'A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MAHION, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 11,1895.
THE LATEST NEWS.
G, j AMNGS FROM MANY TOlffTS.
Xmrrjrtnu Happenings, Both Home
a u J V'orHgn, IJrIefly Told.
7 ho First Cotton Bloom.
T i ;.';mu, Fairbuni, Qa., comes to th
.i ! !!r.-t -otton bloom. He brought
' cotton to town last Thursday
. t v blooms on it that opened the
Ny Southern Notes.
;.-tiS o! Talbotfon, Oa., have organ
i k "mpany for the erection ol an
rvu'K Mi?s., on Wedneedav, Rob
,-VT Hubbard and Qnnt Wilson
I t.n the fame gallows. These
. r --v last Marh murdered and
!' I:. Kinir. a flatboatmau, who sold
,., t jj r,ttto river people,
-'ir'i.-?, a farmer of Troup county,
I I a rx-pro boy Tuesd.w.and short -i
!- tli-t moth'-r of the l.y attacked
: 1 .'attempts to shoot him,
v. Miitf Grosa hot her, killing her
, r. p'.ro, Ala., Tuesday night, de
'); ji'H hou.si and all books of re
!! 'iu iho.s-i of the flherift and tax
T h': loss is about 20,000.
r .Mm Myers, of the Illinois Rous.
-' iit.iMvc. died Wednesday at Free
. t: in irrvou3 prostration. It is
ti . sp'ikfr Myrs' death Hill have
r' n.t tearing on the extra session
'VJ'Mnry, which convenes on the
' I ns won the realization Stake?
m I l;-iy on Thursday, lie was
n'", K'.-ciiari, lueodds-on favor-
' iny horso that gave him any
:is pair fought out the issue for
ill length of the homo stretch,
was a veritable quigmire. It
.-:iily havo been iu worse coa-
ii ! !,t . ,
: i v ;h- I
i lie Silver Movement. '
A a!' vh published in The Standard of
f ! it ' " i:. in., for a freo coinage mass mcet-!:.i.-
i-i ' I -irtown J uly 13th to "elect delegates
',!!! (iniilii -..nvjntion. It Is signed by
:i :i:'ii-M. - ifi,:-ns of cveiv calling without
"- 1 '" r f. ssi.,u ot politics. Afulldele
p i !i 'r !!! I'uH; county will go to Griffin to
i-..-. i Mi- u ii -c.f jree silver sentiment in
f, a ( 'a, thirty-eight years of age, white,
'jii 'i nl'i .ucs a small farm on an island iu
Hi- T' mi' liver opposite Chattanooga,
v. i.- .-h, t and killed Thursday by his
I'l ;i loim stic quarrel.
A .j l'i-l l. formerly editor of the Tolo
l'."t, in ai'lwclt county, Mo., murdered his
! -in I -!nld Thursday morning and com
i';:f' I -ui. i'i-at Wlwtdiuy, Mo., where he
im- w-iiiihis mother-in-law, Mrs. Thomp
f ii. II - ut the throats of his wife and child
On I tii-a . ut his own throat. No reason can
- 1.-M:. !;! lor the act.
A lint. m. Ia , Tuesday, a highwayman
i. M ii i and robbed Mrs. Augusta Ware,
1 1 iL-litf r of Ch.i iucy Lamb, the millionaire
i : rii t r in a n . It oe-urrure'd on one of the
ti-ln .nal.H residence streets of the town,
vi I wiO'i-ssed by several people. Hi
i K I -t r ur.-' and escaped.
Tr .-f-p-.T Matk W. Harrington, chief of the
' -!'h-r bureau, has been removed byFres
i ! i,t ( l--lnn.l. Th-re has ben friction
t ' A-.-.-ti Pmlfssor H irriugton. who is ahold-
v-T .if th- department, and Secretary Mor
l i.. hv "fli-nl ehief, for sometime.
1 ii :i'pointment of Willis L. Moore, of
I.iai.... t. be chief of the Weather Bureau,
nii'i. '.in-ed from the AVhite House Fri-
internal revenue service is now under
il-tvireand applicants who desire
ii- in the revenue depa'tment must
:: I th-ir examinations under th new law
i-iv pa.-.-e,. Heretofore the internal
w ii'i-i-.Tvice has been separate and dis-
't !t"!ii the operation oi the civil service,
; h.iiiL was trade some months ago.
I i c-ni-ral order issued by Gen. Albert
' ' ' ' '-otnmander f the National Guard
: iM-triit of Columbia, the National
"' i! a .-rack military organization, and
''Viiiner .f several valuable prizes in luter-
"::itia drills, has been disbanded. The
1 ) :ii:iied for this action is that the
" i inv has fallen below the mark upon
':ti"ti. and during th re-ent encamp-
the n'it:;erical strength of th.e company
'; 1 ' ' ttie standard. "
IK-. inters. Accidents, lratlitles.
At M iMi-apolu, Minn.. Egbert Mayer,
IIs y-ar-. while celebrating the Fourth,
- ! ' i'!y injured by the bursting of a toy
1 - , i e killed and thirty-three injured
'K- r r.l t) f incidents on tho Fourth of
Chi-.igo. The fire department was
'' - Light were hit by stray bullets.
An.-ri an Wire Company's 300 wire
'-went on strike at Cleveland. Ohio,
I'1 ! -r cent, increase in wages.
M: ! l!eborc Ky., tbe Watts Steel and
v:s-lioate voluntarily increased its
ten per cent.
l; ise steel Car Wheel Works. Scraalon.
"v.ployinu 200 men have advanced
in per cent. The works are crowded
t-irnaee men of the South Chicago
t th Illinois Steel Company have been
' 1 an increase of 15 per ceut. over tho
sit. increase in wages which was
: " . voluntarily by the company July
1 " in rca.-e affects the wages of over
"J. The men claimed that the volun
!1 "f"ase invalidated their contract with
"t'i:;v and being insufficient they
' r m. t".
n. Kansas, is now a dry town, all
living been o.dered. closed perma
v Civernor Morril'.
Mr;1 i iisine-s portion of Wellington,
v uiv !eHences were destroyed bv
'Sunday, oss about $200,000.
s'ipre!n; court of Minnesota has
1 for tin? summer without touching
i ' f H ayward, the convicted niur
1 l is givtfs Havward another lease of
f " : tnxon,the well known pugilist,
i-1 ii on tiial nt Syracuse. N. Y., for
,K I -t outhe charge ot being respon
" ti.e death of his late sparring part
( a' Kiordan, wai found not guiltj
s n. -v free.
,-HAUKDY IN A CHURCH.
? t'ongregatioa Jumps from th
M7' "ialt0 the Columbia, (S. C.) State
t -V5Jhat a colored church festival at Jxm
la"? SatttrJay night, Alexander Brabham,
jjH(" Crowded entrance, tread on Adam
an J'm bal t0eS" Th latter drew a rtvolvr
uM abham dea3, A stamPed0 en
drwnnrd BSitho murderer held th exit with
th ? , the a3Smblago poured ofet
Vh. n. TW9 cordless of shutters or
FREE SILYER LETTER
SENATOR BACON OF GEORGIA
Shj-s He ! tat lrte and Unlimited
Coinage and T!h Why.
QrifBo, aS. 13 awaklt le, the fact that the
b'ooettlMe otQ'tiou 0 jaly 18lh wiL u eif
ot th biggest affa'rs the tite tlx erer
known,, and the po'!D t7jre are preparing
"rCTJraiMl Among many other Jtters to
ti! local committee one fcom. Senator A O.
Bacon, Georgia's junior senator, finds It im
pose!b!eto ccme to Oilffln era eioresse.
deep :egiet teciu-e -ndcrses Uie conven
tloampstLcftrtily. lie gives his tlews on
tti! 5i-abrorbIcg question, however.
The letter Is as follows, a ad will peak for
"I am In receipt el vet r leller inviting m
to uttetid tbt bWfcUI'ic convention which
rtnver,e In Qiirtln od the 19.h "'.nstant. I
ett'd. With pleasure, accept IntitaticKi
t)jt for the fact that in a-eordancij wi.b plats
made four or flva months ao, I wilt leave
hotreduriLg the l-reent week fc: a flome
what nvotracted iweucc, aud on the d4?6
nan-ied will bo unavoidably out of the tat.
"For many ydrs past t have iegarded bl
metalMsm as tte m-jst imporrai.t nestlon
bcrot tho ,mbilc. u that it, uiore than Any
other, concerns the pe-sonai wi'fa:eofthe
papier, and tile development a-j.i prosperity
cf their Industries. Iu this I neliev tcet I
a in in harmony with the vpluV.il oi Ihe inat
mass of the Aroailceu f,8opie. 16e cause ot
b!metalliin Is 00 strongly Intrenched u the
ftibl'r: I'avor that no great political paty has
fever dared to go bef te the people iu avowed
opposition to :t, ana In advocacy of rconc-
fiettilllfiiu of auy iind. It la doubtless trd
aat there are iiiLe.'C binietaillsts who hesi
ate to commit tuemeelves to fi:a coinage
rom honest Sf.p.i.teiisioua as to Its effects.
fating no reteiece to Uiem, it J prope? to
emaik '.bat rr.arv, if not a !at?e luajosity ot
Ihose who a re at Leart gold luonomotaMlsts,
ronceal their true suuttnii-Dts, and masque
rade as th friends c.f birrela!!lo coinage,
rrhlle evct j pofter is exerted by them to
Iuaintair. th? single g M standard. Foe the
urpese of catching vcles they are theoreti
a! bimetaliist; bat for the puipose of reap
ag tot themselves a'jd their sl'iefe the golden
lai vest from the single staidard, tiey are
praeticR.1 gold ir-Cnomftallists.
' "I rJulOe in the hope that the time for
(uggling with ambiguous phrases 1 as passed,
and that In the contest of the near future
all those who ate In either avowedly or at
heart gold niouometaiilsts, will be raDed
together, and that, on the other side, there
will stand opposed to them, all true, practi
cal bimetallism, who, while they may differ
ns to methods and details, nevertheless real
ly desire the restoration to the country of
both gold and silver aj primary money, with
the coins of each metal of equal Interchange
able value with the other.
"The man who says such bimetallic'
coinage of equal Interchangeable valr.1!
Would not be 'soviud money' is not candid;
and be who says that such practical bimetal
lism is impossible, ought to avow himself as
a gold monometalliii, and ehould cease to
masquerade as a theoretical biraetaliist. Ou
the other hand, all who believe that suca
practical bimetallism is possible, ought to
adjust among themselves differences o!
method and of detail, and make common
cause against tb advocates of the single gold
standard, wbelhar such advocates stand out
boldly as avowed monometallists, or adroitly
conceal their true character under the dis
guise of theoretical bimetallists.
"Truo bimetallism means the use of both
gold aud silver coin as the money of final
payment. A necessary consequence of this
is that practical bimetallism necessitates gold
and silver coin of equal, interchangeable
value, and opposes a depreciated coin of
either metal. Such depreciated coin of
either metal would cause the coin of the other
metal to disappear from active circulation,
and if such a depreciation coutinued. the re
sult would be practical monometallism. A
single standard of either metal will entnil the
evils of monometallism. Bimetallism is in
consistent with monometallism of any kind.
There is not in the world a sufficiency of
either gold or silver, taken alone, to supply
the coin necessities to furnish the money of
final payment required for the business of
the world. This insufficiency of either met
al is a constantly increasing insufficiency,
through the rapid and continuing increase
iu the world's population and business devel
opment. The earnest contention of the mo
nometallist Is that all nations should have
the same standard. If, in accordance with
this view, all tho nations now using the sil
ver standard should adopt the tingle gold
ftandard, this insufficiency would be grossly
ncreased. It is difficult to conceive that a
gold monometalllst could be found who
would seriously contend that in such case
the gold of the world would be adequate to
the demands which would be ma le upon it.
On the other hand, if all nations should adopt
the single silver standard, the possible sup
ply of silver would be insufficient for the
purpose. To meet the demand for the
amount of money of final payment necessary
to do tho business of the world, the use of all
both the gold and the silver of the world
which is available for coinage is necessary,
The exclusion ot either metal from equal
rights of coinage necessarily results in mak
ing the coin of the excluded metal merely
token money, and certainly effects a contrac
tion of the volume of the money of final pay
ment by confining the same to the other
metal, the coinage of which is free and un
limited. From this contraction of the volume
of money of final payment, result disasters
and financial distress too painfullly known
to us all, in the loss of personal fortunes, the
stagnation of b.tsines , ani the paralysis of
"There is no roo.n for denial that by the
demonetization of silver, gold has largely
appreciated, and silver has been correspond
ingly depreciated, in relative .value. Re
verse the conditions by the demonetization
of gold and the remonetization ot silver, and
the relative values of thesstwo metals would
also promptly bt reversed. Silver would be
the appreciated, aud gold would be the de
preciated metal Men may theorize and di3
eus until the crack of doom upon the ques
tion ot the true ratio between the two metals,
od at ltet the only relation mut be found
to practical experiment aad that practical
experiment can only be satisfactorily made
by coining the two metaL ?pon ttrms of
exact and perfect equality. The trje ratio
caanot be shown so long as one metal is
allowed the free and unlimited coinage
which Is denied by the law to the other.
When sliver aid gold are thus coined upon
terms ot equality, the true ratio or relative
value ot the two metals will b correctly de
monstrated by experience. If, as many con
fidently believe, and as all patriots should
earnestly desire, the free and unlimited coin
age of gold and silver at the present legal
ratio ot 16 to 1 shall prove that the coins of
the two metals, when coined on terms ot
Eirfect equality, are at such ratio, ot equal,
terehangeable value, the important ques
tion will be most happily solved upon a basis
which will do justice to both debtor and
creditor, and restore the proper relative
value ot property- and money. If, on the
contrary, after & fair trial of such ratio, made
vpoa terms of such perfct equably, aud tre
coins of the two rr.eUW suould not prove of
equal interchangeable value, the experiment
thus made will show practically what te the
true ratio, and the true ratio, when thus
ascertained, should be made the legal ratio.
'Our people ot this section are not inter
ested in the products of the silver mine?, bet
they are very deeply interested in having
that sufficient volume of money of final pay
ment which van only be supplied by the coin
age upou terms of perfect equality of all the
gold and silver available for that purpose,
f "The maintenance of the single gold
standard immensely increase the power of
itbe money centers, and makes them the
i absolute masters of the finances and business
lot the whole nation. It is ea?y to under
stand why the people of such localities should
earnestly Javor a system which enables them
to domtnate th-eontinen'r, in widen farl ttj
and MeaJdy rhHche theia at the Expense 0!
all other KcUoas. Bu: fcorfoa I am t A
loss to cjacivs how ethers, nt ia6ac2
favored localities. tPn tc induced to favor I
intern whlcn mut condemn their people to
Vcrptual financial vassalage.
"It it were practicable to fix trie ratio oi
coinage bv international agreement all
woflld prefer it as a speedy aad stable settle
ment of the question; but there is ud rascfi
able probability of sjch an egre6ment, and
Li its abf cce, the pla'n pvactlua: question Is,
tlLA we '-emain upon the single gold etan
dard with all of its untold evils or will this
great nation, with Its vast undeveloped re
sources, and with its seventy millions of pro
g'essive, restless, ambitious people, go for
ward boldly and conQ ientlv ia the settle
ment of the question for inerhselteK? 1t'iti
iil!erii?yondl agreement pra.tl.'a'lv impossi
ble, either independent actlot by this gov
ernment, or acquiescence it gold monomet
allism, re the only practicable alternatives,
All true b'metallists. should recogaize tte
Self:evi.J9r fs:-t ILiU by refusing to ro-operate
!a the support of the only plan which Jp
practicable, they are, In fact, a'tbojgh un
wittingly, ia practical a'lUnce with the gold
monometalliets. Those who, for any rexsou.
favor the slrgle gold standard, with silver
only to be nied as tokeu money, (as Is 1107
In effect, vhe case) should Openly avow ih
and all ihose Who desire both gold and silver
coin as money of final payment, nhould Cease
to divide on theories and cordially unite in
tae effort to make bimetallic coinage a prac
'Your convention ia called as a bimetallic
convention. Nevertheless I Assume that all
of those who will be present are ether now,
or have been in the past, members of the na
tional democratic party; and I also assume
that they are all now believers in the great
principles of this party as tney have been
handed down to as by its honored founders.
The fundamental prlnc-iple of the democratic
faith is that the c;giui.ation And methods
and practices cf the government should be
sdeh as to secure to all equality ot benefits,
as well as equalitf of burdens. It requires
that all si oull have eq jal opportunities, and
condemns tuat wh'rh denies good to the
many, in order that &n abundance may be
eu.ioved by tue few. The single gold stand
ard in j.s contraction of the vciurde ot the
money ot flial pavment, in trie concentration
of overwhe'ming money power in the bands
oft'uetew, and tr the dire consequences
which necessarily flow from It, is at wirwith
this fundamental democratic principle; but
this vital democratic principle finds its har
mony, as well as its illustration, in piaotleal
gold and silver b'inetallifm, which defeats
the concentration of alt money power in the
hands pf the few, sr.d insures to all persous
aud sections Lhe equal enjoyment of a suffi
cient and stable metallic currency.
"In the democratic party alone can the
battle for gold aid silver bimetallism be suc
cessfully fought. If iiimetailists are ranged
under several dlffbrent flags, their divided
forces will be an tasv prey to the common
enemy; but if all the limeta'.lLsts of the coun
try can be marshaled under the banner of
democratic! party, they wili not only consti
tute an overwhelming majority ot the party,
but they will win a great victory in the next
rational oufti2t. Vtrv truly yours,
"A. O. BacoH."
RAILROAD STOCK SOLD.
The Southern the Purchaser at $1,
500,000. The Southern Railroad was the purchaser
of fifteen million dollars worth of stock in
the Alabama great Southern Company nt
public outcry in Knoxville, Tenn., Monday,
pursuant to a decree of the United States
Circuit Court. Special Master John W.
Childress, of Nashville, conducted the sale,
there being only one bidder, President SamT
Spencer, of the Southern.
Alter the reading of the order to foreclose,
which was made by the Central Trust Com
pany, of New York, through their agent, Mr.
Calhoun, President Spencer bid in the bonds
' This is the stock formerly owned by the
old East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia,
and by acquiring control of the same, it is
said, the Southern Railway has the Queen
and Crescent system under its thumb. There
were three batches of stock, 5,001 of Queen
and Crescent stock; 78,301 shares of ordinary
Alabama Qreat Southern, and 34,000 shares
of preferred Alabama Great Southern, and
34,000 shares of second preferred Alabama
Great Southern stock. The sale was closed
lor 10 per cent. cash.
A CRAZY MAN'S CRIME.
Dies With Ills Wife and Four Chil
dren. Insanity the Only Explanation.
At Chicago on Friday night, Frederick
Ilellman, a masou contractor, 36 years old,
murdered his wife and four children by as
phyxiation, and died with them. The vic
tims were: Ida Hellman, 84 years old; Fritz
Ilellman. 12 years old; Ida Hellman, 11 year3
old; Willie Hellman, 8 years old; Hedwig
Hellman, 4 years.
Thai the murder was deliberately planned
by the father of the family during the past
few weeks, seems beyond doubt. Several
weeks ago Hellman had his pipes connected
and fixtures put in the family bedroom only,
the entire family sleeping In one small room.
It seems now certain that Hellman bad the
cas put in for the express purpose of using it
In the murder of nbj family.
There ia only one explanation and that i3
that Hellman was crazy. He is said to have
been fairly provided with worldly goods and
to have had no family disenions. He left
a note for bis brother in which he gives In
structions regarding the disposition of his
property. He says that he will not be living
when the note Is received, but says in it
nothingfof the premeditated deathof the rest
Three Desperate Prisoners Hold
the Keepers at Ludlow.
Tn re desperate pestofflceburgla-s, Joseph
Kil.'oran, Charles Allen and Harry Russell,
prisoners of the United Slates government,
held up Keepers Edward A. Schpeer and
Charles S-hoer, at the muzs!e of three shin
ing revolvers, in Ludlow street jail, New
York City, on Thursday, seized the keys' iuit
optned th? three doors between them and
Siborlv and made good their escape. All this
recurred in bnad daylight, at 8 in the morn
ing. The streets were crowded, as they
'wavs ore in that neighborhood, and a
crowd of 1.000 Hebrews chased the escaping
prisoners down Ludlow street to Broome,
whie the men separated and were soon lost
i n the most crowded section of the streets of
A Hull Fight at the Exposition.
While for several days it has Iwen under
stoo l there was to be a bull fight ia the
Mexican village at the Cotton Ststes and
International Exposition. Atlanta, positive
information has been wanting uctil now. A
letter from the Concessionaire just received
gives the following description which, indi
cates that this feature will rival the Wild
West show as a drawing erd. The arena
will be arranged in the regular way and some
of the best bull fighters in Mexico with a
supply of trained horses aad of tho finest,
bulls will be brought to AUaata. It will be
an exact reproduction of the famous bull
fights in Spain, with on exception the
bull's horns will be padded so that he can do
co damage. Tha horses will likewise be pro
tected by embossed leather shields, so that
the whole fight may be carried out without
the slightest cruelty or more bloodshed tbaa
Is seen at a Wild west show.
The vll'sge ot Bed Deck, nine miles essl ol
Dwight. I1L. was nearly wiped out by flra
Thursday afternoon. Loss, C 60.000. The
Insurance will corer about one-quarter of
QUITS PUBLTG LIFE,
WILLIAM KWAKT GLADSTONE.
Announces ltis Rctlrcrdedt front tlie
World. The Passing of a Great 3Iad.
Mr. Glalstone's protrised !-rtter to hla
Midlothian constituents in! connection with
his retirement from politk-al life waa pub
lished Wciresiay at London. After bidding
farewell to tho electors wo have Eupported
bim at thtf poll for many JearS past And ei
pressing his gratitude for their adhesion t6
the principles he advocated; the ex-premit
prceeeds to say :
"ltis beyonl Question that the centurjj
now expiring has exhibited fince the close ol
its first quarter a period of unexampled ac
tivity, the chances ol wh; h, taken in the
roxss, have been in the di 'wtion of true and
beneficial progress. An oyer whelming pro
portion of the reforms within this period have
teu affected within the direct action ot the
liberal party at by direct action ot such states
men as Peel end Canting, who were ever
ready to meet odidm or to torfeit power tot
tlie nnblic eod. In all til the fifteen Bar-
l aments in which I have served, the people
of Scotland have decisively expressed their
convictions in favor ol this wiso and temper
ate policy and I trust that the electors of
Midlothian will continue to lead the people
of Scotland ia tho future as they have in the
fiOSEBERBY OCT Hi3 DEFEAT. '
Lord Roseberrv has written a letter to the
secretary of the Midlothian Liberal Associa
tion in which he says:
"The late government was overthrown by
a vote of censure which was petty, but fatal.
It ia for Scotland, Ireland, "Wales, and the
north of England to consider whether they
will allow their interests to remain in perma
nent subjection to a hereditary and irrespon
sible chamber. With the echoes of Mr. Glad
stone's eloquent and venerable voice 6til!
ringiug through the lowlands, I cannot
doubt their response."
THREE NEW TORPEDO BOATS.
The Navy Department to Let Contracts
For Their Construction.
The Navy Department at "Washington on
Monday invited proposals for the construc
tion ot three steel sea-going torpedo boats
for the navy. The boats are to be of about
180 tons displacement The material used
in their construction Is to be of domestic
manufacture. The vessels may be contract
ed cf steel or other metal, or alloy. The
contracts will require a speed of not less
than 26 knots per hour, maintained success
fully for two consecutive hours. If they
fail to develop and maintain 28 knots but ex
hibit an average speed ot not less than 25
knots an hour they will be accepted, so far as
speed is concerned, at a reduced price, the
reduction being at the rate of $10,000 a knot,
If the speed falls below an average of 25
knots an hour it will be optional with the
Secretary of the Navy to reject the vessels
or to accept them at a reduced price to be
agreed upon between the Secretary and the
contractors. The act of Congress authoriz
ing the vessels, provided that one ot them
should be built on or near the coast ot tho
l-'aciflc Ocean; one on the Mississippi river,
and ons on the Gulf of Mexico. The act pro
vided further that if the vessels could not be
built at these point3 at a fair cost they should
be built at any place in the United States.
Referring to this section of the act the pro
in view of the fact that the Department
may not be able to make a contract tor the
construction at a fair cost, of one of said
torpedo boats either on the Pacific coast, or
on the Mississippi river, or on the Gulf
coast, it is desired that each bidder will state
the price for which he will undertake to
build one, two or all three of eaid vessels,
according to the capacity of his plant, in or
der that the contract may, if necessary, be
awarded to one bidder for the construction
uf more than one vessel."
TWO COURTHOUSES BURNED.
One in Tennessee and the Other In
Alabama. Suspicious Circumstances.
The substantial brick courthouse at Lex
ington. Her.dcrson county, Tenc, was totally
destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, to
gether witnthe greater part of a'l the cocrt
records, pr pers, etc., of the Lexington cor
poration. Not a scrap was saved from the
trustees and circuit clerk's offices. Trustee
Essary ha- i between f 1.500 .iiid f 2.000 worth
ot warrants in his office for which thei is
nothing to show. Judge R. II. Thorn, justice
of the peace, attorney-at-law and United
States commissioner. lot everything, dockets
with thousands of dollars in judgments on
them. While there is no positive proof ot
the origin of the fire, there is something very
significant in the fact that the quarterly
court on Monday la.-t appointed a commitle
toinvestijat some forged county warrants
and the committee began its work Tuesday.
The loss is very heavy, with no Insurance on
Thursday midnight fire was discovered In
the rear offices ot the Center, Ala., court
house and the entire building was soon ia
flames. Kerosene had been poured on the
walls and floor and nothing could check the
fire. The books and records of theCnanery
Court, shf riff and tax collector are lost. A
heavy rain saved the main part of the town.
Los about ?20,000 with lasumce oa build
ing ot 17,000.
The Importation of Sugar.
The Imports of sugar at six of the leading
ports of the United States daring the month
of June aggregated 323,567,945 pounds, of
he total value of f 1,151,055. The receipts at
San Francisco, the ose missing port ot cc n
lequenee came !n tree of doty, being of Ha
waiin origin, and, therefore, the eoild not
Affect th matter of -?utcTn?. Mr. Ford,
biet of the Bureau of Statistics, states that
ifce Importation wa. therefore, much less
an that a.&n In the month ol May, and
fcucb less than the imports made ic Jane
(?4, in quantity an i t-aly about oa hilt in
A Decrease In the Treasury Reserve.
The Treasury gold reserve Saturday de
ireased tlSS.K".", standing at the close of
ousise&s at 107,410,41. Th-s loss, it la
fUted.was by b-ary payn-r.t on tke govera
eat account at Jjan 1 raacisca. CaJ-
coirmtiON op crops.
Plenty of Fruit Etery where, and
ThS Weeiir Weather C?op Bulletin
for the past week indicate a general!
favorable week. Cotton ia blooming
in the southern portion of th State.
Corn 14 doing Tory well, and ia being
laid bj generally. Threshing wheat
has just begun. Fruit iaconcing in very
Eastt&n Distbict. The past week
is generally reported as having been
Tery favorable in this district. Only
one place In Columbua county re
ported an eicesalve rain-fall, but
in the horthern part of the district
rain is beginning to be needed. The
temperature has been high, with plenty
ot sunthine. Crops are in a healthy
condition and continue to improve.
Corn is tasseling; laying by is
general. Tobacco is looking well and
some beginning to top. Blooms are
reported to have appeared on cotton
at Elm City, 26th, Laurel Hill, 27th.
Bweet potato plants are etill scarce;
many are still to be set. Large crop
of tleld-peas being planted. Berry
crop ripe and very large. Melons are
CektbaTj Distbict. The rain-fall
last week was very ii regularly dis
tributed, with enough rain, however,
at most places to keep crops in a
thrifty condition. A few stations re
port rain needed badly. Corn is silk
ing and tasseling in the 60uth ; old
corn is being laid by. Cotton blooms
are also reported. Wheat nearly all
harvested in good condition and being
housed. Threshing . has begun and
will be general next week; many far
mers report good results; others in
ferior. Oats about ready also. Spring
oats are getting ripe. There are a
number of complaints of chinch-bugs,
especially in north-western portion of
district. " Peas are being planted in
etubble land. Blackberry crop is very
large and fine. Peaches ripe. Fruit
co ro ft g in abundance.
Western Distbict This has been
another week of fine growing weather,
farmers from all sections reporting
crops making good progress. Wheat,
except in extreme west, where it is now
ripe, has been about all cut; nd is be
ing hauled in. Threshing has begun
with what is thought to be a very good
yield. Spring oats are lookiug well.
Old corn is being laid by. Pea-sowing
has begun, and there will be a large
crop planted this year. Peach trees
.are fall. Fruit is plentiful in markets.
Melon vines are poor. Gardens and
potatoes are fine.
THE WILKES RESOLUTIONS.
The Reserves Reserved No Longer-
A Suggestion of a Change In the Law.
At a meeting the oiher night of the
late Charlotte Division Naval Reserves,
Ihe following resolutions were unani
mously adopted, viz:
'Resolved, first, That, having a high re
gard for the courts of our country, civil,
criminal and military, we have refrained
from expressing to the public our unbounded
sonfldence and respect in our commanding
Dfflcer, Lieut. J. Frank Wilkes, before a de
cision wa3 rendered in the court martial
jrought against him.
"Resolved, second. That we heartily con
ur in the finding of our Commander-in-Chief
His Excellency, Governor Elias Carr, ia
which he says?
"In the opinion of the Commander-in-chief
Ihecharges'and specifications are not sus
tained by the evidence.' .
Resolved, third, That no member of this
livlsion had the slightest belief that the
charges and specifications were true, and
lake occasion now to express to the public
our high regard for Lieut. Wilkes as a gen
tleman aad a man of honor and integrity.
Resolved, fourth. That, at the bowing to
the decision of our Commander-in-Chief
and the learned Judge-Advocate of the State,
Gen. Thos. F. Strange, we would respectfully
suggest that if it be the military law of North
Carolina that a witness against the accused
can be a judge on the court that tries the ac
cused, that, in the interest of justice, the
next Legislature should amend the law.
"Resolved, fiftbThat we thank theeitizens
jf Wilmington forhe courtesies shown the
iceueed, Lieut. Wilkes, and his counsel and
witnesses during his long trial, and eepecial-
y the umiDgtpn pap3r3 ior their fair, im
jartial and accurate report of the proceed
ings. 'Resolved, sixth, That we request the pa
pers ot the State to publish theie proceed-
THE SHE31WKLL TRIAL.
flie Jury Has Been Drawn. Judge
Iioj Lin Charges the Jury.
At Leziiitoo, on Thursday after
noon the jury was completed to ivy
tiaxter SLernwell for his life. It is as
follows : Joha T. Nooe, T. M. Primm,
M. r. Guyer, T. C. Croes, T..S. Swice
jood. T. A. Cobb, J L. Shoaf, Solo
man Long, W. T. Lawrepce, Geo. T.
juirratt. Will Fry, E. S. Varner, T. H.
:JitDq. Jrdge Boykin toM tbc jnry
ji a few f-elect sentencf-s tbei drty
od responsibility, aflcr which he
WORTHY OF IMITATION.
Tbe Manner In Which 3Iexlco Deal
with Trtn Robbers and Highway
men. A pcial te vbe Cb reticle from Nc'es,
nzota, y: Four of five men wao fceid op
the paymaster ot the Nsa$ri Copper
Comply on Juoe IS have ben capture! by
the authorities of the S-.ate of Scnota. Met.,
aad cn Sunday they were taken to tbe sene
of their crime and shot to des'.h ncder b
new law providing tor the puaiibaiert o
train aad stage robjrs In Mexico.
World's Visible Supply cf Crjtton.
Total Tlsible sufp'y cf cottoa for tn
world ts 3,217,210 bales," of which 2,834,040
ba!earArrn:o, ajalcst bales
aad 2.110.S93 bales respectively tast year.
Receipt of cotton tLl wee t a'l interior
towns. 5,074 bates ; receipt Iroa plantations,
649 bales " op la fight, ,J,577 bales.
At Huntersquay, Scotland, Lord Dua
raven's new cup challenger, Taikyne III,
was fairly beaien oa Wednesday over the
fifty mile coarse of ihe Madhood Yacht Club
by "the Trinceo? Wal-s's cutter Britannia and
A. Barclay Walker's Arlsa. The Bntznnla
averaged 11.27 knots per boar.
A canning faHory Is ab)ut t b 'irtiS
liahed at Honolulu, the first In Hawaii-
WITHIN OUR STATE.
RAILROADS IN NORTH CAROLINA,
Tery Little BuUdlng Haa Been Done
In the Last Year.
The railroad commission has begun,
the assessment of the railway property
Jn North Carolina. The returns are in
and show that there are seventy roada
and branches, There is but a slight
increase in mileage otef last year ai
the reports end June 1st, and most of
the new lines have been constructed
since that date. Only three roads ate
cow building, these being the Caldwell
and Northern, from Lenoir to Colletta
ville, the Aberdeen and West End and
the Henderson and Brevard. Only
four miles . of the extension of the
Aberdeen and West End road are com
pleted. The commission is notified
that the twenty-two miles of the Hen
derson and Brevard road will be com
pleted Angust 1st.
ON HISTORIC GROUND.
A Celebration at the Guilford Cattle
field A Statue Unveiled.
The annual celebration of the Guil
ford battle ground was observed at
Greeosboro on Thursday. The ora
tor of the day, Dr. George T. Winston,
spoke on the life and times of Major
Joseph Winston, who played an im
portant part in this particular battle.
Ex-Governor Thomas M. Holt, wha
was to have delivered the address of
presentation of the Winston statue,
notbeiog present. Hon. Kemp P.
Battle read his speech. The unveiling
ceremonies were performed by four
of North Carolina's handsomest girls,
Gen. Hoggs' Testimony.
W. A. Maury, special assistant t6
Attorney General Harmon, waa in
Winston Tuesday taking the deposi
tions of Gen. W. R. Boggs, before
United States Commissioner Bessent,
in the case of Mrs. Alice Well, widow,
and others, in which the plaintiffs
claim that Mr. Well had 190 bales of
cotton destroyed at Mattrinoras,
Mexico, by Confederate troops in Sep
tember, 1864. The case is now pending
before the Court of Claims in Washing
ton. Gen. Boggs was chief of staff in
the trans-Mississippi department, Gen.
Kirky Smith commanding. His evi
dence is favorable to the government.
He says he was present at the time
stated, and no cotton was destroyed by
Sheriff Ilewlet, of New Hanover,
asked State Treasurer Worth if section
22 of the revenue act applied to alcohol
sold by druggists for lamps and me
chanical purposes, or whether it must
be sold only on the prescription of a
nracticinsr physician. The Treasurer
referred the matter to Attorney Gener
al Osborne, who replies that neither
the prescription of a physician nor
license is required before druggists
can legally sell alcohol for lamps and
other mechanical purposes. Dealers
in liquor, mentioned in section 33 of
the act, aro those who sell or handle
it for drinking purposes, and alcohol
is not used either as a beverage or
The Donovan Mill, at Mo'ganton,
was sold under foreclosure of mort
gage Tuesday and bought by Col. Tate
for $2i,00l, amount of io-tgage.
Lieut. Wilkes, of Charlotte.hasbeen
'relieved from arrest by the commander
in chief, who says that he was "guilty
of great carelessness, but not of in
isone of the bc.iciiag ana Joaa asso
ciations from other States are row lend
ing money on propertv in thin State,
The chnt dowu is complete. Some of
the local associations are making
Cotton is remarkably small this year.
In some places it is pili fully so. At
the very best not over three-quarters
of a good average crop cau be rnaue.
eay tbe best judges. In some sections
there will rot be over two-turds 01 a
The civil service commission has or
dered that an examination be held in
Raleigh August 3d for the grades of
clerks, storekeepers, ganger, and store
keeper gauger. Age for clerk, appli
cants not under 18, other grades not
The Davidson correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer ays: "The crop
prospect in this community and in
South Iredell is the poorett that haa
been for many years on the 1st of July,
but farmers have tbeir cotton and corn
in the best of condition for growing.
and rain has been falling every few
days. Considerable-stubble land has
been sown in peas since wheat was
Wheat this year 5s 83 per cent.
againtt oniy C5 n this time last year.
Oate, Don H, wete la.t year onlr 68.
Rye is 67 against 78. Rice, now 82,
was ICO liki vesr. Colton is 63 against
74 last year. The July report will
irake, pt'bape, a better ehowicg as to
this crop. Cum is SI againtt 6 laat
year at this dale. The plant is very
email, bft there ii time ttoogb, under
favorable conditions, for a full crop.
The apple crop is rot much over half
a one, Lot the peach crop it certainly
Want Cheaper Rate on Fruit.
The rtiiroals decline to make aay re
dacUcn iu tte rates ce peaches slipped ia
refrigerator cars ni the Fru:t Growers'
Association cf Genra acnoun that it will
appeal to the Inter-State eorcmr.-e commis
sion. The fruit s-rowera made a ca before
the Georgia railroad commission, anl the
ae vu argued before that body Ir. bow
ever, bad no authority to ecfor? a ruling oa
Inter-State busin, anl all it eonli do was
to make a recommendation that th rate oe
reduced. The rvlroa i njn mi-1 that tbv
could nt afford to ive th? fa-t and careful
service to Iruit demanded by the snipper for
any Itn rates than they were barging.
MRS. O'LF.ARY DEAD.
Owned the Cow Alleged to Have Caus
ed the Great Chicago Fir,
airs. Catherine O'Leary 14 U CfetafO .
last week. 8he wu . owner of tie frac
tious cow which In a bara ta the retr ot 50.
1S7 Da Coven street, oa a mmoraMa nltl
In October, 1871, kicked over a lung 1
ttarted a blaze which cost Chicago tlJ.CSO,
toa Since the night ot that bistort eoa&a
gratioa Mrs. O Lry'a lite waa embittered
iy the popular belief that she waa tadlraaUj
responsible for the loss t Ufa and eaeraova
destruction of property. She denied th
rtory vigorously and the eommitte wtkfe
investigated the ore and cauae made ala
Vits that the allegations about herself, tfca
cow and lamp were mot true.
Is the only Democratic Newi paper ta
McDowell county, and has a large cir
culation ia adjoining counties. It pub
lishes all the news without fear or
favor, and ia the organ ot bo ting or
It ia tho bold champion of the peo
ple's rights, an earnest ad t teats of the
best interests of the county of McDow.
ell and the town of Marion. IU advsr
tiling rates are reasonable, and the iub
criptioo price ts $1.00 per year in 4
If you waat the best newspaper la the
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classes subscribe and pay for the
Record. If you don't, why just float,
and the paper will be printed erery
Thursday evening as usual.
If you haven't enough interest la your
county's wellfsre to sustain the best ad
vocate of its diversified Interests, and its
truest friend the newipsper yoa need
not ezpect a 2-columa obituary aetlcsj
when jour old stingy bones are hid
from the ejes of progress la the
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Rkcobd will be dropped from our list
unless they pay up at once.
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