"A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER."
Marion, x. c, Wednesday, may 22, 1895.
U the otly Democratic Newspaper in
McDowell county, and has a large cir
cuVion in adjoining counties. It pub
l'.ihes H the Dews without fear or
fror, br.d Is tie organ of no ring or
I: ii the bold champion of the peo
ple'i rights, an earnest advocate of the
bi internal of the county of McDow
ell &r.d the town of Marion. Its adver
inir.p Tnf.n are responsible, and the aub
ncrij.tion price U 11.00 per year in ad
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MOHltl! A M'OALL,
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P!k, Vmiccv nnl Mitchell counties,
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t A heville nml Statisville, and in the
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ThSt. Auinftiri, Fla.. hoard of trad nr.
dorsed tli- Memphis Hound Money tjonven
tion nud r-qj.i.;,l M.-rs. fcarlinj.', JjJs
inukosand Hainey to attend.
The western division of Kentucky, com
prising one-third of the Mate, in the railroad
commissioners convention, at Owensboro,
came out for fr- silver by acclamation.
At Findlay, O., the employee of the Halem
Wire Nail Company and the Kindla Compa
ny Iihvc ha 1 their ' wairc increKseu 10 per
cent. Tbore n re C.000 m-n.
The usual Saturday consultation of r!ie Hu
prern; Court was oinittvl tK--au;of the an
nual planked shad dinner of the Di.strir l nar
Association, whi'-h n.me of th Jijtiee de
Pi red to att'-nd. The ifiorne tax rumor? re
maiji art lant reported, the probithilily ot the
.ax he!n4 dMlare.d oft tx'icK "trong.
Liter report of the. eohflafrratioD at Urest
I.itt ivik, hussian Poland. how that "00
hoiis'-ni seven i-hurches. a sviia'fiyue ard two
railway stations, were hurried. Thirty K-r-.ons
were killed, a larj?e nurnher injured,
some of tin in iathMy. aud 15,00C rendered
rl.--v'ral of the K.vi? mnuntain railways
Wer oiip.-lled IrtSt Wek to suspend their
reee(,tlv operte.( Aiimrnr Hii;!hS owin to
the heavy onow fall. The eold is modera
ting now. Uittereold weather, neeompanied
1V t.r... I lami l.-.l, i .. i
Italy. The people suflered iniieh from the j
The miners' strike at Pittshury;, Pa., end
ed in a disast rous defeat all over the districts.
The refusal of thu (Jon vention to occept the
fdxty-eent rate or meet Jearmit prie with
the abolition of the eompany store brought
nhr.ut the ri-sult. The Convention called for
CO cents or not him;, and the miners zol the
latter. The resumption of work is general
ami the lowest estimate is that 3.001 men are
now at work under contract, leaving one
THIS IJAXK STATKMKNT.
Shows Some of t lie Heaviest Changes
Keparted In Months.
The New York Financier says the weekly
bank stntement shows some of the heaviest
rhHuges reported in months. An analysis,
however, is an ea-iy matter. For one thing,
there is the re-piyinent of 12,030,001) to the
banks which advanced thi specie for the last
pold loan accounts for the expansion or
15,945,000 in deposits, and also for the In
crease of i 11,14.100 in the e.;al tender item.
With reference to the latter, it is evidentthat
the syndicate repaid its del.t in paper cur
rency. Fifteen or sixteen millions in legal
tenders were withdrawn from the hankssome
weeks since, and the sudden, re-appearance
of this money conforms with what the Finan
cier said at the time that the fund was held
under the control of the syndicate.
The on- bright feature of tht statement is
the expansion of ifj.374.C00 In loans. From
a hankint; standpoint, this Is overshadowed
by the increase of Sfi.Sn.hOO in the excess re
serve. The hank gained not less than $5,000.
000 from the interior movement and Treasu
ry disbursements during the week, although
the statement does not show the total in
crease in cash. The luss of fi43,!K)0 In specie
is due to the fact that some of tlm banks are
depositing more gold with the Treasury, in
compliance with the "double liability" eon
trad with the Morgan-lieiinout syndicate.
AN AMERICAN HOUSE WINS.
Michael Dwyer' Ilanquet Won the
Hlg Rare at New Market.
At New Market, England, on Thursday a
damper was placed upon the crowing of Eng
lish sporting fraternity over the defeats of
American horses, especially over the jubilant
utterances at the defeat of Stonnell, Wednes
day, on the selling plate, when Michael F.
Dwyer's horse finished sixth, with Simms up,
and was bought in by Mr. T. Hoodless, own
er of Crawley, the second horse, for !M0
guineas. Michael F. Dwyer's aged Banquet,
won the selling plate of 103 sovereigns Thurs
day, and was afterwards bought in by Iwyer
for 158 sovereigns. The conditions of the
race were as follows: Selling plate of 103
sovereigns, 3 years old, to carry 110 pounds,
and 4 years old and upwards to carry 12(
pounds; the winner to be sold by auction,
for ;!H) sovereigns. The entrance fee 3 sov
ereigns; course, one l)itchh-y mile, five en
tries, or no race. Dwyer's bay gelding Ban
quet, aged. won. The bay horse Droge. six
years old second; bay filly Cournnte, three
years old third. Ten horses started Banquet
and Droge carrying 120 pounds. The bcitiug
at the start was 5 to 4 against Bainii'et.
Photographed Iy Lightning.
At lVnsacola, Fla., John T. Wilkcrson was
struck by lightning in his shop door on WVd
nsday and was killed. He was standing by
a telegraph instrument which was discon
nected from any wire, but a loose wire was
in cnnta"t with' his body. The other end of
the wire was fastened to a pine tree abour.
100 feet away. When Wilkerson's body was
undressed, a perfect picture of the pine tree,
from the top to the point at which the wire,
was tied, was found photographed on each
side just under the arms.
P uif csmonal arbU
L. O. BIRD
Attonkt and Councillor at Law.
Marion, - N. C.
Practices in all courts, State and Fed.
eral. Special attention given to invest
tigating land titles and collecting claims.
y Office on Main Street.
JUSTICE & JUSTICE,
Attorneys at Law,
E. J. Justice is located here. Office in
upper room of Fletaininj; Hotel.
Dentist. Offers his professional service to bi
friends and former patrons of
Marion and vicinity. All work
guaranteed to be first class,
and as reasonable as such work
can be afforded.
Office opposite the Flemming House.
J F. MORPHEW,
Attorney at Law,
Practices in the Courts of Mitchell
Yat cry. Buncombe, Watauga, Ashe:
! Supreme an 1 Federal Courts.
! WM. bWEENEY.
pr.ct!Cl rl Si-u-ntiflc rarber. Over
Stiottm n's drug store. Call and see
me, as I promise s .tisfjiction in all ia-
THE HERO OF '70.
The People throng the Academy
Hampton's Splendid Speech.
Wade Hampton was given a splendbi re
ception on hi" arrival at Charlecton; 8. C, on
Ve4neda.y mornlngj and more than ever
the intense affection in which h la held in
tharleston was demonstrated.
The streets ani sidewalks were lined with
happy, shouting thousands, Gen. Hampton's
progress was marked by a continuous ova
tion. Men waved their hats, and the old '7d
yell, "Hurrah for Hampton," rnt the sky
again and again. Ladies and school children
Were out in thousands waving handkerchiefs
and Confederate flags and shouting with th
The Academy of Music at night was packed
from gallery to pit to hear Gen. Hampton,
Who spoke under the auspices of the Sons of
Confederate Veterans and the Daughters of
the Confederacy. An admission fee of 50
cents was charged and the. proceeds devoted
. iuu iuj u'li'-ui v,uuirurrie eu-raus
mwi ineir widows.
At 9 o'clock Gen. Hampton appeared on
the arm of Maj. Darker.
As one man the mighty assemblage sprang
o meir ieet men yelled, women and chil
dren clapped their hands, handkerchiefs and
hats went into the air, and for more than a
minute it was a scene of frantic delighted en
thusiasm. The Itev. John Johnson delivered a fervent
Then Major Barker arose and was heartily
applauded. His first allusion to the speaker
was as to the stone which the political build
ers rejected in 18'JO, and instantly wild ap
plause rang out again. Then as other allu
sions to Hampton were made, each was sue
eessively punctuated with ringing applause.
When Gen. Hampton rose the audience rose
with him, and scenes ensued that baffle de
Seription. It was the demonstration at the
General's arrival on the stage, repeated with
redoubled energy. In the midst of it all the
orchestra clasped out "Dixie," and the hap
py, frantic people continued to yell and yell.
oex. Hampton's address.
As son as the audience quieted down suf
ficiently for him to make himself heard. Gen.
Hampton proceeded to deliver the address of
the occasion. He spoke as follows:
When the flattering invitation from th
"Daughters of the. Confederacy" and the
"Sons of the Veterans" reached me, it came
to me as did the bugle call to arms during the
war, for the objects contemplated by these
patriotic organizations gave me hope that
:liere was "life in the old land yet." In re
sponse to the call made on me by your noble
arganizations, I have come to bid you God
speed in your work, and to pray with all the
fervor of a patriotic heart that God may
prosper aud bless your efforts, i rowning
:liem with the success they so richly deserve.
No cause championed by the women of rioutii
Carolina can lull those noble, devoted
women, always "faithful among the fa;tn
.ess;" the real martyrs of th war and iti
greatest sufferers; they who, for four years
of mortal agony, felt that all that they
held most precious was at stake, all whom
:hey loved better than themselves were peril
jig life and all that made life sweet, in de
iViish of the State; who never faltered, who
ucver despaired, and who when the end came
worked with a devotion never surpassed to
redeem and save our State.
If I comprehend aright the objects of
your associations, they are to rekindle the
.iitent tires of patriotism among our people.
:o strive to bring them once again together
,n peace and brotherhood, all striving, as in
Ihj.j gone by, to uphold the honor and pro
mote the welfare of the State, and to instill
ui the minds of the rising generation u love
of country and a reverence for the memory
for thos- "who made South Carolina illus
trious in the past. To younger hands than
those of the remaining veterans the destiny
uf the State must soou be committed, for our
tanks are, day by day. mowed down by 'ihe
reaper whos.'; name is Death,' and in a few
orief years we must all join the great army
jf ourde.id contra les who have passed over
the river and arc at rest. ThoSv who fell in
iefense of our State need no prouder epitaph
than that given by the Spartans at Ther
moyhr "Go, stranger, at Laccdsrmon tell,
'T was in obedient to her laws we fell."
And the living only ask that their fellow
citizens will dotheui justice to say that they
lid their duty to tneir State faithfully as
:heysawit. That verdict is the only com
pensation they seek for their services. It
will be the task of your organizations and
kindred ones, which I trust will le establish
ed throughout your State, to p reserve the
honor and to preserve from destraction the
memory of those who sacrificed everything
ill the s-rvice of the State, and that their
task will be nobly discharged nonei-an doubt,
snowing the patriotic hands to which this
sacred duty is committed.
You will encounter many grave difficul
ties in the prosecution of your work, but be
iot discouraged, for it is well worthy ol your
labors and vour pravTS. rou win pernaps
be told that the 'Old South' that South in
which we all took such just pride is dead,
and that the N"ew South.' the cardinal prin
ciple of which seems to be that the highest
imbition of many of its advocate? is the
.mutilation of riches, should take the place
if the old in our a flections. Others may iy
to you that the cause for which so many of
otir brave sons gave their lives was submit
ted to the stern arbitrament oi the sword,
and as the verdict, against which no appeal
lies, was rendered against us. the cause for
whu h we fought must necessarily have been
wrong. Do not allow1 yourselves, my friends,
to te misled by that false doctrine false to
your faith, to your State and to your G.xl
which tells you that liecause of the failure of
our cause there was no truth or justice in it.
Any human undertaking, however just it
may be. may fail, but the everlasting priii- i
ples of right and of justice can never i-Noted
out. A great truth, like the God-head
whence it em mates, is eternal and it will live
"till the last syllable of recorded time." if
we admit that aa our cause went down in
disaster, we were only rrbeL-. we shall brand
cur heroic dead, ai well as the living, as
traitors, covering all alike with d'-scrvM in
famy. Will the living soldier who followed
the iitarry cross on hundreds o? battlefields
ever consent to deoouu,-e their dead com
rades as traitors? Will the sous of thesr vet
erans forget the sufferings, the sacrifices, the
heroism of their fathers Will the women ol
the South, who for a quarter of a -entury
have tenderly and reverentlv cherished the
memory of our dead, ever be willing t o brand
them as rebels Ah. no: thee things can
never be, as long as truth, patriotism, h nor,
virtue and its svuonvm. icura;-, ar respec
ted; as lonst as the fame of the lr.eii in rey
goes ound'.:tg down the age: a- long aj the
page of history is made lustrous l y ti e dhui
of Lt ot J. '.in-oti and of Ja- k r.
Let me ror '. undet nool : -..eking t-.
re-awaken - " hpiily
dying out, nor as counseling one act of dis
loyalty to the res-tored Union. I recognize,
as every true Confederate soldiers does, the
supremacy of the Constitution, the integrity
of the Uaifn. and all the obligations we as
sumed when our arms were laid down. We,
of the South, are now an integral part of tfce
great reputUc; its rlag waves unchallenged
from the rock-ribbed coc-L of Maine to the
Golden Gate and fjr-M?T Alaska, from the
snow-capped mountains of the North to tbe
orange groves of FbTida. and it is the il uy
of every patriot to strive to make that coun
try th- fit alxie br fr- :n' ii for ail tit.- to
come. But I api-nl eun.otly u:. ftc nt
ly for juslicf to my t'onfc derate !.;;,! .4.i-s
dead aid living. They discharged lb ir d i
ty, bravely and nobly, n t Go 1 ek ne ' n
Judge whether they were right or wrong.
We are certainly not eald on to admit that
we were in the wrong, and every brave man
who met us in battle would justly despise us
were we to do so. The failure of a cause
does not nesarilr prr that it wm an un
iu&t one; hor can the deuial of a truth estabi
ish a falsehood. When the torture wrung
Recantation of the truth from Galilee did the
earth cea.se to revolve on it axis? Did th
river which swept the ashes of Huastotht
sea bury in its waves forever the truths he
had proclaimed? When our Divine Master
perished on the ero3. did the doctrines for
which He died die with Him?
While ve rconi2e 1 the obligations Im
boseil upon ui by the results of the war; w4
certainly are not called oa to abjure the set
tlel convictions of a lifetime; to forget all the
honorable, glorious memories and traditions
of the past, and to cover ourselves with
shame by defaming the memory of our pa
triotic dead. Though we have lost much
we can at least maintain our self-respect ami
fireserve our lvor, so that we can lequeatlt
o our childr fair name and Unblemished
honor. Whit ' K.-cepting nil the legitimate
coiLseijiiei-ct ; of our defeat; We claim the
right to ju-ii'y on r.-eive,. to vindicate our
motives a:i 1 to honor our dead. By no other
means ea-i we preserve our self resject or
gain that of mankind. By no other means
can we escape the doom which awaits the
people who sacrifice principle forsubservient
expediency; who abandon their ancient vir
tues to adopt the vices of their conquerors,
and who are willing to barter freedom for
fril bd servitude. To the State that sells Iter
birthright, no day of redemption can evef
"She shall be bought
And sold, and he an appanage to those
V ho shall despise her. She shall stoop to be
A province for an Kimiirc. Petty town
In lieu oT capita! with slaves for Senates,
Beggars for u t'nles. panders for a people;
Mi :iOW at e i ithe lowest scale o bwinx
Slaves tunea over to tne vanquished by the
Despised by cowards for" their greater
It is our duty, alike to those who died for
lis and for thos who are to take our plaees
in the future, that we should strive by every
m'-ans in our power to justify ourselves.
Will history vlndieat-J us if we condemn our
selves? But if we cling steadfastly to th
faith taught us liy our forefathers-, if we
prove worthy of that faith, we shall not have
fought in vain, for though We can no longer
defend our cans with our swords, we can
justify it before the great tribunal of history,
and posterity will do us the justice now de
nied to us. I adjure you then, by all the
glorious memories of the past, by all tho
hopes of the future, to devote yourselves to
the service of your State; to use every effort
to reunite our people once again in bonds of
brotherhood, and to bring white-winged
jteaeeto dwell amongst us forever. Bestead
fast in the right stand fast! "To stand or
fall, free in thine own arbitrament it lies."
In the early annals of the Saracens, astory
is told of the" heroic conduct of th ! mother
of one of the caliphs who was beseiged in
Mecca. "When he perceived himself for
saken on all sides," says the historian, "bo
went to his mother and said to her, 'O moth
er! The people and even my own children
have deserted me. My enemies are ready to
giveme,if I will submit. whatever I can desire
in this world. What do you advise me to
do?' 'Son,' said she, judge for yourself. If,
as you pretend to be, you know that you are
in the right, j-erscvere, for your friends died
for the sake of it. But if thou chooscst tho
present world, alas, bad servant! thou hast
destroyed thyself and those who were killed
for thee. And if thou sayest, 'I stood to tho
truth, but when my friends declined I was
weakened.' this is neither the part of an in
genuous or .-ligiom i. vt. And how long
can you co :f inue in this world? Death
He took the advice of his
mother, and leaving oil his armor, so as to
meet death more surely, he sallied forth ant
gave his life for the cause ho believed to
Centuries have rolled by since the brave
words uttered by that noble woman were
spoken, but they "are as true and applicable
as they Were a thousand years ago. "Judge
for yourself. If, as you pretend to be, you
know that you are in the- right, perseyre in
it, for vour "friends havu died for the sake of
it." Sublime sentiments, clothed in noble
words, inculcating a lesson to the women of
the South for all generations to come! Let
them teach their children that their patriotic
fathers fought for their fatherland; that they
were inspired by as patriotic motives as ever
fired the hearts or nerved the arms of f reed
men; and though our cause has gone down in
disaster, in ruin, in blood, not one stain of
dishonor rests upon it.
If I speak warmly on this subject, bear in
mind that it is one near my heart, for I sjKak
in behalf of my dead comrades; 1 speak not
for the victors, but for the vanquished; not
for those who wear the laurel, but for those
whoseemblem is our mournful cypress our
"I sing the liymn of the conquered, who fell
in the buttle of life
Thehvnmof the wounded, the beaten, who
died overwhelmed in the strife;
Not the jubilant sonc of victors, for whom
the resounding acclaim
Of nations whs lifted in chorus, w hose brows
wore the chajilet of fame.
But the hymn of the low and humble, the
wearv, the broken in heart.
Who strove, and who failed, acting bravely a
silent and de)e rate part;
Whose youth bo-e no flowers on its branches;
w hose hopes burned in ashes away;
From whose hands slipped the prize they had
grasped at, who stood at the dyingof
With the wreck of their lives all around them,
impstied. unheeded, alone.
With death Kwoopin-r down o'er their failure,
all but their faitli overthrown.
While the voice of the world shout its chorus
its paean for those who won
While the trumpet is sounditur triumphant,
and hiirh to the breeze and the sun
Glad banners are waving, hands f lapping.
and hurrying feet.
Thronging after the laurel-crowned victors, I
stand on the ticld of defeat
In the shadow with jli ie who are fallen, and
wiiiin led and d vin and there
Chant a n-u'iiein low. place my hand nn their
pain-knitted brows, breathe a praver.
Hold the hand that is helpless, and whisper.
"Thev onlv the victory win.
Who bve foir-'ht the irond tiirht
Who have held t their faitli. nnsednced by
the nn ze that the world holds on hiitti
Who have dared fira hi-'h caue to suffer, re
sist, ti -lit if need tie to die.'
Speak, Hisiorv! Who are Life's victors? Un-
Are they tho-e whom the world called the vie
torswho won the -ncces' of a ddV
The Martyr- or Nero" TheSpnrtan" who fell
at Thermonvlae's trt.
Or the Per-ian and Xerxes? HjH judges, or
Socrates? ri'.at-. or t hrtst
I tM-ak for inv comrades.
"Who hnve held their ftith. un-dnced by the
nrize t hat th. woi !d li Msoii huh:
Who have dared for a bi.-h au-e to suffer.
resist, ticbt-if r.ccd be, todie.
I speak for the brave men nil over the
South, who held to their faith uus-du.-ed,
and for tho" who proved th-ir faith bv giving
their lives in defense uf it.
It is difficult, ii n : irr po-sibly. for a civi
lian to c.i-.npr. f.'-n 1 ho .-trong are the tie
which, like hooks of -ted. bn.d tot'-ther men
wh'j have -t'.NjJ -boulder t should' r amid
the storm of Katt!e. T!;--c tis are in1i.-sobi-ble.
aud a foldi.r finds in every true com rale
a friend. wL-i-evt-r i'r-ev rr.av nv t and what
ever tin;-? rt.av Lf-ve ciaj.-. since they met. j
Political difie'rn'-er nay -era to have weak- j
ned temporarily '.h" txnd of comradeship. !
t'Ut ttie grasp ol in nan-l ani tne ioucn oi
the ell-ow wili awaken the memory of the
ptt and all dirTreuecs are f.-rcotten. all
faults on tit her; le bjrgivep. Th'-s filings
Fwav all true s-ol-ic-rs when they mt
together, for all f ItLat "Moo I i thicker
than water." Ti- Is : it should tx, for men
I who were one brotbers-in-aras. should at
i leat be fricsis in pca-e. Such have aIwajs
I been my feelings, and in every soldier who
i was true during the war and has ben true
i since, I recognise a worthy eomraie. Bt I
have oiJy s-. .m for d-sf-rtcrs or repe-a!-. J
j It was my fortun to comuarii. ditr-nsr th- '
! war. m n fr cu ii-Tiriy evi-rv Sulhom Stat1,
and when wr the fjrvivor may ! att' r
if my voiv-e ol 1 r -a h them they shoui-i
know how prou 1 I ever have t-eea of tleir
i gallant deed-, andth ?y jnigbtrett asurr!
tnat they never wlin-e forgotten. Aril t'.Sl
the memory of their dea l comrades is cher
ished by me with affection and reve-vnee.
Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of
the Veterans, the grateful duty imposed on
me by your kindness i discharged, all inad
equately I feel; tut believe me it ha been
done with a hMrt in full sympathy with
vour cause and with rf high appreciation of
the honor you conferred on me by making
me vour advocate. Th re is. too. another
feelinir which has mov d meVyond the pow
er of expression, and that is one of graticade
lor the kind greeting given me, not oniy
here, but on every side, by the people of
Charleston: V.f ve first w the light in
this heroic city; my earliest memovie and
associations are coune-tel wiin it; my ear
liest friendships were formed here friend
shi whih in many caes are still dear to
me and here I have found friends who have
never turned their backs r-n me. It is not
strange, theD, that I love this old city and
her jeople, find it seems lit tn&t mis, m
last occasion on which, in all probability, I
shall ever address my fellow-citiwns or
South Carolina in public, should ? here.
3Iv life work for Carolina is finished, and
whatever judgment shall be pas-d on it, no
son of hers ever srved her with more willing
hands, a more loval "and devotM heart than
mvself. My highest ambition always was to
serve her faithfully; my dearest hojeto "live
in hearts Heave behind."
"Land of my sires, what mortal hand
Catt e'er Untie the filial band
That knits me to thy rii-';red standT
E'en as I vit w each well known scene.
Think what Is now or what hath been.
Seems as to me of all bereft.
Sole friends, thy woods and streams are left.
And thus I love thee better ttill.
Even in extremity of ill."
And now, my friends, it only remt'ns to
me to thank you grab-dully, to pray that a
merciful God may bring p'a- c, prosperity
and happiness to our State, aud to bid you
OPTISMISTIC VIEW OF COTTO.
It Is Relieved tlmt Prices Are Destined
To go Still Higher.
Atwood. Yiolett A Co., the New York cor
respondents of the Charlotte Observer sayt
Our impressions of the market, as previously
expressed when we stated that prices then
ruling would prove to be the lowest of this or
many seasons, have been realized to the let
ter and we feel that the end of the improve
ment is still remote. We have never known
the statistical position so strong ns now.
hat is left of this crop at ports anl interior
will enhance daily in value. The cotton it
self is in sympathy with everything else that
has any value, speculatively or otherwise,
and that it will go higher we are decidedly
disposed to believe. The situation in this
country shows very little cotton outside of
New York and New Orleans, aud with a
large short interest in each the stocks at
both places might as well not exist, at the
moment, so far as they re available for the
investor or the spinner. The weekly move
ment will be under the same weeks of last
year for the next four or live months. It
Low becomes apparent to the spinner in this
country and abroad that this crop is practi
cally in sight and Liverpool begins to s-how
ao appreciation of this by raising the value
of these local stocks, aod we anticipate an
active demand by them.
A leading firm connected with cotton in
terests announced that they will issue an
acreage report before the 31st. inst. based upon
replies to inquiries addressed to every coun
ty in each of the cotton producing States.
W e have had for the past six weeks very ral-
ideas on this subject, and have taken the
T'pOSjtion that in consequence of inability
more than desire, or both, the South would
materially curtail the acreage heretofore put
into cotton cultivation. Our New Orleans
office telegraphs that their spot market is
swept of all offerings at one-eighth advance.
This improvement in the cotton market is
due to rapid ly-diroiuishing supplies, and a
demand more likely to increase than remain
as it is. There have been occasional set
backs but, in our opinion, cotton seems on
its way to a realization of higher figures.
Ityrium Declares for Gold.
Congressman Bynum declares himself ia
favor of a gold standard. He said, in an
interview at Indianajolis. Ind :
"Under existing laws the treasury must on
demand redeem the national bank, green
back, and Sherman notes and practically the
silver certificates in gold. More than a thou
sand million of currency is leing upheld by
a gold reserve of a hundred million of dollars.
"This condition of itself was enough to
Phake confidence in the soundness of the
system, but when it tecame a, pa rent that
the Government could only secure gold to
replenish the reserve when depleted by the
sale of bonds there was nothing left to support
the credit of the Government except an im
plicit confidence in the determined purpose
of the President and Secretary of the Treas
ury to maintain the same at all hazards.
"With our currency in this defenceless
condition the agitation of free coinage, inde
pen en of the concurrence of other government.-,
will only increase our embarrass
ments and hasten the periisl of a collapse.
The banks are the natural repositories of
gold, and they, not the Government, should
supply the currency and make the redemp
tions. The Government w ill have j.erformed
its full duty by exacting a security and
standing sponsor to the note-holders.
"Our laws empowering the hanks to issue
currency should ! so amended as to induce
a sufficient jiTeas- to tae the pla-e of the
greenbacks, which -houl 1 b- retired. This
would relieve the Treasury of all embarrass
ments and bring into active use our stock of
gold, which is now dormant."
An Insurgent Victory.
A dispatch from Havana, via Key Weft,
Fla., says: Both sides claim a vi'-tory in a
battle of Jovita Sunday. The government
held up all tei.-rams. j-rmitting only their
version to l-e published. It was first claimed
the insurgent iut 300 dead, including Max
imo Gomez, who was overtn miles away.
The Government now admits that Gome
was not present and places the reld loss at
51 dead and Spanish lo- at 41 dead and ;i5
wounded. Lieutenant rob.nel B-ech was
shot through the head at the flr-t fire. Sur
geon Ruise. 4ne sergeant and ine eorpond
are among the Sraai.-h dead.
The battle laxt-d from 5:30 a. m.. till 3 M p.
m. The insurgents were led t.y Antonio and
Jose Maceo and uum-rM 2.400. The Sj-an-iards
nu ml-red :0. The (lJt.jii,. claim tbe
government !e-t ever 10 Willed ar.d many
wounded. The troops were pursued to the
gates of GuatitananiO. which t--iire-l
until a regiment sent from Santiago arrive.!
CALLS AN KXTRA SKSSIOX.
fJovernor Turney Minmon the Lxls
Iature to Mre J!y 27th.
At Nri "ioc, Tenn.. Gf-rercr.r Turney on
FHday insijr.l a ..all iu extraordinary
session f.f th- s t-vrai a.erijt.Sv to t-egin Var
27tt. Uj l-r tti -ontitt,tio&. this session
vim :. ..uir twenty dw awi orly Iht
M!f.'je-t -ml..-ace.i it. iti" call rr.y be con
sidered The .-ail err.t.ra'-e?. n '2t jor-ts. "J"h
first is th peuitentiarr iti-.u. The t 4
subject is the appropriation Hit: third. th
revenue bill: '.uxtL. th rguSati-n andexam
ination M rtat back: fu'tb. establishing a
leve district t- prott overflowed lands in
Dyer. Lake, t-audefdaj,- .d Or-ion 'c.Lti-;
riitb, to anrn l reji'.rtJ.o law to
make rei?tru-a .ers frej .ot.
House aod Children Ilurneo.
At Felix, a xa!l station l-et-vrr Se'mn. Alv,
negro womia loekM her two children up
in the huu.-? a."l wi t T. Tie- u- ;al r r.:lt
followed. Th" :iO:W i.'.:rr t'.'.wn w.tb tlie
fbiiJreu i-1 1'. li-jii! of 4" ef', Were t.'Ke.l
THE LATEST NEWS.
CiLKAMXC.S FROM MANY TOINTS.
Important Happenings, Both Horn
ami Foreign, Briefly Told.
Fire at Tratt City,- thre miles from Bir
mingham. Ala., destroyed forty-one houses.
I.OS-. :0.O00. Mrs. C. J. Bonner, fnd.'lu-ate
health, died of fright.
The Florida SenMe passed bills making
January U, (literal Hot"-rt F.. Ie's birthday,
and April A, i Vjufedernte Memorial day, le
gal holidays in that State.
W. S. Hansbrough, formerly mallearrier
in the Nashville, Tenn.. Histomee, was con
victed of robbing the mails, aud sentenced to
two years imprisonment in the King's coun
A piece cf timber fell at the Exposition
Cotton Company's factory Atlanta on
Thursday, knocked down a scaffolding and
hurled fi ve men to the ground. Two of these,
8. B. Pluant, white foreman. Will Punlop,
colored, were seriously injured and have
very little chance to recover.
Ella, the eight-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Mary Scott, was burned to death at ber
mother's home, seven miles from Chatta
nooga, Tcun.. Thursday a!ternxn. Th
child was rending before a tire when her
clothing ignated. Before assistance could be
summoned she was burned to a crisp.
A concession has len let for the star at
traction at the Cotton States and Interna
tional Exposition. It is the Myres Lang
tower, V50 feet high, with elevators running
to the top and platforms or gfillcrb-s at inter
vals to accommodate spectators. The ut
fide will !e decorated vith with electric
lights control!! bv au automatic rwit-.h-
At Savannah, fla., Governor Atkinson re
viewed one of t'ae largest iMidiea of tr.pt fn
Wednesday that ha been witnessed in that
city since the celebration of the city's e.-s. il
centennialin IH.l. Twelve hundred men
were in line with rive companies of marines
and blue-jackets from the. I'nited States
steamships Atlanta and lUleigh which ar
anchored in the river !low the city. The
review was witnessed by 20,000 .eople.
The Republic Iron Work at Pittsburg. Pi.,
have resumed with 500 men, paying amalga
mated association rates.
Three tho isand employees of the Pencoyd
Iron Works at West Mannyunk. P.i., near
Norristown, had tUci w a advance.! 10
per cent on Thursday.
The strike Ht the Bcllaire Steele Works,
Wheeling, W. Va.. has l'n fettle I by com
promise, the ttrm conceding a 16 jwr ceu.
advance in wages. Five hundred men vill
return to work Monday.
Jones A Laiighiiu. ojierating the extensive
American Iron Works, Pittsburg, Ta.. have
Voluntarily a Ivanced the wage of all their
skilled workmen 10 jer cent. The wages of
laborers remain at tl.20 er day. Aout
4.000 men participated in the advance.
The Sterling Cotton Mdls Company wa
pr.:sntr.ed at Franklinton, N. C. with a cap
ital 3tO'.-k of 450.000. All the stock has len
taken aid orders for the machinery placed.
The Erwin cotton mills it Ibirham. N. C.,
are to I- greatly enlarged. The addition Li
400x75 feet, and two stories high, and will
contain -2" more looms, bringing tho number
up to 1,000.
The Columbus Fertilizer Company whoso
plant is located in the lower part of Girardf
Ala., has decided to add a cotton seed on
mill to its plant at an additional cost of f!0,
000. Work will commence at once and la
readv for operation bv September 1st.
The Connecticut Senate nml House passed
the bill providing for a State representation
at the .tton States and International Ex
t... -iii. in nt Atl inta fla and aitroiriated
47.000 as expenses. The bill now go.-s to the
Owing to the epidemic of rabies whi h has
prevailed in "ertain Florida counties, he
House pasrd a bill putting the control of
animal affected with hydrophobia in the
hands of the State health officer. The llnuw
and Senate have pa.ss:d a modified Austral
ian bailot law to take the place of the eight
ballot-box measure w hich ha heretofore ob
tained in that Slate. The bill onlv rep.ire)
the signature of Governor Mitchell to bo
come a l.:w.
Rear Admiral John J. Almv. UmtM State
Navy, retired, died at Washington, I). C,
early Thursday morning alter a long blue,
aged 81 years.
The ninth Br.oklvn Jockey C'uh handicap
was run at Gravrsend, N. Y., on Wednesday
and was won by Hornpipe. The result was a
complete surprise, only one of the horse
that was well supjorted in the ring flnihing
among the leaders. Lizwtrone got the place,
and game little Sir Walter w:i third. The
la-t named wa In a- tive demand on the fu
ture lool and heavily backed oi the track.
! The Trea-nry gold reserve wa increased
j Friday by payments made by the Morgao-
i Belmont syndicate, the reserve standing t
! (97,013,114 at close of business. Th is a
I gain over the previous day of .H00.Wj0.
j IXaaMers Accidents, Fatalities,
j Cliff Baxter was killed outright and Andrew
Campl-Il mortally wfutidel by a premature
j explosion of a bla.t in a copjr mine at
j Ducktown. Tenn., on Friilay.
i The Citizens' Bnk of Redwood Falls,
! Minn., suspended budnes with ssts ol
! tltt.OOO aod liabibtiefl of flOO.OOO.
j Recorder Goff. of Nw York, nen?icl
i Henry W. Rail. 33 years old, to hree years
! in the enitcntlarv for attempting nulc'de.
! Tne New York rfiice r-otgeuiatiort till
j was !o-t in thes-nate !.y a vote of ay 1,
j iiays 16. A motion to reconider falJM rn
like vote and the WU was kil'el.
', GrrnorHa-tings, of Pennsylvania, haa
'. pimaM the Farr compulsory ndacalionaj
New Orleaut Cotton F.xehange tate
mrnt. Crop Maten.eeit from Seytemer 1st to May
I ,rt rweijt-. 7.1.270 !iU-. againi4 5,
74.7.j7 la-t year.4.fcl 1.11 year before hvt at.4
C j:.j73 f,r the -Arne ti f: iu 1T?2; overland
rr.:i.- a.'.d Canada. 947.134. aginat e,12,
tS3 974 aud 17.J2: itt-nor te "Its la rxcm
of s'pterri!er lt. 77.4'. against 69.133. 103,
laud 17.07: Southern oJll takinirs, 611,
31S. a-ait.t C:C.074. 5i.l4s ar. 1 5.V,1 ; erop
rou.'ht into -itt .iunnif 25 days to date,
9. 4".216. against 7.2.67. 6.343.W3 i4
crr.p i rr -.jftt iato wLt for the wek,
23.504. ajra:ct S2.4M V,r e even davs ejd
ins Miv 17th. !a year, Si.iSO and 3,643;
crop bro .kht iulo aihi for thfl first 17 day
of llw, l.Si?, ajaiiist 7i,277, 71,451 aod 10i,-
Corspri-rf,e,9 j thee rporls are mad ap
to tUr .j'rf-B;''d;u date tat yr, year
fore la-t a- d in lj, and not to th eloe of
'nt eirr.-j....:jcir week-. OimparUons by
tae -e. i: lvuild tak in 2O0 da-s of tht sea
o: !x-t y-ar, 2C1 ytr Oefore last aad 2i'3 ia
li'sl, a,-itiujft on'y 25 J '.his year.
WITHIN OUR STATE.
NF.WS FK03I MANY COVNTIMS.
Charlotte' IV pot in Asbes.
The tlepot of the Southern Railway
at Charlotte, waa burned Friday morn
Jug-. The origin of tho fire is a mystery.
It broke oot in tho garrrt near tho
the south entl of the buihling. Tho
garret is said to Lave loen a regnlar
rat don. Matches ha.l to 1m carefully
kept, rats at timia having gnawed
throtighed match boxts. S"-.000.
Fully insured. Now that both Iho
depots, the Carolina Central and tho
Sonthern, are in ashes, it is pniusrd
that Charlotte Lave tl.ctn rebuilt to
gether as a union depot.
A Gloomy Outlook.
A dispatch frum Raleigh b tho
Charlotte Observer says: Tho report
xihich came in alnmt the oidton crop
arc all unfavorable. The plants look
weak and wck. J?ix or heven days
more of good weather will bo ueocnaary
to eomplt'te the planting. Cotton
seetl ought all to be in the ground by
May 10th at the k-afd, and so thry art?
in ordinary years. Fanners tell mi
they never knew tho ilat.tiii, to be
late as it is this Reason, nevi r mw tli
seed germinate so hlouly or unw si
large a proportion of the crop to be re
planted. It has been Ih.' tuU.it uud
coldeht spring since that of ltbi.
1 111 Notes.
The Erwin Cotton Mills, of Wet
Duthsni, is daing a large bnstness.
When the mill was lirwt r reeled it uas
a very large building but addition
have been added from time to time
until now it is uenrly double its origi
nal rize. Still there is Another addi
tion, of immense proportions, in view,
and it will possibly be erected this fall.
The new building is to be a wing 4W
feet loug, 7" wide aikI tun stories high.
Iu the present building they are now
running 375 looms nnd when tho new
one is competed it is propoted to mako
this number one thousand. This will
be a lsrge industry and will give em
ployment to several hundred new
Violation of the I'sury I-avr.
The Supreme Court at Raleigh ren
dered a decision on Wednesday in tho
case of Mcrony against the Atlanta
liuildiugaud Loan Association. They
decided thut the contract of the Ruild
ing and Loan Association was a viola
tion of the usury law. The decision
would be a denth-blow to there asso
ciations in this St te were it not that a
new act was jisssfd at the last Legisla
ture giving associations all the bcopo
The H'ggct M raw berries.
The finest strawberries ever seen at
Motiroe ore those grown by Mr. J. W.
Stten. The largert one found meas
ures 4 J inches in circumference and
was measured by Mr. (1. M. I'easley
and numbers of them measure from 3
to 4 inches. It is tin actual fart that
in making pies the berries have to bo
cut in halves to get them between tho
Arrested for Kobblug Hie M.IN.
At Asheville, Wm. (Srecn, colored, a
boy of 14, was erret-U'd for robbing tho
United States mail. He was, the mes
senger btween the postoflici; and Ken
ilworth Inn, and abstracted checks and
money orders aggregating $2,rHd. It
is not known that (Jreen attempted to
carh thebtolcn checks or money orders.
An Old Mine.
The Reed gold mi tie in Cabarrm
was the lirtt gold mine discovered ia
the United States. From 1H03 to IH25,
the different pieces of gold found ia
this mine aggregated 115 pounds,
Wilmington For founl Money.
At a meeting of the Wilmington pro
duce exchange the following resolution
was adopted unanimously:
"Wherea". B dlevlng that the fr an-1 un-
i limited coinage of silver by this country
j alone will result in disaster to the wholj
j cot;ntry, and espe-ially to th Kouth, we
heartily cndore the moveni-rit Inauguratod
! by the Memphis Cotton Kichang and ether
j representative Indies toward the propaga
i tlon of sounl flnancUl i b s ntid an Inter.
change of opinion smoug Houthem j- opleon
' the currency oif-tivn.
Ks)lve.j. That this ej-hange app.ir,t t w
delegate to the conversion to held at
Memphis. May 23rd. ls', to di-vuss the
question of sound and stable currency, aud
j better tanking labilities."
J The railroad in Moore and Mont
gomery conntics, which A. V. Page i
j building is graded to Troy. It will bo
I 12 miles long.
Hartman'a regietered whiskey distil
j lery at HcfTman Las be-n seized by the
J revenue officials for alleged violation
of the law.
j Governor Carr ar.poihted the fol
j lowirg delegate from Korth Carolina
to the Mexican Exposition wideb le-
gins next April: Frank Coxe, F,
Brevard McDowell, George Bellamy,
i Fred A. Old and William J. Andrews.
RO UT 1 1 K IIS r 1 1 KS H V I II IMA N S.
Ir. Hemphill, of l,ouis Mr, Illirf-tetl
The General A,jexbly of hs Southern
! Pretjyteriaa Church m-t at I4i!a, T-xa,
j Thursday moriiln In the First Prulsierlaa
! church. Orer oo hundre-1 co:t"i.:i'.o3:r
wer present from ail paru of the hoatb.
Adrted by Dr. N'aJI, of Louisiana, a&4 Dr.
xfTere, of Maryland, tho r-t:rin;j mo-lera-tor.
Dr. Graham, of Virjiai. rene-l the
Aeaib!y with relilou. exef -jv s. sr
rcoa was eloquent ail spiritual. i.rlwdy
avoiding any reference to mattr of bus!
Besa whi' h mi?ht eom tefore the WaNr,
The roll harmx bo called. Dr. licrsj-hifl,
of LooisTllle, vu uoardTjouly ehesen mod
erator. Th report of exevnitir s rctaries of for
ei(rn mirsioits, publication and eiucation
were then read and rr!err.t to stan-llnir
eommitteies. They w r all very cneouraeirw;
and fchowed much cralif vin proirre. P.ou
tiae business closed the dnt day's eioa.