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MAKION, N. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1895.
h the orly Democratic Newspaper fo
McDowell county, and has a large cir
cuVion in adjoining counties. It pub
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It ii the bold champion of the peo
rights, an earnest advocate of the
h"t Inten sts of the county of McDow
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BALTISIORE'S GREAT TUNNEL.
It Took Nearly Five Years to Build and
The Belt Line Railroad Tunnel, one of tho
most remarkable engineering feat of motf
ern time, which ha been built under Balti
more from (Camden station to Bay View Junc
tion on the Philadelphia division of the Bal
timore and Ohio Railroad, a dLrtanoe of sev
en and a half miles, was formerly opene4 for
business Friday morning. Th flrnt train to
make the trip under the new B -hetule was
the royal bine express, No. 514. Hereafter
there will b no transferring of passenger
trainn across the Potomac RWer. It was in
tended to hare the electrical equipment of
the tunnel completed Jn time for the inaugu
ral traiD, but the tbre en-trii locomotive s
have not yet arrived and coke burning lo-o-motivea
will be used to propel trains for the
present. By the use of eWtric locomotiv3
(whi'-h weigh ninety-five tons ea'h) whi-n
will probAbly be in readiness ly June 1, the
tunnel can be ker.t free from smoke and
brilliantly lighted. The conveyance of the
current to eleetrie locomotives of such great
power has never before boen attempted or
even approached and much inter's, there
fore; attaches to this part of the plant. Ia
addition to doing away with the inconven
ience and coasexjuent loss of time in making
transfers by Meamer at Canton, the lit line
will provide other faeilities, for which the
Baltimore and Ohio Company has greatly
felt the neod and will figure largely in reduc
ing the annual expenses. There will also bo
a great saving of time in passenger train
schedules between Washington, Philadelphia
and New York. The Baltimore nnd Ohio
summer schedule, which will go into effect
On May 12, will undertake t j run royel ldus
trains ltween Philadelphia and Washington.
In two and a half hours. The tunnel lias
len in course of construction nearly flvo
years, aud cost 8,000,000.
A QUALKUTLK TRAGEDY.
Four Men Shot Dead as the Result of
un Old Family Feud.
On the Main street of Ncwbern, Tenn.,
within ten seconds, four men lay dead. These
four are R. W. Townsend and his son Beau
regard and Abb and John Fulgham. The
quadruple tragedy was the outcome of a feud
that started two years ago, and grew out of
a trivial dispute between the Townsend and
the Fulgham families.
It appears that young Fnlgham was having
a hearing before a magistrate for an assault
on Avery Townsend the week previous dur
ing a family quarrel, ami as the evidence
showed the assault unprovoked, a fine of t50
and costs attached was inflicted. At the con
clusion of the court ImsineMs the crowd mov
ed out, and near the door the Townsend and
Fulgham parties came together. There were
a few angry words, then weapons were,
drawn and the shooting bpgau. In almost
an instant the wholesale killing was done
and the four men lay stretched on the pave
ment. lO.OOO Men Striking.
At Roanoke, Va., a prominent Fint Top op
erator, in an interview said that 10,000 coal
miners are on a strike in that region. The
five mines at work employ small forces and
use electrical machinery, which is a great
labor saver. There is bitter feeling a:nong
the miners because of the introduction of
this machinery, and this, it is claimed, is the
cause of thu strike,
TKoors abe AMtF.n ron at fi-at top.
At Charleston. W. Va., U. S. Marshal A. D.
Gardner received a telegram asking for pro
tection in the Riueflcld coal region from
strikers. Governor MaeCorkle, of West Vir
ginia, has been asked liy the Governor of
Virginia to allow troops to pass through the
State en route to that part of Flat Top Coal
field which !:' in Virginia. Serious trouble
Northern Farmers Coming South.
The fact that the Northern papers are no
ticing the movement of Northern farmers to
the South shows that the movement has al
ready attained lare proportions. The more
tin y sav about it the greater the movement
will become. A'vl with the immigrant will
come industries of one kind and another.
Ten years hence th" appearance of tlw S mth
will ie verv different from what it Is now.
Aikvn (S. (",.) Reorder.
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JUSTICE & JUSTICE,
Attorney! at Law,
Mrrion, - N. 0.
E. J. Justice is located here. Office is
upptr room of Fleoiming Hotel.
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MORRIS & M'CALL,
Attornevs ct Law.
Trscfice In DcDowell. Ruth-rfrr1.
Pls, Vanpey and Mitchell cru-ities,
and in the Unite trtatea ircuit Court
at Aheville snd Ptstcsvillc, and in th
Supreme Court of the Ft te. Busi ess
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THE LATEST HEWS.
GLKAXIXGS FROM MANY POINTS.
Important Happening, Both Heme
and Foreign, Brief) Told.
The Appalachian Bank at Lit; 6ton Cap.
Va., has eiosed its doors. It ia atate.l that
all claims will be paid la full.
According to the financial Review, twen-t-n
re million dollars were lost during 1834
through bank embezzlements, defalcations
and other forms of swindlings. This has de
rreased the visible wealth of the banks in ex
actly that amount.
At Charlottesville the reassessment of real
estate, just completed, shows an increase over
last year's values of (95,910. Bine 1890 the
Increase of values has been 364,774.
The Htandard Oil Co., at Tittsburg, Pa.,
has further depressed the market by naming
$1.80 as Saturday's price. In Oil City the
oil market opene.i at fl.85 and then dropped
to tl.80 offered. Pittsburg oil market opeueV
The Norwalk (Conn.) Mills, manufacturers
of woollens, employing two hundred Lands,
put in force the old scale of wages from which
a reduction was made during the businrst
In the "sweat shop" investigations in New
York, a woman has just testified that sht
works 19 hours' a day for 30 cents. She is al
her toil from 6 a. m. till midnight, and last
week earned f 1.50.
M. Oreary, of the Oil City (Pa.) Tube Mill
and Oii City Boiler Works, has notified hit
employees that after this week wages will b
advanced 10 per rent. Big demands for pipe,
machinery and boilers following the advane
In oil and drilling operations have caused the
increase. The two concerns pay from t45,
000 to 150,000 monthly and employ 1.000 men.
At St. Louis, the strike of the Garment
workers is at an end. The strike was for bet
ter quarters, not for the Increase of waget
and a satisfactory agreement has been drawn
up and signed by the clothing manufactnren
and workers. The employers agree to fur
nish quarters for the workers which will be
approved by the State factory inspector.
Jas. Young, janitor at the court house, shot
ant killed his wire at Hassierville, Ind. lit
then drove to Brazil, Ind., went to the court
hous and shot himself dead.
Mrs. Martha Wallen, of Blak water, Le
county, Va., stabbed Mrs. Lane Walla.je tc
death with a pitchfork. The murder was th
outcome of jealousy.
The bondsmen of ex-City Treasurer Crizek.
of Mount Clemens, Mich., have been notified
that there is a defalcation of funds amount
ing to about f 10,000 and they are requested
to make the shortage good.
A trial was In progress before Justict
Mayes, Claiborne county, Tenn., in which
Grant Toore, a tough character, was defend
ant. Bill Carroll was a witness, and Poor
accused him of swearing to a lie. A quarrel
ensued, in which Poore shot Carroll, from
the effects of which he diod. Poore was ar
In the New York Assembly at Albany. Mr.
Ainsworth introduced a resolution bitterlj
condemning the administration at Washing
ton for not enforcing the Monroa doctrine iu
the English-Nicaragua complication. Tht
resolution passed 91 to 15.
After a lengthy discussion, the Tennessee
Senate, by a vote of 14 ayes to 17 noes, re
jected the Jeffries fee bill, limiting th(
fees of all State and county officials paid bj
fees tf 3,000 per annum. A powerful lobbj
of county officials have been working against
the bill. The House passed the bill requiring
the teaching in the public schools of the ef
fects on the human system of alcoholic
drinks and narcotics; also a bill appropriat
ing 50,000 to build a negro department ol
the Eat Tennessee insane asylum.
In New York the consumption of beef ha
fallen off SO per cent, since the advance In
At the session of the Alabama State Sundaj
School Convention at Mobile the secretary's
annual report showed that there were 226,711
scholars in the Sunday schools of Alabamf
and there are 470.000 children between tht
ages of five and twenty who are not in thest
The price of flour in London advance
three shillings per sack, the extreme quota
tion ladng twenty-seven shilling per quarter.
A dispatch from Ostrog, Russia, says that
half of the town of Dubno in the Government
of Volhyna has been destroyed by Are.
Th village of Sommerseig, near Frankfort
Germany, has been destroyed by Are. Sixty
five dwellings were burned and many per
The Chinese Emperorhas ratified the peac
treaty with Japan.
The Bauzy, France, dam disaster was du
to the carelessness of State engineers, whf
should have condemned it.
The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals re
fused a writ of error in the case of Cbas.
Morgansfleld, alias Morgan, the Aoula Creek
train robber, and the judgment of the Staf
ford county court stands. Morgansfleld
must now to go to the penitentiary.
The total sales of cotton for the past weel
a rejorted at New York were 7S.OO0 tale
American. f,000; trade takings, including
forwarded from ship-side. 75.000; actual ex
port. 8.O00; total import, 44.000; American.
38.000; total stock, 1,676.000; Ameri-an, 1,-'
565.000; total afloat, 147.000; American, 140.
POO. Speculators took 3.S00, and exporter?
The whole attention of the Internal Rver
ue Bureau is now centred on the income tax.
and it is very evident that the returns frore
the districts already heard from ase both un
satisfactory and disappointing. Instead ol
there being a delinquency of twnty percent,
whii h the d-partia-nt thought tea days age
would be a Itrwra! stimAte. it looks now a.
if it would reach twenty-live per cent., ot
one-fourth of the ettir r'Vftue expected to
be realizM fron th Iat.
rowdier 3IIIIs Bloxr Up.
At South Acton, Mass., Friday morning,
one of the powder miiis of the American Fow
der Company blew up. A few minutes
later a second mill situated a hundred yards
away also exploded. Fire caused by the ex
plosion spread to the third mill known as the
Corning mill, and ia a few minutes it blew
up and was also destroyed. Five persons
are believed to have been killed. The mills
were ten In number, spartad from each
otter and enclosed by high board fences.
The explosion of the firs mill set Are to tte
surrounding fence, and the aaes soon
i?rf-ad to the second milL In fifteen minutes
Lter the first explosion three of the mills
ia 1 ben destroyed.
The list of drod is as follows: Chas. O'Neill,
fr.. of Mayn&rd, Mam., unmarried; Nelson
Uorton. of Acton leave a widow and several
iuV.reo; Fred K. Win-low. ot South Acton,
narried; Cna. Estes, of South Acton, un
narried; A. Eater, of South Acton, leaves a
sridew utd ux children.
Income TAX Illegally rAio
Justice White's View About the Hun
dreds of 3Iillions.
The dissenting opinions of Justices
Harlan and White, "of the Supreme
Bench, In the income-tax decision, were
distributed at Washington on Monday.
That of Justice White comprises nearly
20,000 words. After concluding that
a tax on rents is not a tax on rl es
tate, he says this on the necessity of
strictly preserving the continuity and
consistency of judicial decision:
"The injustice and harm which must al
ways result from overthrowing a long and
settled practice, sanctioned ay the decisions
of this court, could not be b-tter illustrated
than by the example which this case affords.
Under the income-tat laws which prevailed
in the past for many years, and which cov
ered every conceivable source of income,
rentals from real estate, nd everything else,
vast sums were colleetHd from the people of
the United Stab's. The decision here ren
dered announces that those sums were wrong
fully taken, and thereby, It ems to me, cre
ates a claim in ei4uty and good conscience
against the government. for an enormous
amount of money.
"Thus, fiom the change of view by this
court, it happens that an aet of Congress,
passed for the purpof-e of raising revenue in
striet conformity with the practice of the
government from the earliest time, and in
aecordance with theoft-rejeated decisions of
this court, furnishes the occasion for creating
a claim against the government for hundreds
of millions of dollars. I say creatinga claim,
because if the government be in good con
science bound to refund that which has been
taken from tho citijiens in violation of the
Constitution, although the technical right
may have disappeared by lapse of tim. or
because the decisions of this court have mis
led the citizen to his irricvous injury, the
equity endures, and will present itself to the
conscience of the government. This conse
quence shows how necessary it is that the
court should not overthrow its jmst decisions."
DEATH IN THE WINDS.
School Children Among the Cyclone's
At least flfiy people are believed to have
been killed in the terrible cyclone that passed
over Sioux City, Iowa, and vicinity, last Fri
day. No one as yet can tell how much the
loss of life is, or how evtensive the damago
until reports rom the outlying districts have
been received. The telegraph wires In the
devastated section are all down and authen
tic information is hard to get. Three school
houses are known to have been demolished,
and two teachers and several pupils killed.
The names of those known to be killed or
missing are; Mamie 8. Haggle and five
brothers killed near Sioux Centre; Mrs. John
Kerster, near Sioux Centre. Her child was
blown away and is not yet found; Anna Mars
den, teacher in the Coombs school, near Iron
town; Geo. Marsden, brother to A una, teach
er in another school, near Irontown; Chas.
Marsdeu, killed near Sioux Centre; Mrs.!
Post, killed near Sioux Centre; Rudolph
Schwudefeger, aged 21, killed by lightning,
near Southerland; Peter Stimmer, killed in
his house, near Lawrence by lightning; two
children of L. T. Coombs, killed near Sioux
Centre; Mrs. John "Waterman, killed near
Sibley; child of A. Verhoff, killed at Bloux
Centre. John Patterson Win. Itadiches, Mrs.
lt. A. Smith, (i. F. Biiing, Mrs. Herman Bel
kt m, II. O. Neider, Frank M. F. Hayt, J.
Jameson killed. The towns of Sioux Centre,
Irontown, Orange, Perkins, Dean, Hull,
Sheldon, Alton, Ashton, Sibley and Lemars
were almost directly in the path of the cy
clone. A pitiful feature of the disaster is the num
ber of youthful lives lost by the cruel winds.
Three schoolhouses near Sioux Centre were
destroyed while school was in progress and
at each one from three to ten children were
carried from a quarter to half a mile before
they alighted. Two little daughters of Jno.
Kester, a farmer near the Sioux Centre, were
picked up as they were leaving the school
house and dashed in a wire fence where both
were killed. One house was carried over
the tops ol treeeif across the Sioux river and
set down without the stoves being upset.
Trees fourteen inches in diameter were
twisted off or torn up by the roots. The
damage to property will reach nearly
THE CHRONICLE'S FIGURES.
Comparative Cotton Statement as Set
Forth Hy At wood, Violet A. Co.
The New York Financial Chrouicle Satur
day morning shows as follows : In ware
houses at United States ports, 517.'6o2 (of
which New Orleans bad 209,000 and New
York 213.000); stocks at 31 interior Southern
points, 165.000. againtt 17(1.000 last year. In
other words the visible supply in warehouses
in this country nt the interior and at ports is
on'y ilS.000 more than last year, but 551.000
less than two years ago, when the crop was
6.700.000. Total exports since R-j.teml.cr 1st,
6,195. 66. against 4.781.112 last year, but the
visible supply of American in Euroje and
afloat for (treat Britian and the continent is
only 224.000 more than last year, whereas we
have exported 1.414.000 more : consequently
European spinners have taken the difTereu
in excess of lar-t year's amount that came in
to sight for the week ending Friday. 45,
000 against 4H.0OO. and the total in sicht since
SeptemW 1st, 9,423.000 ajainst 7.126.000 last
year; whereas all that is left of in sight more
thau a vear ago in thiscountry is, as we show
above, 9'J.OOO. There is 51.000 less of visihle
in America than two years ego. whereas Hie
amount that ha-coTe into sight in exess of
that season is 3.195.O00 l-ales, Tli world's
total visible of American is 415.000 larger
than lat yar. Iut there has hen '.rouslit
Into si?ht of Amrietn more than la-t year
2,207.000. The world's spinners havt? ab
sorbed the difference or 1,)2,000 more than
a year n;o.
31 III News.
O. II. Sampson A Co., of Boston, have com
pleted a new 10.000-pindl mill at Green
ville, S. C. The Y. W. To Mfg. Company,
at same place has laid off the ground for a
new 20.000-spindle mill, and let the contract
for 10.000 spindles to hegio on.
Lancaster, S. C, is te have a f 200.000 cot
ton factory. Col. Iyry Springs isengineer
insr the enterprise. Th- Carolina? will rabe
100.000, and the rest will be secured North.
Mr. H. S. Chadwlck addressed the p-ople of
Lancaster several day jo on the' subject
and awakened considerable- interest in the
matter. H reeomniecdM the building of
large mills and the rr.fttnifa--tiinr.ir of a fine
quality of goods.
Several ca-es of iall pox har? be-n dis
co vered in the necrodivr en Frank lia tre-t,
New Orleans, rr -yn't;is in a yvvl deal of
Hllxt, 3119 Gtng's Murder, Gets a Life
At Minneapolis. M.na., on SUurday, Claus
B'lit. who was awrfttirg trial for the murder
orCittaria Gine'. plislsd "guilty" before
Judce Pond. cLaa'i his plea of "cot
gmii." lilt a sio.-t tisia was ta'&en for the
proceeding, as ll.i&l fcai evinced h:s desire
to eb-iage nis plea an 1 bis wiliiAigne-, to do
so befon? M iv 1 r.u. th-r d.te 13. wy y t lor
his trial. J'iXt vr.v. then ecr- - i to i'o
prisonmcnt lor hi-.
The farmers and fS'-v. t.b- 10? this
country have lire etuj ; va'ao.'i ut -iJ,-208,767.573.
SILYER THE ISSUE.
HON. HOKE SMITH ON MONEY.
The Issue In the Next Campaign WU1
Be Silver Mono-MttaltUm.
Secretary Iloke Smith, of the Interior De
partment, was interviewed at Mod, Oa., by
a reporter of the Telegraph on the financial
Question and defined the differences of opin
ion on the currency question existing in the
country at present. He thought that during
the next twelve months a thorough discus
eion of the money question would be pre
sented all over the country. This discission
will be limited, he thought, to the proposi
tion for the unlimit'si coinage ef silver at a
ratio of 16 to 1. The Secretary divided the
1-eople into three classes gold mono-metal-lists,
silver mono-metallists and oi-metallists.
IV) did not think that the gold mono-metallists
were strong enough to become a factor
in the campaign, but that the issu would be
for and against silver mono-rnetallism. n
thought that the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at the present ratio by this country
alone would mean nothing more or lefts than
silver mono-metallifemt for if, under that
System, the price of silver bullion did not
materially advance, no other metal would be
presented at the mints lor coinage.
The real question, the Sscretary thought,
was whether or not th free and unlimited
coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1 would
advance the price of silver bullion so that it
would bear the relative value of gold ef 16 to
1, which is the proposed ratio. If It would
not. then the country would not have a bi
The Secretary reviewed the history of the
country's currency afid said that both Jeffer
son and Hamilton recognized the fact that
the ratio of coinage must be fixed upon the
commercial value of the metals in the mar
ket. In 1873, when free coinage was sus
pended in the United States, the silver in a
dellar was worth morn than the gold in a
gold dollar, but since that time, the demone
tization of silver by other countries has al
lowed its value to drop to the price which
it will bring for manufacturing purposes.
The value of an article must be controlled
by the demand for its use and the supply to
be consumed. The facts show that the de
mand lias practically ceased while the supply
Eas almost trebled. This is true-, in spite of
the fact that since 1879 the United States has
coined more silver than in the eighty years
prior to that time.
"Can any one," asked the Secretary,
"study these facts without concluding that
if this enormous issue by the United States
was insufficient to steady the fall of silver
during the past twenty years, unlimited coin
age by the United States alone would not
be sufficient to restore its bullion value now?
It is, therefore, not offensuve criticism, but
only a statement of a logical conclusion,
when I insist that unlimited coinage of silver
at the ratio of 16 to 1 means silver mono
metallism. Under such a law, all the silver
product of the world would turn to our mints.
and then would come the silver heretofore
manufactured into cheap wares. Again, sil
ver mining would Increase and the exhaus
tion of resources would be threatened by the
exchange of silver dollars for the bullion.
"With free coinage we would virtually
change our standard to one worth only one-
naif the present standard and the commer
cial value of a dollar the world over would
be only 50 cents. While commodities might
sell for twice ai many dollars, their real val
ue would remain unchanged. The entire
country would be confused, until by accur
ate test the true value of the new standard
was ascertained. The result would be a ces
sation of trade and the cautious business
man would involve himself In no contracts.
This uncertainty wouid create serious busi
ness troubles and the practical suspension of
He could see no benefit from the change
and none especially to those who worked for
wages because they were always the last to
be recognized in Increased wages under the
use of a depreciated currency. The proprie
tor of an enterprise would insist that em
ployes should taXe the risk. He did not be
lieve the change would benefit the debtor
class, because so many loans havelecn made
on the gold basjs and the debtor would l
obliged to go into the market and purchase
gold with which to meet his obligations. As
to other debts, if there were any danger of
silver mono-metallism there would be no ex
Reasoning on these lines, he could see no
benefit even if the cbaiige were brought
about. One class insisted that the leneflt
would be in the inability of the employes to
exact double vage8- To thete seftish em
ployers some benefit might come but it would
te found that after the final adjustment to
the new conditions prices would be nominal
ly increased all around with no real benefit
He doubted the proposition that other
countries would fall into line, following the
action of this country. If that were true the
standard would deproeiate and debts con
tracted during the depreciation would in
crease as the value of silver increased and
the class sought to be benefitted would again
The Secretary thought the agitation of the
question was checking the return of prosper
ity but he hoped the confidence that the
question would be defeated would prevent
In conclusion Secretary Smith said: "I
have no doubt that the next President of the
United States will bs opposed to the unlimi
ted coinage of silver at 16 to 1."
SILVER IN TEXAS.
An Address Issued to the Democrats
Culling a Male Convention.
An Austin, Tex.,dipat-h says: The 16 to
1 silverites in the pres. nt legislature, led by
Railroad Commissioner P.eacao. ifued an
addrej-s to the people of Texas, whi h places
the monetary question tefore the "r,w,- and
j will cause the drawing of the line as I' twn
j the gold standard men and the silv-ntes In
1 Texas. The prwlm.itiori whi' h is the wor
I of Commissioner Ik-aqai. reviews thehi-tory
I of silver sp-ew from the earliest date down
I to the present date. Or-t Mr H laid on
the faet that it it money whK-h the p-oi .le are
clamoring for and demanding at the hands
of the governrtiPnt. A convention was called
to meet in Fort Wrth on Auga't 6th, and in
the meantime pre-:n t ui't:iir ar? called
for July 20th to elct delfgat- to the Fort
Tht pro-iamt.on "t forth that inamu'h
astbeisne is to b on to a floish that all
16 to 1 silverites mut foli'-'j'e their leader ant
enter the flarht and stiy ia it until tht final
Waterloo, in IfeC. which ittlsut who
shall be the victor. They taW?" oc-asron to
tore Cleveland and the national I nj'.'ra-y
vry aivrely and point out that the time 19
now ripe for a-tion i th- .-;lv ntr in Texa
ever waat to e-m t lUtix ngbts.
j .22.7 Per Capita In Circulation.
! The Treasury circulation statciet for
j April showAhjit during the month the cirru
j lation of all Linds of money in the United
i States increased SI5.21?.730. matin 7 tbe to
! tal in circulation May lt, 4l.5ie.4.3.iM. or
I 1 22.37 per capita. A coinparej wuii jay 1
j IbH, the total circulation baa deirea'sd
j t 000,000.
Shot Derause fe Surrendered.
At Hjana. L-tittiaat Tlentlse Gil!ga
Gonxa.. of i!ie gorerrment amy. was shot
on Tntirs-iay in ivt,;!iv with tLe finding
of a court mania'. bfcnt. f his baring 'ap
itulatej to the in..ireuts at fimon d La
Yuc5, in the G.iar.t4iiis.o dlstri-t. G-.u-bs
was in cote?. ad of tSe fort at Itam-ia de
La Yaua aud nrrfci-rM tt to the eremy
after a rtarge t y tu-t au r.
ILLINOIS FOR SILVER.
Free Silver rrevaJU as Epidemic
1 hrowghoat the State.
A dispatch from Chicago, says: The coun
ties are beginning to act on the call of the
state executive committee lor a state conven
tion to deride the party's policy en the finan
cial question. Everything so far is for silver.
The gold bugs do not display any strength at
The Clay County (TiL Democrats held a
convention to elect five delegate to the State
Monetary Convention. Every to was hip was
fully represented. Resolution were unani
mously adopted Instruetinjr the delegates to
vote for the unlimited free coinage of silver
at the ratio of 16 to 1. Enthusiastic speeches
were delivered by the chosen delegate.
The Democratic central committee of Put
nam County has issued a call for a conven
tion to be held May 20. The committee op
posed tree coinage. The Indications are that
the County Convention will favor it
The Bond County Democratic central com
mittee ordered a primary to be held May 11
to elect delegates to a convention on May 1.
The committee unanimously favored free
eoinag at 16 to 1.
The Democrats ef Morgan County met In
convention and selected twelve delegates to
the monetary eonrentlon to be held at
Snringfleld on June S. Resolutions were
adopted strongly advocating the free coinage
of surer at the ratio of 16 te 1.
Tha D raocrats of Effingham County met
Saturday and selected delegates to the State
Convention at Springfield on June 5. The
following resolutions were unanimously
"Resolved, That this Convention Is in
favor of the free and unlimited coinage ol
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, and that the del
cgafs to the State Convention be instructed
to vote accordingly, first, last and all the
"R-solved, That this Convention "approves
of and commends the action of the State
Democratic committee in calling the Conven
tion at Springfield, June 6, for the purpose
of getting an expvjsion of the party on the
financial question. Nincty-flve per cent of
the Democrats of this county are in favor ol
The democrats of Jasper county have se
lected delegates to the silver convention at
Springfield on June 5th and gave them the
"Resolved, That the democracy of Jasper
county favors the use and coinage of tioth
gold and silver without dbv-rlmlnatioa
against either metal, and demands that the
mints of the United States be ojened to the
full and unlimited coinage of silver at a ra
tio of 16 to 1,- independent of the action of
any other nation;
"Resolved, That the delegates from Jas
per county to the state convention le, and
they are hereby Instructed, to vote as a unit
and in favor of adopting !n said state demo
cratic convention a resolution similar to the
foregoing, in expressing the sens of the
democracy of the state of Illinois."
The democratic county central committee
met at Marshall to take action in regard to
the silver convention to be held in Spring
field in June. The democracy of this county
are ten to one for silver as a money standard,
and it is safe to predict that a silrer delega
tion will be sent to the state convention.
June 6th was fixed for the date for this coun
ty to act.
KI8SOCBIA5S ALSO FOB SILVEE.
Wednesday night thirty of the democratic
members of the Missouri house met In cau
cus and adopted the following resolution:
"Resolved, Ttr.t we, the democratic mem
bers of the hous of representatives, thirty
eighth general assemby, favor the free coin
age of silver at a ration of 16tol." The
vota on the resolution stood yeas 22, ayes 9,
not voting 4. The caucus was Intensely ex
citing and much bitter feeling was shown by
AN EXPERT FORGER.
S. C. Dickson, or Greenville, 8. C,
Has Been at It For Years.
At Greenville, 8. C astounding develop
ments resulted 011 Wednesday by the arrest of
8. C. Dickson on three warreutscharginghim
with forgery. The warrents were sworn out
by Gorce A. Norwood, president of the
Greenvillo Savings bank. Irickson Is the
h ading real estate dealer of the city and has
been doing a large business.
It is learned that for twenty years he has
been carrying on an elaborate system of for
geries, his forgeries Iwing eonflned to the
character of papers isel in tbe real estate
business. H- would make deeds to himself
of imaginary lands as well as of real tracts,
signing fictitious names to the same. He
th-n used them as eecuritUs in borrowing
money. He forged mortgages on real estate
to swure forged notes payable to himself
and deposited these with bankers and mon
ey lenders as security for loans.
The number f fosged aud false deeds will
nev;r le known, as he kited, taking up old
forgeri wdh new ones, lining new names
and new lands for ea'h transaction. When
pressed by the holders of his I'I'er he could
always produce new deeds and new mort
gages to renew the old. The loses of hold
ers of his forced pa-r will amount to from
J 12.000 to f VO.OnO. Dickson did not give the
t3.000 bond re,iikri for his appearance at
court and pleading guilty to the indictment,
be waa jailed.
TIIK DKHT STATKSIF.NT.
A Net Increase In tbe Public Debt ot
Over Nine Millions.
The debt statement lsued at Washington
shows a net Increase in the publi- debt iej
cah ia the Treasury during April of f,10V
857. The Interest bearing debt increase!
42,349,950; the non interest tearing del de
crcard 4339.433 and cah in the Treasury
decreased 47,039,345. The balance of tbe
several class ot debt at the close of tusl
ness, April 30th, were:
Interest bearing dbt 71,201,V10; d'-H on
whih lntret hae ceiwed slne maturity 11,
75I.M0; d-M bearing no Interest S,"01,24'i
The errtift''te and Treasury notes offset
by an eoual amount of cash in the Treasury
outstanding at the end of the month were:
45i,6W,624, a de-reee of tlS.-MS. The
total raeh In the Treasury was 47-17,442,335.
The gold reserve was 431,217,14. N'rt rah
balanee 4 '"9,570,772. In the month there was
an increase in gold coin and bars of 4511,
657, the Utal at tbe elo-te being 13.IWfi53.
Of silver there was aa in-reaee of 4553.95.
Of tbe rurplns there waa in national bank
depositories 4 16,777,077 against 4Hf224,16-l
at tbe end ef the preceding month.
TJIE CUBAN REVOLT
Skirmish vrlttr Insurgents la which
The Leader are Uadly Worsted.
The staff correspondent of the United
Press at GuaatAuamo. Cob rays: A fore of
Government troop, undr command of Maj.
Tegerlso, made aa attack upon a I -end of in
kunrent at Ramon de La 9 Yaguaa. A des
perate fight ensued, whirb resulted ia tbe
total route ef the rebel, with a los of evrn-ty-two
killed and a Urge nun.ber wounded.
The Govtrnment fon kt ix killed aai
three wounded. Oomn landed at La Mar,
a point about thirty rulW evU of Ouat tana
mo, on the south cot. The Conde de Tena
dito failed to intererf th party at rea, and
one thousand Kpanisb Xroop failed to bead
thea off 03 land. Gomez i cow in the Inte
rior, and a party ol tcurgrnu ander Pere-g-uito
Perez, OBCrvicg arouad Guaitta&atno,
caa upon the cc-lurua of Limaccas under
LWt. GoL Loch at YLx.aV GayabeL The
taairger.ts artarSted tLe Government troop,
and reports of the encounter vary. OfflcUl
Govemsent report tnat ten rebels
were killed or wounded, and a quantity ef
arms, powder, ram p uteuniU, clothing aad
Death From Licking nn Knvelope.
S.Friehelmer, forn.eiiy a millionaire mer
chant of New Yorr, died at Chicago from
bbod-poUoning as a result of cutting his
tongue while licking an envelope.
WITHIN OUR STATE.
NEWS FROM 31 ANY COUNTIES.
An Abducted Girl Found.
The Atlanta Constitution of Toeaday
tells of the finding in Gainesville, Ga..
of pretty Mary xJrvsoo, who was ab
ducted about two weeks ago from her
home near Franklin, Macon county,
by her brother-in law, K. A. Henry.
Tha Utter being wild, his father-in-law,
old man James Bryson, bad se
cured the separation of his daughter
ard the yotiDg man, Henry, perbap
for spite, then persuaded the youngest
dangbter in the Bryson family to run
away, telling her he would secure her
work in Atlanta. He placed her,
however, in a boarding school at
Gainesville, and went to Atlanta him-
aelf. where be bis lieen cantnrcd. snd
sent back to North Carolini
girl was glad to go back home.
George Mills Hanged.
George Mills waa banged at Jtaleigh
on Friday. He mordcred hia niece,
Iana Wimberly, near Apex, Jane 19,
last. He was arrested the following
day. Last September be was tried.
He road a confession, aud on this tho
girl'a father. Jack Wimbcrley, waa ar
rested and tried for bis life at tbe Jan
nary term, this year, but waa ac
quitted. Mills at the September term,
appealed to tbe Supreme Court, which,
in March, affirmed the sentence of tha
lower court. Governor Carr then
issued bis death warrant. Mil! wrote
last March a long statement. In thi-s
be repeated what be bad previoos!
stated, this being that! bo killed tbe
girl, incited to the crime by bcr father,
nd that he bated to offer aDd yet see
her father go tinpunifched. Mill de
clined to write auythicg or to make
any statement aa to bis affairs.
Illicit Still Seizures.
Tbe revenue officer made two raid
on Thursday. In Richmond county
Deputy Gibson got an M)-gallon illicit
still, but Frank Urown and Thomaa
Levister, its owners, escaped. In
Rockingham county Deputie Davia
arid Smith captured two stills, each
of 83-gallons capacity. Since January
1st of this year do less than 94 illicit
distilleries have been seized in this
district These averaged abont $200
in value. It is a record-breaking array
of seizures within bo abort a period.
Revenue officers captured a large
blockade distillery, four mile west of
Mocksville. Tbeowncrof thebusineaa,
Joaeph Atwood, was also captured and
brought to Wimton.
Tbe railroad commission ordered the
Western Union Telegraph Company
to cbargo only 25 cent tbe State
rate for messages to or from Eliza
beth City. The Supreme Corit na
taioed tbe commission. Tbe company
disobeyed the contl by charging &0
cent for a roesssge from Raleigh to
Elizabeth City. The Raleigh manage?
said he bad no instructions to do other
wise. The fine is not less than tOO nor
more than 0fl.
Settled but Appealed.
In the case of the deaf-mute school
flsiust the deaf, dumb aud Mind in
stitution, involving tbe question cA
which ha a right Jo the John Kelly
beqnest, tbe cout at Rahrieh decided
that the money must be dividtd be
tween the scliocls of white and colcied
deaf-mutes. The -ahite deaf-maU
school appeals to tbe Supreme Court.
Concord'f William Tell.
Concord has a "William Tell. Willie
Hall, a graded acbool boy.wa boldicg
a leaf for George Hsll, another graded
school boy, to tboot with an air gnn.
George's aim was bad, for ioctead of
bitting the leaf, be plugged Will in tht
Cotton Factory for Catavrba.
Messr. Ode II and psrty, including
Messrs. Duke, were in Hickory Sstur
day to look after tbe ettaLlisbtneot ot
a cotton factory on Ctlswba tlrer op
posite Hickory, -ahich was recently
purchased by Mmrs. OdeJl through
Mr. John X. Dcbanron.
The total rsinfsll at Rslelh daring
April was 7.95 inebca, which waa the
largest amount in 25 years.
Tbe property of tbe Guilford Cotton
Mills, Greendoro, wa sold at anettou
for $3,000. This property baa been
covered with law-suita fur some time.
Tbe revenue collection in the Ral
eigh revenue district for April were
S?3,160, this being a high figure foi
the month. For the fiacal year tb col
lections will exceed 81,000,000, which
breska the record. This is exclusive
of tbe income tax.
Winston sbippd99C,012 poncdiof
taannfsctnred tobacco during ApriL
The stamp revenue collections aggre
gate $59,760.75. Tbe shipment last
month were an increase of 153,603
pound over April. 1894. Tbe stamp
collection for April, 1893, wera also
$0,216.20 more than during tbe aamo
month last year.
THAT KAXSAS TOKNAOO
Demolished 2 If ooutes and Killed 10
Persons, Cattle, Ktc.
A di patch frora HutchJntoa, Kas., sayst
The money Iom resulting from ia&t week's
cyclone will probably reach 1225,000. Physi
cians from Wichita wclI to th scene as soon
as lnteiloce of tbe storm reached that place.
Everybody ia the track of th storm lot
everyttlsg and outaide aid will probably
have to b asked for. The fury of tne stem
seems to ha v don its worst ix mile west
of Halfttead. Near tbe Frtzzlle home dead
eattle. horsen. hopa and chickens are aeatter
eU ail over tbe fields. Tboee wbo first saw
the disaster com in say the cloud made very
slow progree. It seemed to waver In ona
direction, then in another. Abont twenty
five residences, nearly all of them Urge, were
completely destroyed. 10 penens were
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