assemblyman O'Grsdy's New York
city poliee re-organization bill, which
is the same as Senator Lexow's, has
passed the State Assembly by a vote of
ayes 86, noes 22. The bill as passed
does not contain any provision allow
ing appeals nor any prov5on that a
a policeman shall nut be tried on
charges more than once. Assembly
man Lawson's New York city police
magistrates' bill passed the Senate by
a vote of 20 aves to 12 uavs.
Robert King, while on a draEken
spree, kicked his dead daughter's cof
lin parti v over in New York Monday,
the body fulling partly out.
J. R. Holland, the defau ting cssh
ier of the Merchants and Farmers' Na
tional bank of Charlotte, N. C, has
disappeared. Warrarts hive len is
sued for hi errett. $1, '-') reward Las
oeen orTVrcd by the bank for bis ap
prehension. Holland if caught will
tried for forgery as well as for euibrz
The counsel for Dnrnt. t-Laig.d
with murdt ring two young woni a in a
church in San Francisco, C'al.. ili at
temi t to fix the crime of tht nnir-u-r
upon Rev. Dr. Gibson, the jvtrtor of
the church, claiming to Lae sulLouiit
evidence to do so.
The farm lands of this country are
estimated to be worth 13,279,252,649.
Nathan Pelharu, who was to b
hanged last Friday at Stlma, Ala., for
the murder of three negroes through
his lawyer; t. V. Molette, and a petU
tion to the governor signed by the
entire bar of that city, has had his
death sentence commuted to life im
prisonment by Governor Oatea.
The number of ballots taken in the
Delaware Legislature for Senator baa
run up to 121, but there is yet no elec
tion. The American sailors are still in jail
in Santiago, Cub:?, w ithout trial. There
ia no evidence against them. There
are no indications of their release.
The American rcsidcLts declare it an
outrage aud savthe request of the gov
ernment w ould be granted if a worship
The Paris omnibus strike has been
settled. The company will re-instate
all the strikers
A violent earthquake, accompanied
with thunder, shook Laibsch, Austria,
Tuesday afternoon. Eight or tea
buildings collapsed and the few fami
lies who had returned to their homes
fled back to the fields.
In the London House of commons
Mr. W. T. Russell's I ill providing for
the perpetuation of tht existing tem
porary regulation cL-sing thi drinking
saloons in Ireland on Sunday passed
its second reading by a vote of 168 to
UTILIZE OCR OWN RESOURCES.
Sensible Advice of a Practical South
ern 3111! Man.
In a communication to the Chatta
nooga Tradesman Mr. W. A. Courte
ney, of Newry, Oconee County, S. C,
Our "Southland" is certainly highly
favored with marvellous natural ad
vantages, and it is not extravagant to
say far in advance of other portions of
the Union. Up to a very recent date
its life and work have been mostly ag
ricultural, achieving the very highest
results in its splendid crops of sea is
land and upland cotton, indigo, rice,
tobacco and grains. In the colonial
period Carolina indigo and rice com
manded European markets with pre
ference at higher prices than the pro
ducts of other nations. In 1860 sea
island cottons were sohl by the plant
ers' marks, so well known in foreign
markets as not to require sampling.
The people who achieved these not
ed agricultural triumphs are on the
soil yet, and within one decade have
demonstrated their ability in other
fields of action. In the new condi
tions now unfolding they are being
heard from very effectively.
Coal and iron in exhaustless supply
now occupy a constantly widening
market at prices that surprise the clos
est economy. Its unrivallod and
bounteous water powers keep in mo
tion hundredsof thousands of spindles,
which multiply yearly in a healthy
growth; large towns have grown up
with well-to-do, industrious popula
tions, living in a much improved con
dition of life, where once all was soli
tude. If wise counsels prevail, if prudence
controls the coming action of the South,
there is a promising and prosperous
futuro for "Dixie-laud" in the wide
fields of textile industries of many
kinds. Here is a mild and genial cli
mate, limitless and economic water
power, cheap fuel, n large and desira
ble population, "nitive to the soil,"
unemployed, waiting to be called from
an idle to a busy money-making life.
It is surprising how quickly they learn
to spin and weave, what steady wage
earners they come to be; so far as
availability goes none are in advance of
them; such are the natural advantages
enjoyed by the South, and there is
plenty of room for those with means
from afar off to come in and share these
unequalled privileges. But let us not
all sit down nnd wait for others to do
our work, with such greit natural ad
vantages neglected: we have the cubic
inches of brains, snfrieicnt capital, the
ability to accomplish great results our
selves, if we bravely enter this new and
inviting field of industrial achieve
ment. Let each community nsk itelf
how much of this coming work it can
do, then organize and speed to the
But within recent months there has
come in view a strange and phenome
nal condition. Seme Southland peo
ple parcntlv regard all the unfolded
advantages of the South in the light of
a new physical discovery, which they
don't seem to knw what to do with.
The exnbeiance of their joy at finding
themselves in the very midst of very
good things takes the direction of de
siring to give away their great inheri
tance to people aa far away as can be
found, actnaMy inviting distant people
to come and disinherit thein, to enter
u and gather future liberal harvests of
good thi DPS.
. Why not icsteid stop all thi" waste
ful gush, shouting out in loud acclaim:
Come and take for nothing all our
good things ! Why not trust to a lit
tle home-grown self reliant, hold fat
to our local advantages, draw upon
our own )riiatif'U for the industrial
work, build up for onrselves xi'laes
and towns which will extend the com
forts of ao improved condition of life
to those near us ? Esther this, even at
ales rapid speed, than give away our
The South prf sT.ts aa open field for
great achieveuu-Lt.--. Lt all ntite ia
effortsto a creitt. result.
311s Pollard Will Sail.
Madt line Pollard, who tecovered
?15,0;0 damages ia hrr fcuit egaint
Col. lirt-ckf-nridge, but who has not
been aid to collect the Amount, sailed
on the Charapr'gue f-s th companion of
charitibU wo-nan h w i'l rruk'
1 .'our years' trip ! :i I tit- vorl.l.
HOLLAND IS JAILED.
A VOLUNTARY SURRENDER.
Holland Asked to Be Taken to Jail
He Preferred Prison to Lonely
Wanderings In Foreign Lands.
While the family of Mr. W. E. Shaw,
Charlotte, N. C, were at supper Sun
day evening about eight o'clock, a mes
senger arrived to e Mr. Shaw. He
was told that Mr. Holland wanted to
see him. He hurried to the place
where the ex-cashier was in hiding,
and saw him.
"I sent for you," said the ex-c.-hier,
"because I wanted to give myself up."
Mr. Shaw asked if he had fully made
up his mind to do 60. "Yes," said he,
"I have thought tke matter over for
these five days, and have made up my
mind to surrender. I would rather
serve my time, five or ten years in the
jemtentiary, than to b hounded down
by justice through mauy years sepa
rated from my family, and not be able
to hear from them or to write to them
In the penitentiary lean, at least, write
to and hear from my family, and it
would be a relief to me to know that I,
at least, would not be hounded down.
from place to place, as I would be if I
fied from justice."
Mr. Shaw knows Mr. Holland well,
the two being brothers-in-law, and
knows one of his strongest characteris
tics to be, decision. If he once makes
up his mind to a certain course, tooth
ing in the world can change him. Mr.
Shar, remembering this characteristic,
knew it was useless to dissuade him,
and, in fact, did not try. "Well,
what do you want to do?" he asked Mr.
"I want yon to go with me to Col.
Maxwell's (U. S. commissioner) to give
myself up The two started for Col
Maxwell's. On the way they talked of
the possibility of some one seeing them
together, and attempting to arrest Mr.
Holland, in order to claim the SI .000
They decided to obviate this by go
ing immediately to Dr. McAden's and
surrendering to him, and get him to
accompany them to 'Squire Maxwell's,
so any one seeing them would at least
not be able to arrest Holland in order
to get the reward, an officer of the
bank being already with him.
It was about 9:30 when the three
men arrived at the jail. Sheriff Smith
was at home. He opened the door
and asked the three men in the parlor
'Squire Maxwell told the Sheriff that
Mr. Holland wanted to give himself
up, as he preferred prison to the life
of a fugitive from justice. The sheriff
thought he had done the wise thing.
He then went out to arrange a place
for Mr. Holland to sleep. He did not
put him in a cell, as he felt that it was
unnecessary, but arranged a bed in
what is known as the corridor, a larger
room than a cell. 'Squire Muxwell and
Mr. Shaw gave tlu ex-cnshier their
hands in farewell, and left him with
Sheriff Smith a prisoner iu Mecklen
Holland did not leave Charlotte, but
was concealed at, the house of some
friend. He got the papers and read
every account of his defalcation and
flight. He said last right that he had
not been out of town, but just left
home to rest nd get his mind com
posed. Besides the burden of the
wrong he had committed, the grief of
his family had v.tli nigh crazed him,
and he felt that he must get away and
be quiet and compose himself. His
first question last nijjht when he again
saw Mr. Shaw is: "What dot my
When Holland surrendered to 'Squire
Maxwell Sunday oight, he. asked the
'squire if he did uot think it was the
best thing he could do. "Yes." said
the 'squire, "1 do." Holland said:
"I never had any intention of leaving
Charlotte; I wanted quiet ami rest,
therefore left home, but I meant from
the first to stay and face it out."
Monday afternoon nt 3 o'clock, Mr.
Holland had a preliminary trial
before United States Commissioner D.
G. Maxwell. He waived examination,
ami failing to give bond, was commit
ted to jail to nwtut ttial at the Jnoe
tenu of Federal Court
Weekly Receipts of C otton.
The following are tho total net re
ceipts of cotton at ail poits since Sep
tember 1, 191:
Galveston, 1,632,929; New Orleans,
2,487,312; Mobile, 245,010; Savannah,
912.9x2; Charleston, 421.882; Wil-
miugton, 233,901; Norfolk, 451,268;
Baltimore, 111,516; New York, 10,
945; Boston, 295,232; New Port News,
32,934; Philadelphia. 9G.352; West
Point, 21,29; Brunswick, 100,025;
Yelasco, 592; Port Royal, 149,065.
First .Mill to Cei..? South.
Anco'iiit'eiceLt of the plans for the
earlv erab!Lmtnt of a 1U,'0 spin
dle cctton mil! w made at Atlanta.
The mill will U located on th Cht-
tahoothie River, six miles from Atlan
ta, bv the W hittit-r Cotton Mill Com
I any, of Lowell, Mas. , arited by
local capitalist. Work will be legun
on Mav 15.
Killed In Bed By Ilia Crazy Wife.
At Savannah, Ga., Milton J. Schei
grrt, foreman ? the evening Eulletin,
taks shot through the heart and in
tUntlv ki!'rd bv his wife. He was
ssleen at tb tirte. Mr. Schaeigfctt
it. mid to Le ic-jii and i D-'W under
arrest Schweiifrrt u fruin Lancaster,
A gigantio and singuJarly perfect
black pearl ia to be exhibited in Lon
don. It waa discovered inTasmaoiaani
is three-quarters of an inch long.
$75,000 FIRE IN CIIARLOTTB.
The Sander & Blackwood Warehouse
and Sis Store Destroyed.
April, 1895,1s destined to be a mem
orable month for Charlotte, N. C.
The most distressing bank defalca
tion that haa ever been known in
Charlotte, occurred in the early part
of the week, and Thursday afternoon
the largest fire that haa been chronicled
since the big cotton platform fire of
1875. The immense cotton warehouse
on North College street known aa the
Sanders k Blackwood warehouse,
erected at a cost of $26,000, lies a mass
of ruins, together with the rear portion
of the Holton building on Trade street,
running back to the cotton warehouse,
and two new stores on North College
stiectowsed byCapt. Harrison Watta.
By 5 o'clock the whole of the im
mense warehouse wss in flames. The
sight waa grand yet terrifying A
sliyht bree7e was blowing, and sparks
aud flakes of burning cotton were car
ried over the houses on the opposite
The roof of Ritch's stable was dis
covered to be on fire, as were several
roofs of houses in Buzzard's Roost.
With this increase of danger, increased
the excitement. Bucket brigades were
formed and the roofs were manned and
the water passed up.
As the flames rolled higher and high
er from the burning warehouse, it waa
seen that the whole block of houses, an
unbroken line of brick, on College
street, was in great danger.
The occupants of the various stores
ou College, believed nothing but that
the whole block would be swept away,
and a rush wss made by each to get
his goods out The streets were strewn
with furniture, groceries, beds, Wd
clothing, trunks, beef and everything,
else portable. The scene was a wild
DIAGRAM OF THE FIRE, SnOWINO THE
It seemed as the fire progressed that
it would not stop short of the corner.
The stores on the College street block
were occupied as follows: Southern
Newspaper Union, occupying corner
of College and Fifth; W. F. Slrange,
tin ware; Charlotte Broom Factory;
John Sloan, grocery; Tcssier Bros.,
mechanics; Lnbinsky k Rsmsey, fur
niture, and next two store rooms of
Capt. Watts, unoccupied. The fire
stopped about the furniture store.
The Southern Newspaper Union
kept its presses running and men at
work up to the time when the fire waa
in only a few doors from it. "That's
enterprise," said some one. "You
can't down the press, yon know."
The general opinion seemed to be
that the fire could have been prevent
ed had thewster supply been sufficient
The pressure was not strong enough.
Superintendent Hutchiaon, of the
water works, was seen aftes the fire.
He said that one of the three boilera
was being cleaned, making them short,
when the fire began, one liler. It
took about 30 minutes to fire it up.
The pressure, he said, was 80 pounds,
but at one time went down to 40. He,
as well aa the company, was worried
that the boiler was not in working or
der. The fire of Thursday afternoon
clearly demonstrates that two boilera
are not sufficient, and as the third on
is likely to have to be cleaned again,
and possibly again on the very day
when needed, as Thursday, it seems
that the company should purchase an
extra one. The shortage in water cost
the city thousands of dollars.
The loss is estimated to be about
$75,000. Insurance $19,600.
A colored boy nsmed Ben Wright
was badly cut by falling glass. His
face and "arms were fearfully torn.
Eight Bandits to be Shot.
A special from the City of Mexico
says that the Supreme Court of the
State of Oaiaca haa afJlrmed the sen
tence of death passed by the District
Court against eight prisoners held for
the murder of Count Manzano, a
wealthy Italian nobleman, killed at
his hacienda near the City of Mexico
by robbera over a year ago. Three
others acensed of complicity in the
assassination have been released from
custody. The caae will now go to the
1st division of the Court for final re
vision, after which the prisoners will
be legally shot if nothing new is dis
covered in the testimony.
Work of Profeatlonals.
The directors of the First National
bank of Plainfili. N. J.. have just
made public a theft of $22,765 from
the vault Monday. The cashier miss
ed the money when he went to close
the bank for the day. It waa in two
packages. One contained $20,000 in
new bills, and the other $2,765 in mu
tilated bill. It ia believed that the
robbery wss the work of professional
thieve, as during the afternoon a
stranger came in and engaged one of
tellera in conversation, leaving with
out having transacted any busineaa.
I&l$llr I ,
WITHIN OUR STATE.
NEWS FROM MANY COUNTIES.
Took Nothing Hut Cash.
The amount of money which waa
stolen from the Farmer bauk at Rox
boro waa $2,804. Nothing but ca.h
waa taken, notes and checks not btiu.j
moleated. The only suspected per.'ou
is an unknown traveling jeweler, who
waa seen last Saturday, but who cannot
Gross swindles in the way of grave
yard insurance have been unearthed
at the town of Beaufort Two farmers
and a medical examiner are involved.
In same cases per sou a almost at tho
point of death were insured, and in
one case this wss done after the insur
ed positively refused to be a party b
to the fraud. The conspirators flVnd
the widow 12,000 to participate in tho
suits against the companies. Iu sumo
cases the insurance was oltaiued by
means of impersonations, sound meri
representing themselves aa the assured,
when really the latter were nearly
dead. Fourteen of these frauds have
The 3Iayor-Slayer Out on Bail.
Mayor Oentry, of Walnut Cove,
charged with the murder of Loui
Poiudexter, colored, has been allow (
to give boud. The grand jury is ex
pected to act on the case at thi term
but the trial will hardly come up be
fore the fall term. The prevailing
sentiment at the mayor's home is de
cidedly in his favor. Mr. Gentry is
no less than CO years of age and the
citizena claim that he had no idea of
even injuring the negro.
Frightens the llorsen.
About one mile northeast of Monroo
is a pine tree by the road where
negro was lynched teu yesrs ago, and
reliable men say that auy horse in
variably becomes frightened arid triea
to dodge out of the road when passing
there after night A paity passing
there Friday night and the night be
fore says his horse was baddy fright
ened both times and that nothing
could be seen.
The Only Obstacle Removed.
The re-organization committee of
the Cape Fear k Yadkin Valley Rail
road, W. P. Blackford, chairman, m t
at Baltimore and a settlement m
reached with representatives of tho
North State Improvement Company
who were present. This removes tho
ouly obstacle to the re organization of
the road and the committee hopes to
secure a decree of foreclosure in Juue-
Roxboro's Bank Scandal.
A special irom Roiboro to the Char
lotto Observer, 6ays that on Mondsy
morning a t.eek it was sscertr.rifel
that the Farmers' Batik there had beea
robbed of $2,801. On Thursday fol
lowing Mr. M. H. Palmer, bank exam
iner, arrived there to cxam.re the
bank's condition. He discovered a
shortage aad the bocks out of balance.
Soon after the discovery ttecaa'jisr of
the lank. Mr. T. Jones, aonccdersl
himself to the sheriff, acknowledging
that he had loaned raouey vr.thcct ths
authority of the directors, and that
thne waa a shortsgb iu Lis aceennta.
He is now ir. jtil -ones dtties any
participation iv or kcowlrdge of th
roib?Ty Ila tdmit $2,300 sbottago
and Ls made a deed r.f treat wearing
thet anooit. The door of tbe bank
hove lecu closed and .he State Tress
utet not5 fled. It :s tot htcwu what
the leaUiicrtsc i. but coy thick tho
depositors aie in anX dacger, though
tiie stockholders wi'd lese heat'ly.
The first strawberries were offered
on the Wilmington market Thursday
at 35 cents per quart.
The first State convention of the
Christian Endeavor Societies opened at
Winston on Friday.
The Monroe Cotton Mills ban hsd
bad luck again and had to stop on ac
count of the breskiog of some of tho
The Monroe Enquirer l-arns that
some fine nuggets of gol 1 have been
found recently on the CuthWtaou
plsce, in esst Monroe township.
The ladies in esch of the ninety-six
counties in tbeHtste were requested t
select sn aitsnt msrehal for the coo
federate monument unveiling at
Raleigh on May 20th.
Contracts have been let for materials
for building two large cotton mills at
Concord. It is said one will have 30,
000 spindles. J. M. and W. R. O Jell
will build both mills.
Both United States snd North Caro
lina geological surveyors are making a
specisl survey of water powers at th
nsrrows of the Yadkin river and will
make a special report thereon.
The residence of a family by tho
name of Kinley, in th Western pari
of Forsyth county, waa destroyed by
fire a few night ago. The family had.
a narrow encspe with their live.
The new saw mills of the Milla Man
ufacturing Company at Raleigh have
begun work. This company cow Las
a large plant operating with the same
batUry of boilera, a wagon factory
and a iouricg mill.
T. L. Stevens, North Hoos.ck, N. T.,
states that fa the paper tallls ia that
plv they are sometimes troubled
with static electricity. In same cases
sparks six to elht iache ia length
are produced a the paper leaves tho
calendar. A steam damper ia awd to
prevent this, or a copper wire, well
grounded, is maJe to rest on tho web
aa it passea from tha calenders to tha
real. Scientific American.