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A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, N. C.,. THURSDAY, AUGUST WJ895.
i;IFANIMJS KR03I MANY POINTS.
Iinpor Kit Happenings, Both Home
mi I Foreign, Briefly Told.
Ne" v Southern Notes.
! M. A. Stovall died at Augusta.Qa.,
i of several months nt tbe age
- . II graduated at West Point,
r entered tho regular army. Ho
r fMiral in the Confederacy.
! Irorn Marion, Ky., gays Blaclc
! I a victory in thy democratic pri-
i.itiv.- dipt riet composed of Critten
l Livingston counties Saturday.
l'.hK-ktxirn man, defeated Adams,
vr man, hy 2o0 majority.
ti M was he). I in Key West, Fla..
t . i"iil t!ie county in tho sum of
r tti- purpose of Imilding a road-
tint eity to Key Largo. Great In
. 'n.ii.if("d in tho election, and
'i ..f'-. i'i!l"d only one or two were
M I'aHiHI, e.v-president of the
i n-1 "'im t'-'i m v, and on of the prin
r,.-r of the city of Lirmingham,
I m fti.it city on Wednesday, aged
v im. The deceased had been in
m. i'l'1' his wife's death, in August
jht la vs ago he received a paraly-
fr"'ii whi'-li he never rallied. He
-it rir'-i m in tlie confeierate service,
h.ire of the hospital at Green-
-tern, Accidents, Fatalities.
"iii-h hark Towney, Captain Guy-!iM-d
t.i have Iici-h lost at sea. She
l-.rt News for Savannah on July 1,
mi v-.-ix days out. she is reported
i 'ii seen off Hf.tteras, hearlngsigns
i'iii'.ii hall express train smashed in
i il freight ii-ar Plymouth, N. II.,
morning. Engineer Stevenson
man Merritt and V. A. Glines were
wr.il passengers injured and four
.!it cars stove into pieces.
I i --
I I - I
i r 1 f,c.'uh, the wife murderer, died in
ir hair at Sing Sing, N. Y., on'
i'.' rim, Ind., was almost entirely destroyed
I ;. !lr- S'ui'lay niht. Only three stores ara
S"'iitv live buildings, including 25
r.-i l' ii w re burned. The loss is $200,
my niMiraii. e about 25,000.
Iemocratie State Convention of Iowa
r l in favor of sound :n-.ney.
w I ' liti'-al party has been organized
ii-i and a call was issued at Topeka
i n I ii-- lay fur a Ktate convention at Topeka
n s "i '''iii.er 5. The name is the Independ-
it m' n 'ans, and it is hoped to unite un-
I' r v- ! MiM'-r the American Protective As
f - iiii 'ii, the Junior Order of United
i . 1 1 . 1 1 1 Mechanics, and other patriotic or-'!-.
M' ini' rs of these orders are invited
t th" si ii invention. The call is for
A'l'i'ri' 'aiii-iu. the free coinage of silver, and
t' : I'-tim . I "I the national capital to amore
ctral !" it iui. A national conference is
t I i!l" l by the Topeka convention.
W irn-H o. Til rdy, secretary and vice-pres-II'
nt i f the t'liieago. Hock Island and Pael
H :i'!i""l, says that Kansas will have the
jo -t eorn crop in her history as a State.
II" i ' ts that the vield will be between,
.Mi ii'i'i.niMi aand :M,6()0,0)0 bushels.
u. ithi i forecaster Dunn, of New York
- h. : I I -,vo months of scorchiug weather'
Ti .- annual meeting of the United Typo
", . f Ameri'-a opencil at Minneapolis,
M' ii.. "ii Monday with a large attendance.
V olva liiiii'lre.l men who had pnssed the
vim! - i vi.-e examination for appointment on
I N '..rk police force have been found to
l ' iv' i.: ihl' having copied the answers to
V. i. -ti.'iis submitted to them.
I-i ! : r.tt i. n for the year ending with
1 . l -:. was .Ti.ono h'ss than it was the
I : i' . - y ar. In exact figures, there were
1 I immigrants. This is tho small-
-' i nvi.IT that has come in since 1879, and
i 1 ! i'l as many as came in 1S',3.
i t In. ai;o Presbytery has decided that
e i ii ties must not use fermented wine at
"!"nM!iiou services and unfermented
- ; i i must be substituted nt all times.
! i: i v the temperance work still further,
! "i.i line pledges will be placed in the
S :; I u .. i.,..ls.
I ' n !! tii -ii of the l; i-h race in America
1 i t- ! n agitated for the last two
' be held iii Chieago,Septemler 24,25
i - I ; wi'l consist of one thousand dele
- 1 -'ii bv the Iri.-li patriotic and mili-
... mi .itioiis of the country who will be
i oiled i . many representative eouc-
l.il-.'ng Koom for iuests.
'mh lo w. Smith, Che f o! the Pe-
' ! I'uhli'' ("on-.lort, ha arranged
' ' I' :iln'a!i Sleeping Car Company for
M Ire. J --l-'i pi'ig ear-. t- be parked on
'' i I -i dings m and aboi.t Atlanta.
' ' Hr,m;e. w ith die city for the neees-
im' rv -ervi. e. These sle'ping car
mmodate between ".(( and 8.00!)
. in I Mie b-rth- will be rented for fl
t Mi .Smith h. i-secured from the
'"u. K.ulway. siding- enough to aecom
' ' ti" thir 1 ot thc-e ears, and expects
(if r-st with the other road'.
.-ting of room? by tl.e Public Comfort
1 ' " "ti.-iver satisfactory. and includes
: ' nt- in :r..i:iy -A handsomest resi-
i'l Cie (it. Put lie epirit has been
I "It , n n w hi Philadelphia, dur
' ' ntcnniai, a;c'. the disposition o(
; 1 1" of Atlanta is .-cjeh as to make this
tiiopeigh than it lias ever been
v -:"at cs!t!uu.
1 KLKtlKAPIIIC TICKS.
' N v York tailors' strike was offliai)
r' d ofT Saturday night.
, "r.r. , ar-loads of foreign exhibits for
' " mi Siiues Exhibition were received
" t ;u:ta custom house Saturday.
s 'I'hern rreshyterian ehuh now
"r 2"-. imio communicants and 2.776 or-
I 1 , ..ngregatioilS. The uiimtHT Of
! ;' t- i- i.;u7, or one minister for every
';,:r !i ineinbers.
"'-A. Jo-eph, gmeral freight anl
' t agent for the Little Rock A Mm
' tiir..;id, has admitted a shortage of
""' iti his accounts. Prinking is the
' lu- downfall.
' i-ht year-old child of Chief of Tolice
rv. c,f Pecatur, Ind.. was burneti to
II s it'irday morning. She was playing
1 lire in tho yard when her dress
1 Her father, in endeavoring to put
' r "'it, had both his arms so badly
:"i that they had to be amputeted.
The Railroad Boycotted.
I he eteeutii-M onmmiilM nf th Southern
V Ii l-sali; Grocers' Association held an all
s session at Knoxville, Tenn., on wed
ii l.iy. They refused to give out anything
1 r publication other than that the boycott
he continued over the Louisville 3t
y-vitle Railroad. President Leigh will re
Vy to the recent interview with Vice Preei-
JUott. of the LouUvlllt NuHtUI.
A WARNING SOUNDED.
The President of the American Cotton
Growers Association Says It Is
Time to Act.
Hon. Hector D. Laiio, of Alabama,
prey dent of the American Cotton
Growers' Asociation issues the follow
ing a.Uref-s to the cotton growers of
the South :
"A3 President of the American Cottca
Growers Protective Association, eognirant
of the great wrong that has been p'-rr-tratM
upon the masse of mv fellow farmers the
cotton growers or the South, it heeom.-s mv
dutyaj far as my limited ability extends to
warn you of the dangers that environ -you
and the devices and plans that are being laid
by cunning und unscrupulous men to rob
you of our honest toil, to furtherimpoverisb.
you and to enhance th discord and dissatis
faction that is now dominant in the heart of
agricultural ea.s,w jn a knowledge of the
fact that there is something radically wrong
in our systems. No longer if? the product of
honest tod ade)uateto our oubsisteneo and
no longer is the co.-t of the prod. j-t ion of an
arth lo .-my standard of its valuation; and
the law or supply and demand has been dis
placed and in its stead, intervenes the results
attained by the 'commercial mountebank'
the most insidious and merciless of whi.-b. is
he that with a tonym- of an Ananias and the
heart of the Matla, is murdering the material
prosperity of our country and making pau
pers of out people. I refer to that man who
wears deservedly the name of M.e nr' II..
that of false prophecy and wilful misrepre
sentation, robs US of our Subsistence, im-'
perils our prosperity and h-aves us nothing
but poverty in our homes and hatred iu our
"The warning note has been sounded let
forewarned be forearmed. "
"That there is a powerful and systematized
mo vem "nt to again lepress the value of our
staple this season is patent to all intelligent
men. and it rests with the planter ot the
South, individually as to whether he will
submit to thus be sheared again like a sheep
as he was last season . The time has arrived
for heroic action The alternative is to
either renoun-e growing of cotton entirely
as a profitable crop or to 'take up arms
against a sea of troubles and by opposing
end them." Prom these, rumors of the im
mensity of the coming crop have already
been widely and recklessly circulated to in
timidate the farmers into rushing their
crops upon the market hoping to "receive
better prices before a decline. This action
upon the part of the fanners will accomplish
the Intention of the ln.ilin,iil:it,.rs r.f Mm
market and is to be deprecated as suicidal to J
ineir interest, l tie crop ought to bring Tair
values, should be judiciously distributed ovef
the sel'i.ng season without allowing the de
liveries to be too great at anytime. And I
advise that aM farmers that can do so, with
out violating a contra-t, should market their
crop as slowly as they can. or at a ratio of
one-third less than last season; tho equili
brium of prices will tie thus fairly retained,
and we will come much nearer receiving the
commercial value of our product.
"It will be remembered by many that pre
vious to our civil war, on account of the Jack,
of transportation facilities, it required from
seven to nine months to market the common
cotton crop. We now sell the bulk of it,
which is three or four times the size, in about
three months, thus congesting the market,
making competitors of ourselves in the mad
ruh to gi't rid of our product while upon
the other hand a judicious gradual distribu
tion of the same over a greater period of
minths would be conducive to competition
between the manufacturers who are obliged
to have our material and their running filter
us to buy out product instead of our having
to run after them to sell it to them.
"And I desire to im ress upon the cotton
growers the imp rative necessity of organi
zation for tli'j accomplishment of this pur
pose, and all instrumentalities should be en
gaged in the achievement of this, consumma
tion devoutly to be wished. Poubtlcss this
endeavor will meet with strenuous opposi
tion at the hands of those w ho recklessly
speculate upon the labor of the farmer of
the South. He would be offered a little moro
than the market price to I ring in his crop.
The argument of risk of fire, joss in weights,
would follow with the usual denunciation of
advice, tint I implore you for the sake of
your families rendered destitute by these
despoilers and for the love you bear for our
Sunny Southland' for all that is sacred to
our hearts and to our homes to resist this
enrrent tli.'it iw irisi.lioiislv- il.-iv t.v 1 v .Iriiu--
ing us into a vortex of poverty and 'shame
ami depraving ourinanuoon ana increasing
"There never was a more cruel and relent
ss war waged upon the people than upon
the South bv England and her emissaries
and tory allies, reducing her people ironi
affluence to the pittance of ten cents a day
lor their labor, which cotton nt live cents
per pound means.
FAYOKS FKKH SILVKK.
Col. Carr Gives the Ileasons for the
Faith That Is in Him.
Col. Julian S. Carr, the distinguished
North Carolinian, gives his views on the
silver question as follows:
1. "I favor the immediate repeal of the
uv demonetizing silver and the immediate
restoration of silver to the position held by
it before the passage of that law. This will
make silver, as well as gold, money of final
payment. Money will then be easier and
trade will revive, debts und taxes will he
easier to pay.
2. "I favor the continued coinage of silver
nt the present ratio as long ns the country
needs more money and ns long ns we can
p a silver dollar equal to a gold dollar.
We are now floating nearly SlidO.lMtO.OOO of
Ivcr, and we can float fully twi"e as much,
it He1 Government will make it legal tender
in all sum- for all debts, both public and pri-
?. "If other nations will join us. all right.
but we are a big enough country to supply
ourselves witii an tne goia ami sliver we
4. Gold tend ; to rise in value, if used ex
clusively, while silver t ui'is to (alt. If both
are used together thev will balance e.i' h
other, and the resultant will be more stable
than either component.
I reali: that many good men, whose
pinions arc entitled to it sp.-. t and o n-id-rati.in.
dilf -r with me t"U 'hing thi- impor
:csti..p. still ait-T a careful study oi
condition.-. I sh.ul abide as i; friend
White Mi t il- the people's money."
Justice Jackson's Successor.
The New York World says: "It can be
announced as a fad that Frederick K. Cou
dert can le tlie successor of the late Justice
Howell E. Jacksou on the United States Su
preme Court bench if he will accept the hon
or. A more or i-ss lormai temier 01 me
place has already been made U him and a
cablegram from him in Europe announcing
his decision is now l-.-iug awaited. Mr. Cou
dert'has leon abroa I for sometime and is
now understood to J.e in Paris."
Rate Cutting to Stop.
A meeting of representatives of tsouthern
traffic lines and associations, embracing rail
ways and steamships, w.ns held in N'W York
to consider the question of the cutting of
rates between Northern points and South
Atlantic points which for some time h;. been
quite heavy. The meeting was Je-ld b-hin 1
closed doors and lasted nearly two hours.
It was stated that they bad all agreed to st. p
any further cutting of rates and would main
tain the standard rates of last war.
A Libel Suit.
Governor Woodbury, of Vermont.
brought a 150,000 libel suit against The Rut
land Herald for articles recently published,
calling him a rumscller and owner of abuildi
faf U wfcioh liquor la aold contrary to lair.
THK DKMOCltATS IN CON YEN
TION DECLARE FOR IT.
The Resolutions Reaffirm the Nation
al Platform and Demand a High
The Democratic State convention of Iowa,
met Wednesday r.t Marshalltown. The fol
lowing platform was adopted:
"Tho Democratic party of Iowa, in con
vention assembled, re-affirms the national
platform of the party adopted in Chicago in
1332 and points with satisfaction to the evi
dences of the wisdom of that convention, of
the results accomplished according to its
promises, to the evidences to returning pros
perity, the restoration of wages and the re
esta'.lishmcnt of industry upon a prosperous
basisconditions which have extorted con
gratulation from even the Republicans of
Iowa. Wc declare the rescue of the finances
of the country from the baleful effects ot the
Sherman law, the repeal of the un-American
Federal election law, and the uprooting or
M Xi'il'-yfsm to bo works worthy of the his
tory and prestige of the Democratic party
and of a courageous Democratic admiu'stra
tion. "We re-afflrm tho following portion of the
seventh plank of the hist National Demo
cratic Convention: 'We hold to the use of
both gold and silver as the .standard money
oT th" country and to the coinage of both
gold and silver without discrimination
again.-t either metal or .charge for mintag".
but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals
must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable
value, or be adjusted by such safe-guards of
legislation as shall insure the maintenance, of
th" parity of the two metals and the equal
power ..f every dollar at all times in the
markets aud in the payment of de;ts, and
demand that all paper currency shall ho
kept at par with ami redeemable in such
coin. We insist upon this policy as especial
ly ik ssary for the protection of the farmers
and laboring classes, the first midmost de
fenseless victims of unstable money and a
11 u'-t u at ing currency.
"We condemn the cowardice and trickery
of the Republican party of Iowa iu failing to
nvci. in its last State platform, any of the
issu- s important ami vital lo the interests of
our State, and we ask upon it the sober
judgment of an intelligent people.
"We believe that the liquor law fails to
meet tin? requirements of a good excise
statute. It is unfair as between communi
ties and imposes hardships upon properly
owners, and it compromises the honor of tha
State in declaring the sale of liquors a crime
and condoning the offense for a money con
sideration. We repeat our demand of the
past five years for a local option high license
lnv. and on behalf of the, commercial inter
ests of our State v.e favor a Jaw permitting
the manufacture of liquors, thus affording a
mark' t for the products of the farm and
labor of the Slate and saving to our people
the enormous sums now expended iu othet
'W' favor the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people.
"W favor just and liberal pensions to all
dt s'-rving veterans.
"We rcit'Tate our unfi'uehing opposition
to all monopolies and trusts and cull for
ena -ttn-vits which will abolish combines of
"We demand that our State institututions
be governed by a single non- partisan board
of control, which can intelligently compre
hend their relative wants and economically
and justly apportion among the whole that
which 1 heir just requirements demand.
'We favor the speedy completion of the
Hennepin canal and tho deepening of the
water-ways from the Great Lakt-s to the
ocean, so as to enable oeeuu vessels to pass
Judge W. F. Rarr, of Mount Pleasant, a
Sound money man, was nominated for Gover
nor by acclamation. Jn the same manner
the nomination for Lieutenant Governor
went to S. L. Restow, of Chariton, who has
been Li'-ulcnaut Governor, and is an advo
cate of free silver. The nomination for rail
road commissioner went to Col. George Jen
Kins, of Dubuque, and for State .superintend
ent to L. R. Parshfill, of Maqno!:eta. Tlx re
were two candidates for Supreme Coin I judge
and a ballot wad required. G. Harper, ex
State S mator. of Rurlington, was nominated,
defeating E. E H.asner, of Independence.
The sense of the delegates was twl"e taken
on the silver qu.-stlon and the party in this
State is fairly on record as opposed to fret
eoinaze at tho ratio of 1 6 to 1.
BIr. Tomlinsoii (iives Eleven Reason?
Why lie Favorslt.
Hon. John W. Tomlinson, a prominent at
torney of Birmingham, ,Vl:i.,t-i;s i:i The N-w
York Mercury why he favors the free coic
age of silver as follows:
"First-R -cause the single gold standard
is uufair to the debtor class.
'Voe.,nd Because there is not now a
sufth'ient amount of gold for a circulate. g
"Third B :cause tho parity woul 1 then be
maintained naturally inste.il of artificial1;.-,
as at present.
"Fourth Because tho production of go!J
is n't keeping pace with in-Teasing popula
tion and business.
"Fifth Because, under the single coll
standard, gold is comparatively constantly
"S.xth Rvauso. like a river fed from two
sources, tie- circnUting medium would then
o less liaMe to fluctuation.
"S 'venth R 'cause both gold and silver,
as primary money, is the constitutional
money of the jeople.
"Eighth B 'cause it would b-j more d.:1
cnit for gamMers in the mo:is centers to
comer both fcold and silver.
"Ninth B -cause ther would l two met
als as primary money, so t li r the debtor
might have the option iu which he would
" l'enth Because n tw in the transaction
of the busin s- of the world credit has to
! resorted to. which is conducive of pani -s
and is too exp-'usive. ex'fpt for tries1 f,i
vorcd f"W who own the gilt-edge, ea-:ly-convt
itibie s ecurities.
"Eleventh P. v.vi' it would ha-tMi the
development of this comparatively new
e mntry. for the m of the p-,.ph-. while
having property, have not the tntiey now
with whidi to' inv.s-t ia new ent'T ris-.
and from bitter past experience th-y an?
not lik. ly f..r some tune to come to borrow,
even to start nw industries.
The Work of the Patent Office.
j In his report to the Secretary ot the Inter
ior, of the operations ot the Patent Office
during the last fiscal year. Commissioner
"There were received 36,972 application
for patent", 1,453 applications for designs,
,77 applications for reissues, 2.183 applications
for trademarks, 313 applications for labels,
and 2.314 cavats were filed. There were 20.
745 patents granted including reissues and
designs, 1804 trademarks and six prints reg
ister ed. Twelve thousand nine hundred
and six patents expired, 3,203 applications
were forfeited for non-payment of final lees.
Total expenditures was $157,391. The total
balance of receipts over expenditures now in
the Treasury to th credit of the Fatent 01-'
flea H $4,566,798.
TO STOP THE LIBERTY BELL.
Ad Injunction to Prevent It Illvg
Taken to Atlanta.
A till in equity wa4 fiie l Sat irday at
Philadelphia in the Comr.v-.ri Pit as Court to
have an injunction t-uel re'xuning the
city from tifc-eg the Liberty Bdi to the
Atlanta Exposition. The Li is flPed by
Thomas G. Morganton, Win. Frazier, Wm.
8. Blight. Wendell P. Bowman.Joel J.Bailey,
Samuel R. Shlphy.H irry Rogers and George
Filer, citizens and tax-payers, in behalf of
themselves and all others who may intervene
against the City, Mayor Warwick, James L.
Miles, president of select council; Wu.fl
Hartman, president of common council;
Director of Public Works Thompson, ani
Chief Eisenhouscr. of the Bureau of city
property. Tho bill states that the com
plainants have requested the city solicitor to
institute, in behalf of the city and in In
habitants generally, proceedings similar to
the present litigation, but that the city soli
citor has refused to do so. Continuing, the
"In the year 1316 the city of Philadelphia,
in pursuan.ee of the terms of an act of '.he
Assembly approve 1 March 11, 110, acquire 1
title by "purchase to a tract of land locate 1
in the city and now known as Independence
Square, and also to a building located on
raid tract, which had formerly been owned
and used by the Commonwealth of Renusyl
vania as a State house, nud is known as In
dependence Hali. and also to a certain b-ll
affixed to said building as part of the realty,
known as the Liberty Bell, and whi di was
then, and now, an object ol historic value
The bill further states that since the pur
chase the city of Philadelphia has con
tinued to own the belt as part of its corpor
ate property and t exhibit it as nn heirloom
and relic; that when the president of the
Cotton States and International Exposition
Company recently sent a communication to
the mayor of Philadelphia requesting the
citizens of this city to take part in tho ex
position, no reque-t was made for the loan
of the bell, but that the city council subse
quently appointed a joint commission to ex
hibit the bell at Atlanta, and appropriated
$ 13.000 to meet the commission's expense?.
The bill characterizes the action of the c ity
council as unlawful and declares that the re
moval of the relic will t eeessitalo its trans
portation for a distance o: over 2,000 miles
and "expose it to great risn and peril during
the respective periods of the transportation
and exposition." The courts are asked to
restrain the defendants from removing the
bell from Independence Hall and from taking
any steps to send it to Atlanta or any other
place outside or the city of Philadelphia and
it further be decreed that the defendants are
without lawful authority to make such a
COTTON'S COMilllON DECLINES.
It is Lower Thau -Inly find Lower than
any Previous August.
The August report of the statistician ot
the Department of Agriculture shows a re
duction of tho condition of cotton during thft
month of July from 8J.3 to 77.9, or 4.4
points. This is the lowest average for
August over reported, being a half point
lower than the average for August, 1893.
The reus. ,n for the low condition generally
given ly coil . spo:v .-ills j.-; excessive moist
ure, though in S itith Carolina drought seems
to be the principal cause of injury. There is
much complaint of grass and not n little of
rust, blight-worms and insects, enemies of
the plant. The State averages of condition
arc; Virginia 81. North Carolina 71, South
Carolina Ml. Georgia !, Florida 112. Alabama
SI. Mississippi 87. Louisiana 71, Texas 71,
Arkansas hO. Tennessee K'J.
UKNEIIAL CHOI' CONDITION'S.
The report of th-statistician of tho Pe
partment of Agriculture on the 10lh of the
month relates to conditions as they stood on
the 1st of the month. Thus understood the
returns show' an improvement in the condi
tion of corn about three points during the
month or July, or from 9:.:i to 102.5. Tho
averages for some of the largo and principal
States are: Ohio Ms, Kditu d;y li:t. Indiana
100, Illinois lOi;. I..wa 107 Missouri 1 15. Kan
sas yo. Nebraska 70. Virgin:. i 10:. North Car
olina '.is. Georgia 10S. Alabama '.'. Mississip
pi 3. New York , Pennsylvania IK), Texas
The condition r f spring wheat has fallen
since last rcp.ut ii.3 points, being 05.9
against 102.2 rt the month of July. Tho
condition ; hvStat-s is as follows: Michigan
5!. Illinois. r 5. Wisconsin 87. MinnessoU
102. low i 111. Kansas CO. Nebraska 70. South
lakot,i '.'1, North Dakota 101. Washington
75. Oregon !!. California 7.'!.
The condition of oats has advanced 1.3
poiiitssiuee la-t report, being HI. 5 against
o.t.2 Julv 1.
Spring rve condition is 81 against 87in
Julv la-t. while barley lias fallen to 87.2 from
I'l. 0 in -July. To'ia-'cj to 82.7 against 85.0 at
that date and 71.') in Augu-t. ls'Jl. Rye is
81.1. la-t vear '.'I Ar.ples 71.2 again-t 24.10
lass year. Pe e l,.., S:;..J against 22.3 last year.
Buckwheat lias an av.-r.ig" of c'J.5 per cent.
ol l i-t var and coalition 5.2. Area under
hav'.M.'a per cm. Condition f timothy
('. .: ag iin-t 7"m; la t v ar. Product of cio
vert:;.7 a '.tin d 72 1 and quality of idover
h7.3 agni-t '. .2 a m ir ago. Jn!i potato
eon-litioii s7.7, a f -!l of nearly 4 points from
OCR WASHINGTON LETTER.
The Sugar Motility Payment. The Ad
minis! ration's Candidate.
Ft Our r.'ular .errt.-Hin'Icnt.
The principal event of this week in Wash
ington was the hearing ot the arguments in
favor of the payment of the sugar bounty,
by Comptroller Bowler. Tho arguments
wre thorough and well ma le. Comptroller
Bowler ha- not handed down a decision, and
from the tik of those who are in Lis confi
dence, he may not deide the questions ar
gued further than to de rhne approving the
payment of the moriey appropriated by con
gress, until the coix-titutionality of th sugar
bounty shall have been affirmed by the
court". Should he do that it will be quite a
while before the money is pail, even if the
courts decide in favor of the bounty.
According to the latest political gossip.
Senator Yba, of Wisconsin, wlio was suc
cessively Postmaster General and S-cretary
of the Interior in President Cleveland's first
cabinet, is being groomed for one of the ad
ministration's candidates for the democratic
Presidential nomination. The programme
is. according to the goc.jr.at jn the very pro
table event of the convention declining to
compel ricsid-nt Cleveland to again b-come
a can lidat---it would tot require more
than 4!0 horse power to give the conven
tion the choice between Scr-tary Carlisle
and Senator Viis, the intimation being eon
veyei p-.eviously to the delegates that either
of them wouii be a friable to the alminis
tration. It is sai I that it has been intimated
to ex-Sccftary Wnitny that-Lis name
migl t hIso jro L ' re the convention as an
administration -andi late, Ue1 that be very
rcu-'idlv d clint I.
i'tubbc! a r to Uealh.
Albert TilILs. twelve yevrs old, of Houston,
Fla , aisiu'.te 1 Annie Avant. age 1 nin, beat
out trer braias wda a clab, dragged the girl
corpse into tbe wools, overed it withlcaveo
and fticiLS, went home, and ate nil supper as
If BOtMag bad happened. ...
THE CONVENTION BELONGED
the State Committee Swelled With'
Silrerites from 15 to 3. The
The Missouri Democratic State convention
met at Pertle Springs, Mo.
The committee on resolutions sprang
surprise by electing as their chairman Con
gressman De Armond, of Bates county, and
they Immediately began their labors.
The committee on permanent organization
decided upon Hon. R. r. Bland for perma
nent chairman and the temporary organiza
tion was made permanent.
It was recommended that the present State
committee le enlarged by the addition of
one committeeman from each congressional
district and by the election by the conven
tion of lour committeemen at large making
the total 31 instead of 15 a.s at present con
stituted. The proposition was carried. The
resolutions committee's report was read and
adopted. The preamble and resolutions are
'The Federal Constitution names silver
and gold together as the money metals of the
United States. The first coinage bill passed
by Congress until the constitution made the
silver dollar a unit of value, admitted gold
to free c6inago at a ratio measured by the
silver dollar unit.
"From the beginning of the government,
following the policy formulated by Thomas
Jefferson and lirmly established by Jackson,
the liemoerati'.' party has been the party of
bi-metallism, favoring the free coinage of
both silver and gold at the national mints,
and opposed to farming out to banking cor
porations the government s sovereign power
of issuing and controlling the money of the
"The act of 1973, demonetising silver, was
surreptitiously passed, without the approval
or knowledge of the American people, and
from the time when the effect of this net, in
fastening upon the country the single gold
standard was, understood, the Democratic
party has consistently and persistent! v urged
that the grievous wrong be righted. Failure
to accomplish this object has resulted in the
steady appreciation of gold, a correspond
ing fall in the prices of commodities pro-
duced by the people, a heavy increase in the
burden of all debts, public and private; tne
enrichment of tho money-lending class;
RICHARD r. BLAND.
paralysis of industry and impoverishment
of the people, and unexampled distress it
aJl gold standard com. tries.
"Experience has shown that whilo undei
the single gold standard there may be an oc
casional revival of business activity, accom
panied by enhanced prices of a limited num
ber of commodities, sie-h revival is due to
artificial and temporary causes and cannot
permanently alleviate the sufferings due to
falling prices, brought about by the appre
ciation of gold and an inade'iuate supply of
primary or redemption money.
"JJuty to the i-eoX'le requires mat tne
party of the people continue the battle for
bi-nietallisni until its efforts are crowned
With success. Therefore be it:
"Resolved, That we, Democrats of Mis
souri, in convention assembled, demand the
free und unlimited coinage of silver and gold
into primary or redemption money, at the
ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the
action or approval of any other nation; and
"Resolved, That we aro irrevocably op
posed to the substitution for metallic money
of a panic-breeding, corporation-credit cur
rency based on a single metal, the supply of
which is so limited that it can l cornered at
nt any time by a few banking institutions in
Lurope and America; third,
Resolved, That we aro opposed to the
policy atd practice of surrendering to the
holders of the obligations ottne Liiit.Hihi.nes
the option reservd by the law to the govern
inent of redu'-ing Mi- h obligations in either
f-ilvercoi.-i or gold eoin;fourth,
"Reaclved, That we are opposed to the
Issuing of interest-bearing bonds of the
United States in time of pe.v-e,and esj.ecjally
are wo opposed to pla ing the Treasury of
the government under the control of any
syndicate of bankers and the issuance of
bonds to be sold by them at an enormous
profit for the purpose of supplying the
Federal Treasury with gold to maintain tbe
policy of gold mono-mctallism "
Additional resolutions wto adopted in
structing tie- State committee to call a con
vention not later than August 15th to elect
delegates to the national convention: also
sending congratulations to Senator Black
burn, of Kentucky. The deb-nates from the
different congressional districts then named
their candidates for additional members ot
the State committee and they were unani
At the night the only feature of Interest
was the speeoh of Senator CockreU. At its
conclusion the convention adjourned sine
The election of the committee at large Is
regarded as a victory for "Silver Dollar"
Eland, and a severe blow to the Francis and
Maffitt faction of the party. Alien and Farris
are straight Eland men, Benton is a free
Jace, while Fyke i pledged to Governor
Tlif CM Tp Comln! South.
Nature vs-ru to '? v-ry slow !v but ur-l)
a.1-tin? th-j ia:rr.irativn a.'-ut in turning
th til- of population S.-uthwir-L It is
well un Jer-t that at the N nU lw ri-h
are growir. ri -h.-r and the p.,r are lv,n.
ins Mj.T r: ':t it is not '-neraily known
that the -..M a.-.; i,'-ttinr "-dd'-r In thoe ti-niht.-l
aad while the world u -t
on pettier to the Noith pot-, it w undoa-!-ly
true that population i moving farther
from it. l'r'-j-ro':- i-eloiii-s wt planted
within the ra-mvry of man on the south
western cjj.l ! Greenland, whi-'h mun-taine-l
th.-ms-lv-s and culUratl 'i:a!l
pit h-? f ground. Oa the sit of th
colonies i, now a liy-r of prr--lial snw
through whi h the t ,p$ of th- stone Lo'iv
of the f.'rm'T w-tier oe.-3-j..riaiir sfcoT.
The Ku--!.tn stati-ti.-s show that the popula
tion U ewly bat snr.-ly abandoning the
northern part of Knr-au Hu-ia and tlt
tho-ie tr.'e, ...r lamiln- wiw-l"
gradually d outv Th-
ceruialy coming i '
Should Pass Through This State On
Its Way to Atlanta!
United" States Senator Marion Bntler
in a communication to The Charlotto
Observer regrets that tho liberty bell
should be sent around by Tennessee on
its way to Atlanta and not pass through
North Carolina, a etate in which thtif
first battle of the revolution, Moore's
Creek, and ono of the most decisive
ones, Guilford courthouse, were fought.1
Guilford courthouse ia a few miles fro mi
Greensboro and the bell, if send
through North Carolina, would paae1
there as it would Charlotte, where tho
Mecklouburg declaration of independ
ence, was signed, May, 20, 1775, and
also King's Mountain, in night of thq
place where Ferguson was defeated.'
Senator 15 idler mentions tLeso facts,
and urges that the bell's itineracy Iks
changed so that it t-hall p-Hbs through
Mr. S. L. Patterson, Commission of
Agriculture, gives notice that there
will be fanners' institutes at Lumber
ton, August 10th, 17th; llockitigham,
August HUh and -i!0th; Wndt hboro,1
August 21st and 22nd; Monroe, August
22d and 21th; Dallas, August 20th and
27th; Lincoliiton, August 2th and
2Jth; Shelby, August :30th and 31st;
llutherfordton, September 2d and 3rd;
to which nil the farmers are invited.
The Commissioner will bo assisted in
tho meetings by p-rofehsors Massey,
Irby and Emery, nnd subjects of prac
tical interest to farmers will be pre
sented, nud a full discussion of all top
ics to be open to nil present.
A Telephone War.
A rate war between tho Dell and In
terstate Telephone Companies will
noon bo on at Winston. The manager
of the former announces a reduction for
.the Rcrvice of their phones as 'follows
Business houses, from S10 to $28 per
annum, and for residences from S30 to
$18. Tho Interstate, manager Hays
that they are not discouraged, and wilt
continue work on their line just the
Rii me. The 6iibscrilers to the Dell
who get the reduced rate are required
to sign a contract for one year. Tho
manager of the Interstate Pays that
if the Dell subscribers will only wait a
while they will secure their phones
free, just as the subscribers are doing
in Durham. The light between the
two companies promises to wax warm.
Direct Tax Money Turned Over.
In accordance with Chapter ) t o
the Public Ijws of North Carolina, the
Governor h is turned over the balance
of the direct tax-fund to the school
fuud. The balance on hand amounts
to the sum of 27,OOO.fl.
The bonds were sold nt a profit of
SsO'.L.oO. Hereafter tho funds will be
paid -'it of the public treasury but the
applications will be made as heretofore
to the Governor.
llie direct tax iunt amounted origi
nally to .? 10.",0()) which was paid the
State by tho government. Of tins
balance of the fund ?2I,000 was in
North Carolina 1 per cent bonds.
- - -
Hop IJrowlrig In Warren.
Quito n number of the prominent
farmers and business men of Warren
county met in H. A. Boyd's office
Monday evening fr the purpose of
organizing n Hop Grower's Associa
tion. Mr. A. li. dories, of New York
State, who lias located there for the
purpose of planting a hop yard, came
before the nssoeiation niel made a very
interesting talk on hoj culture. He
is thoroughly cominccl that our peo
ple can make money in the cultivation
of hops. Mr. Jotits i a practical hop
The Sun shvs that Thomas S. Whita
ker 'jas been under treatment at th
Watts Hohpital ii Dmhfiiu for fcornH
time. He was in a delirious state olj
mind Monday and when one of the,
nurses put the thermometer in his
mouth, for the purpose of seeing how
hi jh his fever was, he bit off the end
of the thermometer and swallowed the
glfiss. A doctor was sent for and did
all he could to relieve hira and he was
much better Tuesday and on tbe road
A Vletlin of the Wrrrk.
E. W. JJtnharn, one of the paen
gers in tho ntboose of the 'freight
train nt Haw Iliver, which nan tele
scoped by the firemen's special train
Tuesday, died Wednesday. His Jes
were broken and his spine injured.
His brother, J. W. Durham, lias a bad
fracture of the rear of hii skull, but
will recover. IJoth are residents of
Hilled IIU Hrother.
j Marshall Cain shot and killed his
I d.rother at Cena, Davie county. The
j diflicultv triginated over tbe division
j of feome property. The dead brother
! was the third partv candidate for
j countv court clerk last fall.
Bertie county Las raiwrd $00
build a Confederate monument.
( iit'Ii." If:t llal)' I!M!fi4.
. TVm II S-'llli'i ,r. I'liile I -ofti'il t
rier:n- Iiiy. rj: t th- S! it- V prt-ri..-!it
t.'i.tth-? fru t r;i-iutf m Jj-tryof the
l':.it-d N: -n . j-' V threat-a-i tSst of
It:y. 1J -!-en and one an 1 a half mill
l n 'j'ii! - ! th 5.o"u..r pnt.UU ejport
f l a totn-f Tr-.t-t Sft--. T.. iu-rrjj.n?
I r -I j.'m f.f orau'-i and Ittn-'tu la the
Unite i Stat. however, not toly removes
tne I..:! uf in-r- .in,' evirtation to thii
the tear that ev-nttiaiV
distant. Italian nit
tuidvraUe extent tf
It is estimated that of all the chfl-l
dren of school ace (not under six uor
oter twenty-one years) in North Cro-
lina, f.6 ier cent are in the public,
schools and H per cent, in private or
At Haw River an excursion train
rau into the rear ot a freight train.
wrecking the caboose and one box car,'
and seriously wounding Ed. and Joe
Durham, who hd just boarded ta
freight as passengers.
M xir (T ftrffhtyV tax able valuation ha
increasediearly two hnndrod thousand
dollars over that of 189L
Is the otdy Democratic Nentpaprr la
McDowell county, and has a U'ge cir
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ftvor, and Is tJie organ of bo ring or
It is the bold champion ef the peo
ple's rights, an earnest advecate of the
btst interests cf the county of McDow.
rll and the town of Marion. Its adver
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