'A DEviOCHATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER."
MARION. X. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2i ISOo.
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MoURIS A M'CALL,
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ON SOUND MONEY.
The President's Communication to the
Y. Democratic Editorial
Two hundred ani twnty-sven editors
and thoir frler.ds wer j.res. nt at the ban
quet of the I"rr.ocratic Editr.rM) Association
of the State or NVW York h'-M t D-ln.oni -Vh,
New York oity, on Friday iJ-ht. Letters ei
reKSin retcre al inability to bo present
frosi Prsidect CJevhind, Postma;t?r Oener
ai Wlteou, Secretary cd War Lamott. and
many others, wre read. President Cleve
land's letter was as follows:
"ExtrrtivE Mansion, )
'Wabuikoto.v, I). C. f
"To John A. Mafon, Esq.. Chairman, to.
"My 1)ear Sih: I r.rt that mv offl ial
duti ct,li'f me to d-.-Hiue the eouit'-o'i" in
vitation I have r-.-ived to alt. nd Uw annual
banquet of tli- Umoeratie Editorial A.-fo-iation
on th. 24tli int. Thi.4 re-union of
limcTH.ti" editor?, will, I am pure, bo an en
joyable oeension to all w ho j.arti i,at'; l.ut
1 shall be mu h disappointed if th-: f. Jl .w
Phip and inter-hanp' r.t s ntini-nt it w ill af
ford, do not stimulate the z-al and HTort of
the fraternity t!..-r: assmM:d in b.-haif of
the Democratic tau.se and Drmo.iati .- prm
clpls. 'Our f,arty I so mm ha party of r.owr,
and its propi-r a tioii and usfiilui-:- are ho
dependent upon a constant a dhcn-n to its
doetrlneH and traditions, that no t'-ndii'-v in
our ranks to follow thf misl.-a liny liht "of a
temporary popular mi.appr'ii 'i:si.(n should
KO unehalln'd. Our victories have all In-n
won when we havt- elos'-ly followed tlie tan
ner of Demoeratie r rir.ciphs. We have ai
Xvays been punished by d feat wh'-n. losim;
iht of our banner, we have yi!d.l tithe
blandishments of Un-l)eniocrati'.' e.p-dicn. y.
"Ther- is a tmptatiou now vxm,'r the peo
ple in different pe'tions of the country which
AWUmes the dLsyui.-e of Ddiiocratie party
prineifIes inasmu'.h as it r' S;'i't-; a s -h-me
which is claimed to V. a r-medy for agricul
tural depression and such other hanb-hij s a
afflict our foilow-citiz"n.
"Thu?, because we are the friend of thf
people and prof.-ns devotion to their inter
ests, the h-lp of the nr-iuhers of c ur party is
invoked in support of a plan to revolution
ize the monetary condition of the country,
ami embark upon an experiment which is
discredited by all n a?on and 'xperknee,
which invites trouble and disaster in every
avenue of labor and enterprise, and which
must prove destructive to our national pres
tige and character. When a ainpaiuu is ac
tively on foot to force the free, nnlimit -d and
independent coinage of silver by the govern
ment at a ratio which will add to our circu
lation unrestrained million of so-called dol
lar?, intrinsically worth but half they pur
port to represent, with no provision or re
source to make good this dcliciency in value,
and when it is claimed that such a proposi
tion has any relation to the principles of
Democracy, it is time for all who may in the
least degree influence Democratic thought
to realize their responsibility. Our party is
the party of the people, not because it is
wafted hither ami thithc-r by every sudden
wave of popular excitement and misconcep
tion, but bwause, while it test- every propo
sition by the doctrines which underlie its or
ganization, it insists that all interests should
be defended in the administration of the gov
ernment without especial favor or discrimi
nation. "Our party is the party of the people, be
cause in its care for the welfare of all our
countrymen, it res' Ms dangerous schemes
born of discontent, advocated by appeals to
sectional or class prejudices, and re-inf-reed
by the insidious aid of pi irate selfishness and
cupidity. Above ad our party is the party
of the people wlx-n it recognizes the fact that
sound and absolutely safe money is the life
blood of our country's strength and prosper
ity, and when it. tea- hes that none of our fel
low itizens, rich or poor, i;reat or humble,
can escape the consequence; of a defenera
tion of our currency.
"Democratic care and conservatism dictate
that if there exists inconveiiience and hard
ships, resulting from the congestion or im
perfect distribution of our circulating me
dium, n remedy should be applied which will
nroi l the dis;ister that must follow in the
train of silver mono-metallistn. What I hare
written lias not been prompted by any fear
that the Democracy of the state of New
York will ever I' nn accomplice in such an
injury to their country as would be entailed
by the free, unlimited and independent coin
age of silver ; nor do I believe they will be
so heedless of party interests as to support
sm-h a movement. I have referred to this
subje -t in the belief that nothing more im
portant cau oniraire the attention of the
American people or the national Democracy
and in the conviction that the voice of the
Democrats of New York, through its press,
should constantly be heard in every State.
"Yours very truly.
L. O. BIRD
Attonet akd Counsellor at Law.
Marion,- - N. 0.
Practices in all courts, State and Fed
eral. Special attention given to iavea.
tigating land titles and collecting claims,
3jrOffice on Main Street.
JUSTICE 4 JUSTICE,
Attorneys at Law,
Mrrion, - N. 0.
E. J. Justice is located here. Office tn
upper room of FieminiuK liotel.
R. J. BURCIN.
Offers his professional service to In
friends and former patrous of
Marion and vicinity. All work
guarauteed to be first class,
and as reasonable as such work
can be afforded.
Oftice opposite the rieinraiiig House.
J F. MOKPHEvT,
Attorney at Lsw,
Fractice in the Court? of Mitchell
Yai.cey. B ine inbe, Wataug, Ashe;
Supreme an t Federal Cnirte.
Prct"cl and Scientific Barber. Over
Stietm ns nij sto.e. Call and aee
me, ai I promise a-itisdactiou in tU ia-
i a ii:fknoku of silver.
I Senator Blackburn a Answer toCarliale
--The Secretary's Change.
Senator J. C. U!a kbum. who was adver
' Used to answer heeretary Carlisle at Law
1 rcricebury, Ky., v ar ierteJ by a tari;e an-
d'en' c on Saturday He spoke sultantially
j as fulk-ws " I nc Aere nut nutislled to let
J Mr. M-; ary, Mr. Unckucr, Mr. fcrown and
j myself iVht thi-. ba'tv .l its merit?, nut they
j Imported a man Ik- Is reieer than is John
I the litptist o drive Wk this silver craws af
they .-all Now under.-tand that what t
j a'ii i.;o:riL' rt say about Mr. Carlisle will be
; said in the kind'st terrtie possible. I do rot
I mean io c.-mpiuin of Mr. Carlisle for coti.tm:
! Iwe to hi own .State to dpealt. He ha.-the
j rip;l't to '-..ni.. It was not necessary io Uini
! to Hpo'-j'ize lor coming,
j "I do n-t know ii, what capacity the gen
i tleinaii came and spi;ke, w'hether he came as a
oitjzen of thih rae l old ommoiiwealtb or
j r.s Secretary cf the Ti easury to dictate to his
people what to do about thi- all important
j question. 15it no matter how if came or
I who he is, I hare the riht to answer him.
j and that b what I am coing to do. It may
i be .-alle,l aciile'o for me to reply to .-
i great a man, but I would rtply to the iVejI-.
dent should he come down, cere and take is
eue adjust me. Applause.) No man can
pet o b: ir. min i or body but that he can
Mr. liUckbuLn went or. to how whi he
termed Mr. Carlisle's iueci..c-i-5tency In .
In C'ovintou that he had i;evr tieen lo i.,t
"If the speech be made Id 1S78 was not a
free silver speech," said Mr. Llackburn,
"what was it? He let his speech po f-T sev
enteen years without saying ai.ythinagainst
it; now he comes out aid says it was not a
silver speech. Well, then, we will believe
Mr. Carlisle and not his peech, and 1 will
po on and five voa little prool thai is proof.
On the 7th day of November, 1877, Mr. Car
lisle, while sitting by my ide In the House of
Representatives, voted for tj,o Dick liland
bill, whi-.'b a you all know, was a silver bill
out and out. I d- not ' k you to take my
word on this vole i.ut ' ok on page. H3 and
114 of Journal proceedings cf the Foity-tlfth
Congress , book No. 1,0'J3. Only five years
PKO the Sberrnai. t'il! pu.sed. I voted agaiust
that bili; r,c did Carlisle yet he is making the
r-nme old sj,eei-h that Sherman made thwn.
Now I know you will say thowing his incon
sistency dries not answer his argument. 1
know that, and I am now going to answer
his argument, every point of it.
"I thought when the mighty Carlise came
they were going to throw new light on
this subject, but they did not. He did not
advance a single new idea. First, he makes
the assertion that if you have free coinage of
silver you will put the country on a silver
basis and would drive all the gold out of the
coin-try This la not true. We have triel
it once, and when w quit we had three dol
lars to every one dollar in gold more than
when we bean. He says thiseouutry would
be the dumping grouud for all silver bullion.
He is r.q there, for ours is the only nation
under tho sun that has silver bullion."
Th speaker went Into every point of the
Carlisle speech, and was geuerously applaud
ed. Mr. Blackburn then paid his respects to
the administration, baying: "I am greatly
handicapped, but let Messrs. Cleveland. Car
lisle and all the rest lake the stump and J will
w in this race tn :pito of the whole combina
tion." GOLD AND SILVER.
Gatimates of Products of the Whole
World During 1894.
The Director of the Mint in a report just
issued estimates th production of gold by
the mines of the United States, approxi
mately, during the calendar year, 181M, to
have been 1,910,00 line ounces, of the coin
ing value of $39,500,000, an increase over
1303 of $3,500,000, which is the largest amount
produced in any year since 1878. The pro
duction of silver from tho mines of the
United States is estimated to have approxi
mated in 1894 49,500.000 ounces, or the coin
ing value of $64,000,000, showing a decrease
ns compared with 1893. of 10.500.000 ounces.
In the production of gold California leads
with an output of $13,570,000. Colorado
coming second with $9,491,000, Montana
third with-53,651,000, and South Dakota $3,
299.000. Colorado heads the list in silver by an out
rut of 23.281,400 fine ounces of the coining
value of $30,101,200; Montana second, with a
production of 12,820.000 fine ounces, followed
by Utah with a production of 5.892,000 fine
ounces, and Idaho with 3,248,500 fine ounces.
At the average price of silver for the calendar
year, 1894. f$0.(3.r). the commercial vhIuo of
the silver product, of the mines of the United
States is $31,432,500.
The estimates of the agents employed by
the Mint Uureauto gather the statistics of the
product of gold and silver for the several
States and Territories make the gold product
aggregate $43,030,000, and the silver product
51.000,000 ounces. The estimate of the Direc
tor of the Mint is based upon the depo&its of
domestic bullion at the mints and assay
office.-, and upon the rctur.is from private
refineries, who have courteously reported the
amount of their output of IkjCi gold and
silver, and the source Irotn whence the ores
from which the same was extracted were re
ceived, and not from the reports of mine
In regard to the product of the world's
gold an-! silv. r for ls-;4 the returns are in
complef'.. but so far as received show an in-crea.-"
in the production of cold over 1893 of
about --21.000.nii0. the largest increase being
in Afri-a. vir... S-9.tiO0.tHK; Australia $6,000.
000. follow, d v the United States with an in
crease of $3,500,000. Australia leads the list
of gold-i'i ' itc iic.f countries for l-v94 with a
prodm timi of $41,000,000, the United States
taking second pla--e.
Th- production of silver in the world It is
e.-timated will be from 14".000.000 to 150.000.
0'Xl ounces for th y-ar 194. Th- heaviest
billitiu' ..ft in the production is in the United
S'ates. fell.. wed by Australia, M-xico show
ing a gain of 2.70.). Vr) ounces. M-.xico al.-
g.tn.. in h'T pro be iou of gold one and one
half mi'li-.u uol'ars.
Presbyterians on the Liquor Traffic.
In th-Genera' Assembly of th- Northern
Presbyterians at Pittsburg, Ta.. on Saturday,
th- report of he standing committee oi
temperance was read. On- resolution de
clared that in order to tecur- more effective
rtlpr,s--ive legislation .here should b- in
creased endeavor to .secure by election and
' appointment to official position men of clear.
1 hands and pure hearts, who have nt tiftM
i uj their soul.- int vanity nor s orn devit
' fully, and approved effortji to prevent the
! appo'intm-nt of men of known intemperate
I hat it. to ftViai oositic-n ander national,
i State oi municipal nithority. An amend
j ment calling upon ail voters of the Prepby
! tcnan Church to work against th- li-ensing
i of f la for th- sale or intoxicating liquors
excited opposition from th- commute-. The
j amende.! rv?oiution was adopted by an
j at-no-t unanimous vote.
! Northern F;ir;ic 6 Coining South.
The fa. t th.it the Northern papers are no
ti mg the movem-nt of Northern farmer to
the South shows that the movement has aJ-r-adv
attanM large proportions. The more
they sav about it the greater the movemeut
will become. An ! with the immigrants wiT
come industries of one kind and another.
Ten years hence the app-arance of the Booth
will be very different from what it if now.
Aikan C8. C) Recorder
Duckanan to be Ke-Sentenced.
The New York court of appeals has dire-t-ed
that an order be issued directing that Dr,
Root. W. Buckanan be prodaoed before the
pen rt of appeals at 1 o'clock on neit Monday,
to .-how cause why he ahocld not be resentenced.
LAST YEAR'S COTTON
INTERESTING CROP FIGURES.
Reduction of Acreage Not Likely to
The pynopsis of the report for May cf the
ftati-ti, ian of the United Btates department
cf agriculture, showing among other things
"the progress of cotton planting and of
iug ploughing ' in the State. and Terri
toiv.s and "the reL-ed report on the cotton
"crop of 1894," contains eome interesting
The total crop fcr 1894, as reported, waa
S.i.On bale?, produced in sixteen States
and Territories as Follows:
North Carolina 454.920
South Carolina 818,330
Mississippi ! 1,167,881
Indian Territory 104,887
Missouri ". 24,114
Without giv ing the figures (census of 18901
showing the population of the several States,
it is interesting to note the relation of cotton
production for the year to the population of
th larger cotton growing States. North
Carolina produced one bale to every 3.5 per
sons. South Carolina one to every 1.4,
0-orgia one to every person, Florida one to
every 8 persons. Alabama one to every 1,
Mississippi one to 1.1. Louisiana one to 1.5,
Arkansa-, one to 1.5, Tennessee one to
6 persons, Texas produced 1.4 bales to every
person. Indian Territory makes a surpris
ingly large showing, more than double that
of Florida, but its "population" is too un
certain to admit of comparison for the pre
sent purpose. Missouri, it may be added,
made one bale to every 111 persons, Yirgiiia
one bale to every 128, and Kentucky one to
An especially Interesting feature of the ex
hibit of course is that, with a larger relative
negro population, South Carolina. Mississippi
and Louisiana produced less cotton per
capita than either Texas o Georgia, which
fat should go ve:y far toward correcting
some current misapprehensions as to the
supposed intimate relations between colored
and 'cheap' labor, aud cotton production
Louisiana and Arkansas, it will be noted
again, have about the same population and
produce about the same number of bales, at
precisely the same rate per capita for their
w-hek population; yet the colored popula
tion of Louisiana exceeds that of Arkansas
by more than 50 per cent.
Returning to the statistician's report, how
ever, iv" find the following interesting state
ment and table, with the explanation that
the statemeut relates to "progress of ''cotton
planting and contemplated acreages" for
"The amount of the proposed breadth
planted prior to the 1st of May was 78.5 per
cent, against 86.6 lest year and 85.3 the year
before, beiug 10 points lower than the acre
age usually planted at that date. The re
turned estimates of area planted by the
States are as follows: North Carolina, 55;
South Carolina, 75; Georgia, 79: Florida, 95;
Alabama. 87: Mississippi. ?4; Louisiana. 86;
Texas. 75: Arkansas, 79; Tennessee, 79. The
delay was caused principally by the cold,
backward spring, while in some sections it
was the result of dry weather. Th? indica
tions at present point to about the usual
acreage in th- States of North and South
Carolina. Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas,
and a reduction in the States of Mississippi,
Louisiana. Texas and Tennessee. The above
statement is taken from reports of county
and State agents. Later a special report as
to acreage will be given out. made up from
reports of a selected corps of correspondents
"The following table gives the proportion
of colbui planted May 1 for a series of years:
1895 1S94 1893 1892 1831
North Carolina. 55 74 85 70 63
South Carolina. .75 88 90 83 78
(l..ru-ia 79 86 92 85 80
Florida 95 95 92 90 92
Alabama 7 83 93 83 80
Iis.-'As:ppi 84 83 85 78 77
Loui.-i.uia 86 si 87 72 78
Texa? 75 84 81 83 79
Arkansas 79 61 71 64 76
Tennessee ..79 65 76 45 71
Gen'! average.. .78.5 81.6 85.3 78.3 77.5
The ta' lc. it i. .-yv-n. shows a reduction in
acreage for ls95 as compared with the two
preceding years. Whether it is due
more to the weather . or to the pro
fessed determination of the fanners
to plant less cotton remains to be wen. It is
somewhat discouraging to I told that the
indication at present, or last week, "point
o about the usiiid acreages'' in five of th
large cotton growing States, and we can only
hope th it the spc ial report, to come later,
will give promise of better things. If, after
all iliat has ..-eU said for them on the subject,
and an.-r the !-.-.-.- a of la.-t year, the farmers
oi t l:c -.e t!ve states plant their "usual acre
ng " o eoitoti this year, we need hardly ex
pe. tt'tat my concerted movem-nt for a
genoal redu'tion of acr-ng- will evtr prove
:-c,. .-. fi!. Chat ic.-:ou (S. C.) News and
The Onward Move In General Trade
Bradstreet's report for last week says:
The moderate reaction in the stock market
the past two weeks caused primarily by re
peated frosts and reports of severe damage
to cereal crops and other farm products, was
followed only in part by a coi responding
ch-ck to the movement in general trade. Our
special telegraphic a-lvie-s furnish the most
striking evidence of a broadening of demand
for staples yet produced, and the following
data, telegraph.! the Journal, are the most
bullish made public since the upward turn
began on or about Mar.Mi 1st.
No one of the larger grain States confirm
th- reports of sever- damage to wheat and
com with whn h t he -x' hang-s have abounded
and ther- is less reason to Ijh-ve in th- ex
tent cf it as curr-ntly reported. Th-most
bu!lLh featur- of the wli-at situation li- in
the announc-m-iit of restriction of Awntin
and Russian experts, ibj.-e-i export ability
cf n-arly all leading producers and shorter
supp!i-s of Importing '-r.ujjtnep. Few believe
wheat has ton- h-d it.-hiphe.-t point on this
wave, although 25 cents perbusc-1 above the
lowest siri'-e the panic.
Woolen mmufa turer ar- working on ol4
orders and som- refuse to stock up with raw
material, a- prices at th- interior ar- a!OTe
a parity wtn those at the seaboard. Western
vi-ws ar that manufacturer-may b short of
Supplies to mifl :tU eotitrai-LS. Relatively the
greatest improvement in demand and pri---
c . r- r it Cbs.-.tg.., St. Louis. St. Paul,
M.i ic-a; D- tro t an 1 M ! w.i :t'e in th
W-t 1 N-;rthwt. and t Savanna',
A u. tot a M-:jqLi-s and Galveston at the
Carlisle Hanged tn Efflty.
A special from New Orleans says that Beo
rviary Carlisle was hanged in etHgJ in Natch-ito-h
Thursday night or. account of his
auti-silver f.-e-h. Nutchitoehe is a unit
!.r 'e silver but -erne of the people regret
the t-fiigy business.
Till: KPWOR1II LEAGUE
International Conference at hltu-
noo i, IVnn., Beginning Juno 27.
I be Kt-cond iuteraational coaferriic
of the Epworth League is to be held
in Chattanooga June 27-30tb.
The function of the Epworth Lcngn j
in Methodist churches is similar to
that of the Christian Endeavor in the
Congregational and Presbyterian
churches. It is the Young People'
society f Methodism.
Its object is to promote and culti
vate the intelligence and piety of it'
members, orgauize and employ them
iu wor'-s of mercy and charity, and iu
every possible berviee of usefulness in
the church nnd society.
The League was organized in Cleve
land, Ohio, "May 12th, 1890.
The local organizations in the indi
vidual churches are called chapters.
Of these already organized and en
rolled, the number is nearly 15,000,
and the aggregate membership in this
one denomination is about 1,000,0L0
members-. It bus organizations in
Mexico, South America, England, Ire
land, Germany, Swedeu, Norway and
Italy; also in Japnu, China and India.
The session which will be held in
Chattanooga, will begin June 27, 189-",
and continue four days, will embrace
the Leagues of all theMethodisms of
The program is in the bands of tho
get ral secretaries of theM. E. church,
the M. E. church, south, and the Can
udian Methodist church.
The general topic is "The Methodism
of the Future." Under this general
bead will be discussed many interest
ing and important topics.
There will aleo be department con
ferences daily for the discussion of the
practical work of the League in its sct
Great leaders, with many men of
eminence, as well as a large number
of the talented and promising young
workers of tho various Methodisms,
will take part, and will make the topics
of the highest interest.
The music will be a epecial feature
of the conference. It will be under
the direction of Prof. Rowland D.
Williams, assisted by the Park sisters
of Eobton, and a chorus of 500 voices.
An immense chorus of children from
the publie schools of Chattanooga will
The regular conference meetings
will be held in the great tent capablo
of seating 10,000 people.
The best and most extensive ar
rangements with the railroads have
been made, securing half rates from
almost every portion of the country.
Excursions to the battlefields and
points of interest have been provided
for, as well as Bide tripB to Mammoth
Cave and other points en route.
Chattauooga is expecting an attend
ance of at least 15,000 delegates, and
altogether the Second International
Conference at Chattanooga promises
to be a most interesting occasion and a
very great success.
FREE COINAGE DECLARATION.
Til J) "in icratic State Executive Coin
mittee C.ilii on the Party to (Jet
Together for Free Coinage.
At a conference of the executive commit! ;
oft'-e I "iio ratic party of North Caroline,
b 'l l n. R il'.-k li. May 20th, 1895, the follow
in, resolutions were adopted and ordered to
1st. Tact Cue executive committee of tie
De ii vrafi-: pirly of the State cf North Cu o
btri, T.thur and speaking for and ia 'e'..!i
ofii'.- p-i.iy. re-piiblish, reit-rat" aud em-phr.--r.',
the i.iratioi) of the party m i l- iu
tie- Si. it-- convention, August ti. 1894, in favor
O: the ir-.- ait. I unliniitcl coinage of silver at
the r.,tio of 16 to 1.
2d. Thi.t tiiii- aud pressing events have
prov-Ti tie- .vis loiu of this latest declaration
uftiie party on this all-si lsorbin;T piesti -a,
r.2-i v.c a; p al to the Democratic press an 1
j -opl. of t'hL- State to give it their lovv.l, op u
and aggressive support.
3rd. That in a lvoc-ating th- fre-. an I urj
bmit" I eoiiia-.-c of silver by the governm. et
of th- United States, we ai- not a-king any
favors or concessions from any one, fit are
simply demanding that the "Teat wrong done
the mi.-scs of the American people by the
Republican party in 1873 le undone, r.'l
thai silver be restored to the position it ' -cupied
(rom the foundation of our govern
ment up to tin perpetration of that great
I; 'pul !i an crime.
4th. That ia our judgment the immedia
resumption of the frc- and unlimited coinage
of silv-r bv the government of the Unit-i
St it'. as it existed prior to 1873, without
w aiting one moment for the co-operation, hl i
without reference to the coniuet or pole v of
any nation on earth, is the great duty that
now confront- th-j American people, and we
appeal to ! men of every shade c t politi -a-opinion
iu North Carolina who l-ljeve as we
d that the r-storation of the free ar, I i:r
limited coinage of silver ocans the restora
tion of prosperity to our hom-s. to join w.th
u-in th-gr. at battle of 189.'., which w- in
tend to ware to wipe out the I'. -p il lx-an
crime of 1"73. and to secure for our b.-!ove.i
ol 1 Stat-good laws and government.
5th. Tnat we s"n l greetings to our D"ra
emtio brethren of Illinois, thanking them lor
the b .l 1. oj ea anl asrre-Jive slan 1 tr.i y
Lave taken in favor of the immediate r -su:rptiou
.f th-coinage of silver, atd w-s-n
1 th' m our assurances of our fc.-;,rty sym
pathy and co-operation In
6th. That regarding th- question of the
resumption of the free and unlimited con., ,
of silver a:: the orerfhado wmif on- in A'!.-r-ican
politic, we urge that s".. fc a, ti -:. I
taken l v th- various bi-m-talhc league
will open th- way to a union of th- fn-reU
ol silver c on ago in the.r support of a candi
dat forth- presidency asd c&jelidat'? f-"r
Ongres who canb- rd;---d upon to stand by
th-p-cple ij their wrr-at stru-.'ei for finan
cial -mar ipation from the evils cf the sm
pi" col 1 .-nn 1-trd.
7tb. Tht while w- concede th- risht of
er.-4-y "if z- n of the Stat- to go a. a delr-f-te
to th- so-call-d Mun-1 tnovr convention, to
t- h"ld ir. Memphis tfci w.- V. or to b r--rr-s.tely
d-i-rrat'-s thr'to. we ist th-
same t 'me 'prot-st that In so .o;ng tb-y do
not rer resiit tbe Drmocratie e-nt uncut of
The Earthquake Twitted a LL.th
300 Yearn Old.
A series of earthy lakes on Sunday vlrtuV.-
j iy raz-d the town of Paramyttia, European
i Turkey. F.ty peopb were kjll-d and 150
j seriously injured. The Inhabitant were
i paQi-? str.'-kei, atjd j-ii-re, the Si'gl.t in oj-a
j s Tii" t-.-tal j-uraber of h'ek wa 2".
1 ie ' k '-nur'-a, us. n ls vuih r-. i;.
ago, wa-- moved eeveral yards tut u
WITHIN OUR STATE.
A FINE YIELD.
Where Five Cent Cotton Pay.
An unsually fine yield of cotton is
lepc rted by James II. Elms, of Mcck
lciibiirg county. He has just marketed
ti'itty two lales, average 500 pounds
to the bale (which is heavier than the
nv rage bale), all of which was grown
on tweutv-tdx acres of upland ia one
tract. Instances of the production of
upwards of a bale of cotton to the acre
on small patches of from three to six
ntid nine acres,selected for the purpose,
re nut rare in North and South Caro
lina, but no such case as this the
raising of about one and one-quarter
bales per acre on twenty-six acres of
contiguous upland has been recorded
in thij State in many years. Mr.
Elms is a believer in "intense farming,"
nnd practices it, and although he re
ceived 6 3-4 cents for this cotton by
holdii'g it back, he says he could have
Huordcd to sell it at 5 cents, and still
have ma b a living profit. As it was
lie ieceivi-1 SU'cM for the cotton,
in. re than one-third of which was net
The Charlotte Penny Post aays: On
the bsk of S. E. Linton is a piece
of anthracite coal mired nine miles
above Gulf, this State. Experts pro
nounce the coul excellent and there is
apparently nn inexhaustible supply.
Thciuibeis owned by George Ed
mondton and associates, and prepara
tions are being made to work it exten
sively. During the war coal from the
Egypt field was used by the blockade
runnels from the iort of Wilmington.
Ow ing to the volume of smoke coming
from the ships funnels one or two of
the dniing n mi gators had n close call
in escaping Union cruisers. Vheu the
fact was reported at the mines one of
the men said be knew where there was
coal that made no 6moke and showed
a vein of anthracite. It was nt once
introduced on the blockade runners.
For a long time the cruisers, not know
ing of hard coal in the South, content
ed themseves with keeping a lookout
for smoke which never came. In this
manner millions of dollars, worth of
property was run right under the noses
of hostile warships. As soon an ar
rangements are perfected the coal will
be used in the Charlotte Gas Works.
Crop Report for May.
The State crop report for May waa
summarized at Kaleigh on Monday and
is based on replies from 1,000 cor
respondents. It bhows a much worse
condition of some crops than the
government report does. The con
dition of wheat is H9 per cent.; oat,
81; rye 88; rice, 80; cotton, 71; corn,
8.T; tobacco, 94; clover and grasses,
97. The condition of cotton is the
lowest in many years. The prospect
for this crop ie extremely poor and
the acreage decreased. Corn fell off
9 points since April. Some of these
returns were made before this week's
frosts and therefore the report is in
excess of the actual condition of crops
this day. There is gteat complaint of
cotton worms, potato bugs and other
iuwet pests. The condition of apples
is given as 91; peaches, 92; other
fruits, 91. The supply of labor is ro
ported at 92.
Report from the Iredell Crops.
Reports from the cotton growing
sections of Iredell show that this crop
was badly damaged by the late frosts.
Where it bad been freshly worked it
was neatly all killed and in many
pluses replanting ia necessary. Where
it hal been worked it was not hurt so
badly but ei'i'Ugb of it was killed to
leave a veiy bad stand. The corn,
too, was damaged but in most cases it
will come agait! --the fleet of the frost
King io etard its growth. The
wheat, it seeniH, was not injured,
ami theie was, it li thought, little
damage to ibe fruit. One farmer re
lorts that all the grapes on his place
The Stntc Supreme Court nt it ses
sion which ended a wick ui'i, tiled de
cisions it! 240 cuseH
Lincoln county is not at all In-hind
others in straw !err ctiPnre.
Georpe ( ooo brought a lt i Lincoln
ton on Saturday. Sixte u lurries
were placed upon the eale hio! found
to weifdi jud !0 ounces. Twenty-four
oi the b rri s tilled h. .nart measure.
The convicts in the Sti- penitent
iarv are now largely engaged in brick
making. Last year over 2,0 t,o'' of
brick were made nr.d sold.
Good progress is bring" made in the
addition to the Kabdgh Ho-i-ry Mill-.
The addition is to be thr-e st- rira
high and will contaiu 7.0 -jiridlf-.
Farmer aro ir.d Il.d. icb -y that the
cotton snd corn which w.re ltrly
planted are not coding up. 'I he
phenometjul coo In- of the weather is
thecans. Ner ! for- w: re fire Mn
here s late iu Mhv. Ste:u wa on
last week in th. u: J.c b'r.l 'i'tjgs.
A Monument lo lie Krect-d to t he Coo
tVderate Dead In Louisville.
Eight Luudr-d j- pi- Including many
Boutb-rn veterans, a- rr.M-d at Gjnf-draie
Circle on Saturdav, -it Lor.vills, Ky., to wit
nee the -reH)ofcy of laying the -vorner-stone
cf th monument to th- memory of Confed
erate dead. Tte t tal cost of the mociumect
anil be tl2,V0. All th- in-,n-y tv rai.vd by
tb Kentucky Won t"j't Cnb-drrat Monu
I ntr rnAtlona.1 Tnapmoc Hemn,
The third biennial eonventioa of th
World's Woman Christian Temp-ranc
U&i'.a wili bj h-11 la connection with th
ax.i.uai ii.-eiiiig of the British Woman' T-m-t-rrdi
Association, in (jueen's Hall and
Litter U&ll. Lonlon. June 14th to ZUt.iitt.
j LATE 91 ILL NEWS.
What the Mill In the Carolina are
j The Cherokee Falls Mfg. Co. has
! its factory near Pdacksburg, S. C,
j nnder roof, and the maehinerv w ill bo
.1 1 l i
T 1 1 ... 1-5 VII
will put in 500') spindles additional,
together with card., drawing, stubbing.
i ne new n,iuuon io me r.rwin
Cotton Mil!-. Durham. N. C, will l
75xtt-Ofo't, two stories high. They
anticipate haviug a total of 1000 looms
in opctation when the " machinery is
running iu the new building.
The stockholders of the Abbeville
(S. C.) Cotton Mills met last week and
elected the following officers: J. C.
Klugb, president; J. A. Visanska.
Vice-P.; Wm. H. Parker, secretary
and treasurer. They will erect a Cot
The Ratesbnrg (S. C) Cotton
Mill is three stories high, all brick,
which will contain 27 cards, 3,000
spindles, and looms to match, whereon
sheetings, drills and shirtiuga will be
woven, the same composed of 18s
warp nnd 20s filling yarns.
The J. L. Carson Cotton Mill Com
pany is progressing well on toward or
ganization at Spartanburg, S. C. It
is to be a $200,o0 null. That and the
new Spartan Mill No. 2 to be erected
right away, will give the city of Spar
tanburg two ery line new cotton
The walls of the new Laurens (8.
C.) Cotton Mills are going up. The
dimensiousarel01x241 fe t.fotir storiea
high, ami to be a modern mill. Presi
dent Lucas is actively pushing the con
(truction, and expects the machinery
to be ready for running by the end of
The main building of th F.
W. Poo Mfg. C.'s cotton factory,
Greenville, S. ('., is to be a four-etory
struct 'lie of brivk 2"xlo0 feet iu aize,
with two t levators and all modern con
veniences. The power equipment will
include a lijjhi horse power engine, and
the cotton machinery will consist of
10,000 spindles and about 300 looms.
Loekwood, Greene A- Co., of Boston,
are the architi cts.
The Hampton (S. C.) Cotton Mill
project has culminated. They have se
cured a stiite commission as the Hamp
ton Cotton Mdl A Mfg. Co. The capi
tal stock of the company ia to be &0,
000. The corporators named are: W.
F. ('iiiiiriii ngH, M. !'. McSweeney, W.
J. Go .ding, A. A. Ibowniug, Franklin
.Johnston, .T. A. Lightsey, W. II.
Maul !u.. ,1.1'n.i V.. Moore V. S. Til
luejliad, A. M. l.utb and W. II.
The new cotton mill that is now
j being built in Columbia, r. C, will bo
j when finished 4 stories high, which,
j will be known as the Richland Cotton
j Mills, to contain when fully equipped
40 Pettee cards, 21,501 spindles and
70S Stafford-Know lea looms whereon
will be woven sheetings corn toned of
30s wnrp and 40s filling yarns. Hero
too will be formed 8 of Geo. Draper k
Sons warpers, the Aerophor system to
regulate the climate within the four
walls of the alcove mill, ami a Corliss
engine wilt produce the power to
drive all. W. P. Smith Whaley the
engineer and architect for the Rich
land mill will adopt a new system of
bis own, of rope driving from the en
gine, by reason of which there will not
be a belt in tho whole mill broader
than fij inches.
Ill Gil McTT,LO II DKAD.
An I-.'x-Srcrefary of the Treamiry Goes
to Hit Final Account.
Ex-Secretary H igh M-1 ullo. h di-d Friday
nioriiin' at In- country horn- n-r Wanhlnrr
ton city. 'I h- eau-. of d-.tth was a general
brent ir,;; .r,wn of ihe system, du- in extreme
age. a ;;n . -it-- I by i"te trouM -.
Mr. M ,ill.K-b wo h.iu '-1 lit yearn, be
lig M' years .,d. II-had i-n living in re-!ir-.rr,t
le-ar Washington, aid bad Urgl
Ur-d-d ii.t-r'-M In Mry !.t.'l In th- vicinity
of the -.(. ital. I i- upon on- ol hi farm
that th- ver.er.l'-..' flr t. .er de-l. Net to
J ,fi'i Sh.-r-d "I r M Cello. I, nnlfi m the
;.; ' st of the -s-.s-er.-turi-f of tii- l reaaury.
II- v. o ..r, ut K-rin-t-'irik. H-., In 110 1.
II wv t, - d-nt - I II." Iii han Stai- Rank
n li-ti l.t.cln ". 1- hn.'j "' Ui trf li-r ol th
C'irren-y III l"'i'i lrl Tblr- 0-1M0I1 b- f-tlvt
rr.nn v ' f tlie .:. ,o .f C,- f,n'i .fml banking
S' -te-r, Ir. t .', I;- I -.-r-iirv of thi
To i t -. r ir. ..-! ' .!i tdl- 3 H then
-t i' i - 1 V." oi'. In. Tr-ri of Jy Cook-,
M i , M -'. I if, H"l '-turri I to the
J'n.t' I f. t r tirl from bu!n-w.
A TROLLEY HORROR.
Little Gtrl Run Down and her Hody
.ut Into Five IMerea.
i horn !- a-'id' ot ryrvrr' 1 on the An
nun -tat ion ftr"-t troll-y lin- in New Orb an.
A bttl" girl, nam-l M-haUa F.bbing-:, 11
v-a" o),. wi run down by on- of th -ar
a .d b.-r body cut into five pi-ee.
Stie bad gou- home from -'hol a-ar-by
I to lur.'-h and wa ht-ut to grc--ry store.
O i 1,-r wav bo. k from th- store to avoid a
w.i ..ji whi';h eomlng. ah-topiM on ths
car trark aid did cot note- th- approach of
th- cs,r from th- ortt- dir-f-tion. The
, mot .rmaa rang hU f-U. but the frirl wm
; :igbMy deaf and bad h-r whol- att-r.tiou on
th. w.-on which fh! wa aToi lmg. Qui kr
: than it taV . to writ-It tb-car wa on hf
an I tt - next mo-re nt sh- d-ad. Wh-n
the f:r.gb-l r.-rnai.' w-r- pi- k-1 ur "r"
l:tie i:,,ri 1 V un 1 '-'it off an ! still gr.l-
; r.gth- band!- ol the bucket sh wajtcarryln
Union Stii'lriiti Itojrotted.
In th- I -rob yt-rian a-nr! a s-mbly In
ssi---a at r.tt-burg. I'j . among the ott-
?ur-- a:il 8n.-n of th- oTrmiT x that
; tou-h.ng th- ftu 1- nt at Unl '" tmr:tj.
! fvT'-try I-amp-. of ihr ')riinitt, r-a 1 the
j iLvfr To th-urj ri-ol -very on- the
' an-r tov-. tting he Union -fi-Jent sm
adopt-d without Jet-it- and by a rising vot-.
; ther4 v th-a---mbly b-t the oppc rtuuity of
b-ari-i'g a half-loz-a f--h- prepared for
de.jvery in support of the r-s'. lution.
i Eat Tenneasee Farmers.
Tfi-tweotith anneal -slon of the IV. t
T-:w-i farmeri" eoaventton in -. t
. i;.i.Viviil. Tenn., pa! a fctron resol.ition
:avtring lU Tenu-a-e centeunial. '1 h.y
. m r.or.iU the leijuiUture to apprcpr.nto
' t.nji. Tbey ladorn-d a nt-aution
! t , i.ave Mai exhiUtaot dairy product, at
'he Atlanta exposition.